Artist Talk: Tobias Rehberger

Thursday, Dec 1, 2022 6 – 7 pm

The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood
Chicago, IL 60637

This event takes place at Cochrane-Woods Art Center, 5540 S. Greenwood Avenue, Room 157


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In conjunction with Monochrome Multitudes, the Smart Museum of Art and University of Chicago partners present a quarter-long artist talk series.

Join Tobias Rehberger and other exhibiting artists as they consider the rich and sometimes idiosyncratic references and resonances in their own work, while also speaking to the histories of the monochrome and abstraction broadly conceived.

FREE, but space is limited. Advanced registration encouraged »


Tobias Rehberger studied at the Staedelschule in Frankfurt am Main with Martin Kippenberger where he currently teaches. Rehberger’s artistic practice transforms architecture, design, and industrial objects into high-chroma, often absurdist, multi-media installations. He is represented in Monochrome Multitudes by his time-based installation 81 years (2002), a video that takes a lifetime to display, pixel by pixel, the entire color spectrum. He has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Basel (1998); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1998); Sprengel Museum, Hannover (1998); Museum Für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe (2002); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2002); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2004); Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2014); Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai (2019); and Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart (2022); and received the Golden Lion award for best artist at the 2009 Venice Biennale.

Image: Tobias Rehberger, 81 Years, 2002, Dimensions variable, Computer software projection installation. Tobias Rehberger and neugerriemschneider, Berlin