Kemper ARTcasts
8:57 am
Mon December 17, 2007

Kemper ARTcast 1: An Artist's Perspective

Artist Christopher Ruckh?berle grew up in West Germany in the 1970s and 80s and then moved to the United States to study animation. He returned to Germany to study painting at the Academy of Art in Leipzig. Beth Harris, Curator of Education at the Kemper Museum, recently interviewed Ruckh?berle, whose paintings are included in the Life After Death exhibition. (image credit: Christoph Ruckh?berle, Theater, 2003; oil on canvas, 190 x 280 cm; Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida)

Kansas City, MO – The exhibition Life After Death: New Leipzig Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection (November 16, 2007 - February 3, 2008) highlights the work of seven artists whose traditional painting style flourished in Leipzig, a former East German town isolated from the Western influences of the 20th century.

MUSIC: "Loveliness Extreme" (2007), by Kansas City based composer Ingrid Stolzel , a native of Germany, and performed by newEar contemporary chamber ensemble.

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