Chris Martin, “East River Williamsburg,” Brooklyn, 2005.*

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
22 October 2011–15 January 2012

Kunsthalle is presenting the first institutional solo exhibition outside the United States by Chris Martin (b. 1954 in Washington D.C.), who is as yet relatively unknown in Germany. Since the mid-nineties, Martin’s work has frequently referenced to artist colleagues from the fields of painting and music—an homage not only pop stars, but also those who existed and exist outside the mainstream; in some cases, viz. Michael Jackson, James Brown or the investigator of the Red Ribbon project, Frank Moore, prompted by their deaths.

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