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Almine Rech

Legacy of Modernism

Mar 15 — May 26, 2024 | CAC Málaga, Spain

The CAC de Málaga presents an outstanding exhibition of the work of Günther Förg, a renowned German artist of the second half of the 20th century and a fundamental pillar of European contemporary art. Entitled Legacy of Modernism and curated by Michael Neff and Fernando Francés, the exhibition introduces visitors to the artist’s minimalist oeuvre through twenty-nine meticulously selected paintings, spanning from 1987 to 2004. The show, including large-format works, pieces on paper and paintings on lead, has been designed to tie in with the modern architectural style of the CAC Málaga building, in a conscious attempt to reflect Förg’s deep interest in architecture and the inspiration he drew from artists such as Barnett Newman, Mies van der Rohe and the Blinky Palermo of the 1970s.

The exhibition Legacy of Modernism underscores the German artist’s relationship to modernity, stressing the importance of the modern movement in his work and revealing his interest in exploring the legacy of modern aesthetics in the midst of the postmodern era. More than simply showcasing his works, the show aims at highlighting Förg’s aesthetic quest and the relationship he establishes with space through the use of form, colour, texture, scale and composition.

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