Harun Farocki

1944 · Germany

Artist biography

Harun Farocki is an established artist, who was born in Germany. Harun Farocki was born in 1944. Artists Sigmar Polke and Rebecca Horn are of the same generation and same country as Harun Farocki.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Harun Farocki's work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany. The galleries exhibiting Harun Farocki's work include Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | London in the United Kingdom, àngels barcelona in Spain, as well as Greene Naftali Gallery in the United States. Harun Farocki's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition ARCO Madrid at àngels barcelona in Spain. The exhibition was open from 26 February 2020 until 01 March 2020. Harun Farocki's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Men in trouble (11 November 2018 - 11 January 2019) at àngels barcelona in Spain and Harun Farocki und die Musik (16 September 2017 - 21 December 2017) at Galerie Barbara Weiss in Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Harun Farocki

Harun Farocki was born in 1944 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1960s growing up. Art turned into a vehicle for dogmas and other agendas, with Pop and Minimalism appearing concurrently as the most significant art movements of the decade. Pop Art in New York city embraced the culture of mass media and mass consumerism, with Artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselmann getting inspired by television, comic strips, billboards and other products of the rise of Capitalism for their artworks. On the other side of the country, the West Coast in California, the first elements of what would be known as Conceptual art were blossoming. Minimalism developed the crucial idea that art should subsist in its own reality, and not try to represent the real world. Born of a desire to obliterate all pre-established conceptions about art, Minimalism became a radically progressive movement, highly influential worldwide, with artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin as key actors. Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler were artists who sought to delve into some of the most fundamental philosophies of Abstract Expressionism, while getting rid of the emotional and highly personal aspect it would usually entail with it. This led to the creation of Colour Field painting, deeply identifying with Minimalism. The iconic contemporary art movements that reverberated through the wave of radicalism of the 1960s also had their own distinctions and scopes, distinctive to different areas or countries. Spatialism, for instance, was established in Italy by Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, and its ideologies embraced by the Zero group in Germany. Throughout Europe, the philosophy of Existentialism strongly influenced artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti, who strived to depict the raw human emotions often associated with reflections on death and the lingering anxiety of the meaninglessness of life.

Harun Farocki

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