Gunther Uecker

Nasce nel 1930 a Wendorf, in Germania. Scultore, scenografo e artista cinetico, compie gli studi accademici a Wismar e all’Accademia di Berlin-Weissensse dal 1949 al 1953; Fino al 1957 frequenta l’Accademia di Düsseldorf. Nel 1961 fonda il gruppo ZERO che, allontanandosi dalle tendenze artistiche dominanti incoraggia il ritorno al “grado zero” dell’arte. Uecker cerca di arrivare alla semplicità formale e alla purezza spirituale delle cose, creando dei rituali personali che consistono nella ripetizione infinita di semplici azioni. Dopo lo scioglimento del gruppo ZERO, Uecker conosce John Cage, attraverso il quale si avvicina all’arte concettuale e alla body art, convinto della necessità dello spettatore come motore e parte integrante dell’opera d’arte.


SELEZIONE ESPOSIZIONI PERSONALI:

1960

Dusseldorf, Galerie Schmela

1962

Anversa, Galerie Ad Libitum, Gunter Uecker

1963

Dusseldorf, Galerie Schmela, Gunter Uecker

1964

Anversa, Galerie Ad Libitum, Gunter Uecker

1966

Londra, McRoberts & Tunnard Gallery, Gunter Uecker
Berna, Kunsthalle, Blitzaggregat

1967

Basilea, Galerie Handschin, Gunter Uecker
Losanna, Galerie Bonnier, Gunter Uecker
Bruxelles, Galerie Accent, Gunter Uecker

1968

Parigi, Galerie Denise René, Gunter Uecker
Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

1969

Bonn, Galerie Argelander, Gunter Uecker
Dusseldorf, Hans Mayer, Gunter Uecker

1971

Stoccolma, Moderna Museet, Gunter Uecker: Bildobjecte 1957 – 1970
Venezia, XXXV Biennale di Venezia

1972

Bonn, Galerie Schmela, Ueker: Kreis Kreise

1974

Lodz, Museum Stuki w Lodzi, Gunter Uecker: Struktury

1975

Dusseldorf, Galerie m Bochum, Gunter Uecker
Essen, Museum Folkwang, Werkstattgesprach
Dusseldorf, Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, Gunter Uecker: Zeichnungen

1978

Colonia, Galerie Reckermann

1979

San Gallo, Erker Galerie, Uecker: Bilder, Objecte, Bucher

1980

Linz, Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, Lithographien und Siebdrucke

1982

Berlino, Nationalgalerie, Aquarelle aus Littenheid

1983

Dusseldorf, Kunsthalle, Uecker: Bibliophile Werke
Rottweil, Forum Kunst Rottweil, Gunter Uecker
Colonia, Galerie Dreisetel, Littenheid 1980: Aquarelle und Zeichnungen

1984

Scottsdale, Riva Yares Gallery, In America: The Southwest Nail Reliefs and Sculpture 1984
Wasserburg, Galerie im Ganserhaus, Gast in der Großen Kunstausstellung 1984: Günther Uecker

1985

Dusseldorf, Galerie Hans Strelow, Black Mesa
Ankara, Deutsches Kulturinstitut und Türkisch- Deutscher Kulturbeirat, Günther Uecker: Bibliophile Werke

1986

Francoforte, Galerie Lupke, Gunter Uecker: Island Aquarelle
Genova, Goethe-Institut, Gunter Uecker: Incontro con l’artista
Monchengladbach
, Stadtisches Museum Abteiberg, Gunther Uecker: 7 Arbeiten zu Black Mesa

1987

Milano, Studio Carlo Grossetti, Gunter Uecker

1988

Mosca, Central House of Artists, Retrospettiva
Reykjavik, Kjarvalsstadir Art Museum, Gunter Uecker: Aquarelle

1989

Chicago, Goethe-Institut, Roman Stone
Dusseldorf, Galerie im Kinderspielhaus, Silberberg an der Richisau: Aquarelle
Lodz, Museum Sztukiw, Gunter Uecker: Nowe Dziela

1990

Lussemburgo, Galerie de Luxenbourg
Monaco, Galerie Walter Storms, Gunter Uecker: Neue Skulpturen

1992

Schwerin, Staatliches Museum, Uecker in Schwerin
Vienna, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwing Wien, Uecker in Wien

1993

Monaco, Kunsthalle, Gunter Uecker: Eine Retrospektive
Budapest, Hungarian National Museum

1995

Gumna, Kitakanto Museum of Fine Arts, Gunter Uecker: Schwebend Schweben
Roma, Palazzo delle Esposizioni: Gunter Uecker: L’uomo lacerato

1996

Rio de Janeiro, Museu de Arte Moderna, Der geschundene Mensch
Santiago, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, El Hombre vulnerado

