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Horst Antes

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Horst Antes
1936Born in Heppenheim an der Bergstraße
1957-59studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe under HAP Grieshaber
1959Art Prize of the City of Hanover, Pankofer Prize on the occasion of the German
 Art Prize of the Youth
1960Scholarship Kulturkreis der Deutschen Wirtschaft (Cultural Circle of German Business)
1960sIntroduction of the "Cephalopod" figure, inspired also by the representations of collected Kachina dolls (North American Pueblo Indians)
1961Art prize "Young West" of the city of Recklinghausen
1962Villa Romana Prize, Florence
1963Scholarship of the Villa Massimo, Rome
1964/68/77Participation in Documenta III, IV, VI
1965-67Lectureship at the State Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe
1966Prize for painting at the XXXIII Venice Biennale
Scholarship of the Aldegrever Society, Münster
1967-73Professorship at the State Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe
1967-68Visiting professor at the State Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin
1980sinstead of cephalopods, tall, almost otherworldly shadow figures; votive pictures; occupation with object and installation art
1984-2000Professorship at the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe
1985/86Interruption of cephalopod painting and preoccupation with cubic forms: Houses, windows, doors
1986First small house painting in the year of his father's death; large-format village paintings follow, preoccupation with the past and family
1989Hans-Molfenter-Prize of the state capital Stuttgart
 Cross of Merit 1st class of the Federal Republic of Germany
1991Cultural Prize of the State of Hesse
1992Grand Prize of the XXI São Paulo Biennial
 lives in Berlin, Karlsruhe and Sicellino, Italy
 Solo exhibitions (selection)
2019Forum Würth Chur, Chur, Switzerland
2017Kunstsammlung Chemnitz, Museum Gunzenhauser, Chemnitz, Germany
2013Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
2011Schlichtenmaier Gallery, Dätzingen Castle, Germany
2006Villa Wessel, Iserlohn, Germany
Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Koje, Karlsruhe, Germany
2004-2005Antes and Katsinam - Contemporary German Artist and the Spirit of the Hopi, Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Takamatsu (traveling exhibition)
2004Old City Hall, Bayreuth Art Museum, Bayreuth, Germany
2003Foundation Schleswig-Holstein State Museums, Gottorf Castle, Schleswig, Germany
2002Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, Germany
2001Museum Heppenheim, Kurmainzer Amtshof, Heppenheim, Germany
2000Schlichtenmaier Gallery, Dätzingen Castle, Germany
1999Piepenbrock Collection, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Germany
Art Museum, Silkenborg
1998Deschler Collection, Kunstverein Karlsruhe, Germany
Dettmann Collection, Richard Haizmann Museum, Niebüll, Germany
House of Culture, Waldkraiburg, Germany
1997Museum Mordernr Art Foundation Wörlen, Passau
State Gallery Moritzburg, Halle, Germany
Rupertinum Salzburg State Collections
Stadtmuseum im Spital, Crailsheim, Germany
Kulturhaus Graz
1996Gallery Jahrhunderthalle Hoechst, Germany
Kunsthalle in Emden Henri Nannen Foundation, Emden, Germany
Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany
1995Städtische Galerie im Prinz-Max-Palais, Karlsruhe, Germany
Badisches Landesmuseum, Museum in the Majolika Manufactory, Karlsruhe, Germany
1994Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany
Mosigkau Castle Museum, Dessau, Germany
Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
1993Bayerische Vereinsbank Palais Preysing, Munich, Germany
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Germany
1992Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
 Group exhibitions (selection)
2018Museum of Contemporary Art, Hurrle Collection in Durbach, Durbach, Germany
2017/2018Municipal Gallery Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
2016Neues Museum - State Museum of Art and Design, Nuremberg, Germany
Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany
2015State Museum Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany
2014-2015Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe visiting ZKM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
2013-2014Foundation Schleswig-Holstein State Museums, Gottorf Castle, Schleswig, Germany
2012Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Museum Gunzenhauser, Chemnitz, Germany
2010Franz Marc Museum, Kochel am See, Germany
2009Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Schlichtenmaier, Dätzingen Castle, Stuttgart, Germany
kunst raum rottweil - museum der gegenwart, Rottweil, Germany
Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg i. Br., Germany
2008-2009Städel Museum, Frankfurt a. M., Germany
2007-2008Museum im Kulturspeicher Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
Gustav Lüncke Museum, Hamm, Germany
Ulm Museum, Ulm, Germany
2007Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands
2006Schlichtenmaier Gallery, Dätzingen Castle, Germany
Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Katzen Arts Center, American University Museum, College of Arts & Science, Washington, D.C., USA
2004Städtische Galerie Karlsruge, Karlsruhe, Germany
2003Städtische Galerie Karlsruge, Karlsruhe, Germany
2002Schlichtenmaier Gallery, Dätzingen Castle, Germany
2001Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Schloß Gottorf, Kreuzstall, Schleswig, Germany
Museum Heppenheim, Kurmainzer Amtshof, Heppenheim, Germany
2000Museum of Contemporary Art, Freiburg, Germany
Gallery of the City of Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen, Germany
Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Gemäldegalerie Neue Meister im Residenzschloß, Dresden, Germany
1999KunstvereinAugsburg, Tuscan Column Hall, Augsburg, Germany
1998-1999Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
1997Bank Austria Forum, Kunstforum Vienna, Vienna, Austria
1996Kunsthalle Recklinghausen/Art Exhibition of the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, Germany
1995-1996Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
1992Ulm Museum, Ulm, Germany
 Landesgirokasse, Stuttgart, Germany
 Public Collections (Selection)
 Bavarian State Painting Collections
 German Bank
 Würth Collection
 Museum of Contemporary Art Freiburg
Determined by head and limbs, Horst Antes' cephalopod appears enigmatic. He confronts the viewer like a freely invented hieroglyph of human form. He hides himself. The actual sense of this art figure consists in the construction of an autonomous system, in which no borders are set to the fantasy, and with whose assistance one can hold discourse with itself.
In 1964, the cephalopod has finally risen to the sole theme and motif of his paintings, to which all other elements are subordinated. Also in the picture "Still Life with Interior" the cephalopod dominates the composition, although he is withdrawn in color and pushed into the background. The cephalopod puts the individual still life elements in relation to each other and "holds" them together.
The mythical aspect of the connection of existence plays a special role for Antes. If the head or cephalopod shows personal experiences and the individual realms of experience, its "houses" preserve mythical ideas of the world. For Antes, the myths of the Hopi Indians of North America come to the fore here. 
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