Jack Whitten Exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof

“Jack’s Jacks” is the first exhibition to exclusively showcase Whitten’s artwork in Europe

April 03rd, 2019
K. Wiesner, News from Berlin
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The Hamburger Bahnhof (Museum für Gegenwart) is the first European museum to exclusively feature Jack Whitten’s art in a solo exhibition.

Until September 1st, 2019, a collection of thirty artworks by the American painter Jack Whitten (1939-2018) on display at Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof will trace Whitten’s evolvement and his vision as a painter. The exhibition called “Jack’s Jacks” was created together with Whitten as some of the art pieces are meant to honor fellow artists and people who supported him in his career.

Whitten, who unexpectedly passed away in 2018, conveyed political messages with his art and, among others, named paintings after Barack Obama or Martin Luther King. Although Whitten’s paintings often seem to be made out of glass and other materials, he solely used paint and constructed his artwork by combining individually cut pieces of his paintings together.

Tickets for “Jack’s Jacks” at Hamburger Bahnhof (Museum für Gegenwart) are available for 8€; a reduced admission fee costs 4€. The exhibition runs until September 1st, 2019.


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