Hans Arp

Hans Arp is a familiar figure of classical Modernism and was a key contributor in the development of Dada and Surrealism in the early twentieth century. Focusing his attention on everyday objects, Arp created his own unique ‘object language’ using a nonsensical vocabulary: plate, fork, knife, clock, tie, moustache, lips, breasts. With a playful hand he juggled the dominant art currents of the early twentieth century, combining seemingly contradictory geometric and organic formal idioms with the artistic ‘-isms’ of his epoch.

Turning his back on the increasingly modernized turn-of-the-century society, Arp created biomorphic works whose organic, amoeboid forms highlighted his fascination with the physiological processes of procreation, growth and death, and counteracted the rectilinear structures of Cubism. Arp studied the mineral, vegetable, and animal worlds for inspiration, documenting the evolution of an imaginary world. Combined with his late bronze sculptures from the 1950s, these works sought to give form to natural forces – clotting, hardening, congealing and fusing – all of which were symbols of eternal cycles in nature for Arp.

Born in Strasbourg, France in 1886 Arp was raised bilingual, French and German, and additionally Alsatian, which was fundamental for his work. After studying at Ecole des Arts et Metiers, Kunstschule Weimar and Académie Julian, Paris he co-founded the Swiss Artists association ‘Der Moderne Bund’ and the Dada movement in Zurich. Arp participated the first Surrealist exhibition in 1925 in Paris alongside Klee, Picasso and many others. In the 1930s, the Zurich-based art historian Carola Giedion-Welcker recognized the relevance of Arp’s vision of nature, and saw in his works the ‘invisible made visible, the search for a visual language capable of capturing the spiritual realms beyond the world of appearances.’ Arp’s innovative and influential practice prefigured the Fluxus movement, inspired artists such as Anthony Caro and Joan Miró, and made way for the great contemporary performance artists.

His first major solo exhibition in the USA was shown in 1949. Arp was awarded the Grand Prize for Sculpture at the Venice Biennale in 1954. In the 1960s he received the Stephan Lochner Medal, the GrandPrix National des Arts and the German Federal Cross of Merit. The first Arp retrospective was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1958. Although his later practice is often overlooked, Arp continued producing sculpture and poetry in a continuation of the Dada tradition until his death in 1966, during which time he built up an incredible body of work.

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Hans Arp

Biography

Print Biography
Born
Strasbourg, France, 1886
Education

Ecole des Arts et Métiers, Strasbourg, France 1904
Kunstschule Weimar, Weimar, Germany, 1905
Académie Julian, Paris, France, 1908

Died
Basel, Switzerland, 1966

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022
Musée Bibliothèque Pierre André Benoit, 'Jean Arp. Un jour, des années, une vie', Alès, France
2021
Hauser & Wirth Bahnhofstrasse, 'Arp: Art is a Fruit', Zurich, Switzerland
Fondazione Marguerite Arp, 'Hans und Marguerite Arp im Ronco dei Fiori', Solduno, Switzerland
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, 'Rodin/Arp', cur. Astrid von Asten & Dr. Raphaël Bouvier, Remagen, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Musée Bibliothèque Pierre André Benoit, 'Jean Arp. Un jour, des années, une vie', Alès, France
2020
Fondation Beyeler, 'Rodin/Arp', cur. Dr. Raphaël Bouvier, Riehen, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
2019
Hauser & Wirth, 'Arp: Master of 20th Century Sculpture', Central, Hong Kong
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 'The Nature of Arp: Sculptures, Reliefs, Works on Paper', Venice, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
Heinrich-Gebert-Kulturstiftung Appenzell, 'Hans Arp – Die architekturbezogenen Werke', Appenzell, Switzerland
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'Sammlung Arp 2019. Die Natur ist eine versteinerte Zauberstadt', Remagen, Germany
2018
Nasher Sculpture Center, 'The Nature of Arp: Sculptures, Reliefs, Works on Paper', Dallas TX (Travelling Exhibition)
Landes-Stiftung Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'Rendez-vous des Amis: Kurt Schwitters und Hans Arp', Remagen, Germany
2017
Kröller Müller Museum, 'Arp: The Poetry of Forms', Otterlo, Netherlands (Travelling Exhibition)
Turner Contemporary, 'Arp: The Poetry of Forms', Margate, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Nationalmuseum Poznan in Kooperation mit der Stiftung Hans Arp e.V., 'A-Geometric. Hans Arp and Poland', Poznan, Poland
2016
Kunstmuseum Winterthur, 'Hans Arp', Winterthur, Switzerland
Städtische Galerie, 'ZweiKlang. Sophie Taeuber und Hans Arp', Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
Hauser & Wirth, 'Schwitters, Miró, Arp', Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Hauser & Wirth, 'Schwitters, Miró, Arp', Zurich, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'Sammlung Arp 2016. Sie sind Vorläufer, Propheten einer neuen Zeit (Hugo Ball)', Remagen, Germany
2015
Georg Kolbe Museum / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'Hans Arp. Der Nabel der Avantgarde', Berlin, Germany
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'ZweiKlang. Rendez-vous des amis: Sophie Taeuber – Hans Arp', Remagen, Germany
2014
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'Der Max ist da! Rendez-vous des Amis.
 100 Jahre Künstlerfreundschaft Hans Arp und Max Ernst', Remagen, Germany
Hauser & Wirth, 'Chance – Form – Language (and a Franzwestigation)', London, UK
Max Ernst Museum, 'Der Arp ist da! 100 Jahre Freundschaft Hans Arp und Max Ernst', Brühl, Germany
Museo d’Arte, 'Jean Arp – Osvaldo Licini e il contesto internazionale', Lugano, Switzerland
2013
Galerie Kicken Berlin, 'Hans Arp und Constantin Brancusi', Berlin, Germany
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'Wolkenpumpen' [Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Hans Arp], Remagen, Germany
2012
Hauser & Wirth, 'Ovi Bimba', Zurich, Switzerland
Luxembourg and Dayan, 'Arp is Art', London, UK
2011
Chinati Foundation, 'Jean Arp', Marfa TX
Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery, 'Arp Brancusi', New York NY
Galerie Thomas, 'Hans Arp. Schwelllenplastiken und Papierarbeiten aus den späten Jahren', Munich, Germany
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'Organic Sculpture - Biomorphe Formen.
 Hans Arp im Dialog mit zeitgenössischen Künstlerpositionen', Remagen, Germany
2009
Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, 'Les Ateliers de Jean Arp', Strasbourg, France
2008
Castello Visconteo, 'Hans Arp: Poupées, Casorella', Locarno, Switzerland
Fritz Winter-Stiftung, Bavarian State Painting Collection, 'Hans Arp und Fritz Winter. Dialog ohne Begegnung', Munich, Germany
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'Art is Arp', Remagen, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, 'Art is Arp', Strasbourg, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Musée d’Art moderne et contemporain, 'Les Ateliers de Jean Arp', Strasbourg, France
2007
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'Hans Arp. Die Natur der Dinge', Remagen, Germany
Museum Liner, 'Hans Arp – Poupées', Appenzell, Switzerland
2006
Museo Correr, 'Jean Arp & Sophie Taeuber. Dada e oltre', Venice, Italy
2005
Okazaki City Museum,
'Hans Arp: Works from the Collections of the Arp Museum Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck', Okazaki, Japan (Travelling Exhibition)
Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, 'Hans Arp: Works from the Collections of the Arp Museum Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck', Sakura, Japan (Travelling Exhibition)
Gunma Museum of Art, 'Hans Arp: Works from the Collections of the Arp Museum Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck', Tatebayashi, Japan (Travelling Exhibition)
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'Hans Arp: Works from the Collections of the Arp Museum Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck', Hayama, Japan (Travelling Exhibition)
Kunstforum der Berliner Volksbank, 'Arp ist da! Skulpturen, Reliefs, Arbeiten auf Papier von Hans Arp', Berlin, Germany
2004
Palais des Beaux-Arts, 'Arp. L'invention de la forme', Bruxelles, Belgium
Kunstmuseum Basel, 'Schwitters Arp', Basel, Switzerland
2003
Casa Rusca, 'Hans Arp. Astrazione e figurazione. Opere degli anni Cinquanta e Sessanta', Locarno, Switzerland
Fundació Sa Nostra, 'Hans Arp – Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Exploracions mútues', Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2002
Galerie Denise René, 'Arp Albers. Rencontre de deux amis', Paris, France
Kloster Cismar, Stiftung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen Schloss Gottorf, 'Farbe und Form. Sophie Taeuber-Arp im Dialog mit Hans Arp', Grömitz, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Kulturforum ALTANA, Städelschen Kunstinstitut, 'Farbe und Form. Sophie Taeuber-Arp im Dialog mit Hans Arp', Frankfurt am Main, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
2001
Fundació Juan Miró, 'Jean Arp. Invenció de formes', Barcelona, Spain
2000
Hannema-de Stuers Foundation, 'Hans Arp – Sophie Taeuber-Arp', Heino, Netherlands (Travelling Exhibition)
Casa Rusca, 'Arp e le avanguardie nelle collezioni della Città di Locarno', Locarno, Switzerland
1999
Stiftung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen, Schloss Gottorf, 'Hans Arp. Korrespondenz der Formen', Schleswig, Germany
Galeria Bunkier Sztuki, 'Hans Arp – Sophie Taeuber-Arp', Kraków, Poland (Travelling Exhibition)
1998
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, 'Hans Arp – Sophie Taeuber-Arp', Toyota, Japan (Travelling Exhibition)
Museo della Permanente, 'Arp e l'Avanguardia', Milan, Italy
Château de Villeneuve, 'Arp et ses amis', Vence, France
1997
Landesmuseum, 'Hans Arp 1886 –1966. Ankäufe des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz', Mainz, Germany
Palazzo Te, 'Hans Arp – Sophie Taeuber-Arp', Mantua, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, 'Hans Arp – Sophie Taeuber-Arp', Thessaloniki, Greece (Travelling Exhibition)
State Hermitage Museum, 'Hans Arp – Sophie Taeuber-Arp', St. Petersburg, Russia (Travelling Exhibition)
1996
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp', Remagen, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
1995
Henri Moore Institute, 'Arp – Reliefs', Leeds, UK
1994
Museum Würth, 'Arp', Künzelsau, Germany
Kunsthalle Nürnberg, 'Hans Arp', Nuremberg, Germany
1993
Galleria d'arte Narcisso, 'Jean Arp', Turin, Italy
1991
Museum Ludwig, 'Hans Arp – Die Metamorphose der Figur', Cologne, Germany
Albertinum, 'Sophie Taeuber-Arp – Hans Arp. Besonderheiten eines Zweiklangs', Dresden, Germany
1990
Musée Pouchkine, 'Hans Arp', Moscow, Russia
1989
Herzog August Bibliothek, 'Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Elemente der Bilder und Bücher', Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Van der Heydt Museum, 'Sophie Taeuber-Arp / Hans Arp. Künstlerpaare-Künstlerfreunde ', Wuppertal, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
1988
Kunstmuseum Bern, 'Sophie Taeuber-Arp / Hans Arp. Künstlerpaare-Künstlerfreunde', Bern, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Bahnhof Rolandseck / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'Sophie Taeuber-Arp / Hans Arp. Künstlerpaare-Künstlerfreunde', Rolandseck, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Museum für Neue Kunst, 'Ich bin der grosse Derdiedas: Druckgraphik und Zeichnungen von Hans Arp', Freiburg, Germany
1987
Galerie Neher, 'Hans Arp', Essen, Germany
Akademie der Künste, 'Hans Arp', Berlin, Germany
1986
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 'Arp. 1886 – 1966', Boston MA (Travelling Exhibition)
Minneapolis Institute of Art, 'Arp. 1886 – 1966', Minneapolis MN (Travelling Exhibition)
Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Musée d'art moderne de Strasbourg, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Württembergischer Kunstverein, 'Arp. 1886 – 1966', Stuttgart, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
1985
Galleria d'Arte Niccoli, 'Jean Arp, Opere dal 1918 al 1964', Parma, Italy
Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, 'Jean Arp. Esculturas, relieves, obra sobre papel, tapices', Madrid, Spain
1984
Museo d'Arte, 'Arp in Ticino', Mendrisio, Switzerland
The Contemporary Art Gallery, 'Arp', Tokyo, Japan
Fondation Arp, 'Die Gipsplastiken von Hans Arp', Clamart, France
1983
Centre Pompidou, 'Jean Arp. Le temps des papiers déchirés', Paris, France
National Gallery of Art, 'Jean Arp. The Dada Reliefs', Washington D.C.
1982
Kunstmuseum Basel, 'Hans Arp. Nach dem Gesetz des Zufalls geordnet', Basel, Switzerland
Galerie Elke Dröscher, 'Hans Arp', Hamburg, Germany
1981
Galerie Sapone, 'Jean Arp', Nice, France
Galerie Denise René, 'Arp – Taeuber-Arp', Paris, France
1980
Galleria Pieter Coray, 'Jean Arp. Sculture', Lugano, Switzerland
1978
Musée d'Art et d'Industrie, 'Arp. Les reliefs', Saint-Etienne, France
1977
McNay Art Institute, 'Arp on Paper', San Antonio TX (Travelling Exhibition)
University of California Art Museum, 'Arp on Paper', Berkeley CA (Travelling Exhibition)
The Museum of Modern Art, 'Arp on Paper', New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Galerie Attali, 'Arp, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Seuphor', Paris, France
1976
Galerie Nouvelles Images, 'Arp, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Seuphor', The Hague, Netherlands
Galerie Der Spiegel, 'Hans Arp', Cologne, Germany
Schloss Augustusburg, 'Hans Arp – Plastiken. Reliefs. Zeichnungen. Collagen', Brühl, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Nijmeegs Museum, 'Hans Arp – Plastiken. Reliefs. Zeichnungen. Collagen', Nijmegen, Netherlands (Travelling Exhibition)
Galerie Elke Dröscher, 'Hans Arp – Plastiken. Reliefs. Zeichnungen. Collagen', Hamburg, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Galerie Brusberg, 'Hans Arp – Plastiken. Reliefs. Zeichnungen. Collagen', Hanover, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Galerie Ulysses, 'Hans Arp – Plastiken. Reliefs. Zeichnungen. Collagen', Vienna, Austria (Travelling Exhibition)
Thurn and Taxispalais, 'Hans Arp – Plastiken. Reliefs. Zeichnungen. Collagen', Salzburg, Austria (Travelling Exhibition)
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte, 'Hans Arp – Plastiken. Reliefs. Zeichnungen. Collagen', Munster, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 'Jean Arp', New York NY
1975
Centre de Sculpture Contemporaine, 'Jean Arp', Tokyo, Japan
Museum Haus Lange, 'Hans Arp', Krefeld, Germany
1974
