Author Archives: Henning Orth

Michael Clark – Cosmic Dancer

Barbican Art Centre, UK
Michael Clark – Cosmic Dancer

The first major exhibition of dancer and choreographer Michael Clark. This exploration of Clark’s work establishes his radical presence in British cultural history.

Looking back to his meteoric rise as a young choreographer in the 1980s, the exhibition presents a comprehensive vision of Clark’s career to date. It will showcase his unique multi-disciplinary approach that incorporates a wide range of subcultural influences. Film, photography, and material from Clark’s practice will be presented alongside his legendary collaborations across visual arts, music, fashion and film.

Wed 7 Oct 2020 — Sun 3 Jan 2021


  • All visitors, including Barbican Members, must book tickets online in advance due to reduced capacity and timed entry slots.
  • Please bring wired headphones with a 3.5mm jack – bluetooth or lightning cable headphones will not work.
  • The exhibition has been recognised with a commendation from the Sotheby’s Prize 2019.

Barbican Art Centre
Silk Street, London

Black Album / White Cube – A Journey into Art and Music

Kunsthal Rotterdam, NL
Black Album / White Cube – A Journey into Art and Music

Music rules! In the exhibition ‘Black Album / White Cube’ at Kunsthal Rotterdam 35 internationally renowned artists and musicians present almost 200 works of contemporary art – multimedia installations, sculptures, videos and paintings. ‘Black Album / White Cube’ is a surprising journey beyond art from the 1990s until now, inspired and fueled by music from The Beatles and Joy Division to Britney Spears and Rotterdam’s own gabber techno.

The exhibition will run from 20 June 2020 up to and including 10 January 2021.
Tickets and timeslots are exclusively available through

Westzeedijk 341
3015 AA Rotterdam

The Populism Catalogue

Edited by Lars Bang Larsen, Cristina Ricupero, Nicolaus Schafhausen

Texts by Bernadette Corporation, Matias Faldbakken, Liam Gillick, John Kelsey, Gila Lustiger, Jean-Charles Massera, Niels Henrik Svarre Nielsen, Ignacio Vidal-Folch Photography by Andrea Stappert

“The best ways to achieve one’s goal continue to be the simplest: The handshake; holding up children; listening accompanied by the attentive ‘mmh’ and ‘aha’; relaxed speech combined with the expansive gesture for the purposes of underscoring that which is said; answering questions by using uncomplicated words; the slapping of the shoulder (with and without praise); eye contact;” Gila Lustiger, The Ashe Encyclopedia

The Populism Catalogue documents the four exhibitions at Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius; National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/M. It features works of fiction as a literary approach to the theme of populism.

Artists: Juan Pérez Agirregoikoa, Fatma Akinçi, Petra Bauer, Bernadette Corporation, Marc Bijl, Jakob Boeskov, Phil Collins, Minerva Cuevas, Jeremy Deller, Dias & Riedweg, Wang Du, Gardar Eide Einarsson & Matias Faldbakken, Esto TV, Anita Fricek, Jens Haaning & Superflex, Russell Haswell, Henry Vlll’s Wives, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Amar Kanwar, Per Kirkeby, Matthieu Laurette, Jani Leinonen, Erik van Lieshout, Mindaugas Lukosaitis, Annika Lundgren, Cildo Meireles, Sarah Morris, Begoña Muñoz, Roman Ondak, Willem de Rooij, et al.

Design by M/M (Paris)

2005, English
24 x 24 cm, 168 pages, 177 color ill., hardcover with dust jacket
ISBN 978-1-933128-05-4

Unsterblich! Das Foto des Künstlers

Künstlerportraits von Hans Namuth, Lothar Wolleh, Angelika Platen, Andrea Stappert

anlässlich der Ausstellungsreihe “Kult des Künstlers” im Herbst 2008 in den Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin ergänzend zur Ausstellung “Unsterblich! Der Kult des Künstlers” der Kunstbibliothek in den Ausstellungshallen am Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz, 28.10.2008 – 15.2.2009

Herausgegeben von Kristina Lowis, Moritz Wullen
Verlag: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Publikationsjahr: 2008

ISBN-13: 978-3-88609-656-5
ISBN: 3-88609-656-4

Format: 24,00 × 28,00 cm
Seiten: 48
Illustrationen: 40

Künstler vor der Kamera aus der Perspektive von vier Fotografen. Die unmittelbare fotografische Abbildung des schöpferischen Menschen gehört zu den interessantesten Herausforderungen, weil die Darstellung im Zusammenhang mit einer Bildwelt entstehen und mit dieser in Dialog treten kann. Vier unterschiedliche Herangehensweisen dokumentieren die Möglichkeiten künstlerischer Inszenierung im Medium Fotografie in den letzen 60 Jahren.

