No artist of the 20th century enjoys as much attention in the public eye as Pablo Picasso, no other artist is given the same level of attention to the form and the expressive power of their works, no other artist attracts such large numbers of visitors to the museums. And since 1912 – since »Hommage à Picasso«, the Cubist Picasso Portrait by Juan Gris – the work of Pablo Picasso is challenge and incentive alike for a wide variety of artists. For generations, »Les demoiselles d'Avignon« (1907) or »Guernica« (1937) have been adapted, are appropriated in the most diverse ways, no matter what approaches the respective artists themselves might otherwise have pursued thus far. It is the inexhaustible imagination and scope in Picasso’s work that challenges artists, between abstraction and figure, artistic creativity and politically intended statement, to ever-new exciting dialogues. The voluminous book is published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition for the reopening of the renovated Nordhalle as the culmination of the 25th anniversary exhibition of the Deichtorhallen.
Artists: Dia Al-Azzawi, Art & Language, Kader Attia, Donald Baechler, Georg Baselitz, Walead Beshty, Mike Bidlo, Erwin Blumenfeld, Brassaï, Sophie Calle, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Maurizio Cattelan, Patrick Caulfield, Clegg & Guttmann, George Condo, Hanne Darboven, Folkert de Jong, Rineke Dijkstra, Robert Doisneau, Marlene Dumas, David Douglas Duncan, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Fritz Fenzl, Gelatin, Amjad Ghannam/Khaled Hourani, Felix Gmelin, Karl Otto Götz, Leon Golub, Rodney Graham, G.R.A.M., Richard Hamilton, Rachel Harrison, Richard Hawkins, Anton Henning, David Hockney, Thomas Houseago, Gary Hume, JAY Z, Jasper Johns, Asger Jorn, Birgit Jürgenssen, Martin Kippenberger, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Guillermo Kuitca, Sean Landers, Maria Lassnig, Louise Lawler, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Longo, Dora Maar, Marcin Maciejowski, Goshka Macuga, Madame d’Ora, Jonathan Meese /Albert Oehlen, Gjon Mili, Sandro Miller, Jonathan Monk, Yasumasa Morimura, Robert Motherwell, Otto Muehl / Terese Schulmeister, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Claes Oldenburg, A. R. Penck, Irving Penn, Sigmar Polke, Richard Prince, Arnulf Rainer / Dieter Roth, Eugenio Recuenco, Chéri Samba, Peter Saul, Antonio Saura, Thomas Scheibitz, Thomas Schütte, Cindy Sherman, John Stezaker, Strawalde (Jürgen Böttcher), Francesco Vezzoli, André Villers, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz, Andy Warhol, Joel Peter Witkin, Alexander Wolff, Zhang Hongtu, Zhou Tiehai, Thomas Zipp, Heimo Zobernig
Deichtorhallen Hamburg, 1/4–12/7/2015
Companion publication to the Wexner Center for the Arts' exhibition After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists