Beethoven's Trumpet: In One Ear and Out the Same Ear

Bonner Kunstverein and Kunstmuseum Bonn present JOHN BALDESSARI: MUSIC :: 12 May - 29 July, 2007 :: Curators: Christina Vegh (Bonner Kunstverein) and Dr. Stefan Gronert (Kunstmuseum Bonn).

JOHN BALDESSARI (*1931, lives and works in Santa Monica, California) is doubtless one of the foremost American artists, whose work -- since the 1960s and 1970s -- has influenced young American, as well as European, artists. The list of the exhibitions of this multimedia artist is correspondingly long, but the way his work is reviewed still leaves countless questions open. The collaboration between Kunstmuseum Bonn and Bonner Kunstverein -- under a common thematic banner -- seeks therefore to uncover an (up to now) almost disregarded dimension of his approach: BALDESSARI'S artistic engagement with music.