Klaus Rinke

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Installation Zeitfeld (1987) at the Auf'm Hennekamp entrance of the Südpark Düsseldorf

Klaus Rinke (born April 29, 1939 in Wattenscheid ) is a German artist.

life and work

Rinke trained as a decoration and poster painter in Gelsenkirchen from 1954 to 1957 . After studying painting from 1957 to 1960 at the Folkwang School in Essen , he had various studios in Paris and Reims from 1960 to 1964. In 1962 he had his first solo exhibition at the Le Portulan gallery in Le Havre .

In 1965 he returned to Germany ( Düsseldorf ) and gave up painting in order to devote himself to his first water works (“12 Faß schöpftes Rheinwasser”, 1969) and the first “primary demonstrations”. He started an active international exhibition. From 1970 to 1976 he organized performances and joint exhibitions with Monika Baumgartl .

From 1974 to 2004 Rinke was a professor of sculpture at the Düsseldorf Art Academy . In 1980 he founded a center for contemplation in Haan and has had a studio and an apartment in Los Angeles since 1981 . From 1993 to 1998 Klaus Rinke was chairman of the artists' association Malkasten and since 1998 honorary member. In 2007 Rinke moved from Haan near Düsseldorf , where he had lived and worked for almost 30 years, to Neufelden in Austria.

Exhibitions (selection)



  • Götz Adriani (Ed.): Klaus Rinke, Zeit Time, Raum Space, Body Body, Actions Transformations . Catalog publication at Kunsthalle Tübingen , Cologne 1972
  • Bernd Fäthke, Klaus Rinke and David Rabinowitch , exhib. Cat .: 9th action in "Room 27", Museum Wiesbaden, Sept. 30th - Oct. 4th 1975
  • Bernd Fäthke, Rinkes class in "Room 27", exhib. Cat .: 10th action in "Room 27", you said last time that you were not making art, Museum Wiesbaden, March 21st - March 28th 1976
  • Ursula Eisenbach, Hans-Werner Schmidt (eds.): Klaus Rinke, retroaktiv (1954 - 1991) , Richter Verlag, Düsseldorf 1992
  • Ursula Eisenbach (Ed.): Klaus Rinke made thought. Texts & Interviews , Grupello, Düsseldorf 2004
  • Hannelore Kersting (arrangement): Contemporary art. 1960 to 2007 . Municipal Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, 2007, ISBN 978-3-924039-55-4

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Honorary members of the Malkasten Artists' Association: Klaus Rinke , on malkasten.org, accessed on April 7, 2016
  2. Frank Becker: Klaus Rinke leaves Haan and says: “I'm not going at all” , WZ dated December 14, 2007, accessed on April 7, 2016
  3. us [Bruno Russ], Einsame Kreise, Die Aktion Rinke / Rabinowitch, Wiesbadener Kurier, Thursday, October 2, 1975, p. 8
  4. us [Bruno Russ], Rinke and his students, 10th action in room 27, Wiesbadener Kurier, Monday, March 22nd, 1976, us [Bruno Russ], Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie - and what emerges from it, Wiesbadener Kurier, Wednesday, March 24th March 1976, Düsseldorfer Happyning in the Wiesbaden Museum, Wiesbadener Kurier, Saturday, March 27, 1976
  5. New at the Städel: Klaus Rinke “Die Wand” , on staedelmuseum.de, accessed on April 7, 2016
  6. Klaus Rinke: The fourth force. In: www.stiftungkunst.de. Retrieved April 11, 2019 .