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Kabinen-Mobil, Stehen (Arbeitssituation)

Kabinen-Mobil, Stehen (Arbeitssituation), 1973/2014 - Joachim Bandau

about this work

Kabinen-Mobil, Stehen (Arbeitssituation) (1973/2014) refers to the “Kabinen-Mobile“, which Joachim Bandau presented in the ‘Utopian Design’ section of documenta 6 in Kassel in 1977. These wheeled objects moved independently, driven by windshield-wiper motors; their forms derived from abstractions of bodily postures like sitting, standing, or reclining. Bandau had developed these sheet-steel sculptures during a 1973 residency at Mercedes-Benz in Sindelfingen.

Kabinen-Mobil, Stehen (Arbeitssituation) (1973/2014) was published on the occasion of the solo exhibition Figuren und Geräte by Joachim Bandau at Galerie Thomas Fischer in Berlin in 2014.

about Joachim Bandau

Joachim Bandau belongs to an important group of German artists, along with Gerhard Richter, Joseph Beuys, and Imi Knoebel, who came out of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 1961. Since the late 1960s, Bandau created a series of mobile sculptures, which resemble a hybrid of man, machine, and design-object. In his following sculptures, he continued to refer to the human condition and form, along with Germany’s complex post-WWII re-invention. Another important part of Bandau’s artistic practice is his lacquer works and his black watercolour paintings, both exploiting the principle of layering.

Joachim Bandau has had numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Neues Museum, Nürnberg; and M HKA, Antwerp. His work has also been shown in several major group exhibitions at venues such as the SculptureCenter, New York; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; and Haus der Kunst, Munich. He has also shown several works at Documenta 6 in Kassel in 1977.

Bandau’s work is present in many important public collections, such as Kunstmuseum, Basel; Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden; and Museum Ludwig, Cologne.

Joachim Bandau is represented by the following galleries;
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Galerie Thomas Fischer, Berlin

Super Dakota, Brussels

Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich

Patricia Sweetow Gallery, Oakland

artmark galerie, Wien / Spital am Pyhrn

Sebastian Fath Contemporary, Mannheim

Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

Two Rooms, Newton Auckland

Galerie Maubert, Paris

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