Stefan Brüggemann
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HEADLINES & LAST LINE IN THE MOVIES Yvon Lambert Gallery, NY, USA | 2010 | Solo

Press release
Yvon Lambert New York is pleased to announce Headlines & Last Line in the Movies, an installation by artist Stefan Brüggemann. This show will run concurrently with the exhibition Reading Dante III by Joan Jonas. Both exhibitions open with a reception for the artists on Saturday, February 27, 2010 from 6-8pm and will be on view until April 10, 2010. 

Brüggemann explores a variety of mediums including sculpture, video, painting, and drawing. He frequently employs text, demonstrating a pop aesthetic while maintaining a critical attitude towards the sociological context from which it is derived. For this exhibition, Brüggemann presents Headlines & Last Line in the Movies, a site-specific installation that covers the gallery walls with mirrored panels. On these mirrors, written with spray paint, are a list of recent newspaper headlines and a selection from the final dialogue of dramatic movies. A series of fluorescent light sculptures mounted upon the ceiling by Brüggemann illuminates the exhibition. 

Myriad contrasts and communalities are revealed within this work. Brüggemann selects text from both newspapers and the cinema, therefore juxtaposing reality and fiction. Both movies and the news are important reflections of our culture that not only influence, but also manipulate the public’s comprehension of society. To the artist, the text of Headlines & Last Line in the Movies function as maxims, seducing our innermost unconscious. 

Stefan Brüggemann (b. 1975, Mexico City) currently lives and works between Mexico City and London. His recent solo exhibitions include: Black Box, curated by Philippe Pirotte and Eva González-Sancho, Kunsthalle Bern and Frac Bourgogne, Dijon, France, 2008. Recent group exhibitions include: Escultura Social: New Generation of Art from Mexico City, MCA, Chicago, 2007; Nothing, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2006; Off-key, curated by Philippe Pirotte, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland, 2006; and Beck’s Futures Award, ICA, London, 2006. Recent publications include: JRP Ringier publication edited by Nicolas de Oliveira with essays by Chris Kraus, Michael Bracewell and Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith.

About Yvon Lambert
Yvon Lambert opened Galerie Yvon Lambert in Paris in 1967. The Collection Lambert in Avignon opened in 2000 with 350 works from Yvon Lambert’s personal collection and presents more than 1200 works today. Yvon Lambert New York was founded in 2003 and in 2007 moved to its current location, designed by Richard Gluckman in collaboration with Thomas Zolli. 

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