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Koenig & Clinton

The Last Fifty Years

  • Ulrich Rückriem
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    Ulrich Rückriem, Installation view

Press for The Last Fifty Years

Current Exhibitions at Koenig & Clinton


Remote Viewer

  • Tyler Coburn,
  • Opens: Apr. 20, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 02, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 20, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Carolyn Salas

  • Carolyn Salas,
  • Opens: May. 28, 2015
  • Closes: Jul. 10, 2015
  • Reception: May. 28, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Organic Situation

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jul. 16, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 21, 2015
  • Reception: Jul. 16, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

To Have Done with the Judgment of God

  • Javier Téllez,
  • Opens: Mar. 04, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 16, 2016
  • Reception: Mar. 04, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Last Fifty Years

  • Ulrich Rückriem
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 24, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Digs

  • Enoc Perez,
  • Opens: Oct. 29, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 05, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 29, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Bodily Imaginaries

  • Albert Herter,
  • Caitlin Keogh,
  • Candice Lin,
  • Opens: Dec. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Jan. 16, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

30 DAYS OF MO:)RNING

  • A.L. Steiner,
  • Opens: Sep. 15, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 29, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 20, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Transformer: Photoworks from the 1970's

  • Jürgen Klauke,
  • Opens: Jan. 21, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 27, 2016
  • Reception: Jan. 21, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Branded Light

  • Steven Baldi,
  • Opens: Apr. 23, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 01, 2016
  • Reception: Apr. 23, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Invisible Tattoo

  • Anna Sew Hoy,
  • Opens: Jun. 09, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 29, 2016
  • Reception: Jun. 09, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Rainbows and Bruises

  • Anoka Faruqee,
  • Opens: Feb. 23, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 08, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 23, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Trans-subjective Engagements

  • Leidy Churchman,
  • Tyler Coburn,
  • Jason Loebs,
  • Miljohn Ruperto,
  • Suzanne Treister,
  • Eric Wysokan,
  • Anicka Yi,
  • Opens: Jan. 21, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 18, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Works

  • Brandon Lattu,
  • Opens: Nov. 10, 2016
  • Closes: Jan. 07, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 10, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Behind the Mirror

  • Peter Dreher,
  • Opens: Apr. 13, 2017
  • Closes: May. 20, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 13, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Sep 10 - Oct 24, 2015


Where

Koenig & Clinton

  • 1329 Willoughby Avenue, Suite 131, NY 11237 Map
  • 212.334.9255

About

Koenig & Clinton is pleased to announce Ulrich Rückriem, the Gallery’s first solo exhibition with the artist. The exhibition presents a single artwork comprised of seven sculptures, entitled The Last Fifty Years (2015), complimented by a suite of forty-nine drawings that document simple geometrical forms undergoing methodical transformations. This presentation at Koenig & Clinton constitutes Rückriem’s first solo exhibition in New York in nearly two decades.

Ulrich Rückriem (b.1938, Düsseldorf) began his career as a stonemason at Cologne Cathedral from 1959–1961, the influence of which is manifest in his artistic practice. Geometric forms and a rational, systematic concept of structure characterize Rückriem’s oeuvre; his insistence on making intelligible all traces of his material interventions affirms his stature as a prominent figure in establishing Process art as a response to Minimalism.

Rückriem’s sculptures draw heavily on his knowledge of how a given volume of stone, metal, or timber can be manipulated, as well as his familiarity with how any one of those materials might react to various types of technical handling. The forms of Rückriem’s sculptures remain faithful to their origins: an artwork’s title describes its material, as well as the singular procedure by which it has been altered — forged, milled, cut, cleft, etc. — tracing the sculpture’s articulation back to its beginning. Medium, process, and tool are unified in fundamental sculpture — tangible and without illusion.

As noted by art historian Rudi Fuchs, Rückriem’s sculptures provide remarkable transparency, revealing “material made visible in form, process made visible in material, size made visible in space, and space made visible (articulated) by size and form.” This clarity, paired with Rückriem’s programmatic eradication of the base, questions principles of material, scale and proportion to demystify public sculpture altogether.

For further information please contact info@koenigandclinton.com or call (212) 334-9255. Hours of operation are Tuesday–Saturday, 11AM–6PM and by appointment.


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