Three artists, Kay Rosen, Rinus Van de Velde and Josh Smith, have created wonderful limited editions exclusively for Kunsthalle Bielefeld.
The artists are part of the exhibition 'For The Time Being' which runs at the Kunsthalle Bielefeld from August 4th - Otober 20th.
These editions are available at Kunsthalle Bielefeld
Kay Rosen, Wanderful!, 2013
Rinus Van de Velde, Here we are (…), 2013
Josh Smith, Auf Zeit, 2013
About the exhibition
During the late 1960s murals were regarded as a sign of rebellion against the art market, since the works could not simply be sold. Today, temporary wall paintings and installations are an integral component of the art world. That artists continue to pursue the process of working with spaces outside the bounds of the classic painting—“opting out of the painting,” as Laszlo Glozer observed about twentieth-century art—shows the explosive force of this groundbreaking art form.
The exhibition, titled For The Time Being, starts with the reconstruction of outstanding works from the 1960s and ‘70s by Sol LeWitt, Richard Tuttle, and Blinky Palermo. Spanning an arc to the present day, works of abstract, figurative, and textual art by Ernst Caramelle, Jimmie Durham, Douglas Gordon, Arturo Herrera, Imi Knoebel, Michel Majerus, Gordon Matta-Clark, Dan Perjovschi, Kay Rosen, Bridget Riley, Ulrich Rückriem, Kilian Rüthemann, Karin Sander, Thomas Schütte, Anri Sala, Josh Smith, Rinus Van de Velde, Alexander Wagner, Kara Walker, Lawrence Weiner, and Richard Wright have been realized directly on the walls.
The Kunsthalle, where freestanding walls are a dominant part of the architecture, provides extraordinary conditions for this special exhibition. In addition, Otto Herbert Hajek’s Farbweg (Color Path) in the stairwell to the Studio Gallery is a mural that has graced the building since 1971.
For the Time Being is a collaborative project involving the two Kunsthalles in Bielefeld and Baden-Baden, which are both showing parallel exhibitions devoted to the mural in contemporary art.