Galleria Il Segno, 'Jean Arp', Rome, Italy
Galerie Denise René, 'Hommage à Jean Arp', Paris, France
1973
Musée des Beaux-Arts, 'Jean Arp', Le Havre, France
Galerie Jean Chauvelin, 'Arp. Collages', Paris, France
1972
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'Jean Arp', New York NY
Galerie La Rose des Vents, 'Jean Arp', Vich, Switzerland
Galerie Mélisa, 'Jean Arp', Lausanne, Switzerland
1971
Galeria Narciso, 'Jean Arp 1912 – 1965', Turin, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
Galleria del Naviglio, 'Jean Arp 1912 – 1965', Milan, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
Galleria II Collezionista, 'Jean Arp 1912 – 1965', Rome, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
Sidney Janis Gallery, 'An Arp Garden of Marbles and Bronzes', New York NY
1970
Vismara Arte Contemporanea, 'Jean Arp', Milan, Italy
Galleria Notizie, 'Arp', Turin, Italy
Galeria Velasco, 'Jean Arp', Madrid, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
Galeria René Metras, 'Jean Arp', Barcelona, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
Grace Borgenicht Gallery, 'Arp', New York NY
Galerie Renée Ziegler, [Jean Arp], Zurich, Switzerland
1968
Sidney Janis Gallery, 'Arp', New York NY
Dominion Gallery, 'Jean Arp', Montréal CA
Galerie d'Art Moderne, 'Jean Arp: Reliefs', Basel, Switzerland
Cercle Noroil, 'Jean Arp – Sophie Taeuber', Arras, France
1967
Ancienne douane, 'Hommage à Jean Arp', Strasbourg, France
1966
Kunstverein Hamburg und Württembergischer Kunstverein, 'Hans Arp', Stuttgart, Germany
Galerie im Erker, 'Hans Arp', St. Gall, Switzerland
Castello Visconti, 'Donazione Jean Arp', Locarno, Switzerland
1965
Chalette Gallery, 'Jean Arp', New York NY
Galleria Schwarz, 'Arp', Milan, Italy
1964
Brook Street Gallery, 'Arp', London, UK
Dom Galerie, 'Arp', Cologne, Germany
1963
Sidney Janis Gallery, 'Arp 23 – 63', New York NY
Galleria Schwarz, 'Arp', Milan, Italy
1962
Musée National d'Art Moderne, 'Arp – Zeichnungen, Collagen und Reliefs', Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Kunsthalle, 'Arp – Zeichnungen, Collagen und Reliefs', Basel, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Moderna Museet, 'Arp – Zeichnungen, Collagen und Reliefs', Stockholm, Sweden (Travelling Exhibition)
Louisiana Museum, 'Arp – Zeichnungen, Collagen und Reliefs', Humlebaek, Denmark (Travelling Exhibition)
Tate Gallery, 'Arp – Zeichnungen, Collagen und Reliefs', London, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Galerie Denise René, 'Arp – S. Taeuber-Arp. Peintures et Sculptures', Paris, France
Galerie Klipstein und Kornfeld, 'Arp – Zeichnungen, Collagen und Reliefs', Bern, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Grace Borgenicht Gallery, 'Arp: drawings and collages', New York NY
Galerie du Perron, 'Hommage à Jean-Hans Arp', Geneva, Switzerland
Galerie d'Art Moderne, 'Arp: Zeichnungen, Collagen und Gouachen', Basel, Switzerland
1961
Galerie Edouard Loeb, 'Jean Arp: Dessins, Collages, Poupées', Paris, France
1960
Galerie Denise René, 'Arp, sculptures et tapisseries récentes', Paris, France
Stedelijk Museum, 'Arp', Amsterdam, Netherlands
Galerie Chalette, 'Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp', New York NY
1959
Galerie Denise René, 'Arp: dessins', Paris, France
Galerie Artek, 'Arp', Stockholm, Sweden
Galerie Klipstein und Kornfeld, 'Hans Arp: Graphik 1912 – 1956', Bern, Switzerland
1958
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'Arp: Retrospective', New York NY
Musée National d'Art Moderne, 'Arp: Retrospective', Paris, France
Galerie Der Spiegel, 'Hans Arp', Cologne, Germany
1957
Musée de l'Art Wallon, 'Arp', Brussels, Belgium
Galerie d'Art Moderne, 'Jean Arp', Basel, Switzerland
Galerie Denise René, 'Arp – Taeuber-Arp. Gouaches, Collages, Reliefs, Sculptures', Paris, France
Galerie St. Stephan, 'Jean Arp – Michel Seuphor – Sophie Taeuber-Arp', Vienna, Austria (Travelling Exhibition)
Galerie der Spiegel, 'Jean Arp – Michel Seuphor – Sophie Taeuber-Arp', Cologne, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
1955
Galerie Edouard Loeb, 'Jean Arp', Paris, France
Galerie Berggruen, 'Arp: Collages', Paris, France
Kestner-Gesellschaft, 'Hans Arp – Sophie Taeuber-Arp', Hanover, Germany
Galerie Springer, [Sophie Taeuber-Arp – Hans Arp], Berlin, Germany
Kunstverein Freiburg, [Sophie Taeuber-Arp – Hans Arp], Fribourg, Switzerland
1954
Curt Valentin Gallery, 'Jean Arp', New York NY
La Biennale di Venezia, 'Arp', French Pavilion at the XXVI International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy
1952
Salle de l’Émulation, [Exhibition of works by Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Jean Arp], Liège, Belgium
1951
Galerie La Hune, 'Arcadie d'Arp', Paris, France
1950
Galerie Maeght, 'Arp', Paris, France
Galerie Denise René, 'Arp – Taeuber-Arp', Paris, France
Sidney Janis Gallery, 'Arp – Taeuber-Arp. 10 Paintings by Sophie Taeuber; 6 Paintings in Collaboration; 10 Reliefs & Paintings by Jean Arp', New York NY
1949
Curt Valentin-Buchholz Gallery, 'Jean Arp', New York NY
1945
Galerie des Eaux-Vives, 'Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Gemälde und Zeichnungen / Jean Arp: Reliefs, Holzschnitte, Zeichnungen', Zurich, Switzerland
1944
Art of this Century, 'Arp', New York NY
1939
Galerie Jeanne Bucher, 'Jean Arp. Sculptures, Reliefs, Papiers déchirés. Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Peintures, Reliefs, Gouaches', Paris, France
1937
Putzel Gallery, 'Jean Arp', San Francisco CA
1934
John Becker Gallery, '15 gouaches by Hans Arp', New York NY
1930
Galerie Jeanne Bucher, 'Arp: Papiers déchirés', Paris, France
1929
Galerie Goemans, 'Arp', Paris, France
1928
Galerie L'Epoque, 'Hans Arp', Brussels, Belgium
Galerie Le Centaure, 'Hans Arp', Brussels, Belgium
Librairie La Mésange, 'Projets de l’Aubette et Œuvres de Arp, Taeuber, van Doesburg', Strasbourg, France
1927
Galerie Surréaliste, 'Arp', Paris, France
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Selected Group Exhibitions

