Albert Oehlen

The 5000 Fingers of Dr. Ö

Albert Oehlen has for decades been one of Germany’s most creative and versatile artists. In his large-scale paintings, collages and drawings, he constantly raises the question of whether art can ever really be anything other than abstract.

This catalogue accompanying the exhibition in Museum Wiesbaden (21 June – 21 September 2014) brings together Oehlen’s works from the 1980s to the present day, together with a number of new paintings.

Oehlen’s own works are complemented by those of friends or other artists, which he has always wanted to exhibit in Wiesbaden. The result of this cooperation between the artist and the museum is not a retrospective but rather an opulent homage to the artistic oeuvre of Albert Oehlen and an impressive panorama of what takes precedence in his world.

English and German text.

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