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Vancouver, Canada
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Jürgen Partenheimer

Das Archiv / The Archive


With his participation in the biennials of Paris, Venice and São Paulo, Jürgen Partenheimer is one of the most important German artists working today. With critical intelligence, Jürgen Partenheimer measures and maps the free space of art and its practice, which must constantly be redefined. As the artist’s physical and psychological “storedom”, the “archive” unites memories with the present and the individual with cultural recollection.

This book — designed in close collaboration with the artist — sheds light on various aspects of Partenheimer’s multifaceted oeuvre that combines constructive elements of Minimal Art with lyrical intensity.

The publication contains text contributions by authors representing a variety of disciplines, written in German and English, they include Anne Carson, Lebogang Mashile, Carla Schulz-Hoffmann, Rudi Fuchs and Nigel Prince.

Co-produced in 2014 by the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; the Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg; the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague; and the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, all of which will present thematic exhibitions of Jürgen Partenheimer‘s work.


the Pinakothek der Moderne; the Falckenberg Collection; the Gemeentemuseum; the Contemporary Art Gallery