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Since the 1960s, Jürgen Klauke has been using photography and performance to explore identity and gender norms. Orchestrating photographs in which he appears androgynous or otherwise disguised or degraded, Klauke seeks to deconstruct the persona of the male artist. He is perhaps best known for his “Transformer” series (1970-75), a provocative body of photographs that captured the artist in a variety of confrontational poses and sexually ambiguous guises. Klauke’s focus on his own body as an expressive vehicle has made him a pioneer in the genre of Body Art alongside Vito Acconci, and he has also been linked with Cindy Sherman for their similar techniques and concerns.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
Light / DarkAnnely Juda Fine Art
2015
Jürgen Klauke, Aesthetic ParanoiaAnnely Juda Fine Art
2014
AccrochageGalerie Hans Mayer
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Heimspiel, 1990/92

Photographic work
67 7/10 × 49 1/5 in
172 × 125 cm
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Location
Berlin
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Since the 1960s, Jürgen Klauke has been using photography and performance to explore identity and gender norms. Orchestrating photographs in which he appears androgynous or otherwise disguised or degraded, Klauke seeks to deconstruct the persona of the male artist. He is perhaps best known for his “Transformer” series (1970-75), a provocative body of photographs that captured the artist in a variety of confrontational poses and sexually ambiguous guises. Klauke’s focus on his own body as an expressive vehicle has made him a pioneer in the genre of Body Art alongside Vito Acconci, and he has also been linked with Cindy Sherman for their similar techniques and concerns.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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