From: 3.05.2013 - 27.07.2013
It is an honor to announce the very first exhibition in a Spanish gallery by a pioneer of Conceptual Art, North American artist Allen Ruppersberg. Together with John Baldessari, Douglas Huebler or Lawrence Weiner Ruppersberg belongs to the first generation of American Conceptual artists that changed the way art was thought about. Since the start of his artistic career in Los Angeles in the late 1960s, Ruppersberg has developed the use of language, narrative and appropriation as a means of expression and a complex dialogue on the dialectics of high and low culture, public and private spaces and the relationship between artworks, multiples and everyday objects. His exhibition at ProjecteSD forms the epilogue of The Umbrella Corner series, a six-exhibition project conceived and curated by Moritz Küng.
The series took its title from a strangely shaped corner with a stand for umbrellas, measuring only 60 x 60 cm, at the gallery’s entrance corridor, The Umbrella Corner. Each chapter of the six exhibitions has been subtitled after quotes from Ruppersberg’s 1972 iconic work Where’s Al?. Starting last September 2012, five international artists have responded with new site-specific works to this particular space and key artwork. The sequence of exhibitions has created a kind of speculative narrative, an ambiguous story about presence, avoidance and disappearance and hideaway. The five previous artists part of The Umbrella Corner have been: Willem Oorebeek, Pierre Leguillon, Sophie Nys, Dora García and Matt Mullican.