Error: 3002 Source: GeoIP.asp line 56: File could not be opened. Tobias Rehberger's Patria o Muerte
The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 Friday, October 31, 2014


Tobias Rehberger's Patria o Muerte
Tobias Rehberger, Installation View V. Patria o Muerte, 2006. Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main. Photo: Alexander Heimann. © Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main.
FRANKFURT, GERMANY.- Städel Museum presents Tobias Rehberger Patria o Muerte, 2006, a work for the Städel Museum. "Patria o Muerte" (Fatherland or Death) is the title of Tobias Rehberger's work shown in the Städel Museum. Commissioned specifically for its place of presetation at the point where old structure and annex intersect, the new acquisition is aimed at redefining this axis connecting the differet parts of the collection. In accordace with Rehberger's usual approach, the concept of "Patria o Muerte" is based on another artist's idea. I 1959, the Austrian sculptor Erwin Hauer developed a ceiling structure for the American architect Philip Johnson which was to be realized in the casino of La Habana, Cuba. Both the architect and the artist had been involved in the design of this "Untitled Continuum," as the work was called, and the elaboration of its basic form. The project could not be carried out because of Fidel Castro's Cuban Revolution. Now, almost fifty years later, a quotation of this form - a relief-like geometric aluminum structure - presents itself as a ceiling sculpture in the Städel Museum in Frankfurt.





Today's News

October 28, 2006

Brice Marden: Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings

Christie's New York To Auction Picasso's Still Life

Tobias Rehberger's Patria o Muerte

MOCA Cleveland Selects FOA For New Museum

Vista de Peru - Photographs by Martin Chambi

Loris Cecchini: Cloudless Opens at P.S.1

Sotheby's Milan To Auction Works by Lucio Fontana

Sculptures in Four Dimensions at Amelie A. Wallace Gallery

Goya's Los Caprichos at The Arthur Ross Gallery

8th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition

Second Global Design Contest by Tupperware

Christie's LIVE Captures $2.8 Million

2006 California Biennial at The Orange County Museum

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

2.- Giant mosaic unearthed in mysterious tomb in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia

3.- Bonhams sale of 18th century French decorative arts to benefit Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

4.- Paris flustered by erection of 'sex-toy' sculpture; Paul McCarthy slapped by a passer-by

5.- High art or vile pornography? Marquis de Sade explored in Orsay museum exhibition

6.- 'Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

7.- Greek culture minister says Elgin Marbles return a matter of 'global heritage'

8.- Vandals deflate Paris 'sex-toy' sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy after outrage

9.- Exhibition at National Gallery in London explores Rembrandt's final years of painting

10.- 'Hans Memling: A Flemish Renaissance' opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome

Related Stories



Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration



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 Ramírez - 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