in the Lehmbruck Museum’s extension wing

From Arte Povera via Minimal Art and Pop Art to Joseph Beuys

Arte Povera, which refers to an art movement that uses simple materials, is represented by key works by Jannis Kounnelis, Reiner Ruthenbeck or Gilberto Zorio. American Minimal Art on the other side embodies the perfection of geometrical and often cubic forms, which were interpreted as a vital return to the original values of art. On display are pioneers of this movement like Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Frank Stella and Richard Artschwager.

A special area is dedicated to Joseph Beuys and his circle around 1970. This artistic departure is associated with a sculptural practice that takes up symbolism and physicality in new forms. It revolves around Beuys’s installation “Raum 90.000 DM”.

The exhibition also presents sculptures that visualise a playful joy of mechanics and movement and seem to invite participation. The popular room “Réserve des enfants de Duisburg” (1993) by Christian Boltanski is also accessible again: an archive of favourite objects of children in Duisburg.

Funded by the International Museum Fellowship Programme of the German Federal Cultural Foundation.
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