Jime Dine: Storm of Memory
On the occasion of his 88th birthday today, the Kunsthaus Göttingen is dedicating a comprehensive show of works to the artist Jim Dine from 17 June to 17 September 2023. Over the past six decades, the U.S. painter, draftsman, and sculptor has created an extremely multifaceted, multimedia oeuvre. With “Jim Dine. Storm of Memory – Sculptures, Drawings, Prints, Books & Poetry”, the Kunsthaus presents for the first time in Germany a wide-ranging survey show that brings together not only sculptures, drawings and prints, but also numerous books by the artist. In addition, the exhibition provides insight into the artist’s lyrical work and shows a selection of Dine’s poems.
Parallel to the exhibition in the Kunsthaus, a joint work by Jim Dine and the artist Theseus Chan, Singapore, is being shown in the Günter Grass Archive in Göttingen, Düstere Straße 6. Both process letters, words and texts in a spatial installation into a walk-in book.
As part of the retrospective, the “House of Words” pavilion in the Kunsthaus courtyard with Dine’s expansive installation “Poet Singing (The Flowering Sheets)” will also be made accessible on Saturdays and Sundays 11:00-18:00h.