tefan Brüggemann is a renowned traditional artist with 30 years of continued practice. The artist is represented by the world-leading gallery Hauser & Wirth and has extensively exhibited in top galleries and museums internationally. Stefan’s works showcase a fascination with language and its power to influence and shape our understanding of the world. With a keen eye for the nuances of communication, Brüggemann’s art often features provocative text-based installations, neon light sculptures, and painted works that challenge viewers to confront their own preconceptions about language and meaning.
From his early career, Brüggemann’s work has been marked by a singular wit and a sharp critical edge, as he interrogates the ways in which language can be used to exert control or to subvert established power structures. He is a master of understatement, crafting works that are simple yet incisive, provocative yet accessible.
"The rules are always changing. They're always modified. They're always interpreted."
Headlines and Last Lines in the Movies
Started in 2010 with the opening show of Yvon Lambert’s gallery in New York, Headlines & Last lines in the movies has seen multiple iterations including the last one as a commission by Centre Pompidou in Paris 2019.
Pieces of the collection juxtapose the last lines of movies with headlines of current events, creating a dialog between fiction and reality, questioning our way to interpret references and words taken out of their context.
The Collection: Commission 0X1
The commission is comprised of
On-chain art piece available to buy
An immersive experience of the all the on-chain pieces produce to be displayed in a museum
Holders of the art piece will have:
access to the ibiza experience
monography book of the commission
The Museum Pieces
The museum pieces is an installation displaying the 60 pieces of the collection all at once as an immersive experience. Connected screens will show the complete on-chain collection with no context of which piece has been frozen, forcing the visitor to re-construct a possible timeline or relationship in time between the pieces
The Ibiza experience
Following the Art Basel art fair, art collectors (traditional and on-chain) and a selectionof art critics, curators and art journalists will be invited to meet at Stefan Brüggemann’sfoundation in Ibiza with the artist present on site.
The event will include:
- A Michelin star VIP dinner
- A talk between Stefan Brüggemann (Artist), Alfredo Cramerotti (Museum Director,Mostyn Gallery) and Sébastien Montabonel (Creative Director, The Island)
- The discovery of Stefan Brüggemann’s foundation designed by Mexican architect Alberto Kalach.
The book by Alaska edition
A high quality and conceptual book showing in chronological order of the 60 on-chain collections freeze date, telling the story of those 300 days from the eye of the holder and its participation in the making of the collection.Previous books published by Alaska Editions
Previous books by Alaska edition
2023 Mostyn, ‘NOT BLACK, NOT WHITE, SILVER’, Llandudno, UK
2021 Kotaro Nukaga, ‘ALLOW ACTION (GOLD PAINTINGS)’, Tokyo, Japan Maruani Mercier, ‘Stefan Brüggemann & On kawara. Hyper-Conscious’, Brussels, Belgium
2020 Hauser & Wirth, ‘UNTITLED ACTION (GOLD PAINTINGS)’, St Moritz, Switzerland HOP Projects, ‘OK (UNTITLED ACTION)’ Folkestone, UK Galeria Nuno Centeno, Porto, Portugal
2019 Centre Pompidou, Forum, ‘Extra!’ ‘Headlines and Last Lines in the Movies (Guernica)’, Paris, France Centro de las Artes Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico Hauser & Wirth, ‘HYPER-PALIMPSEST’, London, UK
2018 La Cité, ‘Stefan Brüggemann. Hi-Speed Contrast Paintings’, Paris, France Parra & Romero Ibiza, ‘High Speed Contrast’, Ibiza, Spain Nukaga Gallery, ‘Ha Ha What Does This Represent? What Do You Represent’, Tokyo, Japan
2017 Hauser & Wirth, ‘Take and Abandon’, Zurich, Switzerland
2016 Fundació Gaspar, ‘Trash’, Barcelona, Spain Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, ‘To Be Political It Has To Look Nice’, Santiago de Compostela, Spain Hauser & Wirth, New York NY
