Art in Context #48:
New York / Cologne, 1960s –70s
Gary Kuehn in Conversation with Magdalena Kröner
Monday, Ocotber 11, 2021, 7 pm CET (via zoom)
In a lecture and subsequent discussion with Magdalena Kröner, Gary Kuehn offers broad insight into his oeuvre of sculptures, paintings, collages, and drawings. On the occasion of this year’s gift of his work Wedge Piece (1969) from Häusler Contemporary in Munich to the Art Foundation at the Museum Ludwig, Kuehn discusses his beginnings in art. In the 1960s and 1970s the artist experimented with various materials and explored the potential between Expressionism and Minimalism. While a student in New Jersey, Kuehn immersed himself in the Fluxus movement and began developing his own formal language with simple materials, exposing them to forces of tension and movement. Kuehn’s work has been exhibited continuously in Germany since the 1970s. In his talk, Kuehn also offers insight into his many visits, encounters, and friendships in Germany and Cologne.
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