Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha. Photo: © muchaArchive / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

 

Reinhard Mucha’s (*1950) complex practice uses the ground zero of sculpture after minimalism as a conceptual springboard for works that incorporate found objects, but also any kind of different industrial materials as well as photography and time-based media. The Düsseldorf-based artist strips found objects of their practical, ostensible purpose to expose sediments of time and lived history that have accumulated within them. His approach sheds critical light on the tacit norms and rules governing the institutional practices of contemporary art.

 

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One early example of the artist’s singular practice is Der kluge Knecht (Ohne Titel – Staatliche Kunstakademie – Düsseldorf – 1981), 2002 (The Clever Servant), as part of Frankfurter Block, [2016], [2014] 2012, took form as a wall-mounted display case sculpture showing Mucha’s master class sculpture certificate from the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, notarized by the Düsseldorf Chamber of Craft and Trade, and excerpts from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale that gives the work its name. “The objectively cool geometry of this multilayered wall sculpture—it’s materiality calculated down to the smallest detail—elegantly embodies the institutional impact of both the academy and the Chamber of Craft and Trade and the omnipotence of a museum apparatus. Using the authority of the right angle, its physical presence latches onto and counteracts the subversive, downright anarchic subtext of the Grimms’ tale: rather than fulfill his master’s order to search for his ‘lost cow’ and bring it back to him, the clever servant chooses to find three blackbirds from the ‘vast field’ instead. Echoing the subversive outcome of this absurd parable, the work also refuses to search for the cow. But instead of finding blackbirds, I as an artist build a Trojan Horse and with this ruse (a work that not only oversteps art-specific aesthetic boundaries, but co-opts and presents them on its own terms) I reach the center of museum institutions’ authoritative sphere—with an uncertain outcome.” (Mucha)

Variations on this complex theme pervade all of Mucha’s sculptures, including his key works Das Deutschlandgerät,[2002] 1990 (The Germany Device) and Frankfurter Block. Both of these expansive installations divulge another essential and particularly influential facet of the artist’s practice: his productive self-quotation through the re-use and revisiting of older works and their exhibition contexts. All of the objects and materials Mucha uses inscribe themselves in a web of meaning that includes not only other objects but also presentations of other works by the artist.

The work Untitled (Head in Sand – Kunsthalle Bielefeld – Created for the exhibition: “Ars Viva – Sculpture and Installations by prizewinners selected by the Cultural Committee of German Business within the Federation of German Industries BDI e.V.“ – 1981), [2012] 1982, for instance—part of Frankfurter Block—documents Mucha’s attempt to undermine the creation of a consumer profile on his person and subtly reflects an early German debate on the protection of personal data. The work has changed considerably over time, not least because each new presentation incorporates architectural and other elements from previous exhibitions. It also takes on a completely new dimension at a time when the commodification of personal data has become an inexorable reality of life.

A central common thread in Reinhard Mucha’s work is his patient, intellectually and atmospherically mesmerizing study of collective social amnesia. His sculptures and installations seem to constantly absorb new aspects of time and history. The objects and materials he uses are quotidian and usually overlooked in everyday life, and yet Mucha coaxes from them a comprehensive, decades-long chronicle of the changing times. His singular, poetic condensation of the elusive “memory” of these objects give his work an ever-present, auratic residual energy—emanations of an “intimacy” that is almost impossible to pinpoint. His works are resistant, artistic entities with inherent presence. They can be understood as “batteries” charged to capacity with real life and artistic energies that they then discharge in small amounts.

 

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Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha
Wartesaal, [1997], [1986] 1979-1982
Waiting Room
Multi-part sculptural room installation

Reinhard Mucha
Wartesaal, [1997], [1986] 1979-1982
Waiting Room
Multi-part sculptural room installation
Installation view documenta X, Kassel 1997
242 panel paintings enamel paint on wood, various materials, worked and unworked devices and objects
420.0 x 1381.0 x 1121.0 cm
165 3/8 x 543 3/4 x 441 3/8 inches
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Untitled (MILCH) – 1:1 model of the rejected proposal for “Kunst am Bau – Eingeladener Wettbewerb” for the Volkswagen University Library of the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU) and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) 2004, [2014] 1979

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (MILCH) – 1:1 model of the rejected proposal for “Kunst am Bau – Eingeladener Wettbewerb” for the Volkswagen University Library of the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU) and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) 2004, [2014] 1979
Installation views Reinhard Mucha, Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart, Basel 2016
2 racing bikes, 2 French delivery bicycles (found objects), 2 cable reels, 16 wedge mounts, aluminum construction, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of float glass, (multilayer plywood), 90 fluorescent lamps, light control with remote, control device, control unit, electrical equipment
273.0 x 800.5 x 174.0 cm
107 1/2 x 315 1/8 x 68 1/2 inches
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Frankfurter Block, [2016], [2014] 2012
13 parts

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block, [2016], [2014] 2012
13 parts
Installation view
Reinhard Mucha, Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart, Basel 2016
Edition Page 63, [1986] 1983
Easton & Amos, 2014
Gallery 4.1 – demountable museum space, [2016] 2014
The Clever Servant (Ohne Titel – Staatliche Kunstakademie – Düsseldorf – 1981), 2002
Ebnath, 2014
Untitled (Head in Sand – Kunsthalle Bielefeld – Created for the exhibition: “Ars Viva – Sculpture and Installations by prizewinners selected by the Cultural Committee of German Business within the Federation of German Industries BDI e.V.” – 1981), [2012], 1982
[Capriccio] – How a Dead Hare Operates with Pictures, 2012
Head in Sand, [2012] 1981
&
The Steel Baron – Excerpts from the Big Calendar, 1989
Kyritz, 2014
Knowing whereby, not knowing wherewith. Knowing whereto, not knowing whereat, [2007] 1983
Diptych

Rahn should shoot from the back,” 2014
Diptych
Seelze, [2014] 2012
Overall dimensions
412.0 x 1414.0 x 832.0 cm
162 1/8 x 556 3/4 x 327 5/8 inches
without
Edition Page 63 and Easton & Amos
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Reinhard Mucha
Blohm + Voss (Ohne Titel – Stuttgart, Schwabstraße 2 – 1980), [2019] 1980
Two parts

Reinhard Mucha
Blohm + Voss (Ohne Titel – Stuttgart, Schwabstraße 2 – 1980), [2019] 1980 (partial view)
Two parts
Part 1
Aluminum profiles, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of float glass, painting canvas, solid wood, oil paint print on bituminized feltbase (flooring, found material), mirror glass, 2-channel video with infinite loops of video-animated photographs and 1-channel audio with stereo soundtrack, 3 SD cards, 3 CF-players 4HD, 2 video monitors 10”, 2 audio monitors (active), electrical and electronic equipment, blockboard
112.2 x 293.6 x 32.4 cm
44 1/8 x 115 5/8 x 12 3/4 inches
Part 2
Alkyd enamel painted on steel profile frame, two screws with dowels, float glass, gelatin silver print (vintage print)
(Relic of a site-specific installation commissioned by Hans-Jürgen Müller)
16.2 x 30.8 x 4.0 cm + screws and dowels
6 3/8 x 12 1/8 x 1 5/8 inches + screws and dowels
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Reinhard Mucha
Kasse beim Fahrer 0.1, 1987
Buy Ticket from Driver 0.1
Two-part sculptural room installation

