essays by Ulrike Groos, Anne Goldstein, Judith E. Vida-Spence, Wolfgang Zumdick
This is the first comprehensive monograph on Allen Ruppersberg’s work, including installation views of his exhibitions at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dundee Contemporary Arts and Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Sevilla, as well as documentary and personal image materials which have never been published before.
The internationally renowned conceptual artist Allen Ruppersberg (born 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio) belongs to the first generation of American artists whose works engaged critically with the means and methods of mass media. Throughout his life’s work Ruppersberg has developed a complex dialogue on the dialectics of high and low culture, public and private spaces and the relationship between art works, multiples and everyday objects. Together with his many-facetted work developed in Los Angeles and latterly in New York and Europe, Allen Ruppersberg represents a fundamental, pioneering phenomenon in the transatlantic discourse on Conceptual Art.