Jürgen Partenheimer – The Archive


The Pinakothek der Moderne is currently preparing an exhibition on and with Jürgen Partenheimer. Selected artists’ books and texts by the internationally renowned artist are presented together with his paintings, sculptures and works on paper. “The Archive”, as the artist’s physical and mental “storeroom”, unites the remembered and the present, as well as individual and cultural memory, in an impressive presentation. Born in Munich in 1947, the artist is known for his exceptionally complex work. In his artistic formulations, constructive elements of minimal art are combined with lyrical intensity. Using an approach of critical awareness, Partenheimer measures and maps the freedom of art and its practice, which must constantly be determined anew. As a representative of a subjective abstraction, he is one of the most important German artists of his generation.

Pinakothek der Moderne