The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, April 18, 2014


Rolf Sachs: Typically German? A Reflection on attributes and clichés
Schwermut (melancholia), 2013 © Rolf Sachs. Photo: Byron Slater.
COLOGNE.- What is ‘typically German?’ Is it the love of garden gnomes, homeliness and beer? Are the virtues of tidiness, punctuality and conscientiousness characteristic for a whole nation? The very core of German identity seems to be hard to put into words.

In his ‘typisch deutsch?’ exhibition, artist and designer Rolf Sachs condenses his personal reflections on those allegedly German attributes and stereotypes in an exciting selection of objects and installations. The exhibits are enveloped by a subtle network of associative connections, playing with concepts such as industriousness, cleanliness, homeliness and narrow-mindedness, and telling us about the multi-facetted aspects of German culture.

The son of a German father and a French mother, Swiss-born Rolf Sachs lives and works in London with his Iranian wife Maryam and their three children. From this multi-cultural background, Rolf Sachs has increasingly focused on his linguistic and cultural origins, which are also clearly visible in his artistic language. With the critical distance of a cosmopolitan, he is able to cast a fresh view on essential characteristics of German identity and, defying the cliché of the humourless German, he does so with intelligent and hard-hitting wit. Rolf Sachs’ first solo exhibition in a German museum invites the audience to discover their own ‘German virtues’ and, possibly, to discover new aspects about themselves.

The exhibition will be documented in a bi-lingual catalogue with contributions by internationally renowned design and art experts. The exhibition opening at the MAKK will mark the beginning of both the International Furniture Fair (imm cologne) and PASSAGEN. In this context, the museum will present an exciting special programme, including a panel discussion (in English) on ‘Typically German? Globalisation and National Aspects in Architecture and Design’, organised in cooperation with Baumeister and Abitare: 14 January 2013 at 7pm.



Today's News

January 14, 2014

Exhibition presents the results of the technical studies undertaken on El Greco's works

Sotheby's to sell works from the Private Collection of legendary art dealer Jan Krugier

Christie's to offer the most important early Magritte to come to auction in a generation

Former secretary to Imelda Marcos sentenced to 2 to 6 years and $3.5 million payment to New York State

Family archives of William Penn the man who founded Pennsylvania for sale at Bonhams

Dallas Museum of Art appoints Gavin Delahunty as Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art

Powerful Picasso portrait of his great love Jacqueline Roque to be offered at Christie's

The MIT List Visual Arts Center names Henriette Huldisch as the List Center’s Curator

Vivian Maier's photographs on view for the first time in Ohio at the Cleveland Print Room

Not-so Hell's Angel: Pope Francis' Harley-Davidson for sale next month in Paris

Exhibition of paintings from 2010 to the present by Robert Kushner on view at Carl Solway Gallery

The Aurora Collection of Roman Gold Coins realises $1,700,000 at New York auction

Katonah Museum of Art names Walker Art Center's Darsie Alexander as new Executive Director

Innerverse, by Joshua Aster opens at Edward Cella Art + Architecture

Simon Lee opens exhibition of new and recent work by eight gallery artists

Rio museum receives neo-realist Portinari works

1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon note brings world record $3.29 million at Heritage Auctions

Jennifer Belz named marketing director at Morphy Auctions

Sculptor of Victorian Britain Alfred Drury returns to Leeds

Contemporary engraving in dialog with the past at the Snite Museum of Art

Rolf Sachs: Typically German? A Reflection on attributes and clichés

NYU's Grey Art Gallery throws the spotlight on one of the 20th century's most innovative artistic partnerships

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- 'World's oldest message in a bottle', tossed in sea 101 years ago, reaches granddaughter

2.- East-West/West-East: Qatar unveils desert sculpture by American artist Richard Serra

3.- Ming-era 'chicken cup' sells for $36.05 million breaking record for Chinese porcelain

4.- United States pastor Kevin Sutherland convicted over Damien Hirst fake paintings

5.- Major exhibition at Pinacothèque de Paris explores the myth of Cleopatra

6.- Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles opens with inaugural exhibition "Van Gogh Live!"

7.- Landmark exhibition opens in New York exploring the ancient kingdoms of Southeast Asia

8.- Palm-sized scroll that mentions Jesus's wife is ancient: Harvard Theological Review

9.- Hitler's wife Eva Braun may have had Jewish ancestry: British television documentary

10.- Bonhams to sell Madame de Pompadour's favourite porcelain which surfaced in Devon after 350 years



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site