‘figure on display: stephan balkenhol & jeff wall’ at leopold hoesch museum, dÜren, germany

6 December 2015
German artist Stephan Balkenhol is part of a major two-person exhibition with Jeff Wall at Leopold Hoesch Museum in Düren, Germany. In 1988 Canadian artist Jeff Wall wrote a text in response to a solo exhibition of new work by German artist Stephan Balkenhol. The essay ‘An outline of a context for Stephan Balkenhol's work' was published for the first time in the catalogue of Balkenhol's exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel, Portikus Frankfurt and Kunsthalle Nuremburg (1988). To Dr. Renate Goldmann, director of the Leopold Hosch Museum, the text induced the idea to conceive a joint show with both artists. ‘Figure on display' consists of three chapters : one with works by Jeff Wall only, one with works by Stephan Balkenhol only and one in which works by both artists are being opposed.

A catalogue accompanies the exhibition. The exhibition runs from 6 December 2015 until 21 February 2016.

Stephan Balkenhol at Leopold Hoesch Museum.