Sigmar Polke’s photographic Infamies

September 13 - December 22, 2019
  • Sigmar Polke, Sans titre, 1977, Collection de Georg Polke
    © The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne/ ADAGP, 2019

  • Sigmar Polke, Sans titre( Sigmar Polke), circa 1975, Collection de Georg Polke
    © The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne/ ADAGP, 2019

  • Sigmar Polke, Sans titre, 1970-1980, Collection de Georg Polke
    © The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne/ ADAGP, 2019

  • Sigmar Polke, Sans titre, (Sigmar Polke), Zurich, circa 1976-1977, Collection de
    Georg Polke © The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne/ ADAGP, 2019

  • Sigmar Polke, Sans titre, 1970-1980, Collection de Georg Polke
    © The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne/ ADAGP, 2019

  • Sigmar Polke, Sans titre, 1970-1980, Collection de Georg Polke
    © The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne/ ADAGP, 2019

  • Sigmar Polke, Sans titre, 1970-1980, Collection de Georg Polke
    © The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne/ ADAGP, 2019

  • Sigmar Polke, Sans titre, 1970-1980, Collection de Georg Polke
    © The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne/ ADAGP, 2019

  • Sigmar Polke, Sans titre (Hannelore Kunert), 1970-1980, Collection de Georg Polke
    © The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne/ ADAGP, 2019

  • Sigmar Polke, Sans titre (Hannelore Kunert), 1970-1980, Collection de Georg Polke
    © The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne/ ADAGP, 2019

  • Sigmar Polke, Sans titre (Hannelore Kunert), 1970-1980, Collection de Georg Polke
    © The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne/ ADAGP, 2019

From September 12th though December 22th, 2019, LE BAL presents a unique ensemble of photographs by Sigmar Polke dating from the 1970s, an emblematic period featuring the artist’s first jubilant experiments (double exposition, floutage, solarisation, superposition…). They reveal Polke as an alchemist of photographic material, poet of almost nothing, free from all the rules of the medium and fierce chronicler of his time.  

The exhibition is curated by Frits Emslander, Georg Polke, Bernard Marcadé and Diane Dufour. The 300 vintage prints on view come from the personal collection of Georg Polke. The exhibition is organized in collaborations with the Morsbroich Museum.

Practical info

A book will be co-published by ROMA publications and LE BAL.

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