Reinhard Mucha
Kasse beim Fahrer 0.1, 1987
Buy Ticket from Driver 0.1
Two-part sculptural room installation
Installation view Nordausgang, Kunsthalle Basel 1987
Various materials, worked and unworked devices and objects
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Reinhard Mucha
Der Aufstieg“, [2019] 2007
The Rise
Two parts

Reinhard Mucha
Der Aufstieg“, [2019] 2007
The Rise
Two parts
Part 1
Solid wood, float glass (display case), hardboard and oil paint print on bituminized feltbase (flooring, found material) on blockboard (pedestal), wood, floor gliders (2 footstools), stacked copies of the magazine „Der Aufstieg“ No. 1, January 1949 – No. 4, April 1983
182.6 x 52.0 x 77.0 cm
72 x 20 1/2 x 30 1/4 inches
Part 2
2 LCD monitors, video animated reproductions of the cover of the magazine „Der Aufstieg“, packing tape, tripod pole, foam material, corrugated board, chipboard (pedestal), footstool (found object), wood, floor gliders (2 footstools), electrical cords, 2 media player, 2 SD cards, cable reel
131.6 x 43.0 x 42.0 cm + electrical equipment
51 7/8 x 17 x 16 1/2 inches + electrical equipment
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Reinhard Mucha
Material for Dr. Schwarz, [2019] 1981

Reinhard Mucha
Material for Dr. Schwarz, [2019] 1981
8 metal shoulder clamps, 4 float glass panes, 4 copies of letters, solid wood, float glass (display case), hardboard and oil paint print on bituminized feltbase (flooring, found material) on blockboard (pedestal), solid wood, plywood, floor gliders (2 footstools), 24 packets of Brandt – Der Markenzwieback
183.0 x 77.0 x 49.9 cm
72 x 30 1/4 x 19 5/8 inches
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Reinhard Mucha
Schuld, [2019] 2015

Reinhard Mucha
Schuld, [2019] 2015
Aluminum profiles, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of float glass, model railway board with oval track in scale HO different paints and materials, hardboard, profiled wood (split found object), plywood, blockboard
97.7 x 252.6 x 20.9 cm
38 1/2 x 99 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches
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Reinhard Mucha
Ahlener Programm / Kleeth, [2019] 2007 / 2019
Two-part work ensemble

Reinhard Mucha
Ahlener Programm / Kleeth, [2019] 2007 / 2019
Two-part work ensemble
Installation view
Full Take, Sprüth Magers London 2019
Free-standing sculpture
Ahlener Programm
Solid wood, float glass (display case), oil paint print on bituminized feltbase (flooring, found material) and leatherboard on blockboard (pedestal), wood, enamel, PVC- decorative adhesive sheet (3 footstools, found objects), 45 stacked „UNION' briquettes
182.6 x 52.0 x 77.0 cm
72 x 20 1/2 x 30 1/4 inches
Wall-mounted sculpture
Kleeth
Metal shoulder clamps, float glass, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of glass, steel profiles, 2 rectangular tubs zinc-coated steel sheet, solid wood (found objects), multilayer-plywood
94.6 x 323.4 x 40.4 cm
37 1/4 x 127 1/4 x 16 inches
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Reinhard Mucha
BBK-SL-KNY-Edition, 1990, 1999
Ed. 12 + 3 a. p.
Polyptych, six parts

Reinhard Mucha
BBK-SL-KNY-Edition, 1990, 1999
Ed. 12 + 3 a. p.
Polyptych, six parts
Profiled solid wood stained and varnished (frame), float glass, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of glass, blockboard veneered, stained and varnished (mat), offset print on fine art paper, Iris Giclée print on deckle edged paper
Four parts each 115.4 x 86.8 x 5.8 cm / 45 3/8 x 34 1/8 x 2 1/4 inches
Two parts each 115.4 x 86.8 x 6.2 cm / 45 3/8 x 34 1/8 x 2 3/8 inches
Overall dimensions 232.8 x 262.8 x 6.2 cm / 91 5/8 x 103 1/2 x 2 3/8 inches
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Reinhard Mucha
Bestreikte Dienststelle, [2019] 1992
Strikebound Agency

Reinhard Mucha
Bestreikte Dienststelle, [2019] 1992
Strikebound Agency
Installation views Mucha Unnötig Das Ende vom Lied, Sprüth Magers, Berlin 2019
2 fluorescent lamps, metal shoulder clamps, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of float glass, solid wood frame, float glass, hardboard, packing tape, poster (found object, 1992), colored cardboard with tape tracks (found object), various paper sheets, step stool, electrical equipment
188.5 x 157.0 x 35.0 cm
74 1/8 x 61 7/8 x 13 7/8 inches
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Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (Wand – Kunst- und Museumsverein Wuppertal – 1978) / Untitled (Isolde Wawrin – Ohne Titel (Objekt) – 1978), [2019] 1985
Two parts

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (Wand – Kunst- und Museumsverein Wuppertal – 1978) / Untitled (Isolde Wawrin – Ohne Titel (Objekt) – 1978), [2019] 1985
Two parts
Part 1
Aluminum, float glass, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of glass, Linoleum, felt, wood, gelatin silver prints, paper, pencil, catalogue page (detail), alkyd enamel paint, watercolour
130.5 x 280.3 x 21.0 cm
51 3/8 x 110 3/8 x 8 1/4 inches
Part 2
Dispersion paint, profiled solid wood, float glass (frame), packing paper glued, dispersion paint, synthetic resin paint
62.8 x 203.8 x 4.9 cm
24 3/4 x 80 1/4 x 2 inches
Overall dimensions 198.0 x 280.3 x 21.0 cm / 78 x 110 3/8 x 8 1/4 inches
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Reinhard Mucha
Oderin / Untitled (MÄNNER FRAUEN), [1987] 1987 / 1981
Two-part work ensemble

Reinhard Mucha
Oderin / Untitled (MÄNNER FRAUEN), [1987] 1987 / 1981
Two-part work ensemble
Installation views Full Take, Sprüth Magers, London 2019
Oderin
Felt, blockboard (2 pedestals), PVC, metal (5 footstools), solid wood (1 footstool, found object)
181.5 x 225.0 x 383.0 cm
71 1/2 x 88 5/8 x 150 7/8 inches
Untitled (MÄNNER FRAUEN)
Alkyd enamel paint, metal, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of float glass, felt, wood, fluorescent lamp, electrical cord, angle plug with rocker switch, 2 zip ties, adhesive tape, extension cord with female plug and male plug
140.0 x 385.0 x 12.5 cm (MÄNNER)
55 1/8 x 151 5/8 x 5 inches (MÄNNER)
215.0 x 465.0 x 18.0 cm with lamp + connecting cord (FRAUEN)
84 5/8 x 183 x 7 inches with lamp + connecting cord (FRAUEN)
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Reinhard Mucha
[’78] Bernd & Hilla in Leipzig, [2019] 1978
Diptych

