Allen Ruppersberg: No Time Left to Start Again/The B and D of R 'n' R

The Art Institute of Chicago, 21.09.2012–06.01.2013

Allen Ruppersberg: No Time Left to Start Again/The B and D of R 'n' R

Allen Ruppersberg, No Time Left to Start Again: The B and D of R 'n' R (detail showing one of five sections), 2010–2012, Courtesy of the artist and Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

Since the start of his artistic career in Los Angeles in the late 1960s, Allen Ruppersberg has had a formative influence on at least three generations of artists. As a pioneer of Conceptual Art, he developed uses of narrative and appropriation that foretold waves of new work in the 1970s such as the works featured in the 1975 Dutch exhibition Narrative Art and the rise of appropriation art and the Pictures Generation circa 1977. Shuttling among Los Angeles, New York, and Amsterdam throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Ruppersberg came into contact with a variety of local art scenes, becoming an “artist’s artist” with an important following in Europe. Over the last several years, Ruppersberg has become even more visible with his participation in the MoMA exhibition In and Out of Amsterdam (2009), the Frieze and Basel art fairs, and most recently Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964–1977at the Art [...]


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