Richard Jackson
Works from the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection at the Hamburger Bahnhof

19.05.2006 to 13.08.2006

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin

The second one-man-show from the holdings of the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection is dedicated to the American artist Richard Jackson. Since the 1960s, Jackson has been engaged in the expansion of painting. The self-confessed art anarchist works with paint and canvas, but the result is not painting in the traditional sense. Thus Jackson creates architectural spaces made up of canvases reminiscent of Pollock, for instance, or wall-filling paintings produced by using reversed, mechanically rotating canvases as brushes and integrating them in the work afterwards.

With three of Jackson's large-scale key works from the 1980s and a selection of his conceptual models and drawings, this exhibition is the first in Berlin to offer a survey of the process-based sculptures, installations, and performative painting-actions of the artist who lives in Los Angeles.