Klaus Rinke recent drawings


Klaus Rinke visited Australia for the first time in the late '70s and was moved to begin a series of dense drawings of amorphous organic forms that he called his pre-embryonic diary. RMIT Gallery supported by the Goethe-Institute Australien is proud to present an exhibition of Klaus Rinke's latest drawings at the gallery. Opening date: 14 July 2008

Art Exhibition previously on at RMIT Gallery in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 11 July 2008 to Saturday 23 August 2008
Launch Monday 14 July 2008, Gallery Hours: Mon-fri 11am-5pm Sat 2-5pm Exhibition opening Mon 14th July 6-8pm

The pond where everything began image

Published by RMIT Gallery on Thursday 03 July 2008.
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Klaus Rinke forged his reputation as a leader of the avant-garde in Germany, using his own body as a measure of space and time and a metaphor for mortality. Later he extended this metaphor to include water: ladling water from the Rhine and all the oceans of the world. He was nicknamed Aquarius as a result. An esteemed art educator he taught for decades at the Düsseldorf Academy before taking up a stint at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles where he explored the phenomenon of duration with scientists and philosophers.


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