Pinakothek der Moderne

John Chamberlain

08 Jul - 23 Oct 2011

John Chamberlain
Photo: Angelo Piccozzi
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2011
8 July - 23 October, 2011

CURVATUREROMANCE is the first museum exhibition of sculptures created by the American John Chamberlain over the past three years. The sculptor - born in 1927 - came across a studio in Belgium that provided him with the perfect working environment. This enabled him to hone the expressive quality of his large-format metal sculptures to perfection, to increase their size, density and presence even more and, during each of his relatively short stays, raise his level of productivity in a virtually unparalleled fashion. It was here that ¿ with seemingly natural ease - Chamberlain managed to imbue the unmanageable material with a suggestive vitality. CURVATUREROMANCE, an exhibition title thought up by Chamberlain himself, conjures up associations with pulsating bodies. The sculptures turn into charismatic dancers: erotic, strong, fearless, bizarre, monstrous and with the wisdom of age.

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