Reinhard Mucha
[’78] Bernd & Hilla in Leipzig, [2019] 1978
Diptych
Metal shoulder clamps, etching on front of float glass, alkyd enamel on wood, 2 light boxes, 2 black and white large-format transparencies, electrical equipment
Each 82.0 x 99.6 x 12.8 cm / 32 1/4 x 39 1/8 x 5 inches
Overall dimensions 82.0 x 208.4 x 12.8 cm / 32 1/4 x 82 x 5 inches
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Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha
Das Deutschlandgerät, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf [2002], XLIV Biennale di Venezia, German Pavilion, Venice 1990
The Germany Device
Multi-part sculptural room installation

Reinhard Mucha
Das Deutschlandgerät, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf [2002], XLIV Biennale di Venezia, German Pavilion, Venice 1990
The Germany Device
Multi-part sculptural room installation
Installation view Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf
Various materials, worked and unworked devices and objects
2700.0 x 1700.0 x 1000.0 cm
1063 x 669 1/4 x 393 3/4 inches
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Reinhard Mucha
Wartesaal, [1997], [1986] 1979-1982
Waiting Room
Multi-part sculptural room installation
Installation view documenta X, Kassel 1997
242 panel paintings enamel paint on wood, various materials, worked and unworked devices and objects
420.0 x 1381.0 x 1121.0 cm
165 3/8 x 543 3/4 x 441 3/8 inches
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Reinhard Mucha
Wartesaal, [1997], [1986] 1979-1982
Waiting Room
Multi-part sculptural room installation
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Wartesaal, [1997], [1986] 1979-1982
Waiting Room
Installation view documenta X, Kassel 1997

Reinhard Mucha
Wartesaal, [1997], [1986] 1979-1982
Waiting Room
Installation view documenta X, Kassel 1997
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Wartesaal, [1997], [1986] 1979-1982
Waiting Room
Installation view documenta X, Kassel 1997

Reinhard Mucha
Wartesaal, [1997], [1986] 1979-1982
Waiting Room
Installation view documenta X, Kassel 1997
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (MILCH) – 1:1 model of the rejected proposal for “Kunst am Bau – Eingeladener Wettbewerb” for the Volkswagen University Library of the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU) and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) 2004, [2014] 1979
Installation views Reinhard Mucha, Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart, Basel 2016
2 racing bikes, 2 French delivery bicycles (found objects), 2 cable reels, 16 wedge mounts, aluminum construction, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of float glass, (multilayer plywood), 90 fluorescent lamps, light control with remote, control device, control unit, electrical equipment
273.0 x 800.5 x 174.0 cm
107 1/2 x 315 1/8 x 68 1/2 inches
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Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (MILCH) – 1:1 model of the rejected proposal for “Kunst am Bau – Eingeladener Wettbewerb” for the Volkswagen University Library of the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU) and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) 2004, [2014] 1979
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (MILCH) – 1:1 model of the rejected proposal for “Kunst am Bau – Eingeladener Wettbewerb” for the Volkswagen University Library of the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU) and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) 2004, [2014] 1979 (partial view)

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (MILCH) – 1:1 model of the rejected proposal for “Kunst am Bau – Eingeladener Wettbewerb” for the Volkswagen University Library of the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU) and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) 2004, [2014] 1979
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (MILCH) – 1:1 model of the rejected proposal for “Kunst am Bau – Eingeladener Wettbewerb” for the Volkswagen University Library of the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU) and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) 2004, [2014] 1979 (detail)

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (MILCH) – 1:1 model of the rejected proposal for “Kunst am Bau – Eingeladener Wettbewerb” for the Volkswagen University Library of the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU) and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) 2004, [2014] 1979
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (MILCH) – 1:1 model of the rejected proposal for “Kunst am Bau – Eingeladener Wettbewerb” for the Volkswagen University Library of the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU) and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) 2004, [2014] 1979 (detail)

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (MILCH) – 1:1 model of the rejected proposal for “Kunst am Bau – Eingeladener Wettbewerb” for the Volkswagen University Library of the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU) and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) 2004, [2014] 1979
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (MILCH) – 1:1 model of the rejected proposal for “Kunst am Bau – Eingeladener Wettbewerb” for the Volkswagen University Library of the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU) and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) 2004, [2014] 1979 (detail)

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (MILCH) – 1:1 model of the rejected proposal for “Kunst am Bau – Eingeladener Wettbewerb” for the Volkswagen University Library of the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU) and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) 2004, [2014] 1979
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (MILCH) – 1:1 model of the rejected proposal for “Kunst am Bau – Eingeladener Wettbewerb” for the Volkswagen University Library of the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU) and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) 2004, [2014] 1979

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (MILCH) – 1:1 model of the rejected proposal for “Kunst am Bau – Eingeladener Wettbewerb” for the Volkswagen University Library of the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU) and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) 2004, [2014] 1979
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (MILCH) – 1:1 model of the rejected proposal for “Kunst am Bau – Eingeladener Wettbewerb” for the Volkswagen University Library of the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU) and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) 2004, [2014] 1979 (detail)

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (MILCH) – 1:1 model of the rejected proposal for “Kunst am Bau – Eingeladener Wettbewerb” for the Volkswagen University Library of the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU) and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) 2004, [2014] 1979
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (MILCH) – 1:1 model of the rejected proposal for “Kunst am Bau – Eingeladener Wettbewerb” for the Volkswagen University Library of the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU) and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) 2004, [2014] 1979 (detail)

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (MILCH) – 1:1 model of the rejected proposal for “Kunst am Bau – Eingeladener Wettbewerb” for the Volkswagen University Library of the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU) and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) 2004, [2014] 1979
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block, [2016], [2014] 2012
13 parts
Installation view
Reinhard Mucha, Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart, Basel 2016
Edition Page 63, [1986] 1983
Easton & Amos, 2014
Gallery 4.1 – demountable museum space, [2016] 2014
The Clever Servant (Ohne Titel – Staatliche Kunstakademie – Düsseldorf – 1981), 2002
Ebnath, 2014
Untitled (Head in Sand – Kunsthalle Bielefeld – Created for the exhibition: “Ars Viva – Sculpture and Installations by prizewinners selected by the Cultural Committee of German Business within the Federation of German Industries BDI e.V.” – 1981), [2012], 1982
[Capriccio] – How a Dead Hare Operates with Pictures, 2012
Head in Sand, [2012] 1981
&
The Steel Baron – Excerpts from the Big Calendar, 1989
Kyritz, 2014
Knowing whereby, not knowing wherewith. Knowing whereto, not knowing whereat, [2007] 1983
Diptych