2015 Parra & Romero, ‘Timeless’, Ibiza, Spain Centro Roberto Garza Sada, ‘Puddle Paintings’, Mexico City, Mexico GAM, ‘Headlines & Last Line in the Movies (Protest Pavilion)’, Mexico City, Mexico
2014 Galeria Múrias Centeno, ‘Stefan Bruggemann. You Keep Out Of This (Puddle Paintings and Text Pieces)’, Lisbon, Portugal Independent Projects, Parra & Romero, ‘Headlines & Last Line in the Movies (fluorescent)’, New York NY Contemporary Art Gallery, ‘Headlines & Last Line in the Movies (protest)’, Vancouver, Canada Parra & Romero, ‘THIS IS NOT AN EXIT’, Madrid, Spain Queens Gate and Harrington Road, ‘1997 – 2014 Text pieces, The Wall, South Kensington’, London, UK
2013 Proyectos Monclova, ‘Monuments for the Ceiling I-X’, Mexico City, Mexico Jonathan Viner Gallery, ‘To Be Titled’ London, UK Mendes Wood DM Gallery, Pivo Copan Building, ‘On Sociology (The Civilization of Speculation)’, São Paulo, Brazil
2012 Parra & Romero, ‘Text Pieces, Obliterated Mirrors & Tautological Paintings’, Madrid, Spain Galería de Arte Mexicano, ‘Untitled (Joke and Definition Paintings)’, Mexico City, Mexico
2011 Yvon Lambert, ‘Untitled (Definition and Joke Paintings)’, Paris, France Art Nova, ‘Project with Philippe Decrauzat’, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami FL Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, ‘The world trapped in the self (windows for mirrors)’, Barcelona, Spain Galeria Gam, ‘Speculative Paintings (world isn’t free)’, Mexico City, Mexico
2010 Villa du Parc Centre d’Art Contemporain, ‘No time, no return, no title’, Annemasse, France Acne Studios, ‘Twisted Inside-Out T-Shirt’, White Art/T-Shirt Project, Stockholm, Sweden Parra & Romero, ‘Permanent production of excess (Red, Green, Blue)’, Madrid, Spain Kunsthalle Lissabon, ‘Showtitles (audio)’, Lisbon, Portugal Yvon Lambert, ‘Headlines & last line in the movies’, New York NY 1/9 Unosunove arte contemporanea, ‘Reversed Inverted’, Rome, Italy
2009 Yvon Lambert, Paris, France NP3, ‘(Signs that become abstractions, abstraction that become signs)’, Groningen, Netherlands Sies & Hoeke Gallery, ‘Monday’, Dusseldorf, Germany Sala de arte publico, ‘NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, SAPS’, Mexico City, Mexico
2008 FRAC, Dijon, France Bloomberg Space, ‘The Fall. Stefan Brueggemann with DR ATL’, London, UK Kunsthalle Bern, ‘Black Box’, Bern, Switzerland Kerlin Gallery, ‘Soap box (a decorative form of nihilism)’, Dublin, Ireland
2007 Blow de la Barra, ‘Obliteration Series’, London, UK The Lift, ‘A Production of Nothing’, Madrid, Spain
2006 I-20, New York NY Galería de Arte Mexicano, ‘No’, Mexico City, Mexico
2005 Blow de la Barra Gallery, ‘Five Text Pieces’, London, UK Art Basel Miami Beach (I-20 Gallery, with Joao Onofre and Eduardo Sarabia), ‘Art Nova’, Miami FL
2004 I-20 Gallery, New York NY Galería de Arte Mexicano, ‘Stefan Brüggemann’, Mexico City, Mexico
2003 Galeria de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico I-20 Gallery, New York NY
2002 Institute of Contemporary Art, Off-site project, ‘Capitalism and Schizophrenia’, London, UK 24/7 Gallery, ‘Against International Standards’, London, UK Galería de Arte Mexicano, ‘Stefan Brüggemann’, Mexico City, Mexico
2001 Museum of Installation, ‘This Is Not Supposed To Be Here’, London, UK ‘Unproductive O.P.A. ‘, Guadalajara, Mexico Private Collection, ‘Thoughts are products’, New York NY
1999 Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, ‘Parking Lot’, Mexico City, Mexico
1998 Museum of Installation, ‘Opening’, London, UK Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, ‘Labels’, Site-specific window installation, London, UK Regina 51-3er Piso, ‘Texto’, Mexico City, Mexico
1997 Galeria Cruce, ‘Specific Contextual Actions’, Madrid, Spain Reyna #141, ‘Function and Dysfunctions’, Site-specific project, Mexico City, Mexico
1996 Art Deposit, ‘Grammar’, Mexico City, Mexico
1994 Stefan Haupt Gallery, ‘I Have To Find Before My Eyes Do’, Berlin, Germany