Georg Baselitz — Back Then, in Between, and Today

EXHIBITION 19.09.14 – 01.02.15

The critical reflection of his own work against a new temporal background has always been a defining feature in the art of Georg Baselitz. In the past decade, the interpretation of programmatic works – has assumed a more dominant role. Baselitz appropriates the original versions' significant features using a very different formal approach. The previous effect of the powerful ductus of the saturated opaque paint opposes the lucid transparency of the paint drippings in the "Remix"-Series, which seem to liquefy the motifs and graphically dissolve them. The ease of this approach liberates the representation of content and meaning, which transposes the artist's thinking and work into a contemporary key. In this sense, the "Black Paintings", produced since late 2012, appear as a logical reversal of this formal approach, which invokes the remote character of Baselitz's work.  
The exhibition at Haus der Kunst presents these new series of works alongside black bronze sculptures that were created during the same period. The formal and contextual renewal to which Baselitz repeatedly subjects his own work, is demonstrated retrospectively using related and complementary examples from the mid 1960s to today.

Support for the exhibition is provided by
Gesellschaft der Freunde Haus der Kunst e. V.; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg • Paris; White Cube, London; Gagosian Gallery, London and New York. 

Cultural partner
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Georg Baselitz 2014, photo Peter Knaup
Georg Baselitz 2014, photo Peter Knaup
Georg Baselitz, With Willem, 2009 (detail) © Georg Baselitz, 2014, photo Jochen Littkemann, Goetz Collection Munich
Georg Baselitz, With Willem, 2009 (detail) © Georg Baselitz, 2014, photo Jochen Littkemann, Goetz Collection Munich
Georg Baselitz, Heast in Fall, 2013 (detail) © Georg Baselitz, 2014, Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris - Salzburg, photo Jochen Littkemann
Georg Baselitz, Heast in Fall, 2013 (detail) © Georg Baselitz, 2014, Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris - Salzburg, photo Jochen Littkemann
Georg Baselitz, BDM Group, 2012 (detail) © Georg Baselitz, 2014, The George Economou Collection, photo Jochen Littkemann
Georg Baselitz, BDM Group, 2012 (detail) © Georg Baselitz, 2014, The George Economou Collection, photo Jochen Littkemann
Georg Baselitz, The Great Friends, 1965 (detail) © Georg Baselitz, 2014, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Ludwig Donation, photo Frank Oleski
Georg Baselitz, The Great Friends, 1965 (detail) © Georg Baselitz, 2014, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Ludwig Donation, photo Frank Oleski
Georg Baselitz, Finger-Painting — Wing, 1972 - 1973 (detail) © Georg Baselitz, 2014, private collection, photo Frank Oleski
Georg Baselitz, Finger-Painting — Wing, 1972 - 1973 (detail) © Georg Baselitz, 2014, private collection, photo Frank Oleski
Georg Baselitz, Eagle, 1978 (detail) © Georg Baselitz, 2014, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, photo Frank Oleski
Georg Baselitz, Eagle, 1978 (detail) © Georg Baselitz, 2014, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, photo Frank Oleski
Georg Baselitz, The Red Flag 65 (Remix), 2007 (detail) © Georg Baselitz, 2014, private collection, Munich, photo Jochen Littkemann
Georg Baselitz, The Red Flag 65 (Remix), 2007 (detail) © Georg Baselitz, 2014, private collection, Munich, photo Jochen Littkemann
Georg Baselitz, Modern Painter (Remix), 2007 (detail) © Georg Baselitz, 2014, Stichting Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, photo Jochen Littkemann
Georg Baselitz, Modern Painter (Remix), 2007 (detail) © Georg Baselitz, 2014, Stichting Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, photo Jochen Littkemann
Georg Baselitz, The Forgotten Second Congress of the Third Communist International in Moscow in 1920; on the Right of the Picture Ralf, Next to Him Jörg, 2008 (detail) © Georg Baselitz, 2014, The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, photo Jochen Littkemann
Georg Baselitz, The Forgotten Second Congress of the Third Communist International in Moscow in 1920; on the Right of the Picture Ralf, Next to Him Jörg, 2008 (detail) © Georg Baselitz, 2014, The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, photo Jochen Littkemann
Georg Baselitz — Back then, in between, and today, installation view, Haus der Kunst, 2014, photo Maximilian Geuter
Georg Baselitz — Back then, in between, and today, installation view, Haus der Kunst, 2014, photo Maximilian Geuter
Georg Baselitz — Back then, in between, and today, installation view, Haus der Kunst, 2014, photo Maximilian Geuter
Georg Baselitz — Back then, in between, and today, installation view, Haus der Kunst, 2014, photo Maximilian Geuter
Georg Baselitz — Back then, in between, and today, installation view, Haus der Kunst, 2014, photo Maximilian Geuter
Georg Baselitz — Back then, in between, and today, installation view, Haus der Kunst, 2014, photo Maximilian Geuter
Georg Baselitz — Back then, in between, and today, installation view, Haus der Kunst, 2014, photo Maximilian Geuter
Georg Baselitz — Back then, in between, and today, installation view, Haus der Kunst, 2014, photo Maximilian Geuter
Georg Baselitz — Back then, in between, and today, installation view, Haus der Kunst, 2014, photo Maximilian Geuter
Georg Baselitz — Back then, in between, and today, installation view, Haus der Kunst, 2014, photo Maximilian Geuter
Georg Baselitz — Back then, in between, and today, installation view, Haus der Kunst, 2014, photo Maximilian Geuter
Georg Baselitz — Back then, in between, and today, installation view, Haus der Kunst, 2014, photo Maximilian Geuter

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