Luhring Augustine congratulates Reinhard Mucha on the opening of his retrospective exhibition, Der Mucha – Ein Anfangsverdacht / An Initial Suspicion at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf, Germany. Presented at the museum's two locations, K20 and K21, the exhibition runs from Saturday, September 3, 2022 through January 22, 2023.
Reinhard Mucha's pioneering and rigorous exploration of sculpture, installation, and photography has defined his practice as one of the most significant and influential of our time. The exhibition at K20 and K21 will include a combination of installations, some of which have not been staged for many years, and will feature examples from each of Mucha's creative phases, generating a panorama that spans over forty years of the artist’s career.
On view will be his installation Das Deutschlandgerät (The Germany Device)  1990, originally made for the German Pavilion at the 1990 Biennale di Venezia, and reconstructed at K21 in 2002 where it has remained on view. Also included in the K21 presentation will be his seminal work Wartesaal (Waiting Room) ,  1979 – 1982, which has not been shown publicly since documenta X, 1997. In addition, for the first time since 1985, Das Figur-Grund Problem in der Architektur des Barock (für dich allein bleibt nur das Grab) (The Figure-Ground Problem in Baroque Architecture (for You Alone There Remains Only the Grave), one of the artist's few remaining larger installations of museum furniture and everyday objects, will be realized anew in K20’s Grabbehall.