Chris Reinecke

16 kleine Dosen im Regal

Title: Chris Reinecke: 16 kleine Dosen im Regal
Year: 1995
Material: Ink on paper
Dimensions: 20 x 14 cm, framed 28 x 21 cm
Edition: Unique piece, framed
Price: 2.500 €

Chris Reinecke, the observer (a title she has given herself), has been tirelessly measuring our world in all its political, social, spiritual and poetic dimensions with her artistic work since the mid-1960s. From the radical beginning of her work until today, "the work", despite all formal transformations, is always an open process through which one (artist and viewer) relates to the world.
The series of Dosen from 1995 refers on the one hand to works from the 1960s, which mockingly and critically commented on the consumerist mania and hoarding paranoia of post-war Germans, and on the other hand to the analytical-conceptual approaches that determine her work today.

Text: Sebastian Schemann


Chris Reinecke (*1936 in Potsdam, lives in Düsseldorf) studied 1961-65 (after several years in Paris) at the Düsseldorf Art Academy with K.O. Götz and Gerhard Hoehme. In 1967-71 she was, along with Jörg Immendorff, the main protagonist of the open artists' collective LIDL. Recent exhibition participations included Kunstverein Hamburg (2021), Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof (2019), LENTOS, Linz (2018) and Ludwigforum, Aachen (2011).

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