Tag Archive: kunstakademie düsseldorf

running back again

we’ll open a show of stefan kurten’s newest paintings tomorrow.     here’s my read on it: in stefan kürten’s aestheticized architectural images,there is nearly always a reflection:  in a pool, a plate glass window,… Continue reading

luka fineisen

  this e-mail dialogue with luka fineisen took place over many weeks as we prepared for her solo exhibition in our new york gallery.    i’ve spared you the construction and shipping logistics… TH: … Continue reading

last evening we opened the 200th exhibition

that i’ve curated in my career.   crazy.  the show is the san francisco iteration of the show of artists associated with düsseldorf.    here are some installation shots taken by david.   click on them… Continue reading

why paint?

all contemporary artists owe a lot to the instructors at the kunstakademie düsseldorf —  conceptualists to joseph beuys, photographers to bernd and hilla becher and painters to gerhard richter. richter, in my opinion,… Continue reading

birgit jensen

is another of the artists from düsseldorf  whose work i’m really excited about showing this autumn. “sagarmatha” 2010  oil on linen 79×55 inches detail: a few years ago, at madrid’s enormous art fair,… Continue reading

i was in driss ouadahi’s studio

in düsseldorf working on his upcoming show and the catalog we’re publishing to go with it. driss is algerian of berber descent who immigrated to europe to study with michael buthe at the… Continue reading

i was in düsseldorf doing studio visits again…

i’m going out on a limb and asserting that the kunstakademie in düsseldorf (founded 1762) is the most influential training ground for artists in the world.    the list of artists associated with the… Continue reading