Markus Richter (born 1964 in Trier, Germany; lives and works in Oslo, Norway).
Group exhibition at Marta Herford Museum for Art, Architecture, Design in Herford, Germany, on view from June 11 to September 18, 2011.
Featuring Attila Csörgö, Björn Dahlem, José Dávila, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Michel François, Franka Hörnschemeyer, Lucas Lenglet, David Maljkovic, Hermann Maier Neustadt, N55, Olafur
Eliasson, Riccardo Previdi, Tobias Putrih, Pedro Reyes, Silke Riechert, Tomás Saraceno, Albrecht Schäfer, Kai Schiemenz, Kerstin Stoll, Ai Weiwei, Tilman Wendland, and Beat Zoderer.
“The great visionary Richard Buckminster Fuller saw openness, a willingness to experiment and intuition equally as fundamental principles of his work. His fusion of precise thinking and spontaneous, creative insight, his holistic view of the universe, have fascinated many artists – particularly again at the dawn of the 21st century. The exhibition, developed together with Markus Richter (Berlin) of Marta Herford, illuminates this interest in the spectacular ideas and visions of the early 1960s with fascinating works by 21 international artists. They embrace Fuller’s geometric discoveries, further develop his social utopias, critically question his innovations and adopt his humor and playful approach.”
—Press release, “We Are All Astronauts: Universe Richard Buckminster Fuller Reflected in Contemporary Art,” Mutual Art website.
“Interpretations of Buckminster Fuller in the visual arts also suggest a process of constant transformation. In recent years, many of the works produced by contemporary artists dealing with Fuller’s ideas have been interpretations of interpretations.”
—Markus Richter, “Jitterbug Variations: Buckminster Fuller in Contemporary Art,” in We Are All Astronauts (Bielefeld: Kerberg Verlag, 2011).