Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty surveys the prolific and provocative career of the late artist Günther Förg (1952-2013). Förg was closely associated with the Cologne scene of the 1980s, a group of irreverent artists who challenged the traditions of painting. This exhibition—the first major museum presentation of his work in the United States since 1989—brings renewed attention to Förg’s work by examining his legacy in relation to key issues of the 20th century, including postwar nostalgia and loss and the utopianism of high modernism. Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty is co-organized with the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and will be on view exclusively in the US at the DMA.
Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty requires a $16 ticket with discounts for seniors, students, and military. DMA Members and children 11 and under are free.
Günther Förg: Fragile Beauty is co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
Images: Günther Förg, Stairwell Munich, 1984/1998, Color photograph, Collection Deutsche Bank; Günther Förg, Untitled, 2008, Acrylic and oil on canvas, Courtesy of Matthew B. Gorson; Günther Förg, Untitled, 2009, acrylic on canvas, Private collection, courtesy of Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin | Paris; Günther Förg, Farbfeld (Colorfield), 1986, acrylic on wood, Gayle and Paul Stoffel