George Condo: Windswept Figure, 2007 | Öl auf Leinwand, 50,8 x 40,6 cm | Sammlung des Künstlers, New York | Courtesy Sprüth Magers und Skarstedt | © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016 | Foto: © George Condo 2016
The exhibition George Condo. Confrontation understands painting from the 20th and 21st century as a process of mutual references and traditions constantly in motion, still continuing today in popular culture.
A multi-part publication including an interview between Udo Kittelmann and George Condo, essays by Felicia Rappe and Olivier Berggruen, an illustrated book with all exhibited works by Condo, and a story by Daniel Kehlmann has been published in conjunction with the exhibition (40 Euro, available at the museum or online
„It’s about putting things together and seeing how they react to one another. Whereas a dialogue is a more placid, almost prosaic platform for discussion. One has dialogues every day. I could have a dialogue every day with the lady down the street who’s selling cupcakes. But if I say to the cupcake lady, ‘Something is wrong with the frosting. Why is it blue?’ – suddenly we’re having more of a confrontation. And then it’s memorable!” George Condo, 2016
Museum Berggruen - George Condo / Confrontation - 19.11.2016-12.03.2017