Katharina Fritsch at the Sculpture Garden of MoMA

Figure in the Garden

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Katharina Fritsch at the Sculpture Garden of MoMA
Figure in the Garden

Text(s) by Robert Fleck, ed. Robert Fleck, contributions by Ann Temkin

German, English

2012. 140 pp., 60 ills.


1.00 x 1.00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-3445-5

Disturbing and different – Katharina Fritsch’s Figurengruppe

A giant, a Madonna, a snake, a pair of skeleton feet, a bishop, a vase, abstracted into the virtual, as it were, through the application of unusual coloration. Katharina Fritsch’s Figurengruppe (Group of Figures, 2008) is the starting point for the show Figure in the Garden, in which the Museum of Modern Art in New York takes a new look at 135 years’ worth of figurative sculpture since Auguste Rodin’s St. John the Baptist Preaching (1878). Bronze sculptures by Max Ernst, Giacometti, Maillol, Matisse, Miró, and Picasso enter into a dialogue with contemporary artists Katharina Fritsch and Tom Otterness as well as with rediscoveries such as German sculptor Renée Sintenis. The book presents an innovative perspective of the history of figurative sculpture, along with the history of MoMA’s Sculpture Garden—the world’s oldest “outdoor gallery”—restored when the new wing of the museum was built in 2004.

Exhibition schedule: MoMA, New York, Sculpture Garden, until late 2013

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