Jürgen Klauke, ‘Self Performance’, 1972, espaivisor - Galería Visor

Polyptych of 13 58 x 42 cm each one

About Jürgen Klauke

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.

German, b. 1943, Kliding bei Cochem, Germany

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Juergen Klauke, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
2016
Me, Myself and I, Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin
2016
Einblick/Ausblick, Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck
2015
Jürgen Klauke, Aesthetic Paranoia, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2014
Accrochage, Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf