Meuser: Woman rides, the horse goes on foot / Kunsthalle Düsseldorf / Interview with artistic director Ulrike Groos

The exhibition Meuser: Die Frau reitet und das Pferd geht zu Fuß (The Woman Rides and the Horse Goes on Foot) at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf presents more than 50 large-format sculptures, wall objects and drawings from the late 1970s to the present day, which Meuser arranges in relation to the architecture of the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. Meuser – the name stands for iron and steel. But Meuser is also the pseudonym of the sculptor who turns this massive material into light, humorous, poetic works of art. From 1968 – 1975 Meuser studied at the Düsseldorf Academy of Art under Joseph Beuys and Erwin Heerich; he was a contemporary of Imi Knoebel, Martin Kippenberger, and Palermo, and took part in documenta IX. Since 1992, he has held a professorship at the State Academy of the Visual Arts in Karlsruhe, Germany. Our correspondent Thom de Bock attended the media preview and spoke with the director Dr. Ulrike Groos of the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. The show Meuser is on display from April 10 until July 20, 2008.
PS: Special thanks to Prof. Björn Bartholdy at KISD for the technical support.

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