- Talks & Tours in German
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Talks & Tours with Markus Lüpertz
A tour of the exhibition
“For all the Beloved in the World” is the first major exhibition of Jörg Immendorff’s oeuvre since his death; it includes numerous works from all his creative phases. Although Immendorff cultivated his image as a tough guy, the show reveals not only Immendorff’s political sense of mission but also the artist’s more gentle and thoughtful side.
Markus Lüpertz was a longtime friend and companion of Jörg Immendorff. Both artists explored in different ways topics related to German contemporary and cultural history and repeatedly employed numerous references to the art-historical tradition.
Instead of a typical tour, this Talks & Tours event offers a conversation with Markus Lüpertz and curator Ulrich Wilmes, in which Lüpertz looks at Immendorff’s work in an unconventional way and gives visitors personal insights.
One of Germany’s best-known contemporary artists, Markus Lüpertz was born in 1941 in Bohemian Reichenberg, today’s Liberec in the Czech Republic. Together with Georg Baselitz, A.R Penck and Jörg Immendorff, in the 1960s, contrary to all contemporary tendencies, he found his way to an emotional, representational form of painting that stood out from the then-dominant American Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism. Both in the field of painting and sculpture, his artistic work continues to break new ground.
In 1988, Lüpertz became the director of the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf, a position he held for more than 20 years. Today he cultivates his image as an eccentric painter and operates his own cult of genius, living and working in Dusseldorf, Karlsruhe and Berlin.
In autumn 2019, Haus der Kunst will present a retrospective of Markus Lüpertz’s work.