Wolfgang Laib

Wolfgang Laib

Wolfgang Laib was born in 1950 in Metzingen, Germany. He lives and works in Germany.
Laib is less concerned with innovation or formal development than with continuity. His aesthetics is close to that of Land Art and Minimal Art. Materials central to Laib's work are milk, pollen, rice, wax and marble, which he uses in his formal installations. His practice is informed by Oriental philosophy, in which he repeatedly uses the cone form and rectangle, as well as stylised motifs of houses. In his work, the limited number of elements and the rigor of his installations lead the spectator to contemplate and concentrate on what he is seeing.

Awards

1987


Arnold-Bode-Price of documenta, Kassel, Germany


Solo exhibitions

2013


"Pollen from Hazelnut", Museum of Modern Art, New York


"Without Beginning and Withour End", Sperone Westwater, new York, USA


 


2012


"Passageway inside – downside", Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Halle


"Passageway inside", Vehedra Art Gallery, D-53 Defence Colony, New Delhi


 


2011 


Gallery André Buchmann, Berlin


Unlimited Ocean (SAIC Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL)


Gallery Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India


Gallery Steinruecke & Mirchandani, Mumbai, India


 


2010   


Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt


Manzana Uno Art Gallery, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia


Museo Nacional de Arte, La Paz, Bolivia


 


2009   


Fondazione Merz, Turin


Gallery Sperone, Sent, Switzerland


Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico –City


Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City


Gallery Sean Kelly, New York


 


2008   


Musée de Grenoble


Gallery Buchmann, Berlin


Gallery Artiaco, Naples


 


2007


"Without Beginning - Without End", MNCARS - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte, Reina Sofía, Madrid, Kunstmuseum Bonn


 


2005-2006          


"Wolfgang Laib", Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand


Galerie Beyeler, Basel


Institute of Contemporary Arts, Lasalle-Sia, Singapore


"Reishäuser", Buchmann Galerie Berlin


 


2005     


"Wolfgang Laib", Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney


"Wolfgang Laib", Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome


"Wolfgang Laib", Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland


 


2004     


Wolfgang Laib Where the Land and Water Ends (Buchmann Galerie Koln)


Wolfgang Laib-Passageway-Overgoing (Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China)


Wolfgang Laib (Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot)


Wolfgang Laib: Passageway-Overgoin (Lawrence-Wilson Art Gallery,The University of Western Australia)


 


2003     


Wolfgang Laib: Drawings and Photographs (Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya)


Wolfgang Laib: Durchgang-Ubergang (The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (catalogue))


Wolfgang Laib: Passageway-Overgoing (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea (catalogue))


Wolfgang Laib (Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Japan (catalogue))


 


2002     


Selection of Sculpture and Drawing (Goethe Institut, New York)


Wolfgang Laib: Photographies - Oeuvres récentes (Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris)


Wolfgang Laib (Sperone Westwater, New York)


Wolfgang Laib: Drawings and Photographs (Leslie Tonkonow Artworks and Projects, New York)


 


2001-2002          


Wolfgang Laib, Drawings and 'Ship' (Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo)


 


2001     


Konrad Fischer Galerie


Für einen anderen Körper Wolfgang Laib (Sprengel Museum Hannover)


 


2000-2003          


Wolfgang Laib, A Retrospective (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC)


Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA


Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas


Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ


Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, CA


Haus der Kunst, Munich


 


2000


Wolfgang Laib: Une chambre de cire pour la montagne (Roc del Maure (Pyrénées Orientales), Prieuré de Marcevol)


Wolfgang Laib (Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco)


Wolfgang Laib (Sara Hildén Kunstmuseum, Tampere, Finland)


 


1999     


Carré d'Art, Musée d'art contemporain, Nîmes, France (catalogue)


Milleventi, Milan


Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria


Wolfgang Laib; Blütenstaub Von Kiefern (Buchmann Galerie Köln, Köln)


 


1998     


The Arts Club of Chicago (brochure)


Sperone Westwater, New York


Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya


Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo


Galleria Artiaco, Naples


 


1997     


Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya


Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Orangerie, Germany (catalogue)


 


1996     


Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf


Gallery Artek, Helsinki


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg


Diozensanmuseum, Köln, Germany


Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris


Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya


 


1995     


Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany


Sperone Westwater, New York


 


1994-1995          


Henry Moore Studio, Dean Clough, Halifax, England


Camden Arts Centre, London (brochure)


 


1994     


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria


Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany


 


1993-1994          


J.H. de Pont Foundation, Tilburg, The Netherlands (cataloue)


 


1993     


Sperone Westwater, 121 Greene St., New York


Galerie Buchman, Basel


 


1992-1993          


capc Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux (catalogue)


Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany (catalogue)


The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (catalogue)


Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


 


1992     


Wolfgang Laib Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, 


Galleria Artiaco, Naples


Museo Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Ascona, Italy (catalogue)


The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin (catalogue)


 


1991     


Sperone Westwater, New York


Gallery Senda, Hiroshima


Galerie Buchmann, Basel


Kanransha, Tokyo (catalogue)


Galerie Crousel-Robelin Bama, Paris


Wolfgang Laib, Pollen Installation (Center For Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico (brochure))


 


1990-1991          


Lightseed Watari-um (Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, together with Cy Twombly and Michel Verjux (catalogue))


 


1990     


Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany


Galerie Buchmann, Basel


Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Brussels


Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland (catalogue)


Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf


Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles


Rhona Hoffmann Gallery, Chicago


 


1989     


Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, with Gerhard Merz and Franz Erhard Walther


Galerie Buchmann, Basel (catalogue)


Galerie Crousel-Robelin Bama, Paris


Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (catalogue)


 


1988     


Gallery Lelong, New York


Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa (catalogue)


Wolfgang Laib: Selected Works Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles


Lichtjahr 1988 Ruine der Künste, Berlin


Musee Departemental de Rochechouart, Chateau de Rochechouart, France (catalogue)


Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona (catalogue)


 


1987     


Galerie Buchmann, Basel (catalogue)


 


1986     


ARC, Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris (catalogue)


Galerie Maeght Lelong, New York


Galerie Crousel-Hussenot, Paris


capc Musée d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux


 


1985     


Wolfgang Laib, Robert Ryman, Ian Wilson (Galerie Maeght Lelong, New York)


Kunstverein St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland


Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (catalogue)


 


1984     


the rice meals for the nine planets Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany


 


1983     


Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany (catalogue)


the sixty-three rice meals for a stone Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf


 


1982     


Gewad, Gent, Belgium


Galerie Konrad Fischer, Zurich


Biennale, Venice, German Pavilion together with Hanne Darboven and Gotthard Graubner


 


1981     


Sperone Westwater Fischer, New York


Galerie Max Hetzler, Stuttgart


Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris


Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany


 


1980     


Ink, together with Brice Marden, Gerhard Merz, Gilberto Zorio, Zurich


 


1979     


Sperone Westwater Fischer, New York


Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany


Galerie Jean et Karen Bernier, Athens


 


1978     


Galleria Salvatore Ala, Milan


Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf


Kunstraum München, Munich (catalogue)


Galerie Rolf Preisig, Basel


 


1976     


Galerie Müller-Roth, Stuttgart


Group exhibitions

2011


"180°: Die Sammlung im Kubus Willi Baumeister, Dieter Roth, Otto Dix, Wolfgang Laib", Kunstmuseum Stuttgart


"Auf den zweiten Blick - Werke aus der Sammlung", Kunsthalle Weishaupt, Ulm


"Private Passions", Kunsthalle Mannheim


 


2010 


"ColorForms", Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpturre Garden, Washington DC


"Personal Structures Time Space Existence", Künstlerhaus Plais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz


"Retour vers le future", capc Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux


"With a Probability of Being Seen. Dorothee and Konrad Fischer", Museu D’Art Contemporani de Barcelon


Schauwerk, Sindelfingen


"Transparency – Art for renewable Energy", Macro Testaccio, Rome and Madre; Naples


Architectural Biennal, Venice


"Dorothee und Konrad Fischer: Archiv einer Haltung", Museum Kurhaus Kleve


"Bild für Bild – Film und zeitgenössische Kunst aus der Sammlung des Centre Pompidou", Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund


 


2009


"Fuentes", Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg


Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy


 


2008


Fondation pour l'art contemporain, Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Alex, France (cat.)


"+Without Place - Without Time - Without Body+", Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France


Fiac Paris, France


 


2006-2007          


"Still Points of the Turning World", SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico


"Le Mouvement des Images", Center Pompidou


Buchmann Galerie, Buchmann Box, Berlin


Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin/Beijing


Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf


 


2006     


"Against the Grain: Contemporary Art from the Edward R. Broida Collection", Museum of Modern Art, New York


"At Home Recent Acquisitions", MMoCA - Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Madison / WI


"FRIENDLY GAME SCULPTURE 06 Freundschaftsspiel", Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg


"Monuments with a Horizon Line", Buchmann Galerie Berlin


SITE Santa Fe Biennal 2006, SITE Santa Fe


Buchmann Galerie, Berlin


Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan


Villa Massimo, Rome


 


2004-2005          


"Wow: The Work of the Work", Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle


 


2004     


Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated): Art from 1951 to the Present (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York)


home, sweet home Galleria Cardi, Milan


Off the Wall: Works for the JP Morgan Chase Collection (The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut)


Passageway- Overgoing (Guangdong Museum of Art, German Consulate General, Guangzhou, China)


Seeing other people (Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY)


Exploring Ando's Space: Art and the Spiritual (The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, MO)


 


2003-2004          


Social Strategies: Redefining Social Realism, curated by Klaus Ottman and Pamela Auchincloss (University Art Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara)


Illinois State University


Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana


 


2001-2002          


The Inward Eye, Transcendence in Contemporary Art (Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston)


 


2001     


Locating Drawing (Lawing Gallery, Houston)


El Instante Eterno (Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castelló)


Before Reflection Begins (David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island)


 


2000     


Cosmologies (Sperone Westwater, New York)


Around 1984, A look at Art in the Eighties (P.S.1, New York)


Fiona Rae, Wolfgang Laib (Buchmann Galerie)


Shadow of Reason, Exploring the Spiritual in European Identity in the 20th Century (Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna)


Enclosed and Enchanted (MOMA Oxford)


Anselmo, Merz, Penone, Kounellis, Laib (Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf)


 


2000


A Century of Innocence - The Story of the White Monochrome (The Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Mälmo)


 


1999     


Powder (Aspen Art Museum, CO)


In Passing (Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York)


Minimalia (Sean Kelly Gallery, New York)


Loaf (Baumgartner Galleries Inc)


78th Exhibition of Artist Members (The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago)


 


1999-2000          


the collection of the 'Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain' (Palazzo delle papesse, centro Arte Contemporanea)


 


1998     


The Edward R. Broida Collection: A Selection of Works (Orlando Museum of Art)


Early Forms (Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris)


Être nature (Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris)


Ensemble Moderne: The Still Life in Contemporary Painting and Sculpture (Galerie Thaddeaus Ropac, Paris)


 


1997-1998          


Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall på Arken: Udvalgte værker fra samlingen/Selections from the Collection (Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Sweden)


 


1997


Cittá Natura (Palazzo delle Espozioni, Rome)


Epicenter Ljubljana, Moderna Galeria, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Objects of Desire: The Modern Still Life (The Museum of Modern Art, New York)


Hayward Gallery, London


La Biennale di Venezia. XLVII Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, Venice, Italy


4e Biennale de Lyon d'art contemporain Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon


97 Kwangju Biennale: Unmapping the Earth (Kwangju, Korea)


Anselmo, Boetti, Laib, Merz, Nauman, Paolini, Pistoletto, Vital, Zorio Sperone Westwater


 


1996     


The House Transformed (Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York)


Time Wise (The Swiss Institute, New York)


