The joint exhibition of Georg Baselitz and Albert Oehlen is an absolute premiere. And besides, as both agree, “a true joy”!
However, it is not just a mere encounter of two internationally most renown and most influential painters. In fact, Georg Baselitz and Albert Oehlen have decided with as much delight as boldness to have an immediate dialogue instead. And now they are both presenting works of their latest series.
On view are 12 large-scale paintings, mostly created for the Kunstverein, Reutlingen, six by Georg Baselitz and six by Albert Oehlen. Whereby, the exhibition offers the unique opportunity to experience the visual exchange between two artistic personalities and to participate in their cross-generational contest, examination, and unrelenting renewal of painting.
The catalogue accompanying the exhibition includes an extensive and intimate conversation in which Georg Baselitz and Albert Oehlen discuss their beginnings, freedom and solitude, the possibility of painting amidst past and present as well as their individual positions and unexpected similarities.
Published by Harune Verlag and edited by Christian Malycha.
English and German text.