Coverbild Per Kirkeby
Per Kirkeby
»Die Welt ist Material«
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Edited by: Museum kunst palast, Beat Wismer, Kay Heymer
Texts by: Richard Shiff, Kay Heymer, Beat Wismer, Cliff Lauson, Per Kirkeby, Anneka French, Erik Steffensen, Achim Borchardt-Hume
Artist: Per Kirkeby
German
October 2009 , 216 Pages , 0 Ills.
hardcover
347mm x 259mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2456-2
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Per Kirkeby (*1938 in Copenhagen) is Denmark’s most famous living contemporary artist. As one of the most important artists in Europe today, his work has been presented several times at the documenta and the Venice Biennale. After studying geology and expeditions to Greenland in the fifties and sixties, he turned first to painting, and later to literature and sculpture. In the early seventies, Kirkeby developed his own unique forms of expression, to which he has remained true to this very day despite fashionable trends. His works reflect his almost mythical, romantic interests in humankind’s relationship to nature.This publication is a survey of the universal artist’s entire oeuvre, from his early artistic ventures to the present day, including his lesser-known literary works, which encompass more than seventy books of poetic and critical theoretical texts. Exhibitions: museum kunst palast, Düsseldorf, September 26, 2009–January 10, 2010 | Tate Modern, June 17–September 6, 2009Per Kirkeby (* 1938 in Copenhagen). 1957-1964: graduated with a Ph.D in geology from the University of Copenhagen. Has been working as an artist since the early 1960s, mainly at first with prints and as a performance artist. First brick sculptures created in 1973; first oil paintings in 1974. Professorships in Karlsruhe and at the Städelschule in Frankfurt followed. Numerous solo shows around the world. Has participated several times in the Venice Biennial, as well as in documentas 7 and 9.Per Kirkeby (* 1938 in Copenhagen). 1957-1964: graduated with a Ph.D in geology from the University of Copenhagen. Has been working as an artist since the early 1960s, mainly at first with prints and as a performance artist. First brick sculptures created in 1973; first oil paintings in 1974. Professorships in Karlsruhe and at the Städelschule in Frankfurt followed. Numerous solo shows around the world. Has participated several times in the Venice Biennial, as well as in documentas 7 and 9.
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