John Armleder, ‘Calcareus Sponge’, 2016, Almine Rech Gallery

About John Armleder

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.

Swiss, b. 1948, Geneva, Switzerland

Solo Shows

2013
St. Moritz,
John Armleder 'Pantan'

Group Shows

2014
Vienna, Austria,
Little Nemo curated by_Max Hollein
1999
Contemporary Arts Center, 
Cincinnati, OH, United States,
Post-Hypnotic

Fair History on Artsy

2018
Massimo De Carlo at TEFAF New York Spring 2018
2018
Galerie Andrea Caratsch at TEFAF Maastricht 2018
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