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John M. Armleder

Swiss, b. 1948

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John M. Armleder

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Swiss, b. 1948

Followers
1.4k
Biography

Performance artist, sculptor, and painter John M. Armleder draws from what he calls a "supermarket of forms." His art can take on attributes of Suprematist painting, Minimalist sculpture, Dada readymades, or, in the case of his wall paintings, actual wallpaper (turning Sol LeWitt’s ideology on its head while referencing Francis Picabia's dots or Surrealism's lobsters). Affiliated with Fluxus in the 1960s and ‘70s, Armleder was also associated with Neo-Geo (short for Neo-Geometric Conceptualism) in the 1980s for his furniture sculptures, conflating art and the design object. His works explore decor as the inevitable devolution of cultural expressions into background elements.

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Biography

Performance artist, sculptor, and painter John M. Armleder draws from what he calls a "supermarket of forms." His art can take on attributes of Suprematist painting, Minimalist sculpture, Dada readymades, or, in the case of his wall paintings, actual wallpaper (turning Sol LeWitt’s ideology on its head while referencing Francis Picabia's dots or Surrealism's lobsters). Affiliated with Fluxus in the 1960s and ‘70s, Armleder was also associated with Neo-Geo (short for Neo-Geometric Conceptualism) in the 1980s for his furniture sculptures, conflating art and the design object. His works explore decor as the inevitable devolution of cultural expressions into background elements.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Serpentine Galleries, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Flash Art
Fair
Included in a major biennial
documenta
Shows Featuring John M. Armleder
Articles Featuring John M. Armleder
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Dec 16th, 2019
Who’s Buying the Enormous Artworks at Art Basel
In John Armleder’s Art, the Visual Culture of Science Goes Under the Lens
Aug 5th, 2015
In John Armleder’s Art, the Visual Culture of Science Goes Under the Lens
The Puddles, Lakes, and Maelstroms of John M. Armleder
Apr 22nd, 2014
The Puddles, Lakes, and Maelstroms of John M. Armleder
The Art of Swiss Humor
Jan 30th, 2014
The Art of Swiss Humor
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