Lynne Cooke on Imi Knoebel

Gallery Talks

February 21, 2009    add to my calendar

Lynne Cooke was appointed curator at Dia Art Foundation, New York in 1991. In 2008, she became chief curator and deputy director at the Reina Sofia in Madrid. Co-curator of the 1991 Carnegie International, and Artistic Director of the 1996 Sydney Biennale she has also curated exhibitions in numerous venues in North America, Europe and elsewhere. She has been on the faculty for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in addition to teaching as a visiting scholar in the Graduate Fine Art departments of several universities. Among her numerous publications are recent essays on the works of Rodney Graham, Jorge Pardo, Francis Alÿs, Richard Serra, Agnes Martin, and Zoe Leonard.

Imi Knoebel was born in Dessau, Germany, in 1940. From 1963 to 1971, he was a student of Joseph Beuys at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. His first exhibition, IMI + IMI, with Imi Giese, a fellow student of Beuys's, was held in Copenhagen in 1968. Since that time, Knoebel has exhibited his works in Documentas 5 (1972), 6 (1977), 7 (1982), and 8 (1987), and at Sonsbeek (1971). In 1987 Knoebel oversaw an installation of his own work, as well as that of Beuys and Blinky Palermo, for the inaugural exhibitions at Dia's galleries on West 22nd Street in New York City. In 1996-97, a retrospective of his work traveled throughout Europe, to such venues as Haus der Kunst, Munich; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Centre Julio González, Valencia. In summer 2009, he will have a major retrospective at the Hamburger Bahnhof and the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. His monumental cycle, 24 Colors-for Blinky, 1977, is currently on view at Dia:Beacon. He lives and works in Düsseldorf.

Gallery Talks at Dia:Beacon is a series that takes place the last Saturday of every month at 1pm and is free with museum admission. 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. 
 

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Lynne Cooke was appointed curator at Dia Art Foundation, New York in 1991. In 2008, she became chief curator and deputy director at the Reina Sofia in Madrid. Co-curator of the 1991 Carnegie International, and Artistic Director of the 1996 Sydney Biennale she has also curated exhibitions in numerous venues in North America, Europe and elsewhere. She has been on the faculty for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in addition to teaching as a visiting scholar in the Graduate Fine Art departments of

 
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