Tony Cragg: “Flag”, 1984, Foto: LehmbruckMuseum, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013
With five casts and an installation work, the LehmbruckMuseum is putting on the first solo exhibition of Tony Cragg in five years, showing from March to August 2013. The works originate from a private collection, were created between 1984 and 2010 and are intended as permanent loans for the museum. The works range from the political "Flag" which can be assigned to Cragg's early oeuvre, to the current amorphous bronze and steel sculptures, sometimes weighing several tons, such as "The Runner", "Cast Glances" and "Mixed Feelings".
The artworks are displayed in the street gallery, one of the most prominent spaces in the museum that can be viewed both from inside and from the outside, and were set up by Tony Cragg himself in order to highlight the interplay with the space. Their affect will radiate in a highly visible way within and beyond the museum.
Tony Cragg, born in 1949 in Liverpool, is the rector of the Düsseldorf Art Academy and counts as one of the world's most important contemporary sculptors. He lives and works in Wuppertal.