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Jürgen Drescher

Galerie Luis Campaña

While he was a student during the early ’80s, Jürgen Drescher collaborated with Reinhard Mucha on the creation of a temporary bar in the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. This work, which served as a meeting place for students, was both an artistic intervention and a functioning bar. Drescher and Mucha later revisited this idea with Modell. Konrad Fischers Bar, 1981, a piece with an even stronger sculptural character.

Like the Düsseldorf bar-project, Drescher’s recent installation, entitled Ich nehme mit einem eigenen Raum am Rheinischen Karneval teil (I participate with my own space in the Rhenish carnival), solicited the spectator’s active participation, and one could again trace a connection to the late gallery owner Konrad Fischer. Fischer was Bruce Nauman’s representative in Germany, and Drescher’s piece revealed the influence of Nauman’s corridor pieces. In 1968, Nauman erected a narrow

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