March 11 – May 24, 2020 MKM Museum Küppersmühle of Modern Art, Duisburg
Seven decades of artistic production: In mounting this retrospective, the MKM is paying tribute to the life’s work of Erwin Bechtold (born in 1925), who will be celebrating his 95th birthday during the course of the exhibition.
Dispensing with any strict chronology, and oriented on the artistic statements by the artist, this presentation showcases key milestones in the artist’s development: Early Informel works are juxtaposed with his constructive geometric paintings and paper works, which are all predicated on the principle of disruption. Characterising his more recent output are tension and disorientation, in which Bechtold combines the gestural and the graphic with rational, geometric elements.
Erwin Bechtold lives and works on the island of Ibiza.
Organisation / Sponsoring
An exhibition project of the Foundation for Art and Culture, curated by Eva Müller-Remmert.
Kindly supported by Sparkasse Duisburg.
Accompanying the exhibition is a catalogue, published by Wienand Verlag.