Luis Barragán: Sitio + Superficie. Su obra y la vanguardia en el arte (Mexico City)


Spirit and Place (Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney)


Wolfgang Laib, Tatsuo Miyajima, Michel Verjux: Entgrenzung (Buchmann Galerie, Cologne)


 


1995     


Fondation Cartier, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei


From Nature Haines Gallery, San Francisco


Auf Papier: Kust des 20. Jahrhunderts aus der Deutschen Bank (Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt)


Kunst in Deutschland (Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn)


 


1994     


Figur, Natur (Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany)


Entre le ciel et l'eau (Lenbachhaus, Munich)


capc Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux


German Art: Aspekte Deutscher Kunst 1964-1994 der Salzburg Festspiele (Galerie Ropac, Salzburg, Austria; Galerie Ropac, Paris)


Drawing On Sculpture (Cohen Gallery, New York)


 


1993


Les Environs (Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York)


A Century of Silence (University Art Museum, State University of New York at Binghamtom, NY)


The 21st Century (Kunsthalle Basel, Basel)


Chateau d'Oiron, Oiron, France


Azur (Foundation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Jouy-En-Josas, France)


GAS, Grandiose Ambitieux Silencieux (capc Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux)


 


1992-1993


De Opening (De Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands)


The Language of Flowers (Paul Kasmin, New York)


 


1992     


Vorhut aus dem Hinterland (Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany)


Exposition Sentimentale (Musee d'Art Moderne, Collioure, France)


Territorium Artis (Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn)


Anselmo, Laib, Nauman, Umberg (Miller Nordenhake, Cologne, Germany)


Habeas Corpus (Stux Gallery, New York)


15th Anniversary Exhibition (Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago,IL)


 


1991     


5th Anniversary Group Exhibition (Burnett Miller, Los Angeles, CA)


Un Detail immense (Palais de Beaux-Artsa, Charleroi, France)


Das Goldene Zeitalter (Würtembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart)


With Nature (Galerie Lelong, New York)


The Lick of the Eye (Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA)


 


1990     


Threshold (The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo (catalogue))


Signs of Life (Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadephia (catalogue))


Lead and Wax (Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco)


 


1989     


Hortus Artis (Orto Botanico, Turin, Italy (catalogue))


Color and/or Monochrome (The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and Kyoto (catalogue))


Glanzlichter (Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Bonn)


Einleuchten (Deichtorhallen, Hamburg)


 


1988     


Zeitlos (Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany (catalogue))


Rosc (Dublin (catalogue))


Defacto (Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (catalogue))


Carnegie International 88 (The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA (catalogue))


 


1987     


Wechselströme. Kontemplation, Expression, Konstruktion (Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (catalogue))


documenta 8 (Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (catalogue))


Bremer Kunstpreis 1987 (Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany (catalogue))


Century 87 (Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (catalogue))


New Locations (Wolff Gallery, New York (catalogue))


 


1986     


Falls the Shadow, Recent British and European Art (The Hayward Annual, Hayward Art Gallery, London (catalogue))


The Sixth Biennale of Sydney 1986: Origins, Originality + Beyond (Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney)


3. Triennale der Kleinplastik (Fellbach, Germany (catalogue))


De Sculptura (Wiener Festwochen im Messepalast, Vienna (catalogue))


SkulpturSein (Stadtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany (catalogue))


 


1985     


1945 bis 1985, Kunst in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany (catalogue))


East West Visual Arts Encounter (Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay)


Spuren, Skulpturen und Monumente ihrer prazisen Reise (Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland (catalogue))


Ouverture II (Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy)


 


1983     


Materie + Form (ETH, Naturwissenschaftliches Gebaude, Zurich)


Ars '83 Helsinke (Ateneumin Taidemuseo, Helsinki (catalogue))


Kosmische Bilder in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts (Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany, and The Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (catalogue))


 


1982     


University Art Museum, Providence, Rhode Island (catalogue)


documenta 7 (Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (catalogue))


Kunst wird Material (Nationalgalerie, Berlin (catalogue))


 


1981     


Art Allemagne Aujourd'hui (ARC, Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris (catalogue))


Annemarie-und-Will Grohmann-Stipendium (Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany (catalogue))


 


1980     


I. Ausstellung der Jürgen Ponto-Stiftung (Karmeliterkloster, Frankfurt (catalogue))


 


Bibliography

2006     


Le Mouvement des Images, exhibition catalogue, Centre National d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou, 2006, p. 94.


Elderfield, John and Anne Temkin, "Against the Grain: Contemporary Art from the Edward R. Broida Collection," The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2006, pp. 78-79.


Smith, Roberta. "One Collection, Many Stories from the Land of Mavericks," The New York Times, 12 May 2006, pp. E27, E36.


 


2005     


"Wow: The Work of the Work," Exhibition catalogue, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 5 November 2004 - 6 February 2005.


 


2004     


Barilan, Michael Y., "Medicine Through the Artist's Eyes…before, during, and after the Holocaust," Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Winter 2004, volume 47, number 1, pp. 110-134.


Hug, Catherine, "Wolfgang Laib: Caratsch de Pury & Luxembourg," Tema Celeste, March/April 2004, p. 108.


Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated): Art from 1951 to the Present, Exhibition catalogue, 2004, Guggenheim Museum, New York.


Off the Wall: Works from the JP Morgan Chase Collection, with essay by Nancy Hall-Duncan, (Greenwich, CT: Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, 2004), p. 17.


"Exploring Ando's Space: Art and the Spiritual," The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, MO, 7 August 2004 - 15 January 2005.


 


2002     


Knight, Christopher, "Sculpture on the Cycle of Life," Los Angeles Times, 3 February 2002, F1.


Pincus, Robert L., "Waxing Mystical," The San Diego Union Tribune, 10 February 2002, F4.


Hrbacek, Mary, "Wolfgang Laib," The New York Art World, February 2002, pp. 12-13


 


2003     


Ottman, Klaus and Pamela Auchincloss, "Social Strategies: Redefining Social Realism," 2003.


Wolfgang Laib: Durchgang-Ubergang, with essay by Tohru Matsumoto, (Tokyo: The National Museum of Modern Art, 2003).


Wolfgang Laib: Passageway-Overgoing, with essay by Seung-wan Kang, (Korea: National Museum of Contemporary Art, 2003).


Wolfgang Laib, (Japan: Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, 2003).


 


2001     


Wallach, Amei, "The Impenetrable That Leads to the Sublime," The New York Times, 7 January 2001, pp. 37 & 41.


Grundberg, Andy, "Wolfgang Laib, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC, Artforum, January 2001, p. 134.


Hackett, Regina, "Atmospheric Laib exhibit speaks to the senses," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2 March 2001, p. 22.


Hall, Emily, "The Monk and His Milk," The Stranger, 8 March 2001, p. 33.


Armey, Aja, "Offering Nature," intermission, 1 March 2001, pp.1-2.


Sepanski, Diane, "All natural," SeattleWeekly.com, 8-14 March 2001.


Miller, Matthew, "Wolfgang Laib: A Retrospective," digitalcity.com, March 2001.


Rahner, Mark, "art nature," The Seattle Times, 27 February 2001, Section E1.


Diehl, Carol, "Wolfgang Laib: Transcendent Offerings," Art in America, March 2001, pp. 88-95.


"El Instante Eterno, Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castelló," Exhibition catalogue, 2001, p. 103.


"The Whitechapel Art Gallery Centenary Review," Exhibition catalogue, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 2001, p. 34.


Tanguy, Sarah, "Making the Ideal Real," Sculpture, May 2001, pp. 28-33.


Kutner, Janet, "Art in a realm where time, space blur," The Dallas Morning News, 10 June 2001, pp. 1C & 4C.


 


2000     


Zuckerman Jacobson, Heidi, "Wolfgang Laib, Pollen from Pine, Matrix 188," look, The Quarterly Magazine of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Fall 2000


Mack, Gerhard, "Jedes Staubkorn ist ein Universum," art, Das Kunstmagazin, August 2000, p.67-75.


Siegel, Katy, "Wolfgang Laib: A Retrospective," Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., Artforum, September 2000, p. 51.


"When Pollen is an Art Form," Garden Design, October 2000, p. 28.


"Wolfgang Laib, A Retrospective," Exhibition catalogue, by Klaus Ottmann, with essays by Margit Rowell, and a conversation between the artist and Harold Szeemann, (American Federation of Arts and Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2000)


 Bonetti, David, "Bay City Best," San Francisco Examiner Magazine, 22 October 2000, p.4.


Baker, Kenneth, "Art That's Nothing to Sneeze At," San Francisco Chronicle,October 21, 2000, p.B1 and B8.


Ottmann, Klaus, "'Certitude Is the Imaginary': The Drawings of Wolfgang Laib," Art On Paper, December 2000, p. 61-65.


Galloway, David, "Pollen Alert," ARTnews, October 2000, p. 166-169.


"Gian Enzo Sperone; Torino Roma, New York; 35 Anni di Mostra tra Europa e America, 2000." Hopeful Monster. p. 296, 318, 406-407, 450.


Dixon, Glenn, "Soul Mining," Washington City Paper, 3 November 2000.


"da Warhol al 2000," Palazzo Cavour, Regione Piemonte, Exhibition catalogue, 2000, p. 63.


 


1999     


Withers, Rachel, "Preview: Wolfgang Laib, Carré d'Art, " Artforum, vol. 37 no. 5 (January 1999), p. 53


"Wolfgang Laib: Somewhere Else," exhibition catalogue, with essay by Guy Tosatto (Nîmes: Carré d'Art, Musée d'art contemporain, and Ostfildern-Ruit: Cantz, 1999)


"Et Aussi . . .," Art Actuel, vol. 1 no. 1(March-April 1999), p. 27


Lacagnina, Salvatore, "Wolfgang Laib," tema celeste, XVI no 74 (May-June 1999), pp. 86-87


"Wolfgang Laib," exhibition catalogue, with essay by Elisabeth von Samsonow, (Kunsthaus Bregenz, 1999)


"Naturally Art, Kunst in der Stadt -3-," (Kunsthaus Bregenz, 1999), pp.135-135, 192-193


"Wolfgang Laib," exhibition catalogue, with essay by Simone Menegoi, (Milleventi, Milan, 1999)


Politi, Giancarlo, "The Venice Biennale," Flash Art, Vol. XXXII, no. 208 (October 1999) pp.76-80


"Wolfgang Laib," Exhibition catalogue, with essays by Rudolf Sagmeister and Elisabeth von Samsonow. Foreword by Edelbet Kob, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 1999


 


1998     


Drobnick, Jim, "Reveries, Assaults and Evaporating Presences: Olfactory Dimensions in Contemporary Art," Parachute, no. 89 (January-February-March 1998), pp. 10-19


"Wolfgang Laib: You Will Go Somewhere Else," exhibition brochure by Kathy S. Cottong (Chicago: The Arts Club of Chicago, 1998)


Artner, Alan G., "Natural Selection," Chicago Tribune, 29 January 1998, pp. 1, 12, Section 5


"The Edward R. Broida Collection: A Selection of Works," exhibition catalogue, with essay by Sue Scott (Orlando: Orlando Museum of Art, 1998)


Johnson, Ken, "Art Guide: Wolfgang Laib," The New York Times, 15 May 1998, p. E36


Bowyer, Bell, J., "Wolfgang Laib," Review, 15 May 1998, p. 44


"Goings On About Town, Galleries-Downtown: Wolfgang Laib," The New Yorker, 25 May 1998, p. 17


"Wolfgang Laib: Sperone Westwater," New York Contemporary Art Report, vol. 1 no. 1 (May 1998), pp. 72-63


Schwendener, Martha, "Art, Reviews: Wolfgang Laib, Nowhere-Everywhere," Time Out New York, no. 140 (28 May-4 June1998), p. 56


Stevens, Mark, "Art: Bee-ing and Nothingness," New York Magazine, 8 June 1998, pp. 104-105


Bona, Clara, and Elisabetta Pincherle, "Ho trovato l'America," D (La Repubblica), 25-31 August 1998, pp. 35-37


Richard, Frances, "Wolfgang Laib: Sperone Westwater," Artforum, vol. 37 no. 2 (October 1998), p. 125


Diehl, Carol, "Wolfgang Laib at Sperone Westwater," Art in America, vol. 86 no. 11 (November 1998), p. 126


 


1997     


"Objects of Desire: The Modern Still Life," exhibition catalogue by Margit Rowell (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1997)


"4e Biennale de Lyon d'art contemporain. L'autre," exhibition catalogue, with text by Harald Szeemann (Lyon: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1997)


"La Biennale di Venezia. XLVII Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte. Future, Present, Past," exhibition catalogue by Germano Celant, with text by the artist, p. 300 (Venice: La Biennale di Venezia, and Milan: Electa, 1997)


Tomkins, Calvin, "A Question of Human Presence," The New Yorker, June 1997, pp. 104-206.


"97 Kwangju Biennale: Unmapping the Earth," exhibition catalogue with essays by Néstor Gracía Canclini, Lawrence Grossberg, Friedrich Kittler, Richard Koshalek and Erica Clark, et al. (Kwangju: Kwangju Biennale Press, 1997)


Nochlin, Linda, "Objects of Desire: The Modern Still Life: MoMA," Artforum, vol. 36 no. 2 (October 1997), pp. 91-92


Glueck, Grace, "When Is A Still Life Not A Still Life?," Quarterly (Fall 1997), p. 46


Lotz, Corinna, "Art & Artists: Still, But Very Real," Socialist (October 1997), p. 10


Lambirth, Andrew, "Things Fall Apart," Independent Saturday Magazine (October 1997), pp. 32-35


Freeman, Judi, "Still Life at MoMA," Apollo (October 1997), pp. 44-46


"Objects of Desire: The Modern Still Life, Hayward Gallery," Art Monthly (October 1997), pp. 38-39


Bonetti, David, "Gallery Watch: Obsession Meets Devotion," San Francisco Examiner, 24 October 1997, p. B-9


De Domizio Durini, Lucrezia, "Biennale di Kwangju," Tema Celeste, no. 65 (October-December 1997), pp. 58-59


Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall på Arken: Udvalgte værker fra samlingen/Selections from the Collection, exhibition catalogue (Arken, Sweden: Museum for Moderne Kunst, 1997)


"Wolfgang Laib: ich bin nicht hier," exhibition catalogue, with essay by Klaus Schrenk and interview with the artist by Kirsten Voigt (Karlsruhe: Staatliche Kunsthalle, 1997)


"Report from Korea: Kwangju Biennale," BT, vol. 49 no. 748 (November 1997), pp. 189-204


Millet, Catherine, "Unmapping the Earth," Art Press, no. 230 (December 1997), pp. 64-65


Hutchinson, John, "The Bread and the Butter Stone: On Memory," (Dublin: The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, 1997)


 


1996     


Bartelik, Marek, Wolfgang Laib, Sperone Westwater, Artforum, Vol. XXXIV, No. 5 (January 1996) p. 82


Weintraub, Linda, "Interview with Wolfgang Laib," Art on the Edge and Over, 1996, pp. 40-44.


"Luis Barragán: Sitio + Superficie. Su obra y la vanguardia en el arte," exhibition catalogue, with introduction by Carlos Ashida, and an essay by Roberto Tejada (Mexico City: Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, 1996)


Peak, Stephanie, "Wolfgang Laib at Sperone Westwater, NY, Oct 1995," Rant and Rage, no. 1 (1996), pp. 40-41


"Wolfgang Laib: A Journey," text by Clare Farrow (Stuttgart, Edition Cantz, 1996)


 


1995     


Wei, Lilly, "Wolfgang Laib at Sperone Westwater," Art in America, Vol. 83, No. 11 (November 1995), pp. 109-110.


Schwendener, Martha, "Wolfgang Laib at Sperone Westwater," FlashArt, Vol. XXVIII, no. 185 (November-December 1995), pp. 127 - 128.


 


1994     


"Wolfgang Laib," exhibition brochure, with essay by Clare Farrow (Halifax: Henry Moore Studio, Dean Clough, and London: Camden Arts Centre, 1994)


Semin, Didier, "A Piece by Wolfgang Laib at the Centre Pompidou," Parkett, No. 39, 1994. pp. 70 -73 German text; pp. 74 -76 English text.


Farrow, Claire, "Wolfgang Laib: More than Myself," Parkett, No. 39, 1994. pp 77 - 81 English text; pp. 82 - 87 German text.


Avrilla, Jean-Marc, "A wax Room in the Mountains," Parkett, No. 39, 1994. pp. 88- 91 German text; pp. 92 - 101 English text.


McEvilley, Thomas, "Medicine Man: Proposing a Context for Wolfgang Laib's Work," Parkett, No. 39, 1994. pp. 104 - 109 English text; pp. 110 - 117 German text.


 


1993     


McKenna, Kristine, "flower power," L.A. Style Magazine, January 1993. pp. 28 - 29.


Hulten, Pontus, "Territorium Artis, Kunst und Ausstellungshalle, Bonn," FlashArt, International Edition, Flash Art news, January/February 1993. p. 132.


"A Century of Silence," (Binghamton, NY: University Art Museum, State University of New York, 1993) text by Lynn Gamwell.


"Goings on About Town," The New Yorker, Feb. 15, 1993. pp. 16 - 17.


Kuspit, Donald, "Wolfgang Laib," Sperone Westwater, Artforum, May 1993. p. 102.


