Pippy Houldsworth Gallery is very excited to be presenting a special commission in The Box by Anton Henning. Henning's practice develops and explores the possibilities of a Gesamtkunstwerk - a total work of art. Spanning painting, sculpture, photography and film, his works in one sense continue the 'Modernist project', expanding upon the styles and tropes of Modern Masters from Courbet to Picasso, whilst also being deeply rooted in conceptualism. This piece will form an introduction to Henning's first solo exhibition with Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in November 2013.
The Box is a unique architectural space through which the gallery facilitates new projects with important emerging and established artists. Other commissions include Ai Weiwei, Martha Rosler, Daniel Arsham, Olaf Breuning, Trenton Doyle Hancock, David Batchelor and Hussein Chalayan.
Anton Henning was born in 1964 and lives and works in Manker, Germany. Henning has had recent solo exhibitions at Magasin 3, Stockholm; Mamco, Geneva; Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; Kunsthalle Mannheim; and Gemeente Museum, Den Haag. Recent group exhibitions include Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden; Kunstmuseum, Krefeld; Kunstpalais, Erlangen; Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo; Kunstmuseum Lucerne, Lucerne and Henry Moore Institute, Leeds. His work is represented in important international collections, including Burger Collection, Hong Kong; Centre National des Arts, Paris; Daros Collection, Switzerland; De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg; Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt; Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Magasin 3, Stockholm; MOCA, Los Angeles; and SMAK, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium.