Just what is it that makes today so familiar, so uneasy?

Allen Ruppersberg

Allen Ruppersberg (1944, USA) lives in New York and Santa Monica, USA. A pioneer of Conceptual Art, Ruppersberg has developed the use of language, narrative and appropriation as means of expression and to engage in a complex dialogue on the dialectics of high and low culture, public and private spaces and the relationship between artworks, multiples and everyday objects. Since the late 1960s, Ruppersberg has participated in several landmark exhibitions, such as Seth Siegelaub’s ‘March 1-31, 1969’ (1969), Harald Szeemann’s ‘When attitudes become form’ (1969) and Documenta V (1972) and showed in major exhibitions internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘No Time Left to Start Again / The B and D of R ‘n’ R’, Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, USA, 2012), ‘You and me or the art of give and take’, Santa Monica Museum of Art (Santa Monica, USA, 2009) and Camden Arts Centre (London, UK, 2008).

Allen Ruppersberg, The Singing Posters (Part 1). Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik
Allen Ruppersberg, The Singing Posters (Part 1). Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik