BerlinJo Baer: Rats and Horses
Galerie Barbara Thumm re-opens with an outstanding exhibition of works by Jo Baer.
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The starting point for all paintings in Jo Baer’s oeuvre was always drawing and collage. Later in the nineties, collages were made digitally, then printed out and drawn upon. The drawings of Jo Baer reveal in the most direct and intimate way the thought and creative processes of her practice of what she had entitled herself Radical Figuration.
The recent international recognition of the post minimalist oeuvre is closely linked to a new reading of the live-time achievements. The retrospective at Ludwig Museum in 2011 followed the curatorial thesis that there always has been an underlying continuation in Baer’s oeuvre, which can be traced by studying her drawing practice. Since then, Baer’s oeuvre used to be viewed as having a radical break after her minimalist period. Since then, the Radical Figuration paintings have entered high profile museum collections, such as the MOMA and the Whitney Museum.
The gallery show will be preceded by a solo presentation at the Feature Section in the upcoming ArtBasel.
Rats and Horses, Installation view. Galerie Barbara Thumm 2020
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Jo Baer: Rats and Horses @galerie_barbara_thumm Berlin the gallery re-opens with an exhibition of works by Jo Baer, intimately revealing the creative processes of her practice of “Radical Figuration” until Monday 31 August click the link in our bio for more #firstlookart #mustsee #JoBaer #BarbaraThumm #GalerieBarbaraThumm #Berlin #gallery #exhibition #art #painting #drawing #abstract #figurative #geometry #contemporaryart #modernart #seemoreart #GalleriesNow #lifestyle #ID18168 Jo Baer, The River Thames, 1992. Oil, pencil and oil-pigment on tracing-paper on board 200 x 150 cm Jo Baer, The Mighty Hudson, 1992. Oil, pencil and oil-pigment on tracing-paper on board 200 x 150 cm