Rahn should shoot from the back,” 2014
Diptych
Seelze, [2014] 2012
Overall dimensions
412.0 x 1414.0 x 832.0 cm
162 1/8 x 556 3/4 x 327 5/8 inches
without
Edition Page 63 and Easton & Amos
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Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block, [2016], [2014] 2012
13 parts
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Edition Seite 63, [1986] 1983
Edition Page 63
Tondo
2 metal shoulder clamps, 2 float glass discs, reprint of a book page offset recto and verso (found object)
ø 37.8 cm
ø 14 7/8 inches

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Edition Seite 63, [1986] 1983
Edition Page 63
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Easton & Amos, 2014
Jute, blockboard, sheetrock, 2 footstools wood, linoleum, Resopal®, synthetic resin paint (found objects)
109.0 x 250.0 x 60.0 cm
43 x 98 3/8 x 23 5/8 inches

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Easton & Amos, 2014
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Galerie 4.1 – zerlegbarer Museumsraum, [2016] 2014 (partial view)
Gallery 4.1 – demountable museum space
4 walls with skirting boards and jamb lining profiled solid wood, plasterboard, 64 fluorescent lamps, 2 ventilation grilles, jute, blockboard and OSB-boards on studding, fitted carpet on particle board
412.0 x 1414.0 x 832.0 cm
162 1/8 x 556 3/4 x 327 5/8 inches

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Galerie 4.1 – zerlegbarer Museumsraum, [2016] 2014 (partial view)
Gallery 4.1 – demountable museum space
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Der kluge Knecht (Ohne Titel – Staatliche Kunstakademie – Düsseldorf – 1981), 2002
The Clever Servant (Ohne Titel – Staatliche Kunstakademie – Düsseldorf – 1981)
Aluminum profiles, etching on front of float glass, black and white Laserchrome print framed, 5 photocopies framed, felt, blockboard, video animated photographs on DVDs, 2 video monitors, 2 audio monitors, 2 DVD players, audio track on CD, CD player, audio amplifier, electrical cord, male plugs and female plugs, cable reel, stepstool
205.7 x 400.2 x 48.6 cm
81 x 157 5/8 x 19 1/8 inches

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Der kluge Knecht (Ohne Titel – Staatliche Kunstakademie – Düsseldorf – 1981), 2002
The Clever Servant (Ohne Titel – Staatliche Kunstakademie – Düsseldorf – 1981)
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Ebnath, 2014
2 wall cabinets alkyd enamel paint on wood, float glass, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of glass, plastic (found objects), 2 fluorescent lamps, industrial felt, electrical cord, angle plug with rocker switch, 2 zip ties, extension cord with male plug and female plug
285.0 x 83.1 x 14.8 / 34.1cm
112 1/8 x 32 3/4 x 5 7/8 / 13 3/8 inches

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Ebnath, 2014
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Ohne Titel (Kopf im Sand – Kunsthalle Bielefeld – Entstanden anläßlich der Ausstellung: „Ars Viva – Skulpturen und Installationen von Preisträgern des Kulturkreises im Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e. V.“ – 1981), [2012] 1982 (detail)
Untitled (Head in Sand – Kunsthalle Bielefeld – Created for the exhibition: „Ars Viva – Sculpture and Installations by prizewinners selected by the Cultural Committee of German Business within the Federation of German Industries BDI e.V. “ – 1981)
1 empty frame on wall, 4 table top display cases on 16 wooden footstools, 1 wooden frame with German and English title label, 3 aluminum frames with 3 black and white photographs (vintage prints), 99 aluminum frames with black and white photocopies of coupons for information, about 600 letter post items, 4 video monitors in suspended racks, 6 CF-cardplayers, video animated photographs, 2 active audio monitors, audio track, electrical and electronical supply- and extension cords, 2 cable reels
109.4 x 817.5 x 96.6 cm
43 x 321 7/8 x 38 inches

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Ohne Titel (Kopf im Sand – Kunsthalle Bielefeld – Entstanden anläßlich der Ausstellung: „Ars Viva – Skulpturen und Installationen von Preisträgern des Kulturkreises im Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e. V.“ – 1981), [2012] 1982 (detail)
Untitled (Head in Sand – Kunsthalle Bielefeld – Created for the exhibition: “Ars Viva – Sculpture and Installations by prizewinners selected by the Cultural Committee of German Business within the Federation of German Industries BDI e.V.” – 1981)
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Ohne Titel (Kopf im Sand – Kunsthalle Bielefeld – Entstanden anläßlich der Ausstellung: „Ars Viva – Skulpturen und Installationen von Preisträgern des Kulturkreises im Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e. V.“ – 1981), [2012] 1982 (detail)
Untitled (Head in Sand – Kunsthalle Bielefeld – Created for the exhibition: „Ars Viva – Sculpture and Installations by prizewinners selected by the Cultural Committee of German Business within the Federation of German Industries BDI e.V. “ – 1981)
1 empty frame on wall, 4 table top display cases on 16 wooden footstools, 1 wooden frame with German and English title label, 3 aluminum frames with 3 black and white photographs (vintage prints), 99 aluminum frames with black and white photocopies of coupons for information, about 600 letter post items, 4 video monitors in suspended racks, 6 CF-cardplayers, video animated photographs, 2 active audio monitors, audio track, electrical and electronical supply- and extension cords, 2 cable reels
109.4 x 817.5 x 96.6 cm
43 x 321 7/8 x 38 inches

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Ohne Titel (Kopf im Sand – Kunsthalle Bielefeld – Entstanden anläßlich der Ausstellung: „Ars Viva – Skulpturen und Installationen von Preisträgern des Kulturkreises im Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e. V.“ – 1981), [2012] 1982 (detail)
Untitled (Head in Sand – Kunsthalle Bielefeld – Created for the exhibition: “Ars Viva – Sculpture and Installations by prizewinners selected by the Cultural Committee of German Business within the Federation of German Industries BDI e.V.” – 1981)
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
[Capriccio] – Wie der tote Hase mit den Bildern verkehrt, 2012
[Capriccio] – How a Dead Hare Operates with Pictures
Free-standing display case, 4 dollies, 2 pedestals, dolly wood, metal, plastic wire (found object), 2 hand-carts wood, metal (found objects), 2 footstools wood , metal tube, PVC (found objects), packaging cover from Hasenkamp Holding GmbH
179.4 x 261.5 x 110.0 cm
70 5/8 x 103 x 43 1/4 inches

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
[Capriccio] – Wie der tote Hase mit den Bildern verkehrt, 2012
[Capriccio] – How a Dead Hare Operates with Pictures
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Kopf im Sand, [2012] 1981 (details)
Head in Sand
99 model picture frames with 99 pencil drawings on black and white photocopies of promotional coupons silver patinated profiled wood, museum glass, DIN A4 – clear sheet protectors, museum board (titled, numbered, signed and dated)