2021
Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 'Sophie Taeuber-Arp & Hans Arp: Cooperations – Collaborations', Zurich, Switzerland
San Diego Museum of Art, 'Objects of Desire. Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today', San Diego CA (Travelling Exhibition)
CaixaForum, 'Objects of Desire. Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today', Girona, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
CaixaForum, 'Objects of Desire. Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today', Sevilla, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
CaixaForum, 'Objects of Desire. Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today', Madrid, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
Vitra Design Museum, 'Objects of Desire. Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today', Weil am Rhein, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Panorama Museums Bad Frankenhausen, 'Surrealismus in Deutschland? Kunst von 1919 bis 1949', Bad Frankenhausen, Germany
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, 'Rodin/Arp', cur. Astrid von Asten & Dr. Raphaël Bouvier, Remagen, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
2020
Fondation Beyeler, 'Rodin/Arp', cur. Dr. Raphaël Bouvier, Riehen, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Henie Onstad Kunstsenter Oslo, 'The Great Monster Dada Show', Oslo, Norway
Fundació Joan Miró, 'Sound Lines in 20th Century Art', Barcelona, Spain
Museum Folkwang Essen, 'Der montierte Mensch. Bildwelten eines technologischen Zeitalters', Essen, Germany
2019
ZKM Zentrum für Medien und Kunst Karlsruhe, 'Negativer Raum', Karlsruhe, Germany
Kunstmuseum Bonn, 'Maske', Bonn, Germany
2014
Gerhard-Marcks-Haus Bremen, 'Nach der Natur.
 Strategien der Natur in der zeitgenössischen Bildhauerei', Bremen, Germany
Max Ernst Museum, 'Seine Augen trinken alles, Max Ernst, Kunst und Kultur am Vorabend des ersten Weltkriegs', Brühl, Germany
Museum Behnhaus Drägerhaus, 'Augen auf. Thomas Mann und die bildende Kunst', Lübeck, Germany
Museum voor Schone Kunsten, 'Love Letters in war and peace (1870–1930)', Gent, Belgium
Vitra Design Museum, 'Alvar Aalto – Second Nature', Weil am Rhein, Germany
2013
Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, '1914. Die Avantgarden im Kampf', Bonn, Germany
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'Inventing Abstraction', New York NY
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, 'Matrix. Das Textile in Kunst und Kunsthandwerk von Gustav Klimt bis Chiharu Shiota', Wolfsburg, Germany
2012
Wilhelm Hack-Museum, 'Punkt. Systeme', Ludwigshafen, Germany
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 'Encounters with the 1930’s', Madrid, Spain
2011
Kunstmuseum Luzern, 'Der Moderne Bund', Lucerne, Switzerland
2010
Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung e.V., 'Schnittstelle / Muster', Bonn, Germany
Fundación Mapfre, 'Subversion des images', Madrid, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
Fotomuseum Winterthur, 'Subversion des images', Winterthur, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Centre Pompidou, 'Subversion des images', Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Path to Abstraction – 1867 to 1917', Sydney, Australia
2009
Gerhard Marcks Haus, 'Daphne: Mythos und Metamorphose', Bremen, Germany
2008
Gerhard Marcks Haus, 'Against Nature: the hybrid forms of modern sculpture', Bremen, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Museum Beelden aan Zee, 'Against Nature: the hybrid forms of modern sculpture', Scheveningen, Holland (Travelling Exhibition)
Henry Moore Institute, 'Against Nature: the hybrid forms of modern sculpture', Leeds, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
2006
The National Gallery of Art, 'Dada', Washington D.C.
2005
Musée des Beaux-Arts, 'L'action restreinte. L'art moderne selon Mallarmé', Nantes, France
Centre Pompidou, 'Dada', Paris, France
2004
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 'Monocromos. De Malevich al presente', Madrid, Spain
2003
Museum Liner und Kunsthalle Ziegelhütte, 'Aspekte der Sammlung Arp-Hagenbach', Appenzell, Switzerland
2001
Centre Pompidou, 'Denise René, l'intrépide. Une galerie dans l'aventure de l'art abstrait. 1944 –1978', Paris, France
1995
CAAM Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, 'El poeta como artista', Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
1966
Musée National d'Art Moderne, 'Dada. Ausstellung zum 50-jährigen Jubiläum. Exposition Commémorative du Cinquantenaire', Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Kunsthaus Zürich, 'Dada. Ausstellung zum 50-jährigen Jubiläum. Exposition Commémorative du Cinquantenaire', Zurich, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
1958
Stedelijk Museum, 'Dada', Amsterdam, Netherlands
1954
Hôtel de Ville, 'Sept pionniers de la sculpture moderne', Yverdon, Switzerland
1953
Sidney Janis Gallery, 'Dada 1916-1923', New York NY
1944
Kunsthalle Basel, 'Konkrete Kunst', Basel, Switzerland
1936
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'Cubism and Abstract Art', New York NY
1933
Association des Surindépendants / Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles, '6e Salon des Surindépendants', Paris, France
1930
Kunstsalon Wolfsberg, 'Produktion Paris 1930', Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie 23, 'Cercle et Carré', Paris, France
1921
Galerie Montaigne, 'Salon Dada. Exposition internationale', Paris, France
1919
Kunsthaus Zürich, 'Schweizerische Expressionisten – Das Neue Leben', Zurich, Switzerland
1917
Galerie Tanner, 'Otto van Rees, Hans Arp, A.C. van Rees-Dutilh: Moderne Wandteppiche, Stickereien, Malereien, Zeichnungen', Zurich, Switzerland
1912
Hans Goltz Kunsthandlung, 'Die zweite Ausstellung der Redaktion Der Blaue Reiter Schwarz-Weiss', Munich, Germany
Kunsthaus Zürich, 'Der Moderne Bund' [Zweite Ausstellung], Zurich, Switzerland
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Bibliography