"Azur," (Jouy-En-Josas, France: Foundation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, 1993)


"GAS, Grandiose Ambitieux Silencieux," (Bordeaux: capc Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, 1993)


"Wolfgang Laib," (De Pont Foundation, Tilburg, 1993) text by Wilma van Asseldonk, interview with the artist by Martin Schwander


 


1992-1993


Brougher, Kerry, "The Highlights: Wolfgang Laib," The Contemporary, (Los Angeles:The Museum of Contemporary Art, December 1992 - January 1993) p. 3.


 


1992     


Melkonian, Neery, "Wolfgang Laib, Art and Remedy," Artspace, January - April, 1992. p.41.


Beil, Ralf, "Wolfgang Laib, Paris, Galerie Crousel-Robelin," Arte Factum, February - March 1992. p. 45.


"Wolfgang Laib," (Ascona, Italy: Museo Comunale d'Arte Moderna, 1992) (Text: Harald Szeemann with futher bibliographical references)


"Wolfgang Laib," (Dublin: The Douglas Hyde Gallery, 1992)


Pietroiusti, Cesare, "Wolfgang Laib, Alfonso Artiaco," FlashArt, International Edition, Summer 1992. pp. 126 - 127.


"Wolfgang Laib," (Bonn: Kunstmuseum Bonn and Edition Cantz, 1992) in association with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. (Texts: Kerry Brougher, Donald Kuspit, Klaus Schrenk)


"Wolfgang Laib," (Bordeaux; capcMusee d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, 1992) text by Jean-Marc Avrilla


 


1991     


Gerstler, Amy, "Wolfgang Laib: Burnett Miller Gallery," Artforum, January


Mahoney, Robert, "Wolfgang Laib," Arts Magazine, May, 1991. p. 99.


Tallman, Susan, "Wolfgang Laib at Sperone Westwater," Art in America, June. pp. 137 - 138.


"Wolfgang Laib," (Tokyo, Japan: Kanransha, 1991)


Reust, Hans Rudolf, "Wolfgang Laib: Kunstmuseum," Artscribe, March - April. pp. 80 - 81.


Rose, Matthew, "New York Wrap-up - Galerie Lelong "The Bulge, It's Called a Meniscus," ArtNews, September 1991. pp. 84 - 85.


Armitage, Diane, "Radical Practice/Time Out of Mind (Beauty in the extreme), Wolfgang Laib - Pollen Installation," (Sante Fe, MN: The Center For Contemporary Arts, 1991)


 


1990     


Kimoto, Sakae, "Wolfgang Laib," BT, Bijutsu Techo, January, 1990. pp. 58 - 69.


"Signs of Life," (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Institute of Contemporary Art, 1990) pp. 17 and 50.


"Threshold," (Oslo, Norway: The National Museum of Contemporary Art, 1990) p. 48.


Van Winkel, C. H., "Wolfgang Laib, Lothar Baumgarten en de geest van Joseph Beuys," Metropolis M, May/June, 1990. pp. 26 - 33.


Braet, Jan, "Het vision van een arts," Knack, No. 26, June 27 - July 3, 1990. pp. 118- 119.


"Wolfgang Laib," (Luzern, Switzerland: Kunstmuseum Luzern, 1990). (Text and interview with artist by Martin Schwander)


"Lightseed," (Tokyo, Japan: Watari-um, Museum of Contemporary Art, 1990) pp. 41 - 67. (Text: Harald Szeemann)


Arici, Laura, "Gelebte Achtsamkeit," Neue Züricher Zeitung, October 26, 1990. p. 27.


Artner, Alan G., "Laib strives to balance inner, outer worlds," Chicago Tribune, November 23, 1990. Section 7, p. 76.


McKenna, Kristine, "Wolfgang Laib: Nature and Nurture," Los Angeles Times, November 9, 1990.


Mahoney, Robert, "Group Show," Tema Celeste, International Edition, November/December, 1990. p. 59.


 


1988     


"Wolfgang Laib," (Basel, Switzerland: Edition Galerie Buchmann, 1988)


Szeemann, Harald, Bruderlin, Markus, and Roman Kurzmeyer, "Zeitlos," (Berlin, Germany: Werkstatt 88, and Munich, Germany: Prestel-Verlag, 1988) pp. 205 - 210.


Hubl, Michael, "Defacto," (Copenhagen, Denmark: Charlottenborg, 1988) pp. 52 - 55.


"Rosc," (Dublin, Ireland, 1988) pp. 108 - 110.


Gambrell, Jamey, "Carnegie International 88," (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The Carnegie Museum of Art, and Munich, Germany: Prestel-Verlag, 1988) pp. 95 - 96.


Butler, Cornelia, "Wolfgang Laib. Simple Structures," (Des Moines, Iowa: Des Moines Art Center, 1988) Brochure.


Shutan, Suzan, "A Glimpse upon all that is necessary. The Work of Wolfgang Laib," (Des Moines, Iowa: Des Moines Art Center, 1988).


Levin, Kim, "Ethnoeccentricity, Lothar Baumgarten and Wolfgang Laib," Village Voice, November 22, 1988. p. 95.


Smith, Roberta, "Wolfgang Laib," New York Times, November 25.


Curtis, Cathy, "Wolfgang Laib," Los Angeles Times, November 25. Part V, p. 20.


 


1987     


Davvetas, Demosthenes "Wolfgang Laib, Interview with the Artist," New Art, No. 2, January, 1987. pp. 30 - 32.


Pasanen, Kimmo, "Wolfgang Laib," (Finnish translation of the Interview with the Artist by Suzanne Page, catalogue ARC, 1986), Taide, January, 1987. pp. 26 - 30.


Saunders, Wade and Rochette, Anne, "Wolfgang Laib at Maeght Lelong," Art in America, January 1987. p. 130.


Pohlen, Annelie, Wechselströme. Kontemplation-Expression-Konstruktion, (Bonn, Germany: Bonner Kunstverein, 1987) pp. 28 - 31.


Saltz, Jerry, "New Locations," (New York: Wolff Gallery, 1987) pp. 5 and 14 - 15.


Szeemann, Harald, "Vol. 3, Bremer Kunstpreis," (Bremen, Germany: Kunsthalle Bremen, 1987) pp. 36 - 43. (German translation of the catalogue of ARC, 1986).


"Century 87," (Amsterdam: Oude Kirk, 1987) pp. 126 - 127.


Schneckenberger, Manfred, "documenta 8," (Kassel, Germany: documenta 8, 1987) Vol. 2, pp. 142 - 143; Vol. 3, Wolfgang Laib.


Ottmann, Klaus, "Wolfgang Laib," Flash Art, February/March, 1987.


Le Goff, Jean-Pierre, "Wolfgang Laib," Kanal Magazine, January/March, 1987. pp. 70 - 71.


Schenker, Christoph, "Wolfgang Laib, Capc, Bordeaux," Kunstforum, Vol. 88, March/April, 1987. pp. 298 - 299.


Hubl, Michael, "Das Jahr danach," Kunstforum, Vol. 88, March/April, 1987. pp. 267 - 273.


Couderc, Sylvie, "Wolfgang Laib, die vitale Kraft des künstlerischen Aktes," Artefactum, Vol. 4, No. 18, April/May, 1987. pp. 6 - 11.


Ponti, Lisa, "Wolfgang Laib," Juliet, No. 31, April/May, 1987. p. 20.


Waspe, Roland, "Wolfgang Laib," Museumsbrief 60, (St. Gallen, Switzerland: Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, August, 1987)


Cooper, Dennis, "Art on the Amstel," Art in America, October, 1987. p. 34.


"Five Artists From Germany Exhibit Works at de Saisset Museum," Silicon Valley Visitors Guide, November, 1987.


Hinton, Susan, "A Counterbalance to Neoexpressionism," Artweek, Nov. 14, 1987.


Russell, John, "Thirteen Sculptors," New York Times, November 20.


Müller, Hans-Joachim, "Milch und Blütenstaub: Wolfgang Laib in der Galerie Buchmann," Basler Zeitung, December 30, 1987.


Cladders, Johannes, "Aan de Rijsttafel van Stuifemeel," Openbaar Kunstbezit, 6, 1987. pp. 221 - 223.


 


1986     


Soutif, Daniel, "Laib plus fort que Kirkeby," Liberation, January 8, 1986. p. 30.


"Falls the Shadow." The Hayward Annual 1986, (London, England: Hayward Art Gallery, 1986) pp. 96 - 97.


Cladders, Johannes and Pohlen, Annelie, "Sixth Biennale of Sydney," (Sydney, Australia: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1986) pp. 166 - 167.


"De Sculptura," (Vienna, Austria: Messepalast, Wiener Festwochen, 1986) (Text: Harald Szeemann) pp. 147 - 154.


"3. Triennale der Kleinplastik," (Fellbach: Triennale der Kleinplastik, 1986, pp. 196-197)


"Wolfgang Laib," (Paris, France: ARC, Musee d'Art Moderne, 1986) interview with the artist by Suzanne Page; text: Harald Szeemann.


Harten, Jürgen, Szeemann, Harald, and Gottfried Herder, "SkulpturSein," (Düsseldorf, Germany: Städtische Kunsthalle, 1986) pp. 119 - 124.


"Ouverture II," (Torino, Italy: Castello di Rivoli, 1986) pp. 60 - 61.


Gintz, Claude, "Nature, Culture, Ecriture à propos de Wolfgang Laib, Lothar Baumgarten et quelques autres," art press, October, 1986. pp. 15 - 19.


Huser, France, "Lait et sang, Wolfgang Laib - Bruce Nauman," Le Nouvel Observateur, October 31, 1986.


Lascault, Gilbert, "Pollen jaune, calme, calme...," La Quinzaine Litteraire, October 31, 1986.


Smith, Roberta, "Wolfgang Laib," New York Times, November 7, 1986. p. C26.


Larson, Kay, "Wolfgang Laib," New York Magazine, November 24, 1986.


Soutif, Daniel, "L'être et le néon, Wolfgang Laib et Bruce Nauman," Libération, November 25, 1986. p. 32.


Levin, Kim, "Wolfgang Laib," Village Voice, November 26, 1986.


Lavonen, Kuuti, "Wolfgang Laib," Helsiingin Sanomat, December 27, 1986. p. 20.


 


1985     


"1945 bis 1985, Kunst in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland," (Berlin, Germany: Nationalgalerie, 1985) pp. 283, 289, 400.


Seth, Nikki Ty-Tomkins," Art East and West," Sunday Observer, Bombay, February 10, 1985. p. 19


Pohlen, Annelie, "Cosmic Visions from North and South," Artforum, March, 1985. pp. 76 - 81


Russell, John, "Wolfgang Laib - Robert Ryman - Ian Wilson," The New York Times, May 24, 1985. p. C19


Ottmann, Klaus, "The Solid and the Fluid. Bartlett, Laib, Kiefer," FlashArt, No. 123, Summer, 1985. pp. 48 - 49.


Hubl, Michael, "Askese des Abundanten: Wolfgang Laib," Kunstforum, Vol. 80, March, 1985. pp. 108 - 115.


Bizot, Jean-Francois, "c'est quoi la force? c'est quoi la beaute?," Actuel, No. 72, October, 1985. pp. 98 - 107.


Pohlen, Annelie, "Wolfgang Laib," (London, England: Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1985) (brochure)


Szeemann, Harald, "Spuren, Skulpturen und Monumente ihrer präzisen Reise," (Zurich, Switzerland: Kunsthaus Zürich, 1985) pp. 127 - 132.


 


1984     


Newman, Cathy, "Pollen," National Geographic, Vol. 166, No. 4, October. pp. 518 - 519.


 


1983     


"Ars '83 Helsinki," (Helsinki, Finland: Ateneumin Taidemuseo, 1983). Vol. 1, p. 142; Vol. 2, pp. 95 - 96.


