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Albert Oehlen

Rodchenko I

  • Year1982
  • MaterialAcrylic on canvas
  • Dimensions130 x 240 cm
  • Year of acquisition2017
  • Inventory numberUAB 1063
  • On viewBasement floor

More about the artwork

Albert Oehlen’s early works systematically connect
conflicting traditions from the history of painting. He
is interested in the key moments of criticism. Here, for
instance, he revisits Alexander Rodchenko, a Russian
Constructivist, who had proposed in the 1920s that art
should, above all, serve society—a clear rejection of
the self-referentiality of painting.
Oehlen’s paintings are based on a photograph of
Rodchenko’s wife, Varvara Stepanova, with students
from Moscow’s Vkhutemas art school, and a picture
of Rodchenko’s spatial constructions. But these artists
and artworks of the avant-garde do not seem heroic
here. The wooden sculptures look like dusty objects
found in an attic, and the individuals in the upper
painting come across as somewhat clumsy. Oehlen
is not so much attempting to distance himself from
these earlier artists’ ideas but rather tracing, in a
nostalgic manner, the revolutionary spirit of the time:
By the 1980s, artistic utopias had receded into the
distance. Finally, they would end up in the bourgeois
medium of painting themselves.

Further collection artworks

Cy Twombly Ramification, 1971 UAB 452
Cy Twombly Ramification, 1971
Alexandra Bircken New Model Army, 2016 UAB 1107
Alexandra Bircken New Model Army, 2016
Kerstin Brätsch for DAS INSTITUT Double Debo, 2009
Kerstin Brätsch for DAS INSTITUT Double Debo, "New Images/Unisex"-series, 2009
Albert Oehlen Ohne Titel, 1988 UAB 854
Albert Oehlen Ohne Titel, 1988
Jörg Immendorff Ohne Titel (Brot), 1964 UAB 946
Jörg Immendorff Ohne Titel (Brot), 1964
Rosemarie Trockel Ohne Titel, 1983