Group of bronze sculptures by Günther Förg © Estate Günther Förg, Suisse / DACS , London 2020. Photo: Bernhard Strauss

Opening reception: ‘Günther Förg. the surface of bronze’

  • Thu Mar 12 2020, 06:00 PM

Join us for the opening reception of a survey exhibition of Günther Förg’s sculptures, titled ‘surface of bronze’. Open at Hauser & Wirth Zürich, the exhibition focuses on the artist’s work from the mid 1980’s through to 2008. The exhibition presents rarely, and never before seen, pieces to contextualise this important part of Förg’s multifaceted, complex and varied practice. As an artist he insistently, and resolutely, questioned and expanded upon Modernism’s formal vocabulary in a laconic oeuvre that encompassed painting, photography, drawing and sculpture. This presentation will highlight how he upturned and challenged classical bronze, translating it with his tactile, painterly and spontaneous methods. Förg’s bronze sculptures do not reflect on an aesthetic order or classical perfection but display his delight in the act of making and in the sensual presence of the work. This is evident in the depressions, scratches and imprints strewn over the surfaces of his sculptures, which vary from intimate to monumental and from reliefs to free-standing.

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