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Markus Lüpertz
A small, irrational, artist-led retrospective
Markus Lüpertz. Arrangement for a cap - Dithyrambic V, 1973 (c) Galerie Michael Werner Berlin, Köln, London & New York
Markus Lüpertz. Arrangement for a cap - Dithyrambic V, 1973 (c) Galerie Michael Werner Berlin, Köln, London & New York
Markus Lüpertz. Arrangement for a cap - Dithyrambic V, 1973 (c) Galerie Michael Werner Berlin, Köln, London & New York
Markus Lüpertz. Arrangement for a cap - Dithyrambic V, 1973 (c) Galerie Michael Werner Berlin, Köln, London & New York
Date: December 09, 2021 — APRIL 3, 2022
Venue: 25 Petrovka str.

The Moscow Museum of Modern Art presents the first Moscow retrospective exhibition of Markus Lüpertz, one of the most famous representatives of contemporary German art. The exhibition is part of the Year of Germany in Russia 2020–2021 and is supported by the Goethe-Institut.

Lüpertz first gained fame in the early 1960s for his provocative canvases, saturated with militaristic symbols, referring to the still very recent tragic experience of the Second World War. The last German dendy, enfant terrible of the local art scene, Markus Lüpertz belongs to the same generation of artists as Anselm Kiefer and Gerhard Richter. It was them who formulated the most traumatic and urgent issues of the post-war German society, including the problems of historical memory and overcoming the past. Like some of his other compatriots, Lüpertz found his own artistic language in German Expressionism.

An allegorical element, referred to as a nonsense object or dithyramb can be seen as the main motif of Lüpertz’s work. The latter definition refers to Friedrich Nietzsche’s conception of the Dionysian beginning in culture — the rapture of oblivion and the ecstasy of destruction. This object helps Lüpertz to conceive of the ancient legacy in a grotesque plasticity that combines ancient Greek forms and animated images. His ambiguous, in some places discomforting works are devoted to reflecting on the same range of questions — the nature of the pictorial image, the role of the artist, the place of the past in the present — and what awaits us in the future.

The exhibition at the MMOMA showcases nearly 100 paintings and sculptures, including a number of the artist’s key and emblematic works. The exhibited objects were selected personally by the artist and include works created from the 1960s to the present day. The unique exhibition gives the richest and most complete impression Lüpertz’s work.

A comprehensive catalog will accompany the the artist’s retrospective at MMOMA and will be released during the exhibition.

Markus Lüperz (b. 1941, Reichenberg) is a German painter and sculptor belonging to the Expressionist movement who combines figurative painting and abstraction in his work. He graduated from the Art Academy in Dusseldorf and then moved to Berlin, where he worked with artists such as Georg Baselitz and Jörg Immendorf. Markus Lüpertz’s works are part of the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the New Pinakothek in Munich, the National Gallery in Berlin, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris and other institutions.

Selected solo exhibitions:

2009 Bundeskunsthalle (Bonn)
2011 Hague City Museum (The Hague)
2014 State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg)
2017 Hirshhorn Museum (Washington)
2019 Haus der Kunst (Munich)

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