• Imi Knoebel

    Kunst Museum Winterthur

    Imi Knoebel comes from Joseph Beuys’ Düsseldorf school, which was significant in shaping the radical mood of the art of the late ’60s; an atmosphere of rebellion and of utopian aspiration is still present in his work. Knoebel’s sculptures are always concerned with painting and his paintings with sculpture, a point strikingly made in two installations here—Hartfaser Raum (Hard-fiber space), 1968, and Genter Raum (Ghent space), 1980. Hartfaser Raum is a kind of warehouse of artistic ideas; it gradually came into being as a collection of forms and of potential supports for color and form. The

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