Wolfgang Laib

Wolfgang Laib

Wolfgang Laib was born in 1950 in Metzingen, Germany. He lives and works between Hochdorf, Germany, New York and India.
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.

In 2015, Laib will be honoured with the Praemium Imperiale. The Japanese prize, which is considered as one of the most prestigious art prizes in the world, is awarded for outstanding contributions to the development, promotion and progress of the arts. Wolfgang Laib will receive the Praemium Imperiale on 21 October 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.

Awards

2015


Praemium Imperiale, Tokyo, Japan


 


1987


Arnold-Bode-Price of documenta, Kassel, Germany


Solo exhibitions

2013


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


Without Beginning and Withour End, Sperone Westwater, New York, USA


 


2012


Passageway inside – downside, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg-Halle, Austria


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


 


2011 


Gallery André Buchmann, Berlin, Germany


Unlimited Ocean, SAIC Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, USA


Gallery Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India


Gallery Steinruecke & Mirchandani, Mumbai, India


 


2010   


Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany


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


Museo Nacional de Arte, La Paz, Bolivia


 


2009   


Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy


Gallery Sperone, Sent, Switzerland


Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico-City, Mexico


Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, USA


Gallery Sean Kelly, New York, USA


 


2008   


Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France


Gallery Buchmann, Berlin, Germany


Gallery Artiaco, Napoli, Italy


 


2007


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


Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany


 


2006          


Wolfgang Laib, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand


Galerie Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland


Institute of Contemporary Arts, Lasalle-Sia, Singapore


Reishäuser, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany


 


2005     


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


Wolfgang Laib, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma, Roma, Italy


Wolfgang Laib, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland


 


2004     


Wolfgang Laib - Where the Land and Water Ends, Buchmann Galerie, Cologne, Germany


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


Wolfgang Laib, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot, Germany


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


 


2003     


Wolfgang Laib: Drawings and Photographs, Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, Japan


Wolfgang Laib: Durchgang-Übergang, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan


Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan


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


Wolfgang Laib, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Japan


 


2002     


Selection of Sculpture and Drawing, Goethe Institut, New York, USA


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


Wolfgang Laib, Sperone Westwater, New York, USA


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


 


2001     


Wolfgang Laib, Drawings and 'Ship’, Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


Konrad Fischer Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany


Für einen anderen Körper - Wolfgang Laib, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany


 


2000


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


Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA


Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, USA


Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, USA


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


Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany


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


Wolfgang Laib, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, USA


Wolfgang Laib, Sara Hildén Kunstmuseum, Tampere, Finland


 


1999     


Carré d'Art, Musée d'art contemporain, Nîmes, France


Milleventi, Milan, Italy


Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria


Wolfgang Laib; Blütenstaub Von Kiefern, Buchmann Galerie Köln, Cologne, Germany


 


1998     


The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, USA


Sperone Westwater, New York, USA


Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, Japan


Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


Galleria Artiaco, Napoli, Italy


 


1997     


Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, Japan


Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Orangerie, Germany


 


1996     


Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany


Gallery Artek, Helsinki, Finland


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria


Diozensanmuseum, Cologne, Germany


Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France


Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, Japan


 


1995     


Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany


Sperone Westwater, New York, USA


 


1994       


Henry Moore Studio, Dean Clough, Halifax, England


Camden Arts Centre, London, England


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria


Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany


J.H. de Pont Foundation, Tilburg, The Netherlands


 


1993     


Sperone Westwater, 121 Greene St., New York, USA


Galerie Buchman, Basel, Switzerland


 


1992        


CAPC Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France


Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany


The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA


Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, USA


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


Galleria Artiaco, Napoli, Italy


Museo Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Ascona, Italy


The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland


 


1991     


Sperone Westwater, New York, USA


Gallery Senda, Hiroshima, Japan


Galerie Buchmann, Basel, Switzerland


Kanransha, Tokyo, Japan


Galerie Crousel-Robelin Bama, Paris, France


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


Lightseed Watari-um, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan


 


1990     


Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany


Galerie Buchmann, Basel, Switzerland


Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium


Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland


Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany


Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, USA


Rhona Hoffmann Gallery, Chicago, USA


 


1989     


Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA


Galerie Buchmann, Basel, Switzerland


Galerie Crousel-Robelin Bama, Paris, France


Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany


 


1988     


Gallery Lelong, New York, USA


Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, USA


Wolfgang Laib: Selected Works Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, USA


Lichtjahr 1988 Ruine der Künste, Berlin, Germany


Musee Departemental de Rochechouart, Chateau de Rochechouart, France


Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain


 


1987     


Galerie Buchmann, Basel, Switzerland


 


1986     


ARC, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France


Galerie Maeght Lelong, New York, USA


Galerie Crousel-Hussenot, Paris, France


CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France


 


1985     


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


Kunstverein St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland


Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK


 


1984     


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


 


1983     


Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany


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


 


1982     


Gewad, Gent, Belgium


Galerie Konrad Fischer, Zurich, Switzerland


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


 


1981     


Sperone Westwater Fischer, New York, USA


Galerie Max Hetzler, Stuttgart, Germany


Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France


Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany


 


1980     


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


 


1979     


Sperone Westwater Fischer, New York, USA


Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany


Galerie Jean et Karen Bernier, Athens, Greece


 


1978     


Galleria Salvatore Ala, Milan, Italy


Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany


Kunstraum München, Munich, Germany


Galerie Rolf Preisig, Basel, Switzerland


 


1976     


Galerie Müller-Roth, Stuttgart, Germany


Group exhibitions

2016


(SUS)tentations, La Brasserie, Foncquevillers


 


2014


Senusret III, a Legendary Pharaoh, Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, Lille, France


Basilica of Sant' Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna, Italy


 


2011


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


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


Private Passions, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany


 


2010 


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


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


Retour vers le future, CAPC Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France


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


Schauwerk, Sindelfingen, Germany


Transparency – Art for renewable Energy, Macro Testaccio, Roma, Madre and Napoli, Italy


Architectural Biennal, Venice, Italy


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


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


 


2009


Fuentes, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria


Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy


 


2008


Fondation pour l'art contemporain, Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Alex, France


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


Fiac Paris, Paris, France


 


2007          


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


Le Mouvement des Images, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France


Buchmann Galerie, Buchmann Box, Berlin, Germany


Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin/Beijing, Germany/China


Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany


 


2006     


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


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


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


Monuments with a Horizon Line, Buchmann Galerie Berlin, Berlin, Germany


SITE Santa Fe Biennal 2006, SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico


Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany


Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan


Villa Massimo, Roma, Italy


 


2005          


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


 


2004     


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


home, sweet home, Galleria Cardi, Milan, Italy


Off the Wall: Works for the JP Morgan Chase Collection, The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, USA


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


Seeing other people, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA


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


 


2003


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


Illinois State University, USA


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, USA


 


2002          


The Inward Eye, Transcendence in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA


 


2001     


Locating Drawing, Lawing Gallery, Houston, USA


El Instante Eterno, Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castelló, Castello, Spain


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


 


2000     


Cosmologies, Sperone Westwater, New York, USA


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


Fiona Rae, Wolfgang Laib, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany


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


Enclosed and Enchanted, MOMA Oxford, UK


Anselmo, Merz, Penone, Kounellis, Laib, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany


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


 


1999     


Powder, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA


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


Minimalia, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA


Loaf, Baumgartner Galleries Inc, New York, USA


78th Exhibition of Artist Members, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, USA


 


1999   


The collection of the 'Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain’, Palazzo delle papesse, centro Arte Contemporanea, Italy


 


1998     


The Edward R. Broida Collection: A Selection of Works, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, USA


Early Forms, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France


Être nature, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France


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


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, Roma, Italy


Epicenter Ljubljana, Moderna Galeria, Ljubljana, Slovenia


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


Hayward Gallery, London, UK


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


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


97 Kwangju Biennale: Unmapping the Earth, Kwangju, Korea


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


 


