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 Uecker, Günther (1930 - )
Germany

Composition, 1963

Painted nails on panel;
114 x 90 cm
Zero Group

UID 102-582



Biography

German sculptor and stage designer. He studied at the Kunstakademie in Berlin-Weissensse between 1949 and 1953, and began working within Social Realism. In 1957, he produced his first nail structures. He incorporated materials such as cork and cardboard tubes in his paintings. In 1958, he began producing circular, nail formations which led, in 1981, to his rotating luminous discs. In the same year, he took part in the exhibition, Das rote Bild realizada at Otto Piene's studio and, in 1961, joined the Zero group. In 1964-77, he took part in Documenta 3, 4 and 7 in Kassel. After 1967, his work was influenced by Land, Body and Conceptual Art. In 1970, he took part in the Venice Biennale. Since 1974, Uecker has designed various opera productions such as Fidelio (Bremen), Parsifal (Stuttgart, 1976) and Lohengrin (Bayreuth Festival, 1979). He has also held major one-man shows: in 1983 at the Kunsthalle in Düsseldorf; in 1987 at the Museu Wihelm-Hack in Ludwigshafen and, in 1992, at the Museu des 20 Jahrhunderts, in Vienna.



Exhibitions

The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
17-05-1997 ~ 31-08-1997

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
27-01-2000 ~ 27-08-2000

Durante o Fim - Rui Chafes
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
15-10-2000 ~ 14-01-2001

Arte Cinética / Arte Op na Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
29-09-2001 ~ 31-10-2001

Nova Apresentação da Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
08-11-1999 ~ 01-03-2000

Berardo Museum Opening
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
25-06-2007 ~ 09-09-2007


Bibliography

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999, 2000
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 972817652X

The Berardo Collection – Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 1996
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729739105







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