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Reinhard Mucha
Beuron, 2007
Diptych

Wall cabinet alkyd enamel paint, solid wood, float glass (found object), aluminum profiles, oil paint print on bituminized feltbase (flooringfound material), blockboard, fluorescent lamp, electrical cord, angle plug with rocker switch, 2 zip ties, extension cord with male plug and female plug
88 5/8 x 40 5/8 x 5 7/8 inches
(225.1 x 103.2 x 14.9 cm)

Reinhard Mucha was born in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1950 and studied with Klaus Rinke at the Düsseldorf Academy of Art, where he began to develop his highly complex artistic language that would find full form in a number of seminal installations in Europe and the US. These include Gladbeck, his solo exhibition at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris in 1986; Das Deutschlandgerät at the 44th Venice Biennale in 1990, since 2002 at Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf; Dokumente I – IV at documenta IX, Kassel in 1992; Mutterseelenallein at the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt a. M. in 1991-1999, and again since 2009 at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin; Wartesaal at documenta X, Kassel in 1997; and Stockholmer Raum, Für Rafael Moneo, 1998 at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm and at Luhring Augustine, New York. One of the more recent exhibitions dedicated to Mucha’s work was held at the Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart in Switzerland in 2016. Throughout Mucha’s artistic production of the past four decades run themes of collective identity, memory, nationalism, the psychology of architecture and institutional power, the museum as the locus for the creation of history, and the merging of industrial, historical and political landscapes. His complex work penetrates several dualities: connectivity and isolation, temporality and permanence, intimate narrative and national history; progress and stasis.

Mucha’s work is included in the permanent collections of numerous international public institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Staatlich Museen zu Berlin / Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Musée national d’art modern, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Städelmuseum, Frankfurt a. M.; Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin; Rubell Family Collection, Miami; Glenstone Collection, Potomac; and Kunstmuseum Basel. Mucha currently resides and works in Düsseldorf.

Mucha currently lives in Düsseldorf and in Saint-Haon-le-Vieux, France.

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Reinhard Mucha

Free-standing sculpture

Straight, 2013

Stanchions, ropes, transport dollies, boomboxes with sound from daily New York local radio stations, electrical and electronic equipment, transformer, power strip, cable reel, glass mirrors, model railway (track HO), aluminum framework, glass fronted wooden cabinets (found objects), felt, “Defiant”-LED tube lamps, base tubes and heating pipes cast iron, zinc sheet, mineral wool, soil incrustations (found objects), mounting steel brackets, central element felt and black tinted glass on wooden construction

93 1/2 x 124 x 218 inches   

(237.49 x 553.72 x 314.96 cm)

Reinhard Mucha

Freiheit for Berlin / Minden, [2013] 2008 / 2013

Two-part work ensemble

 

Free-standing sculpture

Freiheit for Berlin, 2008

Solid wood, float glass (display case), oil paint print on bituminized feltbase (flooring, found material) on blockboard (pedestal), 3 wooden footstools (found objects), 9 aluminum folding rulers, binding wire

71.89 x 30.31 x 20.47 inches

(182.6 x 77.0 x 52.0 cm)

Wall-mounted sculpture

Minden, 2013

Aluminum profiles, float glass, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of glass, carom billiards table wooden rails with so-called diamonds, cushion rubber, billiard cloth (split found object), floor board from an artist’s studio residue of various oil paints, resin and dispersion paints, plywood (split found object), canvas, felt, plywood, blockboard

66.85 x 166.14 x 19.61 inches

(169.8 x 422.0 x 49.8 cm)

Reinhard Mucha

Stunde Null / Hennef, [2013] 2006 / 2009

Two-part work ensemble  

 

Free-standing sculpture

Stunde Null, 2006

Solid wood, float glass (display case), oil paint print on bituminized feltbase (flooring, found material) on blockboard (pedestal), sheet steel (6 parts of rails, model railway track 0), pear wood, steel wire (glassworker folding mold, found object), stove enamel, steel, fire clay, cast iron (kiln, found object)

71.65 x 20.47 x 30.31 inches     

(182 x 52 x 77 cm)

Wall-mounted sculpture

Hennef, 2009

Aluminum profiles, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of float glass, wall panel synthetic resin paint, wood (found object), wooden plank (found object), canvas, industrial felt, blockboard

53.27 x 181.10 x 17.48 inches  

(135.3 x 460.0 x 44.4 cm)

Reinhard Mucha

[Eichen] ex Freren, [2009] 1984

Felt, wood (pedestal), PVC, Linoleum, Formica, wood (6 footstools, found objects), 2 metal tape measures

34.65 x 75.20 x 38.78 inches       

(88.0 x 191.0 x 98.5 cm)

Reinhard Mucha

Beuron, 2007

Diptych

 

Wall cabinet alkyd enamel paint, solid wood, float glass (found object), aluminum profiles, oil paint print on bituminized feltbase (flooring, found material), blockboard, fluorescent lamp, electrical cord, angle plug with rocker switch, 2 zip ties, extension cord with male plug and female plug

88 5/8 x 40 5/8 x 5 7/8 inches

(225.1 x 103.2 x 14.9 cm)

