Stefan Brüggemann at Hauser & Wirth

On the gallery’s ground floor, Brüggemann will install ‘Headlines and Last Line in the Movies (Wall)’ (2016), a new work for his signature series Headlines and Last Line in the Movies, initiated in 2009. The installation will consist of the final lines of dialogue from such classic films as Citizen Kane (1941), spray painted onto contiguous mirrored panels and overlaid with headlines drawn from news stories published by major media outlets during the week in which the work is made.


Brüggemann will complement ‘Headlines and Last Line in the Movies (Wall)’ with a similar installation on the third floor, where texts will be painted onto marble panels – a first use of the material by the artist. Brüggemann’s intention with the Headlines and Last Line series is to juxtapose reality and fiction in a way that throws myths into high relief: In the era of instantaneous global communication and citizen journalism, the products of the news media and the movie industry are parallels and fraternal twins that reflect our culture’s desires while manipulating and distorting our comprehension of society.


On the gallery’s second floor, visitors will find ‘Timeless (69th Street, NYC)’ (2016), the latest addition to another ongoing conceptual series by Brüggemann. Time Paintings feature a grid of individual mirrors appliquéd with black and white vinyl texts – original text by the artist appears in black letters in the Arial font, while appropriated text appears handwritten – swathed with aluminum paint. ‘Timeless (69th Street, NYC)’ is Brüggermann’s anxious articulation of a contemporary society in which time has accelerated to the point at which it is no longer perceived as linear, and dissolves into abstraction.



Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 29th, from 6-8pm

Start Date

June 29, 2016

End Date

July 29, 2016


10:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Hauser & Wirth, 32 East 69th Street, New York NY

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