Charlotte Posenenske
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Charlotte Posenenske

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© The Estate of Charlotte Posenens-ke; Courtesy of the Estate of Char-lotte Posenenske, Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin, Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, Peter Freeman, New York and Take Nina-gawa, Tokyo.
April 3, 2020 - August 2, 2020
K20, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen
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With this survey exhibition, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen pays tribute to the work of a remarkable and radically consistent artist of the postwar period in Germany. In the 1960s, at the same time as American Minimal Art and the emergence of conceptual art, Charlotte Posenenske (1930–1985) developed an impressive collection of minimalist works within just twelve years, demonstrating her innovative understanding of art. With loans from museums and private collections in North America and Europe, as well as informative documentation and archive material, the exhibition presents the individual phases of the artist’s oeuvre. Her rapid development from classical painting to installation art in public spaces will thus be made comprehensible in an impressive way. In a conceptual radicalism that was unusual for this period, Posenenske opened her works to the "consumers" of her art. In 1968, she stopped working as an artist in reaction to the perceived ineffectiveness of artistic practice.

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