Duane Hanson

More Than Reality

With his life-size and true to nature sculptures, the name of the American artist Duane Hanson has become a synonym for contemporary realism in art. His motifs exclusively focus on the typical average person of the American lower and middle classes, perfectly sculptured illusions, which blur the border between real “art world” and artificial “real world”.
The exhibition comprised 31 works with 37 single figures.

Exhibition venues 2001 – 2003:
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany
Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Germany
Padiglione d´Arte Contemporanea, Mailand, Italy
Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands
National Galleries of Scotland, Edingburgh, Scotland
Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland
VW Automobilforum Unter den Linden, Berlin, Germany

Visitors: 520 000

Duane Hanson, Queenie II, 1988 (Cover picture)
© Institut für Kulturaustausch

Installation view, Duane Hanson More Than Reality
© Institut für Kulturaustausch

Installation view, Duane Hanson More Than Reality
© Institut für Kulturaustausch

Installation view, Duane Hanson More than Reality, Stuttgarter Künstlerbund
© Institut für Kulturaustausch

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