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Kopf im Sand, [2012] 1981 (details)
Head in Sand
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Kopf im Sand, [2012] 1981 (details)
Head in Sand
99 model picture frames with 99 pencil drawings on black and white photocopies of promotional coupons silver patinated profiled wood, museum glass, DIN A4 – clear sheet protectors, museum board (titled, numbered, signed and dated)
&
Der Stahlbaron – Auszüge aus dem großen Kalender, 1989 (details)
The Steel Baron – Excerpts from the Big Calendar
29 picture frames with 50 gouaches in DIN A4 – clear sheet protectors profiled wood, museum glass, hardboard, anti rust paints, pencil, stamp ink on black and white photocopies (with dedication: “Vertreterkopie für Klaus Renzel”, signed and dated)
Overall dimensions left part 269.2 x 360.2 x 3.1 cm / 106 x 141 7/8 x 1 1/8 inches
Overall dimensions right part 269.2 x 1177.8 x 3.1 cm / 106 x 463 3/4 x 1 1/8 inches

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Kopf im Sand, [2012] 1981
Head in Sand
&
Der Stahlbaron – Auszüge aus dem großen Kalender, 1989 (details)
The Steel Baron – Excerpts from the Big Calendar
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Kyritz, 2014
Aluminum profiles, float glass, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of glass, oil paint print on bituminized feltbase (flooring, found material), blockboard, hardboard, canvas, felt, plywood
133.5 x 32.6 x 38.8 cm
52 5/8 x 12 7/8 x 15 1/4 inches

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Kyritz, 2014
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Gewußt wodurch, nicht wissen womit. Gewußt wohin, nicht wissen wobei, [2007] 1983
Knowing whereby, not knowing wherewith. Knowing whereto, not knowing whereat
Diptych
Aluminum profiles, float glass, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of glass, 4 black and white archival pigment prints on deckle edged paper, blockboard, corrugated cardboard
Each 132.0 x 192.8 x 28.8 cm
Each 52 x 76 x 11 3/8 inches

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Gewußt wodurch, nicht wissen womit. Gewußt wohin, nicht wissen wobei, [2007] 1983
Knowing whereby, not knowing wherewith. Knowing whereto, not knowing whereat
Diptych
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
aus dem Hintergrund müßte Rahn schießen,“ 2014
Rahn should shoot from the back, 2014
Diptych
2 / 2
left tondo
4 metal shoulder clamps, float glass disc, aluminum disc, fluorescent lamp, electrical cord, angle plug with rocker switch, 2 cable ties, extension cord with male plug and female plug
ø 40.0 cm x 10.0 cm
ø 15 3/4 x 4 inches
right tondo
4 metal shoulder clamps, 2 float glass discs, enamel painted on reverse of glass, book page offset recto and verso (found object), felt, aluminum disc
ø 36.5 x 4.6 cm
ø 14 3/8 x 1 7/8 inches
Overall dimensions
196.5 x 80.5 x 10.0 / 41.5 cm
77 3/8 x 31 3/4 x 4 / 16 3/8 inches

Reinhard Mucha
aus dem Hintergrund müßte Rahn schießen,“ 2014
Rahn should shoot from the back, 2014
Diptych
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
aus dem Hintergrund müßte Rahn schießen,“ 2014 (detail)
Rahn should shoot from the back,”
Diptych

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
aus dem Hintergrund müßte Rahn schießen,“ 2014 (detail)
Rahn should shoot from the back,”
Diptych
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Seelze, [ 2014] 2012
Aluminum profiles, float glass, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of glass, steel profiles, rectangular tub zinc-coated steel sheet (found object), felt, multilayer-plywood
133.6 x 232.2 x 50.4 cm
52 5/8 x 91 3/8 x 19 7/8 inches

Reinhard Mucha
Frankfurter Block
Seelze, [ 2014] 2012
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Blohm + Voss (Ohne Titel – Stuttgart, Schwabstraße 2 – 1980), [2019] 1980 (partial view)
Two parts
Part 1
Aluminum profiles, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of float glass, painting canvas, solid wood, oil paint print on bituminized feltbase (flooring, found material), mirror glass, 2-channel video with infinite loops of video-animated photographs and 1-channel audio with stereo soundtrack, 3 SD cards, 3 CF-players 4HD, 2 video monitors 10”, 2 audio monitors (active), electrical and electronic equipment, blockboard
112.2 x 293.6 x 32.4 cm
44 1/8 x 115 5/8 x 12 3/4 inches
Part 2
Alkyd enamel painted on steel profile frame, two screws with dowels, float glass, gelatin silver print (vintage print)
(Relic of a site-specific installation commissioned by Hans-Jürgen Müller)
16.2 x 30.8 x 4.0 cm + screws and dowels
6 3/8 x 12 1/8 x 1 5/8 inches + screws and dowels
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Reinhard Mucha
Blohm + Voss (Ohne Titel – Stuttgart, Schwabstraße 2 – 1980), [2019] 1980
Two parts
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Blohm + Voss (Ohne Titel – Stuttgart, Schwabstraße 2 – 1980), [2019] 1980
Two parts

Reinhard Mucha
Blohm + Voss (Ohne Titel – Stuttgart, Schwabstraße 2 – 1980), [2019] 1980
Two parts
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Blohm + Voss (Ohne Titel – Stuttgart, Schwabstraße 2 – 1980), [2019] 1980 (detail and partial view)
Two parts

Reinhard Mucha
Blohm + Voss (Ohne Titel – Stuttgart, Schwabstraße 2 – 1980), [2019] 1980 (detail and partial view)
Two parts
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Blohm + Voss (Ohne Titel – Stuttgart, Schwabstraße 2 – 1980), [2019] 1980 (details)
Two parts

Reinhard Mucha
Blohm + Voss (Ohne Titel – Stuttgart, Schwabstraße 2 – 1980), [2019] 1980 (details)
Two parts
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Blohm + Voss (Ohne Titel – Stuttgart, Schwabstraße 2 – 1980), [2019] 1980 (detail)
Two parts

Reinhard Mucha
Blohm + Voss (Ohne Titel – Stuttgart, Schwabstraße 2 – 1980), [2019] 1980 (detail)
Two parts
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Kasse beim Fahrer 0.1, 1987
Buy Ticket from Driver 0.1
Two-part sculptural room installation
Installation view Nordausgang, Kunsthalle Basel 1987
Various materials, worked and unworked devices and objects
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Reinhard Mucha
Kasse beim Fahrer 0.1, 1987
Buy Ticket from Driver 0.1
Two-part sculptural room installation
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Kasse beim Fahrer 0.1
, 1987 (detail)
Buy Ticket from Driver 0.1
Installation view Nordausgang, Kunsthalle Basel 1987

Reinhard Mucha
Kasse beim Fahrer 0.1, 1987 (detail)
Buy Ticket from Driver 0.1
Installation view Reinhard Mucha. Nordausgang, Kunsthalle Basel 1987
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Kasse beim Fahrer 0.1
, 1987 (detail)
Buy Ticket from Driver 0.1
Installation view Nordausgang, Kunsthalle Basel 1987

Reinhard Mucha
Kasse beim Fahrer 0.1, 1987 (detail)
Buy Ticket from Driver 0.1
Installation view Reinhard Mucha. Nordausgang, Kunsthalle Basel 1987
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Kasse beim Fahrer 0.1
, 1987 (detail)
Buy Ticket from Driver 0.1
Installation view Nordausgang, Kunsthalle Basel 1987

