Martin Kippenberger

1953 · Germany

Artist biography

Martin Kippenberger is seen as an established artist, who originates from Germany. Martin Kippenberger was born in 1953. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Martin Kippenberger's work, including galleries in countries like the United Kingdom, the United States, and Brazil. The galleries exhibiting Martin Kippenberger's work include Skarstedt Gallery | London in the United Kingdom, Shin Gallery in the United States, as well as Bergamin & Gomide in Brazil. Martin Kippenberger most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Belmacz Gallery in London with the exhibition Machine Gun Etiquette. The exhibition was open from 04 September 2018 until 29 September 2018. Martin Kippenberger's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; All’estero & Dr. K.’s Badereise nach Riva: Version B (13 September 2018 - 20 October 2018) at Croy Nielsen in Vienna and Group Exhibition | Summer in BORCHs Butik (18 July 2019 - 20 August 2019) at BORCHs Butik in Copenhagen. Martin Kippenberger's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Machine Gun Etiquette and took place at Belmacz Gallery in London, the United Kingdom from the 04 September 2018 to 29 September 2018.

Martin Kippenberger in private collections

On Artland Martin Kippenberger's art can be found in the collection of Stalke Collection and Jimenez -Colon Collection, who for instance also has works by other artists including Won Sou-Yeol, Qafar Rzayev, and Philipp Keel.

Further Biographical Context for Martin Kippenberger

Martin Kippenberger was born in 1953 and was predominantly influenced by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all characteristic of a strong desire to progress and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre reclaimed its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The multicultural and sophisticated position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple international renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again strengthened its reputation as the artistic hub of the generation. Street art started to emerge as a true and accepted form of art towards the end of the 1970s. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were pioneers in proving that their artworks could subsist at the same time in art galleries and in urban settings. Fuelled by graffiti art, street art from its earliest days proved that it could endure in a perpetual flux of self-transformation, endlessly shifting the limits of modern art, becoming a truly ground-breaking artistic genre.

Martin Kippenberger

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 9

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