“Things can only be diverse and should be diverse,” wrote Donald Judd in 1964 about the art scene in New York, and hence rejected a one-dimensional ordering of art history in favor of an open encounter with works of art.

Gara radinieki / Elective Affinities / Wahlverwandtschaften

German Art since the late 1960s

The catalogue in connection with the exhibition “Die Wahlverwandtschaften” (The Elective Affinities) has no less a goal than comprehensively presenting the most important aspects of German art of the past fifty years – from the generation around Joseph Beuys until today. Over fifty renowned artists show impressive paintings, drawings, and sculptures, supplemented by fascinating positions in photography as well as video and conceptual art, and divided into various categories facilitate a comprehensive overview of German art from the 1960s until today.


Martin Assig, Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Norbert Bisky, Christoph Brech, Werner Büttner, Hanne Darboven, Rainer Fetting, Thomas Florschuetz, Katharina Fritsch, Philip Fuerhofer, Katharina Grosse, Andreas Gursky, Gregor Hildebrandt, Karl Horst Hödicke, Candida Höfer, Sabine Hornig, Jörg Immendorf, Georg Jiri Dokoupil, Ruprecht von Kaufmann, Anselm Kiefer, Martin Kippenberger, Imi Knoebel, Martin Kobe, Bernd Koberling, Dieter Krieg, Markus Lüpertz, Jonathan Meese, Christiane Möbus, Olaf Nicolai, Frank Nitsche, Marcel Odenbach, Albert Oehlen, Markus Oehlen, A.R. Penck, Sigmar Polke, Bettina Pousttcchi, Neo Rauch, Anselm Reyle,Gerhard Richter, Julian Rosefeldt, Reiner Ruthenbeck,Thomas Scheibitz,Thomas Schütte, Willi Sitte,Thomas Struth, Gert & Uwe Tobias, Rosemarie Trockel, Jorinde Voigt, Michael Wesely


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"Gara radinieki / Elective Affinities / Wahlverwandtschaften"

June 2016

ISBN 978-3-7356-0258-9

23 x 29 cm

148 Pages

82 colored and 7 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German, English, Latvian

Latvian National Museum of Art
Text by
Mark Gisbourne, Ojārs Spārītis, Christoph Tannert
Design by
Ulf Meyer zu Kueingdorf
Exhibition: “Gara radinieki/Elective Affinities/Wahlverwandtschaften”, June 16 – August 21, 2016, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga