Günther Förg

A Fragile Beauty


Hoffman Galleries, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas


Press release

‘Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty’ will survey the prolific and provocative career of the late artist Günther Förg (1952-2013). Förg was closely associated with the Cologne scene of the 1980s, a group of irreverent artists who challenged the traditions of painting. This exhibition — the first major museum presentation of his work in the United States since 1989 — will bring renewed attention to Förg’s work by examining his legacy in relation to key issues of the 20th century, including postwar nostalgia and loss and the utopianism of high modernism. ‘Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty’ is co-organized with the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and will be on view exclusively in the US at the DMA.