Installation view of Related Lines: Hartmut Böhm & Matthew Deleget
Dr. Julius | AP, Berlin, Germany
November 13, 2014 – January 24, 2015
dr. julius | ap is pleased to announce that the two-person exhibition RELATED LINES featuring Hartmut Böhm and Matthew Deleget. The two artists create a dynamic tension by belonging to different generations, as well as to European and American traditions of minimal concrete art and related cultural references. RELATED LINES is their first two-person exhibition with dr. julius | ap. Both artists were included in the 2012 international group show FutureShock OneTwo at the gallery. The two artists will interact with each other and with the gallery spaces through installation-like, precisely placed works.
Hartmut Böhm is a leading proponent of European Concrete art and one of the most influential reductive artists of his generation. Born in Kassel, Germany in 1938, he studied at Hochschule für Bildende Künste with Arnold Bode, founder and curator of Documenta. Böhm produced his first systems-based work in 1959. Several years later, his work was included in the seminal exhibition Nouvelle Tendance: Propositions visuelles du movement international at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, France in 1964. The exhibition heralded in the new Op, Kinetic, Concrete, Zero, GRAV, Gruppo T and Gruppo N art movements and highlighted works that addressed the concept of movement as conveyed through serial repetition.
Böhm has mounted more than seventy solo and two-person exhibitions since 1964 and has participated in hundreds of group exhibitions at museums, galleries and non-profits internationally. His work is included in seventy public collections worldwide, including the Neuberger Museum of Art [Purchase, NY]; Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University [Cambridge, MA]; Josef Albers Museum [Bottrop, Germany]; Städtisches Kunstmuseum [Bonn, Germany]; Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum [Hagen, Germany]; Museum für konkrete Kunst [Ingolstadt, Germany]; Albertinum der Staatlichen Kunstsammlung [Dresden, Germany]; Wilhelm-Hack-Museum [Ludwigshafen, Germany]; Pinakothek der Moderne, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus [Munich, Germany]; Stiftung für konkrete Kunst [Reutlingen, Germany]; Museum Ritter [Waldenbuch, Germany]; Donation Albers-Honegger [Mouans-Sartoux, France]; Musée Matisse [Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France]; Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst [Humlebæk, Denmark]; Muzeum Sztuki [Lodz, Poland]; Haus für konstruktive und konkrete Kunst [Zürich, Switzerland]; Richard Paul Lohse-Stiftung [Zürich, Switzerland]; Mondriaanhuis [Amersfoort, The Netherlands]; Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig [Vienna, Austria]; and Tel Aviv Museum of Art [Tel Aviv, Israel], among many others.
Matthew Deleget [*1972 in Hammond, Indiana, IN, US] is an artist, curator, and arts worker. Matthew has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, including solo and group exhibitions in the US, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. His work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial by Michelle Grabner at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. His additional museum exhibitions include MoMA/P.S.1 [Long Island City, NY]; Bronx Museum of the Arts [Bronx, NY]; Herbert F. Johnson Museum [Ithaca, NY]; Bass Museum of Art [Miami, FL]; and Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art [Indianapolis, IN].
Matthew’s work has been reviewed in Artforum, The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Flash Art, Artnet Magazine, and The Philadelphia Inquirer, among others. He is a member of American Abstract Artists, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation’s Artist Advisory Committee, and the board of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.
In 2003, Matthew founded MINUS SPACE [www.minusspace.com], a platform for reductive art on the international level based in Brooklyn, NY. Since 2006, he has organized nearly 50 solo and group exhibitions at both MINUS SPACE’s gallery in Dumbo, Brooklyn, as well as other collaborating venues on the national and international levels, including in Mexico, Belgium, Australia, and New Zealand.
MINUS SPACE exhibitions have been reviewed in Art in America, Artcritical, Artforum, Artnet Magazine, ArtNews, The Brooklyn Rail, Houston Public Radio, Huffington Post, The New Criterion, New York Magazine, NYFA Current, New York Sun, Time Out New York, Village Voice, and The Wall Street Journal, among others.
Matthew is represented by Alejandra von Hartz Gallery [Miami, FL]; Peter Blake Gallery [Laguna Beach, CA]; and Gallery Sonja Roesch [Houston, TX]. He holds an MFA in Painting and an MS in Theory, Criticism and History of Art, Design and Architecture from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. He holds a BA in Art and German from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN. Matthew lives with his wife, artist Rossana Martinez [www.rossanamartinez.com], and son Mateo in Brooklyn, NY.