previews

  • Martin Kippenberger

    Kunsthalle Basel
    Steinenberg 7
    September 12–November 15, 1998

    Münster has had one, as have Kassel and the Greek island of Syros. Even the sleepy Yukon hamlet of Dawson is home to one of Martin Kippenberger’s quixotic entrances to a nonexistence subway line. Though Basel isn’t, this exhibition of six sculptures, fifty works on canvas, and two hundred drawings should make it clear that the creator of the “Nonsensical Construction Plans” wasn’t just interested in the world below. Curator Peter Pakesch’s show should also make the point once and for all that the art world undervalued the multidimensional talent of this bull-in-the-china-shop. Sept. 12–Nov. 15, 1998; travels to Deichtorhallen, Hamburg; Museum of Modern Art, Prague; and Galleria Zacheta, Warsaw.