Dieter Appelt

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Modell 7 zu Tableau "Zone", 2008 Chinatusche, Deckweiß 150 X 100 Cm © Dieter Appelt
Within Certain Intervals, 2009 © Courtesy of the artist & Kicken Berlin
Aus Errinerungsspur (tête) , 1978 Oil On Canvas H: 39 X W: 28 Cm © Galerie Daniel Varenne
Die Befreiung der Finger (Liberation of the Fingers) , 1979 Gelatin Silver Print H: 16 X W: 11 In © ClampArt
Autoportrait , 1978 Photographie Noir / Blanc H: 29 X W: 39 Cm © Galerie Daniel Varenne
Filmstill de Wiesent-Cinema , 2001 Tirage Argentique 1/2 71 X 84.5 Cm © Galerie Guy Bärtschi
Ohne Titel , 2001 Dessin Crayon Et Encre 90 X 110 Cm © Galerie Guy Bärtschi
Die Quelle , 1978 Photography 39 Cm X 28 Cm © Galerie Daniel Varenne
Séquence de Canto , 1987 Tirage Argentique 93 X 113 Cm © Galerie Guy Bärtschi
Höllenturm, 1998 Sculpture Bois, Lin, Couleur Et Verre 165 X 120 X 120 Cm © Galerie Guy Bärtschi
Ohne Titel , 2000 Dessin Encre De Chine 69.5 X 84.5 Cm © Galerie Guy Bärtschi
Autoportrait, 1999 Tirage Argentique E.A./2 63 X 53 Cm © Galerie Guy Bärtschi
Sans Titre (Steinfeld), 1994 Sculpture Bois, Pierre Et Métal 80 X 80 X 115 Cm © Galerie Guy Bärtschi
Haus doppelt (Modèle pour la scuplture en bronze) , 2001 Sculpture Bois, Métal, Lin Et Couleur 80 X 50 X 60 Cm © Galerie Guy Bärtschi
Ohr Gelatin Silver Print 60 X 50 Cm © Galerie Clairefontaine
Erinnerungsspur Dornenbusch Gelatin Silver Print 50 X 60 Cm © Galerie Clairefontaine
Aus Statische Vibration 1 Gelatine Silver © Strother Fine Art
aus: komplementärer raum, 1986 Gelatine Silver Print 41 X 34 Cm © Art Affairs
Forth Bridge-Cinema. Metric Space [Edition 2/3], 2004 Gelatin Silver Prints 148,8 X 48,8 Cm, Consisting Of 312 Stills, Each 10 X 13,5 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & The Galerie Thomas Schulte
Die Abhörung des Waldrandes, 1987 16mm Film, Sound Film Still © Dieter Appelt
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Galerie Francoise Paviot , Galerie Daniel Varenne, Pace/MacGill Gallery, Galerie Guy Bärtschi
Dieter Appelt Biography
1935   Born in Niemegk/Germany
1954 - 1958   Studies music at the Mendelssohn Bartholdy Akademie, Leipzig. Develops strong interest in the composition of Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Weber, Alban Berg, and Leos Janácek. Introduced to Impressionist, Fauve, and Russian Constructivist art.
1959 - 1960   Leaves East Germany and settles in West Berlin. Renews studies at the Hochschule der Musik (Academy of Music), Berlin. Meets German experimental photographer Heinz Hajek-Halke. In addition to music classes, studies experimental photography and art at the Hochschule für bildende Künste (Academy of Fine Arts), Berlin, under Hajek-Halke’s supervision.
1961 - 1970   Passes music exam and receives diploma. Engaged by Berlin’s opera company, the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Studies fine art at the Hochschule für bildende Künste until 1964. Experiments in painting, sculpture, etching, and photography.
1970   Travels to Japan with the Deutsche Oper Berlin to perform Arnold Schoenberg’s Moses and Aron. Spends four months in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Nara.
1971 - 1975   Continues working in photography, painting, sculpture, and etching. First art exhibition at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 1974.
1976   Travels to Monte Isola, Italy, where Appelt makes the first Hanging. The image is a breakthrough and the beginning of a concentrated period of photographic work
1979   Leaves the Deutsche Oper Berlin to concentrate exclusively on visual arts.
1982   Appointed Head of department for film, video, and photography at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Berlin.
1985   Begins investigating platinum techniques.
1986   Builds mechanical device for objects to rotate before camera.
1988 - 1990   Curates exhibition, Zwischen Schwarz und Weiß for the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
2005   Receives the Knight Purchase Prize for Photographic Media from the Akron Art Museum, Ohio.
  Lives and works in Berlin
Selected Exhibitions
2005   Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada (solo)
2004   Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Genf (solo)
2002   Pace McGill Gallery, New York (solo)
2001   Van Laere Contemporary Art, Antwerpen (solo)
2000   Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken (solo)
2000   S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuelle Kunst, Gent (solo)
2000   Galerie Kicken, Berlin (solo)
1999   Springer & Winkler Galerie, Berlin (solo)
1999   Akademie der Künste, Berlin (solo)
1999   Haus der Kunst, München
1999   Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
1999   Biennale Venedig, 48ª Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Venedig
1999   Nationalgalerie Berlin, Berlin
1998   Haines Gallery, San Francisco
1998   Van Laere Contemporary Art, Antwerpen (solo)
1998   Galerie Limmer, Köln (solo)
1997   Galerie Limmer, Köln (solo)
1997   Nationalgalerie Berlin, Berlin
1996   Frankfurter Kunstverein and Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt a.M.
1996   Galerie Springer, Berlin
1996   Galerie Springer, Berlin (solo)
1996   Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek, Berlin (solo)
1995   Guggenheim Museum Soho, New York (solo)
1995   Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans (solo)
1995   Musée de Québec, Québec, Canada (solo)
1995   Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
1994   Sander Galerie, New York
1992   Wiener Sezession, Wien
1992   The Museum of Modern Art, New York
1990   Biennale Internationale de Marseille 90, Marseille
1990   Große Orangerie, Schloß Charlottenburg, Berlin
1989   Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
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