January 21 – June 3, 2018
Neo Rauch Dromos Painting 1993-2017 will present more than 60 works tracing the artist's career from his first solo exhibition in Leipzig in 1993 up to the present day. The exhibition will also include works by other artists from the private collection of Neo Rauch and his wife, Rosa Loy.
A forthcoming publication accompanying the exhibition features texts by Ralph Keuning, Harald Kunde, Ulf Küster, Norman Rosenthal, and Klaus Werner.
Coinciding with Neo Rauch's 2014 exhibition at the New York gallery, David Zwirner Books published At the Well. The catalogue features a text by historian and curator Norman Rosenthal, as well as a reprint of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale The Young Giant, which Rosenthal specifically chose to further expand his analysis of the relationship between fairy tales and Rauch's work.
In 2010, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig and Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich presented Begleiter, a two-venue retrospective of Neo Rauch's work. The exhibition featured 120 predominantly large-scale works from 1993 to 2010. This was the artist's first major museum survey.
Hatje Cantz published the accompanying exhibition catalogue. The two-sided book was designed to reflect the exhibition's two parts and venues, and included contributions by Rauch's long-time colleagues, including fellow artists Michaël Borremans and Luc Tuymans.
Pictured below: Installation view of Begleiter at the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2010)
Neo Rauch created 14 new works specifically for the exhibition para at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. His solo exhibition was one in a series focused on mid-career artists, following exhibitions featuring Tony Oursler in 2005 and Kara Walker in 2006.
The title para refers to Rauch's consideration of painting's as an extension of dreaming, a parallel world to reality. On this subject, Rauch has said "For me, painting means the continuation of a dream with other means."
A bilingual catalogue in German and English accompanied the exhibition, published by DuMont Buchverlag.