From here - two months of new German art in Düsseldorf

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From here - Two months of new German art in Düsseldorf was the title of an art exhibition organized by the city ​​of Düsseldorf and the Society for Current Art Düsseldorf eV in Hall 13 at Messe Düsseldorf from September 29 to December 2, 1984 . The curator Kasper König was responsible for the artistic direction and the organizational implementation . The show was intended to help the city of Düsseldorf to regain a higher position in the art world, so that it could be on a par with the rival city of Cologne in terms of art.

The exhibition brought together 68 artists of contemporary art, 63 of whom were directly located in the floor plan of the exhibition, in a hall that was not culturally understood at the time and was spatially designed by the architect Hermann Czech . Were shown, among other sculptures , paintings , graphic works , object and video art and installations . The lettering used for the exhibition from here bore the handwriting of Joseph Beuys and was also designed by him. At the time, the media were conspicuously strong in criticizing Kasper König's approach and the artist's selection of works, but in retrospect the exhibition is one of the most important in Germany in the 1980s.


68 participants were invited, including the normal group:


Literature and film

  • Kasper König (eds.) And Karin Thomas (publishing editor), Ulrich Look and others (texts): from here - two months of new German art in Düsseldorf , exhibition catalog, Cologne 1984 (DuMont), ISBN 3-7701-1650-X ( 472 pages)
  • Art Magazin 10/1983: Event at the level of western art and zeitgeist , Szeemann planned as director.
  • Art Magazin 10/1984: from here record attempt in hall 13 , installation report
  • Art Magazin 11/1984: The art landscape in a container , 22,000 visitors in the first few days.
  • Art Magazin 2/1985: German Art - Shameless, Nationalistic and Nazi? , Criticism from a French cultural official.
  • Westermanns monthly notebooks 12/1984: Show of strength with German art , page 108
  • PAN magazine for art and culture, 11/1984, page 80
  • The exhibition inspired the director Peter Herrmann to make the video film “From here: New German Art in Düsseldorf”, 45 minutes, Munich, 1984, Artcom. The film contains interviews with the artists Bernhard Johannes Blume, Tomas Schmit, Joseph Beuys, Jörg Immendorff, Salom ', Dieter Roth and the exhibition organizer Kasper König.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Alfred Nemeczek "from here" - record attempt in Hall 13, in Art - Das Kunstmagazin, Hamburg, October 1984, p. 6
  2. a b Heinz Thiel - There is a hint of devil's dirt over the temples - 'from me' comments on 'from here', in Kunstforum International Vol. 75, 7/84, Sept./Oct., Cologne, 1984, p 120
  3. Kasper König (Ed.) - From here: 2 months of new German art in Düsseldorf (exhibition catalog), Cologne, 1984, p. 472
  4. Hermann Czech: "Rules for exhibitions that you should know to trespass." ( Memento of the original from March 9, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Zurich University of the Arts -, accessed on December 30, 2013
  5. Annelie Pohlen - 'From here' 2 months of new German art in Hall 13 of the Düsseldorf fair from Kunstforum International Vol. 75, 7/84, Sept./Oct., P. 37
  6. - Annelie Pohlen - 'From here' 2 months of new German art in Hall 13 of the Düsseldorf fair from Kunstforum International Vol. 75, 7/84, Sept./Oct, Cologne 1984, p. 40
  7. Tony Godfrey and Gerlinde Gabriel - Düsseldorf Von Hier Aus - in The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 126, No. 981, London, 1984, p. 805