Monographs

2020
Ewig, Isabelle, Guégan, Victor, Maldonado, Guitemie (et al.), 'Jean Arp. Un jour, des années, une vie', Saint Côme et Maruéjols: trente et un, 2020, ill. (exh. cat.)
Tamaschke, Elisa, Teuscher, Jana, Würtenberger, Loretta (eds.), 'ARP. Hans Arp & Other Masters of the 20th Century Sculpture' [Stiftung Arp e.V. Papers, Volume 3], Berlin: Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taueber-Arp e.V., 2020, ill.
Bouvier, Raphaël (ed.), 'Rodin / Arp. Two Masters in Dialogue' [English ed.], Ostfildern/Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2020, ill. (exh. cat.)
Bouvier, Raphaël (ed.), 'Rodin / Arp. Zwei Meister im Dialog' [German ed.], Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2020 (exh. cat.)
2019
Martinoli, Simona, Scotti, Roland (eds.), 'Public Arp. Hans Arp Architekturbezogene Arbeiten', Zurich: Scheidegger & Spiess, 2019, ill.
Mareuge, Agathe, 'Petite éternité. L'oeuvre poétique tardive de Jean Hans Arp', Dijon: Les presses du reel, 2019
2018
Teuscher, Jana, Würtenberger, Loretta (eds.), 'ARP. The Art of Hans Arp after 1945' [Stiftung Arp e.V. Papers, Volume 2], Berlin: Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taueber-Arp e.V., 2018, ill.
Kachur, Lewis, Krupp, Walburga (et al.), 'The Nature of Arp', Dallas TX: Nasher Sculpture Center, 2018, ill. (exh. cat.)
2017
Steinkamp, Maike, Smolinska, Marta, 'A-Geometry. Hans Arp and Poland / A-Geometrica. Hans Arp I Polska', Posen: Nationalmuseum Poznan, 2017, ill. (exh. cat.)
Guy, Frances, Robertson, Eric, 'Arp. The Poetry of Forms', Otterlo: Kröller-Müller Museum, 2017, ill.
2016
Steinkamp, Maike, Würtenberger, Loretta (eds.), 'ARP. Hans Arp and the United States' [Stiftung Arp e.V. Papers, Volume 1], Berlin/Rolandswerth: Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taueber-Arp e.V., 2016, ill.
Schwarz, Dieter, 'Hans Arp', Winterthur: Kunstmuseum Winterthur, 2016, ill. (exh. cat.)
Suter, Rudolf, 'Hans Arp. Das Lob der Unvernunft', Zurich: Scheidegger & Spiess, 2016, ill.
2015
Wallner, Julia (ed.), 'Hans Arp. Der Nabel der Avantgarde', Berlin: Georg-Kolbe Museum, 2015, ill. (exh. cat.)
2014
Heynen, Julian (ed.), 'Hans Arp. Chance Form Language (and a FRANZWESTigation)', Berlin: Distanz, 2014, ill.
2012
Dankbar, Melanie, Steiner, Juri, 'Hans Arp. Ovi Bimba', Zurich: JRP Ringier, 2012, ill.
Hartog, Arie (ed.), 'Hans Arp. Skulpturen. Eine Bestandsaufnahme. Sculptures. A Critical Survey', Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 2012, ill. (cat. rais.)
Luxembourg & Dayan (ed.), 'Arp is Art', London: Luxembourg & Dayan, 2012, ill. (exh. cat.)
Di Donna, Blain, 'Jean Arp. A Collection Of Wood Reliefs And Collages', New York NY: Blain Di Donna LLC, 2012, ill. (exh. cat.)
2011
Galerie Thomas (ed.), 'Hans Arp. Schwellenplastiken und Papierarbeiten aus den späten Jahren', Munich: Galerie Thomas, 2011, ill. (exh. cat.)
Kornhoff, Oliver (ed.), 'Biomorph! Hans Arp in a Dialogue with Current Positions in Art', Cologne: Snoeck, Remagen: Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, 2011, ill. (exh. cat.)
2007
Suter, Rudolf, 'Hans Arp. Weltbild und Kunstauffassung im Spätwerk' [Europäische Hochschulschriften Reihe, vol. 424, XXVIII], Bern/Frankfurt am Main/New York: Lang, 2007, ill.
Hüben, Rainer, Scotti, Roland (eds.), 'Hans Arp. Poupées', Goettingen: Steidl, 2007, ill.
Gallwitz, Klaus, 'Hans Arp. Die Natur der Dinge', Dusseldorf: Richter Verlag, 2007, ill. (exh. cat.)
2006
Robertson, Eric, 'Arp - Painter Poet Sculptor', New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2006, ill.
2005
Stecker, Raimund, von Asten, Astrid (eds.), 'Hans Arp. Works from the Collection of the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck', Tokyo: The Tokyo Shimbun, 2005, ill. (exh. cat.)
1999
Rathke, Christian, 'Hans/Jean Arp. Korrespondenz der Formen', Schleswig-Holstein: Stiftung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen Schloss Gottdorf, 1999, ill. (exh. cat.)
1997
Dülpers, Juliane, 'Voulez-vous voler avec moi. Eine Studie zur französischsprachigen Dichtung Hans Arps. Vol. 2. Bonner Romantische Arbeiten', Frankfurt a. M./New York: P. Lang, 1997, ill.
1995
Schramm, Uwe, 'Der Raumbegriff bei Hans Arp. Vol. 2. Interpretation und Vermittlung', Munster: Lit Verlag, 1995, ill.
1994
Faucherau, Serge, 'Arp', Recklinghausen: Verlag Aurel Bongers, 1994, ill.
Weber, Sylvia, 'Arp. Anlässlich der Ausstellung Hans Arp. Eine Übersicht. Arbeiten aus den Jahren 1912 bis 1965', Sigmaringen: Thorbecke, 1994 (exh. cat.)
1991
Gohr, Siegfried, Kolberg, G., 'Hans Arp. Die Metamorphose der Figur', Cologne: Museum Ludwig, 1991, ill. (exh. cat.)
Wegener, Maria, Werner, Wolfgang (eds.), 'Hans Arp. 1886-1965. Dada Art Concret', Breme: Graphisches Kabinett/Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner KG, 1991, ill.
1989
Andreotti, Margherita, 'The Early Sculpture of Arp. Ann Arbor', London: UMI Research Press, 1989, ill.
1988
Watts, Harriett, 'Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Die Elemente der Bilder und der Bücher', Wolfenbüttel: Herzog August Bibliothek, 1988, ill. (exh. cat.)
1983
Bleikasten, Aimée, 'Arp-Bibliographie, Vol. 2: Critique/Kritik', London: Grand & Cutler, 1983 (cat. rais.)
1981
Bleikasten, Aimée, 'Arp-Bibliographie, Vol. 1: Ecrits/Dichtung', London: Grand & Cutler, 1981 (cat. rais.)
Rau, Bernd, 'Hans Arp. The Reliefs. Catalogue of the Complete Works' [with an introduction by Michel Seuphor], New York: Rizzoli, 1981, ill. (cat. rais.)
1980
Arntz, Wilhelm F., 'Das graphische Werk 1912-1966', The Hague: G. Arntz Winter, 1980, ill. (cat. rais.)
1978
Poley, Stefanie, 'Hans Arp - Die Formensprache im plastischen Werk. Teil C: Katalog der unveröffentlichten Plastiken', Ostfildern-Ruit: Gerd Hatje, 1978, ill. (cat. rais.)
1973
Jianou, Ionel, 'Jean Arp', Paris: Arted, 1973, ill.
1968
Trier, Eduard (ed.), 'Hans Arp: Sculpture 1957-1966' [with a catalogue of the sculptures by François Arp], London: Thames and Hudson, 1968, ill. (cat. rais.)
Read, Herbert, 'Arp', London: Thames and Hudson, 1968, ill.
1967
Döhl, Reinhard, 'Das literarische Werk Hans Arps 1903-1930. Zur poetischen Vorstellungswelt des Dadaismus', Stuttgart:  Metzler, 1967
1957
Giedion-Welcker, Carola, 'Hans Arp' [incl. a catalogue of the sculptures from 1930-1957 by Marguerite Hagenbach], Stuttgart: G. Hatje, 1957, ill. (cat. rais.)
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Artist's Books & Writings

