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The exhibition Kendell Geers 1988 – 2012 can be seen in Haus der Kunst in Munich until 12.05.2013

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February 16, 2013 · 9:13 pm

Highlights of the Highlights

International art fair “Highlights” in Munich is klein aber fein. It is also very young: established only in 2009 as a joint initiative from several galleries, it still managed to position itself as an important meeting point for true experts in fine and contemporary art. Here one can find icons, ancient Japanese art, contemporary drawings, baroque furniture as well as fine calligraphy from high-end galleries in the region.

I am presenting you my highlights of this year’s Highlights.

Russian malachit vases, Czar workshops in St. Petersburg or Ekaterinenburg, around 1820

Emil Nolde: “Blumen”, around 1930-1935

Ogawa Machiko: “White Vessel with Blue Glass Glaze”, 2009

Corall diamond collier, France, around 1870

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German-Greek summer

A warm and sunny afternoon was well-spent in Glyptothek in company of Greek and Roman statues.

Roman copy of a Greek original, Apollon, 420 BC

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High-quality stars

Thomas Ruff is one of the most representative contemporary German photographers. When studying at Düsseldorf Art Academy, he was strongly influenced by  Bernd and Hilla Becher, whose works I wrote about earlier. What fascinates me particularly about Ruff is the variety in his opus, flexibility in choice of topics and media as well as versatility in portraying those topic. In that way, you find in his works everything from Portraits, very plastic depiction of houses (Häuser), astronomic and scientific images of stars (Sterne, Zycles, cassini, ma.r.s), where Ruff collaborated even with Nasa and was inspired by electromagnetism, to Nudes. When it comes to media, Ruff experimented with pixelisation (jpeg) but also with collages and posters, juxtaposing two images to create one portrait, stereo photography as well as night photography using the spy equipment.

Thomas Ruff could be seen earlier in Venice Biennale, Documenta in Kassel and MoMa, just to name few. Currently his exhibition is shown in Haus der Kunst in Munich and here I am showing only a little preview of it.

Thomas Ruff, Sterne (1989)

 

With Okwui Enwezor passing by

 Exhibition can be seen until May 20, 2012.

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