Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty

byLisa Dallas Museum Of ArtContribution byKirsty Bell, Gavin Delahunty

July 31, 2018|
Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty by Lisa Dallas Museum Of Art
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Günther Förg (1952–2013) was a German painter, sculptor, and photographer with an irreverent approach to abstraction. Förg’s project tackled the latent instability between image and reality. His painterly surfaces may appear exquisitely sensitive, his installations elegantly precise, but these are mastered and executed with a cold detachment. His deft manipulations of the languages of abstraction obscured a darker message. This publication, the most comprehensive to date, offers an important new understanding of this extraordinary and complex artist. Three years in the making, it reinterprets Förg’s oeuvre to reveal an artistic project that raises important questions about the traditional role of an object as a conveyor of fixed meaning. The book’s subtitle—“A Fragile Beauty”—is an indication of how Förg successfully manipulated what is behind and beyond an object’s appearance.
Gavin Delahunty is formerly Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. Chelsea Pierce is the curatorial administrative assistant for contemporary art at the Dallas Museum of Art.  
Title:Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty
Product dimensions:248 pages, 10.5 X 9.25 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:248 pages, 10.5 X 9.25 X 0.98 in
Published:July 31, 2018
Publisher:Yale University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300229226

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