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Günther Förg

Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty (solo show)
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
21 October 2018 - 27 January 2019

Günther Förg, installation view, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, 2018. Photo: Chad Redmon. Courtesy of Dallas Museum of Art
Günther Förg, installation view, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, 2018. Photo: Chad Redmon. Courtesy of Dallas Museum of Art

Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty will survey the prolific and provocative career of the late artist Günther Förg (1952-2013). Förg was closely associated with the Cologne scene of the 1980s, a group of irreverent artists who challenged the traditions of painting. This exhibition—the first major museum presentation of his work in the United States since 1989—will bring renewed attention to Förg’s work by examining his legacy in relation to key issues of the 20th century, including postwar nostalgia and loss and the utopianism of high modernism. Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty is co-organized with the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and will be on view exclusively in the US at the DMA.

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas


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Günther Förg

Förg in Venice (solo show)
To coincide with the 58th Venice Biennale
The Dallas Museum of Art at Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Venice
11 May - 23 August 2019

Günther Förg, Förg in Venice, installation view, Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Venice © Estate Günther Förg, Suisse. Courtesy the estate and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri
Günther Förg, Förg in Venice, installation view, Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Venice © Estate Günther Förg, Suisse. Courtesy the estate and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri

The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) will present an exhibition of works by Günther Förg (1952-2013) at the Palazzo Contarini Polignac in Venice, during the Biennale Arte 2019. An official Collateral Event of the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Förg in Venice follows the Dallas presentation of Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty, the first American museum exhibition devoted to the artist in more than three decades, organized by the Dallas Museum of Art in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam in 2018. Developed in close collaboration with the Estate of Günther Förg, Förg in Venice brings together over 30 pieces from the artist’s multidisciplinary practice – focusing on his paintings and lesser known sculptural work – to reflect on the expansive and intuitive methods of this manifold, intellectual artist.

Dallas Museum of Art


Günther Förg, Christopher Wool et al.

A Collection in Progress. Nature is what we see (group show)
MASI Lugano, Lugano
29 March – 16 June 2019

In spring, the Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati will launch a new production of A Collection in Progress, with important new acquisitions including artworks by Harold Ancart, Roberto Cuoghi, Enrico David, Roni Horn, Jannis Kounellis, Ugo Rondinone. The exhibition demonstrates how every year these important collectors manage to promote and integrate their collection with new artworks of outstanding quality.

MASI Lugano


Günther Förg

If I was a rich girl (group show)
Kunst Raum Riehen, Riehen
23 March - 30 June 2019


Günther Förg, Thomas Struth et al.

Light Sensitive 2: Photography from the Schaufler Collection (group show)
SCHAUWERK, Sindelfingen
15 April 2018 - 6 January 2020

Thomas Struth, Grosse Tannen Am Eschberg - N°13, Winterthur 1992, 1992 © Thomas Struth
Thomas Struth, Grosse Tannen Am Eschberg - N°13, Winterthur 1992, 1992 © Thomas Struth

Contemporary photography from the Schaufler Collection will be on display from September 2017 at the SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen. The museum will link this show to the LICHTEMPFINDLICH exhibition of 2011, which had presented the large collection of this medium to the public for the first time in the impressive space of the former high rack warehouse in the SCHAUWERK. This lofty storage space inspires with its revolving ramp, which extends over 15 metres upward: an exhibition place par excellence for photography, with spectacular visual axes for viewing from near and afar.

Along with major works from the first exhibition, LICHTEMPFINDLICH 2 will also display photographs that previously haven’t been shown, so that a more comprehensive representation of the contemporary photography collection can occur. The main interest of the collectors Peter Schaufler and Christiane Schaufler-Münch is not directed toward the medium and its history per se, but leans more toward the fascination that arises from certain motifs, pictorial inventions, and their formal transformations.

The classic genres of photography—nude, portrait, landscape, architecture, or industry—are mirrored in the works, but are often citations or stages of conceptual processes. Most of the protagonists within the context of this collection have left behind the conventional framework of photography.

SCHAUWERK, Sindelfingen