Jan Muche

1975 · Germany

Artist biography

Jan Muche is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in Germany - other established artists such as Christiane Richter, Marc Räder, Hans Benda, Sophie Schmidt, and Adrian Buschmann were also born in Germany. Jan Muche was born in 1975.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Jan Muche's work, which are Studio d'Arte Cannaviello in Milan, Italy and Opere Scelte in Turin, Italy. Jan Muche most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Mikael Andersen in Copenhagen with the exhibition 1000 Sterne. The exhibition was open from 01 December 2017 until 13 January 2018. Jan Muche's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; collAge (07 February 2020 - 13 March 2020) at Semjon Contemporary in Berlin and alternative >f>acts (12 July 2019 - 19 July 2019) at Laura Mars Gallery in Berlin.

Further Biographical Context for Jan Muche

Born in 1975, Jan Muche grew up during the 1990s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became noted for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Relational Aesthetics became a key idea. It was a term created by curator Nicholas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency to make art based on, or inspired by, human relations and their social context. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this agenda.

Jan Muche

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