The State of North Rhine-Westphalia acquired the impressive art collection of Konrad Fischer and his wife, comprising 250 works by some thirty-five artists, as well as the gallery archive, for the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen at the beginning of 2014. The exhibition catalogue now provides a summary of Konrad Fischer’s significant life’s work.

John Baldessari

The works of John Baldessari, pioneer of American Conceptual Art and one of the most famous contemporary artists, have in recent years, been more closely linked to specific exhibition spaces. He took up the challenge of producing an installation for the Museum Haus Lange in Krefeld and radically turned the architecture of the building on its head – a first time in the oeuvre of Baldessari.
Here he consistently “rubs” the basic elements of the Mies van der Rohe building “up the wrong way”, producing something astonishing and new. The viewer is drawn into a hybrid unit of pictures and architectonic set pieces where the paradigms of modern construction are deconstructed. They lose their gravity in the undertow of the enigmatic humour of his intervention. Here Baldessari’s work can be viewed as a subversive contribution to Bauhaus Year 2009.

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"John Baldessari"

May 2009

ISBN 978-3-86678-306-5

29,00 x 22,00 cm

136 Pages

75 colored and 14 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English

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The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „John Baldessari. BRICK BLDG, LG WINDOWS W/ XLENT VIEWS, PARTIALLY FURNISHED, RENOWNED ARCHITECT“, 1. März bis 19. Juli 2009, Museum Haus Lange, Kunstmuseen Krefeld.