Reinhard Mucha
Kudowa, 2005

 

Aluminum profiles, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of float glass, engraved plastic labels on steel profile sections (found objects), alkyd enamel paint, canvas, felt, blockboard

53.27 x 141.73 x 16.34 inches       

135,3 x 360,0 x 41,5 cm

Reinhard Mucha

Two by Four – The Last Concert for Hans Josef M., 1967 / 2003

 

Aluminum profiles, float glass, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of glass, oil paint print on bituminized feltbase (flooring, found material) on plywood, Iris Giclée prints from analogue color photos on deckle-edged paper, blockboard

78.70 x 205.28 x 5.63 inches 

(199.9 x 521.4 x 14.3 cm)

Reinhard Mucha

Eller Bahnhof / Anklam, For Rainer Borgemeister, [2001] 1983 / 2001

Two-part work ensemble  

 

Free-standing sculpture

Eller Bahnhof, 1983

Alkyd enamel paint, blockboard (pedestal), footstool metal, PVC (reworked found object)

34.65 x 74.80 x 43.31 inches (measurement of the pedestal)

(88 x 190 x 110 cm)

Wall-mounted sculpture

Anklam, For Rainer Borgemeister, 2001

Aluminum profiles, float glass, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of glass, felt, plywood,

2 round table tops (split found objects), hardboard, blockboard

55.47 x 129.92 x 10.31 inches

(140.9 x 330.0 x 26.2 cm)

Reinhard Mucha

Lehnin, 2000

 

Aluminum profiles, float glass, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of glass, pool table wooden rails with so-called diamonds, cushion rubber, billiard cloth (split found object), felt, block-board

64.5 x 126 x 11.8 inches

(164 x 320 x 30 cm)

Reinhard Mucha

BBK-SL-KNY-Edition, 1990, 1999

Polyptych, six parts

Edition of 12 and 3 artist's proofs

 

Profiled solid wood stained and varnished (frame), float glass, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of glass, blockboard veneered, stained and varnished (mat), offset print on fine art

paper, Iris Giclée print on deckle edged paper

Four parts: 45.43 x 34.17 x 2.28 inches (115.4 x 86.8 x 5.8 cm)

Two parts: 45.43 x 34.17 x 2.44 inches (115.4 x 86.8 x 6.2 cm)

Overall dimensions: 91.65 x 103.46 x 2.44 inches (232.8 x 262.8 x 6.2 cm)

Reinhard Mucha

Untitled (“Pearl Paint“ – New York West Side Highway – 1977), 1998

Two parts

 

Part A

PVC (caption plate), aluminum profiles, metal fittings, blockboard and profiled solid wood

stained and varnished, float glass, metal shoulder clamps, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of glass, gelatin silver prints (vintage prints), color prints, felt

106.30 x 78.74 x 7.38 inches   

(270.00 x 200.0 x 18.75 cm)

Part B

Aluminum color painted on wall

approx. 64-161 sq. ft / ca. 6-15 sq. m (variable)

Reinhard Mucha

Potsdamer Platz, [1996] 1979

 

Metal shoulder clamps, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of float glass, plywood and profiled wood, blockboard, two fluorescent lamps, electrical cord, two male plugs with adapter, extension cords with two female plugs

Overall dimensions 80.31 x 92.13 x 6.7 inches (204 x 234 x 17 cm)

Reinhard Mucha

Zossen, 1996

 

Metal shoulder clamps, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of float glass, aluminum profiles, felt, door leaf with fittings coated plywood, solid wood (split found object), blockboard, corrugated cardboard

39.13 x 92.28 (width at the top) / 91.81 (width at the bottom) x 11.42 inches

99.4 x 234.4 (width at the top) / 233.2 (width at the bottom) x 29.0 cm

Reinhard Mucha

Telgte, 1994

 

Aluminum profiles, float glass, red lead painted on reverse of glass, entrance door wood glaze, solid wood, aluminum sheet (found object), felt, blockboard

50.04 x 102.44 x 14.06 inches

(127.1 x 260.2 x 35.7 cm)

Reinhard Mucha
Aachen, 1993

Felt, metal shoulder clamps, red lead painted on reverse of float glass, door leaf with fittings plywood and solid wood (found object), aluminum

31.50 x 80.31 x 26.38 inches

(80 x 204 x 67 cm)

Reinhard Mucha
Treysa, 1993

Alkyd enamel paint on door leaf (reworked found object) and on blockboard, float glass, felt, plywood

33.43 x 68.19 x 15.51 inches    

(84.9 x 173.2 x 39.4 cm)

Reinhard Mucha
Norden, 1991

Aluminum profiles, etching and enamel paint on reverse of float glass, table top blockboard oak veneered (split found object), felt, blockboard

43.78 x 87.80 x 11.30 inches 

(111.2 x 223.0 x 28.7 cm)

Reinhard Mucha
Flinger Broich, 1986

Metal shoulder clamps, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of float glass, pool table back of the wooden rails, cushion rubber, billiard cloth, leather (split found object), blockboard, steel angle-connectors, profiled wood sections, corrugated cardboard

74.83 x 82.68 x 15.55 inches

(121.5 x 210.0 x 39.5 cm)

Contact

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