Gregory Williams on Imi Knoebel

Gallery Talks

November 24, 2007    add to my calendar

Gregory Williams is Assistant Professor of contemporary art in the Art History Department at Boston University. His current research focuses on West German art of the 1970s and 1980s. He has published numerous exhibition catalogue essays (including texts for the recent retrospective exhibitions of Martin Kippenberger at the Tate Modern in London and Rosemarie Trockel at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne), as well as articles and reviews in periodicals such as Artforum, Texte zur Kunst, frieze and Art Journal. From 1996 to 1999 Williams was the director of apexart, a non-profit exhibition space in New York.

Imi Knoebel was born in Dessau, Germany, in 1940. He was a student of Joseph Beuys at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 1964 to 1971. His first exhibition, "IMI + IMI," with Imi Giese, a fellow student of Beuys's, was held in Copenhagen, in 1968. Knoebel has since exhibited his works in Documentas 5 (1972), 6 (1977), 7 (1982), and 8 (1987), and at Sonsbeek '71. In 1987 Knoebel oversaw an installation of his own work, as well as those of Beuys and Blinky Palermo for the inaugural exhibitions at Dia's galleries on West Twenty-second Street in New York City. A retrospective of his work traveled, in 1996-97, throughout Europe, including such venues as Haus der Kunst, Munich; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Centre Julio González, Valencia. He lives and works in Düsseldorf.

Gallery Talks at Dia:Beacon is a series of presentations that take place the last Saturday of every month at 1 pm and are free with admission to the museum. Focused on the work of the artists in Dia's collection, the one-hour presentations are given by curators, art historians, and writers, and take place in museum's galleries. Reservations are suggested. Please call Dia:Beacon at 845-440-0100 ext 44.

This series is made possible through the generosity of The Dyson Foundation, The Karan-Weiss Foundation, Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust, and the New York State Council on the Arts. 
 

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Gregory Williams is Assistant Professor of contemporary art in the Art History Department at Boston University. His current research focuses on West German art of the 1970s and 1980s. He has published numerous exhibition catalogue essays (including texts for the recent retrospective exhibitions of Martin Kippenberger at the Tate Modern in London and Rosemarie Trockel at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne), as well as articles and reviews in periodicals such as Artforum, Texte zur Kunst, frieze and Art

 
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