Artist: Nicole Eisenman
Exhibition title: Baden Baden Baden-Baden
Curated by: Hendrik Bündge
Venue: Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany
Date: November 3, 2018 – February 17, 2019
Photography: © Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 2018. Photos: Judit Fruzsina Jesse
With »Baden Baden Baden«, the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden presents the first institutional solo exhibition by Nicole Eisenman in Germany.
Since her breakthrough in the New York art scene in the 1990‘s, American artist Nicole Eisenman (born in 1965 in Verdun, France) has been one of the most significant voices of her generation. Humor and a deep sense of reflection on history, art history, and pop culture define her often large-format paintings and drawings. Nicole Eisenman is virtuosic in playing with elements derived from a diversity of periods. She cites Renaissance painting while alluding modernist trends, accentuating these through her anti-aesthetics and a kind of in-your-face brashness. Meanwhile she creates an alloy of the political and the private, high art and subculture. From this admixture, fascinating, narrative works emerge with their uniquely idiosyncratic formal and technical rulesets – in whatever her choice medium.
For the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Eisenman‘s exhibition primarily focuses on her sculptural work for the first time. On display are more than twenty sculptures from recent years, including twelve new sculptures and paintings created especially for »Baden Baden Baden«.
A publication produced in collaboration with Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, will accompany the show, with texts by Hannah Black and Hendrik Bündge as well as photographs by Ryan McNamara.