Polke’s enigmatic artworks show in Germany

It’s been five years since Sigmar Polke passed away. A widely acclaimed retrospective of his work took place at the MoMA in New York last year – a show Polke was able to help prepare before his death.

After a stint at the Tate Gallery in London, the exhibition has now arrived in Germany’s Rhineland region, where Polke spent 50 years of his life. Thirty of those years were spent in the metropolis of Cologne, where Museum Ludwig is hosting the show.


Polke, pictured in 2007, was a pioneer of multimedia

Would the artist have wanted to get this kind of recognition from his elected hometown? “Never ever,” said US curator Kathy Halbreich. “Maybe,” admitted curator Barbara Engelbach in Cologne.

It was Engelbach who brought the costly exhibition to the Rhineland and expanded it to include photographs and films by Polke.

Role model for generations to come

Sigmar Polke was an art

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