Reinhard Mucha
Kasse beim Fahrer 0.1, 1987 (detail)
Buy Ticket from Driver 0.1
Installation view Reinhard Mucha. Nordausgang, Kunsthalle Basel 1987
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Kasse beim Fahrer 0.1, 1987 (detail)
Buy Ticket from Driver 0.1
Installation view Nordausgang, Kunsthalle Basel 1987

Reinhard Mucha
Kasse beim Fahrer 0.1, 1987 (detail)
Buy Ticket from Driver 0.1
Installation view Reinhard Mucha. Nordausgang, Kunsthalle Basel 1987
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Kasse beim Fahrer 0.1
, 1987
Buy Ticket from Driver 0.1
Installation view Nordausgang, Kunsthalle Basel 1987

Reinhard Mucha
Kasse beim Fahrer 0.1, 1987
Buy Ticket from Driver 0.1
Installation view Reinhard Mucha. Nordausgang, Kunsthalle Basel 1987
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Der Aufstieg“, [2019] 2007
The Rise
Two parts
Part 1
Solid wood, float glass (display case), hardboard and oil paint print on bituminized feltbase (flooring, found material) on blockboard (pedestal), wood, floor gliders (2 footstools), stacked copies of the magazine „Der Aufstieg“ No. 1, January 1949 – No. 4, April 1983
182.6 x 52.0 x 77.0 cm
72 x 20 1/2 x 30 1/4 inches
Part 2
2 LCD monitors, video animated reproductions of the cover of the magazine „Der Aufstieg“, packing tape, tripod pole, foam material, corrugated board, chipboard (pedestal), footstool (found object), wood, floor gliders (2 footstools), electrical cords, 2 media player, 2 SD cards, cable reel
131.6 x 43.0 x 42.0 cm + electrical equipment
51 7/8 x 17 x 16 1/2 inches + electrical equipment
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Reinhard Mucha
Der Aufstieg“, [2019] 2007
The Rise
Two parts
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Der Aufstieg“, [2019] 2007 (detail)
The Rise
Two parts

Reinhard Mucha
Der Aufstieg“, [2019] 2007 (detail)
The Rise
Two parts
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Der Aufstieg“, [2019] 2007 (details)
The Rise
Two parts

Reinhard Mucha
Der Aufstieg“, [2019] 2007 (details)
The Rise
Two parts
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Der Aufstieg“, [2019] 2007 (detail)
The Rise
Two parts

Reinhard Mucha
Der Aufstieg“, [2019] 2007 (detail)
The Rise
Two parts
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Der Aufstieg“, [2019] 2007 (detail)
The Rise
Two parts

Reinhard Mucha
Der Aufstieg“, [2019] 2007 (detail)
The Rise
Two parts
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Material for Dr. Schwarz, [2019] 1981
8 metal shoulder clamps, 4 float glass panes, 4 copies of letters, solid wood, float glass (display case), hardboard and oil paint print on bituminized feltbase (flooring, found material) on blockboard (pedestal), solid wood, plywood, floor gliders (2 footstools), 24 packets of Brandt – Der Markenzwieback
183.0 x 77.0 x 49.9 cm
72 x 30 1/4 x 19 5/8 inches
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Reinhard Mucha
Material for Dr. Schwarz, [2019] 1981
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Material for Dr. Schwarz, [2019] 1981 (detail)

Reinhard Mucha
Material for Dr. Schwarz, [2019] 1981
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Material for Dr. Schwarz, [2019] 1981 (details)

Reinhard Mucha
Material for Dr. Schwarz, [2019] 1981 (details)
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Material for Dr. Schwarz, [2019] 1981 (detail)

Reinhard Mucha
Material for Dr. Schwarz, [2019] 1981
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Material for Dr. Schwarz, [2019] 1981 (detail)

Reinhard Mucha
Material for Dr. Schwarz, [2019] 1981
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Material for Dr. Schwarz, [2019] 1981 (detail)

Reinhard Mucha
Material for Dr. Schwarz, [2019] 1981
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Material for Dr. Schwarz, [2019] 1981 (detail)

Reinhard Mucha
Material for Dr. Schwarz, [2019] 1981
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Material for Dr. Schwarz, [2019] 1981 (detail)

Reinhard Mucha
Material for Dr. Schwarz, [2019] 1981
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Material for Dr. Schwarz, [2019] 1981
Installation view Mucha UnnötigDas Ende vom Lied, Sprüth Magers, Berlin 2019

Reinhard Mucha
Material for Dr. Schwarz, [2019] 1981
Installation view Mucha UnnötigDas Ende vom Lied, Sprüth Magers, Berlin 2019
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Schuld, [2019] 2015
Aluminum profiles, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of float glass, model railway board with oval track in scale HO different paints and materials, hardboard, profiled wood (split found object), plywood, blockboard
97.7 x 252.6 x 20.9 cm
38 1/2 x 99 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches
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Reinhard Mucha
Schuld, [2019] 2015
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Schuld, [2019] 2015 (detail)

Reinhard Mucha
Schuld, [2019] 2015
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Schuld, [2019] 2015 (detail)

Reinhard Mucha
Schuld, [2019] 2015
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Schuld, [2019] 2015 (details)

Reinhard Mucha
Schuld, [2019] 2015
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Schuld, [2019] 2015 (details)

Reinhard Mucha
Schuld, [2019] 2015
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Schuld, [2019] 2015 (details)

Reinhard Mucha
Schuld, [2019] 2015
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Ahlener Programm / Kleeth, [2019] 2007 / 2019
Two-part work ensemble
Installation view
Full Take, Sprüth Magers London 2019
Free-standing sculpture
Ahlener Programm
Solid wood, float glass (display case), oil paint print on bituminized feltbase (flooring, found material) and leatherboard on blockboard (pedestal), wood, enamel, PVC- decorative adhesive sheet (3 footstools, found objects), 45 stacked „UNION' briquettes
182.6 x 52.0 x 77.0 cm
72 x 20 1/2 x 30 1/4 inches
Wall-mounted sculpture
Kleeth
Metal shoulder clamps, float glass, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of glass, steel profiles, 2 rectangular tubs zinc-coated steel sheet, solid wood (found objects), multilayer-plywood
94.6 x 323.4 x 40.4 cm
37 1/4 x 127 1/4 x 16 inches
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Reinhard Mucha
Ahlener Programm / Kleeth, [2019] 2007 / 2019
Two-part work ensemble
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Ahlener Programm / Kleeth, [2019] 2007 / 2019 (partial view)
Two-part work ensemble

Reinhard Mucha
Ahlener Programm / Kleeth, [2019] 2007 / 2019 (partial view)
Two-part work ensemble
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Ahlener Programm / Kleeth, [2019] 2007 / 2019 (detail)
Two-part work ensemble

Reinhard Mucha
Ahlener Programm / Kleeth, [2019] 2007 / 2019 (detail)
Two-part work ensemble
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Ahlener Programm / Kleeth, [2019] 2007 / 2019
Two-part work ensemble
(newspaper clip Rheinische Post, 03. February 2007 and detail)

