Die Wand, Klaus Rinke
Klaus Rinke
Die Wand
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Klaus Rinke

Die Wand, 1971


Einzelteil
100.0 x 75.0 cm
Physical Description
Gelatin silver print on baryta paper
Inventory Number
DZF 116
Acquisition
DZ BANK Art Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

The body takes measurements - standing straight as a die and posing parallel to the high wall in order to assert itself as a measuring instrument. As such, it enters the field of vision from the vanishing line at top left, in order to gradually move forward along the wall perspective and leave it again at bottom right after making fifteen equidistant approaches. From the very beginning, Klaus Rinke adapted constructive actions as primary demonstrations so that they were tailor-made for him. Since the late 1960s, the artist has used his athletically trained body in his drawings to reference tectonic units, his own limbs and the linear course of the element of water as it pulses through hoses like arteries. Photographs documents the phases of this processual movement, which progresses (as a body sculpture) over time. At the beginning of the action, Rinke focuses on the precisely calculated standpoint. The dominance of the artist's body, swaying to the right degree, lies, stands and then falls with the measurement units of selected, carefully located areas and spaces.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Die Wand (Original Title)
Title Translation
The Wall
Artist
Part
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Serial Number / Edition
1 / 3
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Gelatin silver print on baryta paper
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet und datiert auf Blatt 16 unten links: "die Wand" New York 1971
Signiert auf Blatt 16 unten rechts: Klaus Rinke

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Klaus Rinke
Acquisition
DZ BANK Art Collection at the Städel Museum

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 5 Abstract Ideas and Concepts
  • 61B2(RINKE, Klaus)(+55) historical person (RINKE, Klaus) (+ full length portrait)
  • 48B3 portrait, self-portrait of artist
  • 41A54 fence, wall, paling
Secondary
  • 51L Types of Motion
  • 51I Space
  • 23 time
  • 49D7 mathematical perspective

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20.08.2019