1984
Bleikasten, Aimée (ed.), 'Gesammelte Gedichte III. Gedichte 1957-1966', Zurich/Wiesbaden/Munich: Limes Verlag, 1984
1974
Schifferli, Peter (ed.), 'Gesammelte Gedichte II. Gedichte 1939-1957', Zurich/Wiesbaden: Limes Verlag, 1974
1966
Arp, Hans, 'Jours effeuillés. Poèmes, essais, souvenirs 1920-1965' [with a foreword by Marcel Jean], Paris: Gallimard, 1966
1963
Arp-Hagenbach, Marguerite, Schifferli, Peter (eds), 'Gesammelte Gedichte I. Gedichte 1903-1939', Zurich/Wiesbaden/Munich: Limes Verlag, 1963
1955
Arp, Hans, 'Unsern täglichen Traum. Erinnerungen, Dichtungen und Betrachtungen aus den Jahren 1914-1954', Zurich: Arche, 1955
1948
Arp, Hans, 'Arp. On My Way. Poetry and Essays 1912-1947' [Documents of Modern Art, vol. 6; prefatory note by Robert Motherwell], New York: Wittenborn, Schulz, 1948
1946
Arp, Hans, 'Le siège de l’air. Poèmes 1915-1945' [with 8 Drawings by Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp], Paris: Vrille, 1946, ill.
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Publications

2021
Kulturstiftung Basel H. Geiger (ed.), 'Tree Connections. Ein Kunst- und Ausstellungsprojekt von / An art and exhibition project by Klaus Littmann', Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2021, pp. 198-199, ill. (exh. cat.)
Kries, Mateo, Cunz, Tanja, 'Objekte der Begierde. Surrealismus und Design 1924 – heute' [German ed.], Weil am Rhein: Vitra Design Museum, 2021, ill. (exh. cat.)
Kries, Mateo, Cunz, Tanja, 'Objects of Desire. Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today' [English ed.], Weil am Rhein: Vitra Design Museum, 2021, ill. (exh. cat.)
2020
Bouvier, Raphaël (ed.), 'Rodin / Arp. Two Masters in Dialogue' [English ed.], Ostfildern/Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2020, ill. (exh. cat.)
Bouvier, Raphaël (ed.), 'Rodin / Arp. Zwei Meister im Dialog' [German ed.], Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2020 (exh. cat.)
Malone, Meredith (ed.), 'Multiplied. Edition MAT and the Transformable Work of Art, 1959-1965', Munich: Hirmer, 2020, pp. 121-128, ill. (exh. cat.)
2018
Yilmas Dziewior (ed.), ‘Museum Ludwig. Kunst 20./21. Jahrhundert’, Cologne: Walther König Verlag, 2018
2015
Laurenz Foundation, Schaulager Basel (ed.), 'Future Present. The Collection of the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation', Basel: Laurenz Foundation, Schaulager Basel, 2015
2002
Padberg, Martina (ed.), 'Farbe und Form. Sophie Taeuber-Arp im Dialog mit Hans Arp', Bad Homburg von der Höhe: Kulturforum Atlanta, 2002
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Press

