Daimler Contemporary

Adolf Fleischmann

Retrospective

30 Apr - 06 Nov 2016

Adolf Fleischmann, works from the New York period from the 1950s. Left: Andreas Schmid. Installation view at Daimler Contemporary Berlin 2016
Adolf Fleischmann, works from the New York period from the 1950s. Right: Andreas Schmid. Installation view at Daimler Contemporary Berlin 2016
Adolf Fleischmann, works from his France period from the 1940s. Installation view at Daimler Contemporary Berlin 2016
Adolf Fleischmann, works from the New York period from the 1950s. Background: Andreas Schmid, center: Hartmut Böhm. Installation view at Daimler Contemporary Berlin 2016
Adolf Fleischmann, works from the New York period from the 1950s. Background: Andreas Schmid, front: Hartmut Böhm. Installation view at Daimler Contemporary Berlin 2016
Adolf Fleischmann, works from the New York period from the 1950s. Front: Hartmut Böhm. Installation view at Daimler Contemporary Berlin 2016
Adolf Fleischmann, works from the New York period from the 1950s. Installation view at Daimler Contemporary Berlin 2016
Adolf Fleischmann, works from the New York period from the 1950s. Installation view at Daimler Contemporary Berlin 2016
Adolf Fleischmann, works from the New York period from the 1950s. Installation view at Daimler Contemporary Berlin 2016
Adolf Fleischmann, works from the New York period from the 1950s. Installation view at Daimler Contemporary Berlin 2016
Adolf Fleischmann Retrospective
30 April - 6 November 2016

Adolf Fleischmann, who is represented by a significant group of artworks in the Daimler Art Collection, was an outstanding abstract artist of Germany and the USA in the post-1945 period. As part of its ‘Classical : Modern’ series, the Daimler Art Collection is holding the first ever retrospective of this artist’s work in Berlin. Featuring around sixty artworks, and spanning three decades of the artist’s work, this comprehensive exhibition presents the artist’s major work from his 1952-1975 New York period, supplemented by representative pictures created in Europe in the 1940s.

The artworks chosen for the Berlin exhibition are largely artworks which were not seen in the Adolf Fleischmann exhibition at the Museum für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt (Oct. 2015 – Feb. 2016). This helps the two exhibitions to complement each other – with the addition of the thematically-focused presentation at the Berlin Museum of Medical History at the Charité (April – Sep. 2016, transferred from Ingolstadt) – and to bring Fleischmann’s artwork back into focus for the year 2016.

The German/English publication accompanying this exhibition will offer, for the first time, a thorough examination of Fleischmann’s artwork in the context of the American abstract painting scene of the period. This publication – which may very well reawaken interest in Fleischmann’s artwork in the USA, also – will include early texts relating to the reception of Fleischmann’s American artworks previously published in the 1950s and 1960s in inaccessible contexts.

Dr. Renate Wiehager
 

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