12 March–16 May 2016
Imi Knoebel’s Red Yellow Blue (1993) will be exhibited in Leipzig this spring.
The work is composed of 54 large-scale silkscreen prints, which are an important conceptual foundation for Knoebel’s design of the stained glass windows of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Reims. This major commission of nine large panes for the royal cathedral was installed between 2011 and 2015.
The abstract compositions for Reims, with hundreds of pieces of glass in vivid shades of red, blue and yellow can be seen as a reconciliatory gesture following the building having been badly damaged by German bombing in August 1914.
The exhibition in Leipzig will also include Thomas Scheibitz’s prints from the museum’s collection and his work Precious Basics (2007).
‘Imi Knoebel & Thomas Scheibitz’
Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig
Tuesday and Thursday–Sunday: 10am–6pm
Imi Knoebel ‘Rot Gelb Blau’ (1993)
© the artists Photo courtesy Galerie Fahneman