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  Gunther Forg Biography

Gunther Forg Biography

born Fussen (GERMANY) 1952

His work is defined as "art about art" because a substantial part of it involves a continuous, critical reaction to pictures which already exist. The pioneers of modernism, especially, from Piet Mondrian to Barnett Newman and Blinky Palermo, are the principle models which Gunther Forg examines again and again. This rigid approach has become more and more relaxed since the beginning of the 1990s. Forg now more freely presents different artistic processes, which are often of a totally basic simplicity.

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  • 1989 - Museum of modern Art, San Francisco
  • 1990 - To 1991 Museum Fridericianum, Kassel
  • 1990 - Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent
  • 1990 - Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne
  • 1991 - Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
  • 1991 - Metropolis,Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
  • 1991 - Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
  • 1992 - Geteilte Bilder-Das Diptychon in der neuen Kunst ,Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • 1992 - Documenta IX, Kassel
  • 1992 - Das offene Bild ,Westfalisches Landesmuseum, Munster
  • 1992 - Kunstverein Munchen, Munich
  • 1993 - Camden Art Centre, London
  • 1993 - Fotografien 1982-1992 ,Deutscher Werkbund, BDA, Frankfurt/M. Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Stuttgart
  • 1993 - Museum auf Zeit ,Museum Fridericianum, Kassel
  • 1994 - To 1995 Temporary Translation(s)Sammlung Schurmann, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
  • 1994 - Der Zerbrochene Spiegel ,Museumsquartier Messepalast/Kunsthalle Vienna and Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
  • 1994 - Druckgraphische Serien,Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
  • 1994 - Rathaus Augsburg, Gesellschaft fur Gegenwartskunst e.V.
  • 1994 - Erker-Galerie, St. Gallen
  • 1994 - Wandmalerei,Galerie Tanja Grunert und Michael Janssen, Cologne
  • 1995 - To 1996 Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover
  • 1995 - Gunther Forg 7 Paintings 1974-1994 ,Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
  • 1995 - Architektur Moskau 1923-41,Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
  • 1995 - Fotografien,Galerie Lia Rumma, Naples
  • 1995 - Architecture, Moscow 1923-41,Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York
  • 1995 - Corpus delicti ,Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent
  • 1995 - Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
  • 1996 - Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg
  • 1996 - Munch after Munch or the obstinacy of painters , Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Munch Museo, Oslo
  • 1996 - Sammlung Marx ,Hamburger Bahnhof-Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Berlin
  • 1996 - Galerie Lelong, Zurich
  • 1997 - Galerie Lelong, Paris
  • 1997 - Epoche der Moderne ,Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
  • 1997 - Deutschlandbilder - Kunst aus einem geteilten Land ,Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
  • 1997 - Stiftung fur Konkrete Kunst, Zurich
  • 1998 - Fenster die fehlen ,BAWAG Foundation, Vienna
  • 1999 - Zoom - Ansichten zur deutschen Gegenwartskunst, Sammlung Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg, Stuttgart
  • 1999 - Zeitwenden 2000 ,Stadtisches Kunstmusem, Bonn
  • 1999 - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia/Palacio Velazquez, Madrid
  • 1999 - Bucher und Portfolios ,Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
  • 2000 - Guenther Foerg - Sammlung Deutsche Bank Deutsche Bank & Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin
  • 2000 - 14 Photographien: Architektur Konstantin Melnikov, Sammlung Essl, Vienna
  • 2001 - Minimalismos. Un signo de los tiempos ,Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
  • 2001 - Paintings and Sculptures, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
  • 2001 - Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz
  • 2001 - Galerie Lelong, Paris
  • 2002 - Galerie Lelong, Zurich
  • 2003 - Gunther Forg Photographs, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
  • 2003 - actionbutton, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
  • 2003 - Vom Aufbruch zur postmodernen Euphorie,Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen
  • 2003 - Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg
  • 2003 - Guenther Foerg: Moskou, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag
  • 2003 - Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich
  • 2003 - Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
  • 2004 - Gunther Forg, Arbeiten auf Papier 1987 - 2003, Kunstkabinett Regensburg
  • 2004 - Gunther Forg - Photography, Galerie Friedrich, Basel
  • 2004 - Rudiger Schottle, Munich (with Rafal Bujnowski, Slawomir Elsner, Rodney Graham, Olaf Holzapfel, Frank Nitsche, Markus Vater)
  • 2004 - Coleccion de Fotografia Contemporanea de Telefonica, Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid
  • 2004 - Compostela, Centro Galego de arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela
  • 2004 - Louise Bourgeois, Imi Knoebel, Frank Stella, Gunther Forg, fahnemann projects, Berlin
  • 2004 - Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany
  • 2004 - Fruhe Bilder und neue Fotografien, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
  • 2005 - Galerie Max Hetzler - Holzmarktstrabe, Berlin
  • 2006 - Gabi Dziuba/Gunther Forg, Gementemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands
  • 2006 - Gunther Forg - Fotografien, Kunsthalle Bremen

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  • Winter I - 1988
  • Bauhaus Tel Aviv - 2001
  • Sommer (Red) - 1988
  • 17/87 - 1987
  • Cecile IX - 1996

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  • His geometrical abstract, and heavily dyed pictures have a strong decorative character.
  • In 1996, he was awarded the Wolfgang Hahn Prize.
  • Has worked as a professor in Munich.

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