Heinz Mack

Marking the 90th birthday of Heinz Mack (*1931), the Kunstpalast dedicates an exhibition to the artist, focussing primarily on his early oeuvre from the 1950s to the 1970s. The show illuminates the innovative and revolutionary spirit with which Mack unlocked new spheres of thinking and working outside academic requisites. The selection of around 100 exhibits, including a number of expansive works, traces the key stages of Mack’s artistic career, such as his studies at the Academy of Art Düsseldorf, his ZERO period, as well as presenting light-based environmental art and his conquest of outdoor spaces by way of large-scale projects in nature.

 

Encompassing both famous and rarely-shown works – loans from institutions and private collections from Belgium, Great Britain, Liechtenstein and Germany, as well as from the artist himself – the exhibition invites visitors to follow a chronological route through Mack’s oeuvre. Alongside paintings, sculptures and light-kinetic installations, the show comprises photography, film, stage design and the artist’s architectural projects. Legendary Land Art projects take visitors to the North African desert and to the ice of the Arctic ocean. Heinz Mack’s artistic exploration of immaterial mediums such as light, time and motion continues to have a significant influence on many artists to this day.

 

Curator: Heike van den Valentyn

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© Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Foto: Katja Illner ©Heinz Mack, 2021 VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
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© Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Foto: Katja Illner ©Heinz Mack, 2021 VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
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© Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Foto: Katja Illner ©Heinz Mack, 2021 VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
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© Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Foto: Katja Illner ©Heinz Mack, 2021 VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
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© Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Foto: Katja Illner ©Heinz Mack, 2021 VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
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© Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Foto: Katja Illner ©Heinz Mack, 2021 VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Available works of the artist

Heinz Mack, o. T., 1957
Heinz Mack, o. T., 1957
Heinz Mack, untitled, 1960, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 1960, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, Dynamische Struktur Schwarz-Weiß, 1959, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, Light-Relief, 1966-67, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, Licht-Flügel, 1965
Heinz Mack, untitled, 1958, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, o. T., 1957, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, Wings of Gabriel, 1965
Heinz Mack, Mauerrelief, 1962
Heinz Mack, Lichtstele, 1965, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, Joy, 1965, © Linda Inconi-Jansen
Heinz Mack, o. T., 1959, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 1960, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, Der Federbaum, 1964, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, Silber-Stele (Silver-Stele), 2015
Heinz Mack, Optical ZERO-Rotor, 2010, after a design of 1965, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, Weißer Rotor mit weißen Punkten, 1960, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, o. T., 1966
Heinz Mack, Sommergarten (Chromatische Konstellation), 2005, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 1960 – 66
Heinz Mack, o. T., 1965
Heinz Mack, untitled, 1997, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 2015, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 2000, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 2009, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 2015, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 1997, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 1991, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 1991, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 2009, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 1999, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 1997, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 1997, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 1997, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 2009, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 2009, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 2016, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 2016, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 2020, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 2015, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 2015, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 2015, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Heinz Mack, untitled, 2015, © Heinz Mack + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Past exhibitions at Beck & Eggeling

Selected Publications of the Artist

ZERO. Mack. Piene. Uecker

ZERO. Mack. Piene. Uecker

  • Artists: Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, Günther Uecker
    Editor: Ute Eggeling, Michael Beck
    Text: Barbara Könches
    Design: Beck & Eggeling (Martina Löhle)
  • German, English
    20 x 20 cm
    52 pages, 25 illustrations
  • Beck & Eggeling Kunstverlag, 2018
    ISBN 978-3-94606316-2
  • 8 €
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