March 5th–March 8th, 2020
Opening: Thursday, Mar 5th, 6–9pm
Friday - Sunday, 12pm–6pm
323 Canal Street, New York City
Anzinger has held several notable national and international exhibitions, such as participation in Documenta 7 (1982) and representing the Austrian pavilion at the Biennale in Venice 1988. Anzinger was awarded the Oskar Kokoschka Prize in 1988 and the Grand Austrian State Prize for Visual Arts in 2003. His work is in the collections of the MoMA (New York City), Kolumba Museum (Cologne, DE), Belvedere (Vienna, AUS) and numerous other institutions. His influence extends to a young generation of artists as well. Due not only to his painting professorship at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (since 1998), but because he is more of a support system than a teacher. Anzinger stands for the freedom of expression in art. Until today, he continues his search for new solutions in painting.
The second edition of the New York Gallery Open, presented by the New Art Dealers Alliance, brings together over 60 art galleries, non-profits, and alternative spaces around New York City. With a programming series comprised of guided tours, artist talks, performances, dinners, special events, and a partnership with See Saw, NADA aims to cultivate a renewed sense of energy, viewership and patronage within these critical spaces; and highlight the vitality and importance of the gallery community to the overall arts ecosystem.
We would like to realize a solo show with paintings by Siegfried Anzinger (b. 1953, Austrian), who was one of the founders of the New Wild in the 1980s – an era, where painting, declared dead, returned passionate and anarchic, as a reaction on the establishment of conceptual art – and that largely seems to be forgotten in the recent history of art. It would be an honor to draw attention on an influential painterly position, 36 years after his last exhibition in the US in 1984 at Holly Solomon in NYC.
Siegfried Anzinger can look back on several national and international exhibitions, as his participation at Documenta 7 in 1982, or representing the Austrian pavillon at the Biennale in Venice 1988. In 2003 he was awarded with the Grand Austrian State Prize for Visual Arts. He is influential for a young generation of artists, not only since his professorship for painting at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 1998. More supporter than teacher, Siegfried Anzinger stands for the freedom of expression in art. Until today, he continues his search for new solutions in painting
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