A. R. Penck: I Think in Pictures

28 June 2019
03 November 2019
Ashmolean Museum
35 Beaumont Street

A. R. Penck: I Think in Pictures Exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum

About A. R. Penck: I Think in Pictures

A. R. Penck: I Think in Pictures is a free exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum

A. R. Penck (1939–2017) was an internationally acclaimed German artist, best known for his work in painting, drawing, print and sculpture. His interests in systems theory and cybernetics, as well as pre-historic cultures and science fiction, guided his art toward an investigation of the relationships between man and society.

This exhibition is not only the first solo show of A. R. Penck’s work in Oxford but also his first solo museum exhibition in the UK in 30 years. It features works from the 1970s and ‘80s that represent the artist’s distinctively energetic style, focussing on the motif of the stick figure.

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A brand new catalogue by exhibition curator Lena Fritsch Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Ashmolean, is now available to buy online and at the Museum.

  • Showcases the work of internationally acclaimed German artist A. R. Penck (1939-2017). 2019 marks 80 years since his birth; it is also the 30-year-anniversary of the end of the Cold War
  • The project honours an important artist who emigrated from East to West Germany and whose work addresses issues of forced emigration and conflict
  • Published to accompany the exhibition at the Ashmolean from 27 June to 03 November 2019

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