Moeller Fine Art New York is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of works by Hubertus Gojowcyzk (b. 1943) to take place from October 1–31.
Since 1968, Gojowczyk has been making 'book objects,' works of art fabricated through the manipulation of books and other printed matter. Using alternately witty, playful, and satirical means, his book objects transform the intellectual into the physical. In so doing, Gojowczyk allows his humble materials to shed their identity and become symbols of deconstruction, reconstruction, alienation and transformation. The intimate, humane scale of his works, combined with their ephemeral, often organic materials imparts a sense of fragility. It is precisely this quality that led art historian Werner Schmalenbach to assert that, “the magic of his art cannot be missed.”
Hubertus Gojowczyk was born in 1943 in the German state of Silesia (modern Poland). From 1967 to 1971, he studied at the Art Academy of Dusseldorf under Joseph Beuys and Dieter Roth. In addition to regular exhibitions at Moeller Fine Art New York–Berlin, Gojowczyk participated in Kassel's Documenta 5 and Documenta 6 (1972, 1977). At the documenta 6 in 1977 he showed his well-received "Tür zur Bibliothek" (Door to the Library). The artist's first US retrospective, The Book As Object, was held at Moeller Fine Art in 2005, followed by a major exhibition at the Deutsche Nationalbibliotek in Frankfurt from 2008-2009. Gojowczyk lives and works in Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia.
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