In 1987, two years after its foundation, Kunsthalle Zurich presented the exhibition Abräumung by Albert Oehlen (*1954), an early and important solo show for the German artist. Oehlen, who lives not far from Zurich, remains among the most innovative and controversially discussed artists of today. Quarter of a century later the exhibition “An Old Painting in Spirit” revisits the 1980s with a selection of works from that era, complemented with new, never-before shown paintings. The exhibition proves how Oehlen’s art continues to challenge our expectations of painting, and moreover, of beauty.
Albert Oehlen – An Old Painting in Spirit, 30 May 2015 — 16 Aug 2015