Under the Radar

Andrea Stappert. Photographs 1983–2011

Edited by Kerber Verlag, Andrea Stappert
Authors: Jonathan Dronsfield, Marc Glöde, Veit Loers and Julie Sylvester
Graphic design Kühle and Mozer, Cologne

ISBN: 978-3-86678-568-7

Format: 24,00 × 30,00 cm
Pages: 240
Illustrations: 47 colored and 110 duplex illustrations
Cover: Hardcover, bound, with dust-jacket
Languages: English

Born in Duisburg, Germany, in 1958, Andrea Stappert had made a life’s work of quietly observing and documenting the European art world’s most interesting personalities. She moved to Hamburg in 1979, where she studied painting with Sigmar Polke and other instructors at the Academy of Fine Arts, and moved to Cologne in 1985.

It was there that Stappert began her career as a photographer, initially taking portraits of German artist Martin Kippenberger. Always analogue and using natural light and settings, the autodidact’s work has since focused on the artist portrait, a logical extension of her close collaboration – and often friendships – with artists and other art-world figures. In 1998, Stappert moved to Berlin and has subsequently collaborated with a number of major art institutions in Germany and around the world. She currently lives in Berlin.


I Sat Beauty on My Knees […] And I Reviled Her. Arthur Rimbaud

ISBN-10: 3863352513
ISBN-13: 978-3863352516

Published by Walther König, Köln
Text by Eric Darragon, Julia Garimorth, Fabrice Hergott, Pamela Kort, Ulrich Leben, Frank C. Möller, Pierre Rosenberg.
Illustrations: b/w photography by Andrea Stappert

Michael Werner launched his first gallery in 1963, opening with the first exhibition of Georg Baselitz. Galleries were later established in Cologne (1969) and New York (1990). Michael Werner has worked with, and helped to launch, several of the most important artists of the twentieth century, including Marcel Broodthaers, James Lee Byars, Peter Doig, Jörg Immendorff, Per Kirkeby, Markus Lüpertz, A.R. Penck, Sigmar Polke and Don Van Vliet. This 580-page catalogue presents more than 800 artworks from the collection of Germany’s most renowned art dealer, including works from his donation to the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris. Thirty-nine artists–among them Arp, Picabia, Kirchner, Fautrier, Manzoni, Klein, Broodthaers, Beuys, Filliou and Byars–are represented in 20 chapters, where they are juxtaposed with commentary by contemporary critics. An appendix lists the works in the collection, all the shows of Michael Werner Gallery and a bibliography of its many publications.

Markus Lüpertz. Nichts Neues. Die Abstraktion hat noch nicht begonnen.

On the occasion of an exhibition held at Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, November 6, 2015 – February 7, 2016.

Exhibition catalog Bode-Museum Berlin 2015/16

Introduction by Bernd W. Lindemann
Published by Walther König, Cologne

2015, German / English
22,5 x 29,5 cm, 66 pages, 54 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Installation photographs by Andrea Stappert
ISBN 978-3863358709

A.R. Penck: Rites de Passage

Introduction by Olivier Kaeppelin. Foreword by Adrien Maeght. Text by Danièle Cohn, Ulf Jensen. Interview by Eddy Devolder, Wilfried Dickhoff. Photography by Andrea Stappert.

This substantial, superbly printed volume reproduces paintings and drawings from the sketchbooks of neo-expressionist artist A.R. Penck (born 1939), interspersing them with photographs of his sculptures by Andrea Stappert.

Awarded “Best Artist Book of the year 2017”

Published by Walther König, Cologne

2017, English
24,8 x 4,4 x 30,5 cm, 500 pgs (168 color / 70 bw)
ISBN 978-3960981107