In 2006, the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel presented the first exhibition in Switzerland of the internationally renowned artist Daniel Richter. The show featured a selection of works from the past five years as well as his most recent paintings. “His painting shows a vehemence and ironic assertion that recalls the work of such artists as Albert Oehlen or Martin Kippenberger. In his most recent work, Richter weaves the set pieces of art history, the mass media and pop culture into atmospheric and uncanny worlds of his own making.” (PR M.f.G.). Curator: Philipp Kaiser. VTV’s coverage of the event includes Impressions from the opening reception at the Museum of Contemporary Art Basel and the concert on the occasion of the opening with the 3 Normal Beatles, at Erlkönig Restaurant Basel.
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VTV Classics (r3): Daniel Richter: Huntergrund / Museum f. Gegenwartskunst Basel (2006). June 10, 2006.
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