Strandkasernen, Dieter Roth
Dieter Roth
Strandkasernen
DE
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Dieter Roth

Strandkasernen, 1983 – 1987


Dimensions
176.5 x 247.0 x 26.5 cm
Physical Description
Object collage of painting utensils, wooden moldings, groceries, cardboard, wire, string, varnish, water colour, glue on wood
Inventory Number
DB030
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Work

The universal artist and non-conformist Dieter Roth defies categorisation. In ‘Beach Barracks’, a wide variety of ‘refuse’ and art supplies have been interwoven to form a powerful Informel-style assemblage. Gestural traces of paint connect the individual parts in a painterly-sculptural all-over and emphasise the accumulation, which only seems to be chaotic. The result is a poetic image whose enigmatic title raises questions. It conveys as much a sense of failure and death as it does traces of joyful beauty – and even a strain of self-mockery.

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  • KunstIStück – Dieter Roth: Strandkasernen
    Sammlungshighlights des Städel Museums in unterhaltsamen und informativen Filmen – das sind die Kunst|Stücke. Entdecken Sie spannende Details zu Kunstwerken aus ungewöhnlichen Blickwinkeln in unter zwei Minuten. KunstIStück – Dieter Roth: Strandkasernen, 1983–1987, Städel Museum Frankfurt am Main http://www.staedelmuseum.de/de/highlights-der-sammlung#yt
  • ASK AN ARTWORK – Fragen an die Kunst: Dieter Roth
    Is that garbage in the artwork? What's all the mess about? And what is the title „Strandkasernen“ („Beach Barracks") telling us? ASK AN ARTWORK! Anna answers 🤓 In the series ASK AN ARTWORK art historian Anna Huber (Educational Department of the Städel Museum) answers the questions that we have for art. Find Dieter Roth's "Strandkasernen" in our Digital Collection: https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/en/work/strandkasernen Ist das Müll auf dem Kunstwerk? Wieso das ganze Chaos und was hat es mit dem Titel "Strandkasernen" auf sich? ASK AN ARTWORK! Anna antwortet 🤓 In der Serie ASK AN ARTWORK beantwortet die Kunsthistorikerin Anna Huber (Mitarbeiterin der Abteilung Bildung und Vermittlung) aus dem Home Office Fragen, die wir an die Kunst haben. Dieter Roths "Strandkasernen" findet ihr in der Digitalen Sammlung das Städel Museums: https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/de/werk/strandkasernen Dieter Roth, Strandkasernen, 1983–1987, @deutschebank Collection at the Städel Museum © Dieter Roth Estate / Courtesy Hauser & Wirth

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Strandkasernen (Original Title)
Title Translation
Beach Barracks
Artist
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Object collage of painting utensils, wooden moldings, groceries, cardboard, wire, string, varnish, water colour, glue on wood
Material
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Property and Acquisition

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Administration
Collection
Creditline
Sammlung Deutsche Bank im Städel Museum, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Dieter Roth Estate
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum

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25.08.2020