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Helmut Middendorf

Painter, film-maker, motion picture artist and musician

Born
1953 in Dinklage
School
Neo-Fauvism

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  • Kunst nach 1945: Helmut Middendorf
    Helmut Middendorf (* Dinklage, 1953) studierte von 1973 bis 1979 an der Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. Gemeinsam mit Rainer Fetting, Salomé und Bernd Zimmer beteiligte er sich 1977 an der Gründung der Galerie am Moritzplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg. In den späten siebziger Jahren begann er, betont gegenständliche, figurative Malerei zu schaffen. In diesem Film unserer Reihe „Kunst nach 1945“ geht er auf ein Werk aus der Sammlung Gegenwartskunst im Städel Museum ein: "Electric Night“ aus dem Jahr 1979. In dem Bild manifestiert sich das Lebensgefühl einer Generation, deren Musikszene ein wichtiges Ausdrucksmittel war. Für Untertitel klicken Sie bitte auf das Untertitel-Symbol am rechten unteren Rand des Videos. For subtitles please click the captions icon at the bottom of the video. http://www.staedelmuseum.de/#youtube

Biography

Helmut Middendorf was born in 1953 in Dinklage, Germany. After graduating from secondary school he worked for two years as a rock musician. From 1973 to 1979 he studied at Berlin’s arts college, the Hochschule der Künste. He first concentrated on experimental films, but then joined Karl Horst Hödicke’s class and began to paint. In 1977 he established the Galerie am Moritzplatz in Berlin with Rainer Fetting, Salomé and Bernd Zimmer, all of them Hödicke’s pupils. There they showed their own works and provided a space for performances. In 1979 Middendorf was offered a post at his alma mater teaching experimental film. With Fetting, Salomé and Zimmer he had his first exhibition in 1980 at the Haus am Waldsee in Berlin. The artists soon became recognised internationally, and Middendorf was awarded a stipend that allowed him to spend time in New York. He lives and works in Berlin and Athens.

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