Jörg Immendorff: New Exhibition at the Staatsgalerie Moderne Kunst im Glaspalast Augsburg

JÖRG IMMENDORFF. TRYING TO BECOME AN EAGLE 16.05.2014 - 17.05.2015

Born in 1945 near Lüneburg, shortly after the end of World War II, Germany’s immediate past became a central focus of Jörg Immendorff’s paintings. Inspired by his teacher Joseph Beuys, from 1968 onward Immendorff assumed a provocative stance in art, beginning with his neo-Dadaistic LIDL actions. Through his ‘Café Deutschland’ paintings of the 1970s and ’80s, he became one of the most controversial and disputed artists of his time. This comprehensive monographic exhibition showcases Immendorff’s innovative treatment of both historical and contemporary themes. Rejecting notions of personal and social security, he maintained a stance of vulnerability, nurtured cynicism and naivety throughout his career. At a general level, TRYING TO BECOME AN EAGLE deals with aspirations to strength, as well as with attempts to transform personal and social setbacks into opportunities.

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Image: Jörg Immendorff, Café Deutschland VII, 1980, © The Estate of Jörg Immendorff, Courtesy Galerie Michael Werner Märkisch Wilmersdorf, Köln & New York