Reinhard Mucha
Ahlener Programm / Kleeth, [2019] 2007 / 2019
Two-part work ensemble
(newspaper clip Rheinische Post, 03. February 2007 and detail)
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Ahlener Programm / Kleeth, [2019] 2007 / 2019 (details)
Two-part work ensemble

Reinhard Mucha
Ahlener Programm / Kleeth, [2019] 2007 / 2019 (details)
Two-part work ensemble
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
BBK-SL-KNY-Edition, 1990, 1999
Ed. 12 + 3 a. p.
Polyptych, six parts
Profiled solid wood stained and varnished (frame), float glass, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of glass, blockboard veneered, stained and varnished (mat), offset print on fine art paper, Iris Giclée print on deckle edged paper
Four parts each 115.4 x 86.8 x 5.8 cm / 45 3/8 x 34 1/8 x 2 1/4 inches
Two parts each 115.4 x 86.8 x 6.2 cm / 45 3/8 x 34 1/8 x 2 3/8 inches
Overall dimensions 232.8 x 262.8 x 6.2 cm / 91 5/8 x 103 1/2 x 2 3/8 inches
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Reinhard Mucha
BBK-SL-KNY-Edition, 1990, 1999
Ed. 12 + 3 a. p.
Polyptych, six parts
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
BBK-SL-KNY-Edition
, 1990, 1999 (detail)
Ed. 12 + 3 a. p.
Polyptych, six parts

Reinhard Mucha
BBK-SL-KNY-Edition, 1990, 1999 (detail)
Ed. 12 + 3 a. p.
Polyptych, six parts
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
BBK-SL-KNY-Edition
, 1990, 1999 (detail)
Ed. 12 + 3 a. p.
Polyptych, six parts

Reinhard Mucha
BBK-SL-KNY-Edition, 1990, 1999 (detail)
Ed. 12 + 3 a. p.
Polyptych, six parts
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
BBK-SL-KNY-Edition
, 1990, 1999 (detail)
Ed. 12 + 3 a. p.
Polyptych, six parts

Reinhard Mucha
BBK-SL-KNY-Edition, 1990, 1999 (detail)
Ed. 12 + 3 a. p.
Polyptych, six parts
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
BBK-SL-KNY-Edition
, 1990, 1999 (detail)
Ed. 12 + 3 a. p.
Polyptych, six parts

Reinhard Mucha
BBK-SL-KNY-Edition, 1990, 1999 (detail)
Ed. 12 + 3 a. p.
Polyptych, six parts
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
BBK-SL-KNY-Edition
, 1990, 1999 (detail)
Ed. 12 + 3 a. p.
Polyptych, six parts (detail)

Reinhard Mucha
BBK-SL-KNY-Edition, 1990, 1999 (detail)
Ed. 12 + 3 a. p.
Polyptych, six parts
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
BBK-SL-KNY-Edition
, 1990, 1999 (detail)
Ed. 12 + 3 a. p.
Polyptych, six parts

Reinhard Mucha
BBK-SL-KNY-Edition, 1990, 1999 (detail)
Ed. 12 + 3 a. p.
Polyptych, six parts
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Bestreikte Dienststelle, [2019] 1992
Strikebound Agency
Installation views Mucha Unnötig Das Ende vom Lied, Sprüth Magers, Berlin 2019
2 fluorescent lamps, metal shoulder clamps, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of float glass, solid wood frame, float glass, hardboard, packing tape, poster (found object, 1992), colored cardboard with tape tracks (found object), various paper sheets, step stool, electrical equipment
188.5 x 157.0 x 35.0 cm
74 1/8 x 61 7/8 x 13 7/8 inches
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Reinhard Mucha
Bestreikte Dienststelle, [2019] 1992
Strikebound Agency
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Bestreikte Dienststelle, [2019] 1992 (partial view)
Strikebound Agency

Reinhard Mucha
Bestreikte Dienststelle, [2019] 1992 (partial view)
Strikebound Agency
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Bestreikte Dienststelle, [2019] 1992 (partial view)
Strikebound Agency

Reinhard Mucha
Bestreikte Dienststelle, [2019] 1992 (partial view)
Strikebound Agency
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Bestreikte Dienststelle, [2019] 1992
Strikebound Agency

Reinhard Mucha
Bestreikte Dienststelle, [2019] 1992
Strikebound Agency
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Bestreikte Dienststelle, [2019] 1992 (details)
Strikebound Agency

Reinhard Mucha
Bestreikte Dienststelle, [2019] 1992 (details)
Strikebound Agency
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (Wand – Kunst- und Museumsverein Wuppertal – 1978) / Untitled (Isolde Wawrin – Ohne Titel (Objekt) – 1978), [2019] 1985
Two parts
Part 1
Aluminum, float glass, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of glass, Linoleum, felt, wood, gelatin silver prints, paper, pencil, catalogue page (detail), alkyd enamel paint, watercolour
130.5 x 280.3 x 21.0 cm
51 3/8 x 110 3/8 x 8 1/4 inches
Part 2
Dispersion paint, profiled solid wood, float glass (frame), packing paper glued, dispersion paint, synthetic resin paint
62.8 x 203.8 x 4.9 cm
24 3/4 x 80 1/4 x 2 inches
Overall dimensions 198.0 x 280.3 x 21.0 cm / 78 x 110 3/8 x 8 1/4 inches
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Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (Wand – Kunst- und Museumsverein Wuppertal – 1978) / Untitled (Isolde Wawrin – Ohne Titel (Objekt) – 1978), [2019] 1985
Two parts
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (Wand – Kunst- und Museumsverein Wuppertal – 1978) / Untitled (Isolde Wawrin – Ohne Titel (Objekt) – 1978), [2019] 1985 (detail)
Two parts

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (Wand – Kunst- und Museumsverein Wuppertal – 1978) / Untitled (Isolde Wawrin – Ohne Titel (Objekt) – 1978), [2019] 1985 (detail)
Two parts
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (Wand – Kunst- und Museumsverein Wuppertal – 1978) / Untitled (Isolde Wawrin – Ohne Titel (Objekt) – 1978), [2019] 1985
Two parts

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (Wand – Kunst- und Museumsverein Wuppertal – 1978) / Untitled (Isolde Wawrin – Ohne Titel (Objekt) – 1978), [2019] 1985
Two parts
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (Wand – Kunst- und Museumsverein Wuppertal – 1978) / Untitled (Isolde Wawrin – Ohne Titel (Objekt) – 1978), [2019] 1985
Two parts

Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (Wand – Kunst- und Museumsverein Wuppertal – 1978) / Untitled (Isolde Wawrin – Ohne Titel (Objekt) – 1978), [2019] 1985
Two parts
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Oderin / Untitled (MÄNNER FRAUEN), [1987] 1987 / 1981
Two-part work ensemble
Installation views Full Take, Sprüth Magers, London 2019
Oderin
Felt, blockboard (2 pedestals), PVC, metal (5 footstools), solid wood (1 footstool, found object)
181.5 x 225.0 x 383.0 cm
71 1/2 x 88 5/8 x 150 7/8 inches
Untitled (MÄNNER FRAUEN)
Alkyd enamel paint, metal, alkyd enamel painted on reverse of float glass, felt, wood, fluorescent lamp, electrical cord, angle plug with rocker switch, 2 zip ties, adhesive tape, extension cord with female plug and male plug
140.0 x 385.0 x 12.5 cm (MÄNNER)
55 1/8 x 151 5/8 x 5 inches (MÄNNER)
215.0 x 465.0 x 18.0 cm with lamp + connecting cord (FRAUEN)
84 5/8 x 183 x 7 inches with lamp + connecting cord (FRAUEN)
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Reinhard Mucha
Oderin / Untitled (MÄNNER FRAUEN), [1987] 1987 / 1981
Two-part work ensemble
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Oderin / Untitled (MÄNNER FRAUEN), [1987] 1987 / 1981 (detail)
Two-part work ensemble

Reinhard Mucha
Oderin / Untitled (MÄNNER FRAUEN), [1987] 1987 / 1981 (detail)
Two-part work ensemble
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Oderin / Untitled (MÄNNER FRAUEN), [1987] 1987 / 1981 (detail)
Two-part work ensemble

Reinhard Mucha
Oderin / Untitled (MÄNNER FRAUEN), [1987] 1987 / 1981 (detail)
Two-part work ensemble
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Oderin / Untitled (MÄNNER FRAUEN), [1987] 1987 / 1981 (detail)
Two-part work ensemble

Reinhard Mucha
Oderin / Untitled (MÄNNER FRAUEN), [1987] 1987 / 1981 (detail)
Two-part work ensemble
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Oderin / Untitled (MÄNNER FRAUEN), [1987] 1987 / 1981 (partial view)
Two-part work ensemble

Reinhard Mucha
Oderin / Untitled (MÄNNER FRAUEN), [1987] 1987 / 1981
Two-part work ensemble
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Oderin / Untitled (MÄNNER FRAUEN), [1987] 1987 / 1981 (partial view)
Two-part work ensemble

Reinhard Mucha
Oderin / Untitled (MÄNNER FRAUEN), [1987] 1987 / 1981
Two-part work ensemble
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
[’78] Bernd & Hilla in Leipzig, [2019] 1978
Diptych
Metal shoulder clamps, etching on front of float glass, alkyd enamel on wood, 2 light boxes, 2 black and white large-format transparencies, electrical equipment
Each 82.0 x 99.6 x 12.8 cm / 32 1/4 x 39 1/8 x 5 inches
Overall dimensions 82.0 x 208.4 x 12.8 cm / 32 1/4 x 82 x 5 inches
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Reinhard Mucha
[’78] Bernd & Hilla in Leipzig, [2019] 1978
Diptych
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
[’78] Bernd & Hilla in Leipzig, [2019] 1978
Diptych

Reinhard Mucha
[’78] Bernd & Hilla in Leipzig, [2019] 1978
Diptych
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
[’78] Bernd & Hilla in Leipzig, [2019] 1978 (detail)
Diptych

Reinhard Mucha
[’78] Bernd & Hilla in Leipzig, [2019] 1978 (detail)
Diptych
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
[’78] Bernd & Hilla in Leipzig, [2019] 1978
Diptych

Reinhard Mucha
[’78] Bernd & Hilla in Leipzig, [2019] 1978
Diptych
Reinhard Mucha
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
[’78] Bernd & Hilla in Leipzig, [2019] 1978
Diptych
Installation view Mucha UnnötigDas Ende vom Lied, Sprüth Magers, Berlin 2019

Reinhard Mucha
[’78] Bernd & Hilla in Leipzig, [2019] 1978
Diptych
Reinhard Mucha

Reinhard Mucha
Das Deutschlandgerät, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf [2002], XLIV Biennale di Venezia, German Pavilion, Venice 1990
The Germany Device
Multi-part sculptural room installation
Installation view Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf
Various materials, worked and unworked devices and objects
2700.0 x 1700.0 x 1000.0 cm
1063 x 669 1/4 x 393 3/4 inches
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Reinhard Mucha
Das Deutschlandgerät, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf [2002], XLIV Biennale di Venezia, German Pavilion, Venice 1990
The Germany Device
Multi-part sculptural room installation
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Reinhard Mucha
Das Deutschlandgerät, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf [2002], XLIV Biennale di Venezia, German Pavilion, Venice 1990
The Germany Device
Installation view Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf.
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Permanent Collection Presentation
K21, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

Reinhard Mucha's multi-part sculptural room installation Das Deutschlandgerät, [2002] 1990 (The Germany Device), one of his key works, is on permanent view at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K21 Ständehaus in Düsseldorf.

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Reinhard Mucha
Untitled (Exhibition in the Carmelite Monastery – Frankfurt a. M. 1980), 1991
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Collection, San Francisco

German Art After 1960
SFMOMA – San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Ongoing

German artists emerging after 1960 explored the postwar landscape—situated between recent disaster and rising prosperity—with a combination of skepticism, uncertainty, and excitement to begin anew.

Exhibitions at Sprüth Magers
Press

Reinhard Mucha’s Unsettling Precision
Hyperallergic, article by Mika Ross-Southhall, April 20, 2019

Reinhard Mucha: Full Take
Art Monthly, article by George Vasey, April 2019

Trains of Thought
Artforum International, article by Graham Bader, January 5, 2018

Getting Faster Without Time Loss
Domus, text by Reinhard Mucha, January 2017

Reinhard Mucha. The Silence of Presentation
Parachute, article by Philip Monk, June – August 1988

Reinhard Mucha. Verbindungen / Connections
Parkett, article by Patrick Frey, 1987

Stations on a Journey
Artforum, article by Germano Celant, December 1985

Biography

Reinhard Mucha (*1950, Düsseldorf) lives in Düsseldorf. Solo exhibitions include Kunstmuseum Basel (2016), ifa – Galerie Friedrichstraße, Berlin (1996), Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld (1990), Kunsthalle Basel (1987), Kunsthalle Bern (1987), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1986), Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (1985), and Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven (1983). He participated in documenta X (1997), documenta IX (1992) and represented Germany at the 44th Venice Biennale (1990). 
 

Education
1972 / 1975–82 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (with Klaus Rinke)
Public Collections
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin
CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation), Miami
Collection CACI, Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim, Brumadinho, Belo Horizonte
Dallas Museum of ART (DMA), Margerite Hoffman Fund
Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg
Glenstone Collection, Potomac, MD
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa), Stuttgart
Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld
Kunstmuseum Basel
Kunstmuseum Bonn
Kunstsammlung der Allianz Deutschland AG, Munich
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf
MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg
Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne
Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg
Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
Museum MARTa Herford
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz
Nykytaiteen Museo / Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Pinakothek der Moderne / Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Collection Stoffel), Munich
Rubell Family Collection, Miami
SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
Städelmuseum, Frankfurt
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Tate, London
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis