Gallery talks — 14 Sep 2018

On the occasion of the exhibition Günther Förg - A Fragile Beauty, the Stedelijk Museum organizes two Gallery Talks.
Price
Museumticket + €3
Location
Meeting point in entrance hall, tours through exhibition galleries
Time
14 Sep, 4 pm until 5 pm
Main language
English
Admission
Tickets
Günther Förg, Ohne Titel, 1991, Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Estate Günther Förg, Suisse c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2017
Günther Förg, Ohne Titel, 1991, Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Estate Günther Förg, Suisse c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2017

The gallery talks provide room for in-depth discussions with an expert about the exhibition. The first speaker is Hripsmé Visser, curator of this exhibition. She will guide visitors through her personal selection of artworks from the exhibition.

The exhibition Günther Förg - A Fragile Beauty showcases the oeuvre of Förg, who, with his love for experiment and desire for freedom, challenged the boundaries between various disciplines using materials such as bronze, lead, plaster and reflective glass. Förg's work has been interpreted in several ways: initially he was considered a postmodernist, later mainly an heir of expressionism. The exhibition emphasizes, among other things, the rebellious and critical spirit with which Förg thoroughly challenged the canon of modern art. A Fragile Beauty transcends reductive categorizations and shows the oeuvre of this autonomous and idiosyncratic artist in its entirety

MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Hripsimé Visser is curator of photography at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and organizing curator of the exhibition Günther Förg - A Fragile Beauty. She has worked for the Stedelijk since 1990, where she oversees the collection policy for photography and has organized a large number of exhibitions by artists such as Jeff Wall (2014), Rineke Dijkstra (2004, 2017), Sam Taylor-Wood (2002), and Thomas Struth (1998).

Hripsimé Visser
Hripsimé Visser