until 21.04. | #1911ARTatBerlin | Contemporary Fine Arts currently shows the exhibition “Beverly’s Cousine” by the artist Georg Herold. It is his fourth solo exhibition in the gallery.
At the beginning of the 1980s, Georg Herold, who studied under Sigmar Polke from 1977 until 1983, questioned art and the art business in a radical and sarcastic way together with Martin Kippenberger, Werner Büttner and Albert Oehlen. During the 1980s, the group developed an oeuvre which seems like a dada-inspired encyclopedia of the provisional. Their paintings, sculptures, installations, objects, texts and videos with their character of being created en passant reflect an artistic core belief that confronts the myth of perfection and masterpiece with calculated “unfinishedness.” Georg Herold’s works which are made from everyday objects and materials critically and ironically deal with art historical, social, political, ideological and religious ways of thinking and constantly surprise the viewers by confronting them with their own expectations of art.
Ever since the 1980s, the artist, who was born in Jena in 1947, has numbered among the most impactful artistic figures in international contemporary art and has been represented at almost all the trend-setting group exhibitions of the last decades, including documenta IX and Skulpture Projects Münster 1997. (Text: Kunstmuseum Bonn, September, 2017 to January, 2018)
Georg Herold lives and works in Cologne.
Vernissage: Friday, 09. March 2018, 06:00 – 08:00 p.m.
Exhibition period: Saturday, 12th March to Saturday, 21st April 2018Zu Contemporary Fine Arts
Bildunterschrift: Courtesy by Contemporary Fine Arts – Georg Herold
Exhibition Georg Herold – Contemporary Fine Arts | Kunst in Berlin ART at Berlin