Spotlight: German Sculptor Norbert Kricke, Whose Experimentations With Form and Space Paved the Way for Minimalism, Gets a Centenary Tribute, δημοσίευση στο Artnet News [7/12/2022]
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About the Artist: Sculptor Norbert Kricke (1922–84) is considered one of the most significant postwar German artists, and a pioneer of Minimalist thinking and sculpture. Kricke began studying sculpture with Richard Scheibe in 1947, and within a few years he was experimenting with non-representational works and what he called Raumplastiken, or “Spatial Sculptures.” He used metal wire to create sculptures in a highly pared-down visual language. Kricke enjoyed an exalted career, with solo exhibitions at home and abroad throughout his lifetime. His close association with the Art Informel group, collaborations with major midcentury figures like Yves Klein and Walter Gropius, and commission for the German Pavilion at the 1964 Venice Biennale are just a few notable facts of Kricke’s career, and evidence of his influential role in the development of 20th-century art. He also served as the director of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf for over a decade, solidifying his influence on the trajectory of German contemporary art.
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