2021
Isacchini, Simona, 'The Dadaist publications of Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Hans Arp from Hauser & Wirth', on: exibart.com, 19 April 2021, ill.
Bouvier, Raphaël, 'Rodin und Arp – Zwei Pioniere der mondernen Skulptur im Dialog', in: Artinside. Das Museumsmagazin der Region Basel, Basel, Spring 2021, pp. 24-25, ill.
2020
Meier, Philipp, 'Zwei Bildhauer singen im Duett. Auguste Rodin und Hans Arp laden in der Fondation Beyeler zu einer sinnlichen Sehschule', in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich, 15 December 2020, pp. 17, 32, ill.
2019
Sims, Vanessa, 'Abbot Hall exhibition focuses on artists who fled from the Nazi occupation', on: nwemail.co.uk, 14 February 2019
Reynolds, Pamela, 'What Boston Owes to the Bauhaus, as the Experimental School Turns 100', on: wbur.org, 18 February 2019
2018
___, 'Refuge: The Art of Belonging', on: cumbriacrack.com, 14 December 2018
Esplund, Lance, ''The Nature of Arp' Review: Revolutionary Forms', on: wsj.com, 30 October 2018, ill.
Hostetter, Alaena, 'The Nasher Sculpture Center Celebrates 15 Years', on: dmagazine.com, 19 October 2018, ill.
Reyburn, Scott, 'Celebrities Love Old Masters, but Will Collectors Fall for Them?', on: nytimes.com, 6 July 2018
___, 'With An Injection of Funding from Art Basel Parent MCH Cross-Collecting Fair Masterpiece Presents High-End Objects For All', on: harpersbazaararabia.com, 4 July 2018, ill.
Karcher, Eva, 'Im Kokon. Kunst als Lebensart: Die Londoner Messer Masterpiece befeuert die Lust am luxuriösen Crossover der Genres', in: Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, 30 June 2018, p. 20, ill.
Rees, Lucy, 'Cross-Collecting Is in Full Swing at Masterpiece London', on: galeriemagazine.com, 29 June 2018
Netto, David, 'All the Treasures at the Masterpiece Design Fair in London', on: townandcountrymag.com, 29 June 2018, ill.
Brady, Anna, 'From Marina Abramovic’s face to a butcher’s shop diorama, early sales at Masterpiece London', on: theartnewspaper.com, 29 June 2018, ill.
Slattery, Luke, 'Zurich banks on its creative edge as the birthplace of Dadaism', on: afr.com, 7 June 2018
Harris, Gareth, 'Jean Arp. Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK', in: Frieze, London, March 2018, p. 178
___, 'Florsheim, Goldberg collections comprise Wright sale Feb. 15', on: liveauctioneers.com, 30 January 2018, ill.
2017
Ward, Evie, 'Hans Arp: The Poetry of Forms', on: thisistomorrow.info, 18 December 2017, ill.
Treen, Kristen, 'Crossing borders at Turner Contemporary', on: apollo-magazine.com, 18 December 2017, ill.
Oberholzer, Niklaus, 'Arp, Gehr, Matisse', in: Kunstbulletin, Zurich, May 2017, p. 81
Steer, Emily, 'Death and Taxes', in: Elephant, London, Spring 2017, pp. 190-191
Jody, Zellen, 'Schwitters, Miró, Arp', in: Artscene, Los Angeles, January 2017, pp. 19-20, ill.
ÖER, 'Aufklärung statt Ausbeutung. Die Stiftung Arp hat die Negativschlagzeilen längst verlassen', in: Informationsdienst Kunst, Berlin, 1 June 2017, pp. 20-23
2016
Sonna, Birgit, 'Kurven für Rockefeller', in: art. Das Kunstmagazin, November 2016, Hamburg, pp. 44-53, ill.
Parsons, Elly, 'Myth and magic: Michael Werner's Stellar Summer Show of Modern Masters', on: wallpaper.com, 18 July 2016, ill.
Cowger, Patti L., 'The 100th anniversary of Dada: A soiree of mayhem', on: napavalleyregister.com, 13 May 2016, ill.
2015
Fricke, Christiane, 'Hans Arp. Eine amerikanische Geschichte', on: handelsblatt.com, 19 June 2015, ill.
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Museum Exhibitions

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Rodin/Arp
27 Jun - 14 Nov 2021 , Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Germany
Hans Arp Rodin/Arp
13 Dec - 16 May 2021

Events

Thu 17 Oct 2019, 7:00
Hong Kong

David Smith: Steel into Sculpture (2018) Directed by Jay Freund Duration: 58mins
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Thu 10 Oct 2019, 6:00
Hong Kong

Appreciate selected poems by Arp with poet and translator Chris Song and gain a greater understanding of the artist. – Dr. Chris Song, Poet and Translator
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