1998

Berlino, Mies-Van-der-Rohe-Haus, Fragmente: Gunter Uecker
Gerusalemme, The Jerusalem Artists’ House, Gunter Uecker: Leviathan

2000

Hanoi, Goethe-Institut, Gunther Uecker Originalgraphiken: Entwicklung eines Werkes
Lubiana, Stadtgalerie in Zusammenarbeit, Gunther Uecker: Der Geschundene Mensch

2002

Stoccarda, Kunsthaus & Galerie Keim, Licht und Schatten: Arbeiten von Günther Uecker

2003

Roma, Goethe-Institute, Michelangelo Lupone e Gunter Uecker: vita segreta della Materia
Taipei, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Der Geschunde Mensch
Basilea, Galerie Beyerle

2005

Berlino, Martin-Gropius-Bau; Berlino, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein; Berlino, Neue Nationalgalerie, Gunther Uecker: Zwanzig Kapitel
Duisburg, Museum Kuppersmuhle fur Moderne Kunst, Gunther Uecker: Das Eigentliche
Taipei, National Museum of History, Taipei, Old Worlds, New Expressions: German Artist Günther Uecker

2007

Sofia, Sofia Art Gallery; Delhi, National Gallery of Modern Art; Mumbai, National Gallery of Modern Art, The Human Abused
Monaco, Versicherungskammer Bayern, Letter To China, Works on Paper
Pechino, National Museum of China, Brief an Peking

2008

Berlino, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Photographs
Apeldoorn, CODA Museum, Gunther Uecker: Works on Paper
Ordos, Ordos Art Museum; Hohhot, Inner Mongolia Museum for Modern Art; Cairo, Museum for Modern Art, Gunther Uecker: Post for Ordos

2009

Berlino, Kunst-Raum des Deutschen Bundestags, Das Buch Hiob

2010

Ulm, Handlungen Ulmer Museum, Gunther Uecker

2011

New York, L&M Arts, Gunther Uecker: The Early Years

2012

Budapest, Budapest Museum of Fine Art, Uecker: Material Becomes Picture
Tehran, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Injuries and Connections

2014

L’Avana, Museo de Bellas Artes Cuba, Gunter Uecker

2016

Londra, Dominique Levy Gallery

 

SELEZIONE ESPOSIZIONI COLLETTIVE:

1960

Zurigo, Stadthaus, Konkrete Kunst
Milano, Azimut, Massironi, Moldow, Oehm, Uecker

1961

Arnhem, Galerie A, Zero
Roma, Galleria La Salita

1962

Berlino, Galerie Diogenes, Zero
Francoforte, Galerie in der Schwanenhalle des Romer, Europaische Avantgarde

1964

Parigi, Galerie Denise René, Mouvement 2
New York, Howard Wise Gallery New York, Group Zero
Kassel, Documenta 3
Londra, New Vision Centre

1965

Washington, Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Group Zero
Seattle, Seattle Art Museum; Pasadena, Norton Simon Museum of Art; Saint Louis, Saint Louis Art Museum; New York, Museum of Modern Art, The Responsive Eye
Parigi, IV Biennale de Paris

1966

Bonn, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Zero in Bonn
Eindhoven, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, KunstLichtkunst

1968

Kassel, Documenta 4

1969

Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Art by Telephone

1970

Venezia, XXXV Biennale Internazionale d’Arte
Amburgo, Kunstverein in Hamburg

1971

Milano, Palazzo Reale, Metamorphose de Dinges
Dusseldorf, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Prospekt 71
Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen; Berlino, Neue Nationalgalerie, Metamorphose de Dinges

1976

New York, Museum of Modern Art, Prints: Acquisitions, 1973-1976

1977

Kassel, Documenta 6
Montreal, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Gravures allemandes contemporaines

1980

Pittsburg, Carnegie Museum of Art; Seattle, Seattle Art Museum; La Jolla, La Jolla MUseum of Contemporary Art; San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art, Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection

1981

Milwaukee, Milwaukee Art Museum; Detroit, The Detroit Institute of Arts; Kansas City, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection

1982

Berlino, Neue Nationalgalerie, Kunst wird Material
Bonn, Kunstmuseum, Sammlung Ulbricht

1984

Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art, Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection

1985

Taipei, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, German Art 1945 – 1985
Madrid, Fundaciòn Juan March, Estructuras Repetitivas

1986

Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Trends in Geometric Abstract Art

1987

Dusseldorf, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf

1988

Shiga, The Museum of Modern Art, Pictures for the Sky: Art Kites (itinerante)
Madrid, Fundaciòn Juan March, Zero, un movimento europeo

1991

Bruxelles, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Pictures for the Sky: Art Kites
Hong Kong, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Das Buch. Kunstlerobjekte

1994

New York, Museum of Modern Art, A Century of Artists Books

1995

Lubiana, 21 International Biennal of Graphics Arts
Dusseldorf, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, In eigener Sache

