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Solo show: Stefan Brüggemann - Monday (over)

17 January 2009 until 21 February 2009
  Stefan Brüggemann - Monday
Stefan Brüggemann
 
  Sies + Höke

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Press release

Stefan Brüggemann: Monday

17.01.2009 – 21.02.2009

Opening: Freiday, 16.01. 19 -22 Uhr

Stefan Brüggemann lives and works in London and Mexico City.

For his first show at Sies + Höke Brüggemann will show a new body of work (paintings, installation and text pieces) reflecting upon the status, the value and the destination of the works of art as parts of a network of material and immaterial economies. “Conceptual Decoration” a site-specific installation consists of a wallpaper with conceptual text decoration repeated endlessly, the piece develops a verbal game between meaning and representation and puts the visual and the mental in existential crisis.

Brüggemann’s work combines a conceptual practice with a rough and critical attitude that questions its inner activity at the same time as it reflects on our sociological context. Even if the artist mainly works with text, using vinyl and neon as its supports, he explores a wide range of media, creating big installation pieces, videos, paintings and drawings.
Brüggemann’s works define their essence in an odd combination between philosophical concepts (mainly grounded on post-structuralism and deconstructionism) and popular imagery, often inspired by punk ideologies and attitudes (anti-conformism, provocativeness and an cynicism) and are often expressed through twisted tautological premises, not only within themselves but also in relation to the sociological and spacial context in which they are conceived and inserted.
Brüggemann’s main strategy is to insert a certain pop sensibility into conceptual practice.


Stefan Brüggemann

born 1975, Mexico City
lives and works between Mexico City and London

Solo-Shows (selection):
2008
Frac Bourgogne, Dijon (FR)
The Fall: Stefan Brüggemann and Dr Atl, Bloomberg Space, London (GB)
10 New Works, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City (MX)
Black Box, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern (CH)
2007
Obliteration Series, Blow de la Barra Gallery, London (GB)
Nothing Boxes (Dark Pop Stacks), The Lift, Madrid (ES)
2006
i-20 Gallery, New York (US)
NO, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City (MX)
2005
Five Text Pieces, Blow de la Barra Gallery, London (GB)

Group-Shows (selection):
2008
Involved, SHANGH-Artspace Shanghai (CN)
Looks Conceptual, Galeria Vermelho, Săo Paulo (BR)
2007
Social sculpture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (US)
Off Key, Kunsthalle Bern; Bern (CH)
2006
NICHTS, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (D)
Yes Bruce Nauman, curated by Bruce Nauman, Zwirner & Wirth, New York (US)

For inquiries please contact Nuria Molina at nuria@sieshoeke.com, +49 211 3014360

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