Sculpture After Sculpture: Fritsch, Koons, Ray
When, in the eary eighties, minimalist and conceptual approaches were dominant in art, the consistently figural and emphatically sculptural representations of everyday subjects by Katharina Fritsch (* 1960), Jeff Koons (* 1955) und Charles Ray (* 1953) attracted a great deal of attention. Their striking stances continue to have an influence on cultural visual memory. Sculpture After Sculpture: Fritsch, Koons, Ray traces the parallel developments in the creative work of the three sculptors. Beginning with key works from the late eighties and early nineties that throw light on their shared interest in the consumer world and the ready-made, the publication delineates their artistic practice up to the present day. A direct comparison highlights the surprising similarities and marked differences in their oeuvres, and reveals the artists’ compelling reasons for a decidedly contemporary art of sculpture.
Exhibition: Moderna Museet, Stockholm 11.10.2014–18.1.2015