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Rainer Fetting



Biography

Rainer Fetting was a member of the ambitious group of artists 'Die Jungen Wilden' (the wild young ones), and the co-founder of the Gallery am Moritzplatz in Berlin. They used the isolated position of West Berlin in the 1970's and 1980's for their provocative an anarchic actions. He has received international recognition with his paintings and sculptures. His most famous work is certainly the 'Brandt' sculpture for the Willy Brandt House in Berlin. Less known is his early adaptation of photography and film as a medium for his artistic expression.


1949born in Wilhelmshaven
1972 - 78Study of Painting at the University of Arts Berlin
1977Co-Founder of the Galerie am Moritzplatz, Berlin together with Helmut Middendorf, Salomé, Bernd Zimmer, Anne Jud and Berthold Schepers
1978DAAD-scholarship for New York
1996Sculpture of Willy Brandt for the Willy-Brandt-House in Berlin
2005Plastik von Henri Nannen für Henri Nannen Preis

Rainer Fetting lives and works in Berlin and New York


Exhibitions [Selection]

2006'Faster! Bigger! Better!', ZKM, Museum für Neue Kunst und Medienmuseum, Karlsruhe
'Duett' Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
'Deutsche Bilder' aus der Sammlung Ludwig, Schloss Oberhausen
2005'Rainer Fetting trifft Lovis Corinth' ('Rainer Fetting meets Lovis Corinth'), Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven
( » Katalog | Movie QuickTime Movie Rainer Fetting - Modelle )
'Private/Corporate III', DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin
'Wilde Jahre' - photographs from three decades, Peter Borchardt Gallery
2004'Berlin-Moskau Moskau-Berlin 1950 - 2000', Martin-Gropius-Building, Berlin
2003 Blickachsen, Bad Homburg
'Expressiv!', Fondation Beyeler, Basel / Riehen
'Obsessive Malerei - Ein Rückblick auf die neuen Wilden' ('Obsessive painting - a retrospective towards the New Wild Ones'), ZKM Karlsruhe
'Go, Johnny, Go!', Kunsthalle Wien
2002 Boukamel Contemporary Art Gallery, London
'Neue Wilde', Museum Ludwig, Koblenz (Martin Sanders Collection)
2001Kunsthalle Emden, "Landschaften" ("landscapes")(Kat)
Peter Borchardt Gallery, Hamburg
'Modelle: Desmond, Ole, Andrea, Raoul, Slava' (Catalogue, 144 pages, ca. 150 pic.,text Dr. Daniel Spanke)
2000‘Neue Bilder - neue Skulpturen’ ('New paintings - newsculptures'),
Karl Pfefferle Gallery, Munich
Michael Schultz Gallery, Berlin (at Lamy Galleria, Heidelberg)
Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum Schloss Gottorf, 'Männerbilder' ('paintings of men')
1999 'Fifty Years', jubilee exhibition on the occasion of his 50th birthday, paintings and sculptures
'Paintings', Boukamel Contemporary Art Gallery, London (catalogue)
1998'Fotografie', Boukamel Contemporary Art Gallery, London (catalogue)
1997Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal (catalogue)'heftige malerei - Figurative deutsche Malerei der sechziger bis neunziger Jahre in der Sammlung Würth' ('vigorous painting - figurative German painting of the 1960's to the 1990's in the Würth collection'), Museum Würth, Künzelsau
1996Sculpture of Willy Brandt for the Willy Brandt House, Berlin
1995'Rainer Fetting und Zeitgenossen aus der Sammlung Martin Sanders' ('Rainer Fetting and contemporarians of the Martin Sanders collection'), Russian National Museum, St. Petersburg (catalogue)
Gallery Edition Copenhagen, Kopenhagen
1992'New Paintings from Berlin. Aus der Sammlung Martin Sanders',
Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
1988'Refigured Painting. The German Image 1960-1988'
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
Guggenheim Museum, New York (1989)
'Portraits, Stadtlandschaften, Wald, Skulpturen'
Raab Gallery, Berlin/London (catalogue)
1987‘Berlinart 1967-1987’, Museum of Modern Art, New York;
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
1986Museum Folkwang, Essen (catalogue)
Kunsthalle Basel (catalogue)
‘New York Landscapes, Portraits and Sculptures’, Marlborough Gallery, New York (catalogue)
1982‘Zeitgeist’, International art exhibition Berlin 1982, Martin Gropius Building, Berlin
Anthony d’Offay, London (catalogue)
Mary Boone, New York (catalogue)
Paul Maenz, Cologne
1981‘A New Spirit in Painting’, Royal Academy of Art, London
Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich
1980'Heftige Malerei' ('vigorous painting'), Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
1977'Stadtbilder' ('city images'), Galerie am Moritzplatz, Berlin
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