1996     


The House Transformed, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York, USA


Time Wise, The Swiss Institute, New York, USA


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


Spirit and Place, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia


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


 


1995     


Fondation Cartier, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan


From Nature, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, USA


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


Kunst in Deutschland, Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany


 


1994     


Figur, Natur, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany


Entre le ciel et l'eau, Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany


CAPC Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France


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


Galerie Ropac, Paris, France


Drawing On Sculpture, Cohen Gallery, New York, USA


 


1993


Les Environs, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York, USA


A Century of Silence, University Art Museum, State University of New York at Binghamtom, New York, USA


The 21st Century, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland


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, France


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


The Language of Flowers, Paul Kasmin, New York, USA


 


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, Germany


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


Habeas Corpus, Stux Gallery, New York, USA


15th Anniversary Exhibition, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA


 


1991     


5th Anniversary Group Exhibition, Burnett Miller, Los Angeles, USA


Un Detail immense, Palais de Beaux-Arts, Charleroi, France


Das Goldene Zeitalter, Würtembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany


With Nature, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA


The Lick of the Eye, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, USA


 


1990     


Threshold, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway


Signs of Life, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadephia, USA


Lead and Wax, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, USA


 


1989     


Hortus Artis, Orto Botanico, Turin, Italy


Color and/or Monochrome, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan


Glanzlichter, Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany


Einleuchten, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany


 


1988     


Zeitlos, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany


Rosc, Dublin, Ireland


Defacto, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark


Carnegie International 88, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA


 


1987     


Wechselströme. Kontemplation, Expression, Konstruktion, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany


documenta 8, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany


Bremer Kunstpreis 1987, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany


Century 87, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


New Locations, Wolff Gallery, New York, USA


 


1986     


Falls the Shadow, Recent British and European Art, The Hayward Annual, Hayward Art Gallery, London, UK


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


3. Triennale der Kleinplastik, Fellbach, Germany


De Sculptura, Wiener Festwochen im Messepalast, Vienna, Austria


SkulpturSein, Städtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany


 


1985     


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


East West Visual Arts Encounter, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay, India


Spuren, Skulpturen und Monumente ihrer präzisen Reise, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland


Ouverture II, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy


 


1983     


Materie + Form, ETH, Naturwissenschaftliches Gebaude, Zurich, Switzerland


Ars '83 Helsinke, Ateneumin Taidemuseo, Helsinki, Finland


Kosmische Bilder in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany


The Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel


 


1982     


University Art Museum, Providence, Rhode Island, USA


documenta 7, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany


Kunst wird Material, Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany


 


1981     


Art Allemagne Aujourd'hui, ARC, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France


Annemarie-und-Will Grohmann-Stipendium, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany


 


1980     


I. Ausstellung der Jürgen Ponto-Stiftung, Karmeliterkloster, Frankfurt, Germany


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
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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
Farrow, Claire, Wolfgang Laib: More than Myself, Parkett, No. 39, 1994. pp 77 - 81 English text; pp. 82 - 87
Avrilla, Jean-Marc, A wax Room in the Mountains, Parkett, No. 39, 1994. pp. 88- 91 German text; pp. 92 - 101
McEvilley, Thomas, Medicine Man: Proposing a Context for Wolfgang Laib's Work, Parkett, No. 39, 1994. pp. 104 - 109 English text; pp. 110 - 117
 
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
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)
"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

France
Capc, Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Collections de l'Etat Français
Musée d'art contempoarin, Nîmes
Musée départemental de Rochechouart

Finland
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

Germany
Diözesanmuseum, Cologne
Kunstmuseum Bonn
Sprengel Museum, Hannover
Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart


 


Switzerland


Kunsthaus, Zurich



The Netherlands
De Pont Foundation, Tilburg

USA
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The Museum of Modern Art, New York