1997

Graz, Neue Galerie Graz, Linien der Leidenschaft
Mouans Sartoux, Espace de l’Art Concret

1998

Basilea, Museum Tinguely, … aus der sammlung theo und elsa hotz
Tokyo, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Das Versprechen der Fotografie. Die Sammlung der DG-Bank
Santiago, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, El Ojo Escenico – Artes Visuales y Teatro

1999

Bolzano, MUSEION, Museiondocumenta

2000

New York, Museum of Modern Art, Open Ends
Dusseldorf, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Das fünfte Element - Geld oder Kunst

2003

Berlino, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin-Moskau Moskau-Berlin 1950-2000

2004

Genova, Villa Croce Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Attraversare Genova. Percorsi e linguaggi internazionali del contemporaneo
Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Monocromos
Siena, Complesso Museale di Santa Maria della Scala, Zero 1958 – 1968 tra Germania e Italia

2005

Basilea, Museum Tinguely, Bewegliche Teile
Dusseldorf, Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, Erste Prasentation
Ludwigshafen, Wilhelm Hack Museum, In neuer Frische, Neuprasentation der Sammlung
Neuss, Langen Foundation, Zeichen setzen – Gunther Uecker und Inoue Yu-Ichi

2006

Rottweil, Forum Kunst Rottweil, Sammelsurim Zwei
Duren, Leopold Hoesch Museum, Museumsverein Duren
Regensburg, Kunstkabinett, Accrochage
Waldenbuch, Museum Ritter, Bewegung in Quadrat
Palermo, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Visione del mondo
Dusseldorf, Museum Kunstpalast, ZERO – Internationale Kunstler-Avantgarde der 50er/60er Jahre

2007

Bolzano, MUSEION, Solo24ore24Studen
Santiago del Cile, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Homenaje a Picasso
Caraglio, Centro Sperimentale per le Arti Contemporanee, Le cinque anime della scultura
Venezia, Palazzo Fortuny, Artempo – When times becomes Art
Amburgo, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Das Schwarze Quadrat. Hommage an Malewitsch-Grundungsbau
Valencia, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Speed 2

2008

Bucarest, National Museum of Contemporary Art, A forest of sculptures. The Simon Spierer Collection
Colonia, Hubertus Melsheimer Kunsthandel, Small Masterworks From Big Masters
Milano, Fondazione Mudima, Roman Opalka, Gunter Uecker e Lee Ufan: La sottile linea d’ombra

2009

Dusseldorf, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Eating the universe. Vom Essen in der Kunst
Venezia, Palazzo Fortuny, In-finitum
Colonia, Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Von Picasso bis Warhol, Kunstlerschmuck der Avantgarde
Venezia, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Themes and variations: from the Mark to Zero
New York, Museum of Modern Art, Paper: Pressed, Stained, Slashed, Folded
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures

2010

Berlino, Kunstsaele, Sammlung Bergmeier
Stuttgart, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Eat Art. Vom Essen in der Kunst
Genova, Palazzo Ducale; Thessaloniki, Greek State Museum of Contemporary Art, Isole mai trovate

2011

Metz, Centre Pompidou Metz, Erre, variations labyrinthiques
Venezia, Palazzo Fortuny, Tra. The Edge of Becoming
Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts, Art on Lake

2012

Mosca, National Center For Contemporary Art, The presence of Pictures – German Painting
Venezia, Cà Pesaro, Enrico Castellani e Gunter Uecker
New York, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghosts in the Machine
Venezia, Fondazione Prada, The Small Utopia. Ars Moltiplicata
Stoccolma, Moderna Museet, Explosion! Painting in action
Roma, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Arte programmata e cinetica. Da Munari a Biasi a Colombo e…
Venezia, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, European Art: 1949-1979 – Marior R. Taylor: Paintings 1966 – 2001

2013

Saint – Etienne, Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint – Etienne, Enrico Castellani – Gunter Uecker
Budapest, Vasarely Museum, Collection Grauwinkel
Parigi, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Dynamo Un Siecle de Lumiere et de Mouvement Dans l’Art 1913 – 2013
Milano, Palazzo Reale, The Desire for Freedom – Arte in Europa dal 1945

2014

New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Zero: Countdown To Tomorrow, 1950s-60s
Lubiana, International Centre of Graphic Arts, Crossings
Mosca, Moscow museum of modern art, The Paths of German Art from 1949 to the present

2015

Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Zero: Let Us Explore The Stars
Londra, The Mayor Gallery, Mack, Piene, Uecker

2016

Venezia, Punta della Dogana, Accrochage

2017

Abu Dhabi, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, The creative act: Performance, Process, Presence
Venezia, Palazzo Fortuny, Intuition
Chicago, Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, Shadow & Space