Albert Oehlen, Rudolf Stingel, Christopher Wool et al.
Together, at the Same Time (group show)
de La Cruz Collection, Miami
Works by Albert Oehlen, Rudolf Stingel, and Christopher Wool are included in Together, at the Same Time. The annual exhibition at the de La Cruz Collection brings together paintings, sculpture, and site-specific works from Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz’s private collection. More than four dozen artists are represented.
de La Cruz Collection
Rudolf Stingel et al.
Icônes (group show)
Palazzo Grassi, Venice
2 April – 26 November 2023
Works by Rudolf Stingel are on view in Icônes – an exhibition of painting, video, sound, installation and performance from the Pinault Collection. Presenting emblematic works from the collection, Icônes considers the status of the image in the contemporary world. The icon’s power to render the invisible, to spark emotion, or to allow transcendance lies at the core of this exhibition, conceived specifically for Punta della Dogana and the Venetian context.
Christopher Wool et al.
Faking the Real (group show)
21 September 2022 – 8 January 2023
Christopher Wool is part of the group show Faking the Real in Kunsthaus Graz. Faking the Real explores the question of the manipulation of realities and reveals an evolution from posters in public space through to interventions in social media. The exhibition is part of the large-scale special show The Art of Enticement, which examines 100 years of graphic design and poster art from different perspectives.
Albert Oehlen et al.
Space for Imaginative Actions (group show)
8 May 2022 – 31 January 2024
Works by Albert Oehlen are now represented at the group exhibition Space for Imaginative Actions at Kunstmuseum Bonn. The exhibition celebrated the museum’s thirtieth anniversary and brings together monographic and thematic works from more than forty artists.
The Painter, a film by Albert Oehlen, Oliver Hirschbiegel and Ben Becker
Under the direction of Oliver Hirschbiegel, actor Ben Becker on screen impersonates the contemporary painter Albert Oehlen and re-creates a painting that Oehlen himself and in parallel is creating step by step in the background, with the actor improvising the process in front of the camera. The finished on-screen painting is an original “Oehlen” on which the artist himself never laid hands. The off screen blueprint painting was destroyed after principal shooting had finished.
Originally planned to be a performative statement the projects developed into a fully fledged feature film of 92 minutes, crossing formal boundaries and questioning the meaning of the creative process and the struggle for authenticity on various levels.
The Painter follows the artist / actor as he is struggling and suffering along this process with us watching in joyful despair and what might happen next until the white canvas has turned into a finished painting.
The outcome is a one-man rollercoaster that appears to be a documentary but in fact is a staged and guided improvisation with the “real” process happening behind the camera. The Painter is a constant flow of the artist’s journey with elements of farce and comedy topped with emotional moments of truth...in front of and behind the camera and leaving it up to us to decide what is real and/or authentic.
Watch the trailer here.