Pohlen, Annelie, "Steinzeit - Endzeit - Meditationszeit, von Laib zu Beuys zu Knoebel mit einem Seitensprung zu Lechner," Kunstforum, Vol. 63/64, 8 July, 1983. pp. 346 - 348.


Pohlen, Annelie, "Wolfgang Laib, Städtisches Museum Mönchengladbach," Artforum, September, 1983. p. 82.


Lavonen, Kuutti, "Ars 83 on siitepolya," Helsingen Sanomat, October 12, 1983. p. 22


Holsten, Siegmar, "Kosmische Bilder in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts," (Baden-Baden, Germany: Kunsthalle Baden-Baden and Tel Aviv, Israel: The Tel Aviv Museum, 1983) pp. 177, 179, 181.


Schmidt, Katherina, "Materie + Form. Zeitgenössische Steinskulpturen, Malerei, Grafik," (Zurich, Switzerland: Zurich ETH, 1983)


 


1982-1983          


"Wolfgang Laib," (Mönchengladbach, Germany: Katalog Biennale Venedig and Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, 1982-83) (Text: Johannes Cladders)


Frenkel, Vera, "An Ordering Madness. The 40th Venice Biennale," Vanguard, December/January, 1982-83. pp. 8 - 11.


 


1982     


Müller, Hans-Joachim, "Sensibilissimus und die Natur," Die Zeit, February 19, 1982. p. 40


"documenta 7," (Kassel, Germany: documenta 7, 1982) pp. 186 - 187 and 372 - 373.


Schwarze, Dirk, "Kunst als Lebensvollzug," Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine, 3 April.


Onorato, Ronald J., "Wolfgang Laib," (Providence, Rhode Island: University Art Museum, 1982) pp. 12 - 13.


Hohmeyer, Jürgen, "Ernte im Hochmoor," Der Spiegel, Vol. 36, No. 20, May 17, pp. 246-247.


Meier-Grolman, B., "Da siebt einer den Blütenstaub und schüttet Milch auf Marmorsteine," Südwestpresse, June 8, 1982.


Hecht, Axel, "Ein Fest der Stille und der Farben," Art, No. 6, June, 9, 1982. pp. 132 - 135.


Deutsch, Eckhart, "Anschauung und ästhetische Autonomie. Zum Problem religiöser Kunst, Bilder sind nicht verboten," (Düsseldorf, Germany: Städtische Kunsthalle, 1982) pp. 118-122.


"Kunst wird Material," (Berlin, Germany: Nationalgalerie, 1982) pp. 58 - 61.


"Australian National Gallery, An Introduction," Canberra, Australia: Australian National Gallery, 1982, (Text: Michael Wardell) p. 117.


"La Biennale. Arti visive '82," (Venezia: Biennale Venezia, 1982).text by Johannes Cladders, pp. 146 - 149.


 


1981     


"Art Allemagne Aujourd'hui," (Paris, France: ARC, Musée d'Art Moderne, 1981) text by Hermann Kern, pp. 278 - 281.


"Wolfgang Laib. Milchsteine und Blütenstaub" (Baden-Baden, Germany: Annemarie-und-Will Grohmann-Stipendium, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 1981) text by Katharina Schmidt


Russell, John, "Wolfgang Laib," New York Times, March 27, 1981. p. C17


Zimmer, William, "Wolfgang Laib," Soho News, Vol. 8, No. 27, April 1 - 7, 1981. p. 47


 


1980     


"Wolfgang Laib," (Zurich, Switzerland: Ink-Dokumentation 5, 1980) text by Dieter Hall, pp. 70 - 74.


 "1. Ausstellung der Jürgen Ponto-Stiftung," (Frankfurt, Germany: Karmeliterkloster, 1980) text by Hermann Kern


 Cafopoulos, Catherine, "Wolfgang Laib," The Athenian, Vol. 6, No. 75, January, 1980.


 Weskott, Hanne, "Wolfgang Laib und Thomas Schütte, Preisträger der Jürgen-Ponto-Stiftung 1980," Kunstforum, Vol. 31, January, 1980. pp. 243 - 245.


 


1979     


Kern, Hermann, "Kunst als Gestaltung des Gestaltlosen," Expansion, (Vienna, Austria: Biennale Vienna, 1979) pp. 69 - 97.


Senie, Harriet, "Wolfgang Laib," New York Post, January 20. p. 33


Morschel, Jürgen, "Wolfgang Laib," Das Kunstwerk, February. p. 92


Wells, John, "Wolfgang Laib," Arts Magazine, vol. 53, No. 7, March, 1979. p. 2.


Tatransky, Valentin, "Wolfgang Laib," Arts Magazine, Vol. 53, No. 7, March, 1979. p. 33


Olejarz, Harold, "Wolfgang Laib," Arts Magazine, Vol. 53, No. 9, May 1979. p. 37


Davis, Douglas, "Post Post Art,"Village Voice, June 25. p. 41


 


1978     


"Wolfgang Laib. Blütenstaub von Löwenzahn," (München, Germany: Kunstraum München e.V, 1978)


Kern, Hermann, "Wolfgang Laib," (München, Germany: Kunstraum München e.V, 1978)


Ferrari, Corinna, "Wolfgang Laib, una mostra a Milano," Domus, No. 581, April, 1978. p. 48.


Dienst, Rolf-Günter, "Deutsche Kunst: eine neue Generation 6," Das Kunstwerk, December, 1978. pp. 18 - 19, 37.


Public and private collections

Capc, Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, France


Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris


Collections de l'Etat Français


De Pont Foundation, Tilburg, Netherlands


Diözesanmuseum, Cologne


Kunsthaus, Zurich


Kunstmuseum Bonn


Musée d'art contempoarin, Nîmes


Musée départemental de Rochechouart, France


The Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki


The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles


The Museum of Modern Art, New York


Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany


Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Germany