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Arta Valstar-Verhoff

born in 1956 in Osnabrück/Germany

Arta Valstar-Verhoff studied Fine Arts, Archaeology and Dutch Culture at the universities of Cologne and Bonn and finished at the University of Bonn with her doctoral thesis “die abstrakten hannover – Carl Buchheister, César Domela, Rudolf Jahns, Hans Nitzschke, Kurt Schwitters und Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart 1927-1935”.

Since 1985 she has been organising exhibitions and has written essays on Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, El Lissitzky, Kurt Schwitters, Theo van Doesburg and their artist groups, on 20th century sculpture, constructivism, women artists and contemporary young artists like Eva Fiore Kovacovsky or Bettina Marx.
Her texts have been published for museum and gallery publications in Germany, Europe and Japan.

She has been doing research work for the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation for many years, is on the jury of the VG Award by the Foundation since 1995 and a trustee since 2012.
She annually is a jury member for several art awards and fellowships and has been lecturing at the universities of Bonn and Saarbrücken as well as the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Hamburg since 1991.

She lives and works in Bonn as a curator and author.

For all informations please contact Dr Arta Valstar-Verhoff valstar-verhoff@web.de and read further.

Photo by Michael Böttcher-Entenmann

Her work on Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart and the Foundation in Switzerland

 

die abstrakten hannover
in: Moeller, Magdalena M., Ed., Bestandskatalog des Sprengel Museums Hannover.
Malerei und Plastik des 20. Jahrhunderts, Hanover 1985

Dorner, Lissitzky und der ‚Raum der Abstrakten‘
in: Moeller, Magdalena M., op. cit.

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart. Die Hannoveraner Jahre im Spiegel seiner Gäste
in: Cat. Vordemberge-Gildewart, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Ludwigshafen, Münsterschwarzach 1985

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart. Bauplastik – Architektur – Möbel – Innenraumgestaltungen
in: Cat. Vordemberge-Gildewart, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Ludwigshafen, a.a.O.

die abstrakten hannover. Carl Buchheister – César Domela – Rudolf Jahns – Hans Nitzschke – Kurt Schwitters – Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart 1927-35
Phil. Diss. Bonn 1986, Bonn 1987

die abstrakten hannover. Chronologie
in: Cat. die abstrakten hannover. Internationale Avantgarde 1927-1935, Sprengel Museum Hannover/Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Ludwigshafen 1987/88

die abstrakten hannover. Abstraktion als Weltgestaltung
in: Cat. die abstrakten hannover. Internationale Avantgarde 1927-1935, a.a.O.

‚die abstrakten hannover‘ und ‚de stijl‘
in: Cat. die abstrakten hannover. Internationale Avantgarde 1927-1935, a.a.O.

die abstrakten hannover
in: Cat. Masterpieces of Sprengel Museum Hanover, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima 1989

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart. The Complete Works
with Helms, Dietrich, Ed., Munich/London 1990

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart. Architecture and Interior Design
in: Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart. The Complete Works, a.a.O.

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart. Oeuvre-Catalogue
in: op. cit., a.a.O.

Die Farbräume Vordemberge-Gildewarts
in: Cat. Kurt Schwitters – Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, Museum Wiesbaden 1990

abstraction-création. art concret. cercle et carré
in: Cat. Konstruktivistische Internationale. Utopien für eine europäische Kultur, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf 1992

Präzision und Klarheit künstlerischer Gestaltung – zu Struktur und Bedeutung der ersten Retrospektive Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewarts in Köln 1954
in: Wallraf-Richartz-Jahrbuch, Cologne 1992

Die Entwicklung eines eigenen Stils im Werk von Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart
in: Akten des XXVIII. Internationalen Kongresses für Kunstgeschichte, Berlin 1992

Die Möbel- und Innenraumgestaltungen Vordemberge-Gildewarts
in: Cat. Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart. Baugestaltung, Museum Wiesbaden 1993, Rapperswil/Wiesbaden 1993

‚les abstraits de hannovre‘
in: Cat. Retrospektive Kurt Schwitters, Centre Georges Pompidou Paris/Musée de Grenoble 1994/95

‚los abstractos de hannover‘
in: Cat. Retrospektive Kurt Schwitters, IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez Valencia 1995

Spielerische Leichtigkeit. Zu Kontinuität und Neuanfang im Werk der holländischen Jahre Vordemberge-Gildewarts
in: Cat. Vordemberge-Gildewart Retrospektive, Museum Wiesbaden/IVAM Valencia 1996/97

On Our Way to the Artist
Award of the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Krakow Poland 2011

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewarts Weg in die Avantgarde im Spiegel seiner Gäste
in: Cat. Abstrakt – Konkret – Absolut. Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart und die Kestner Gesellschaft, Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover, Hanover 2017

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart – The New Publication
including the New Œuvre-Catalogue of the Paintings and Works on Paper by Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, Rapperswil/CH 2018

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart. Striving for the ‚Absolute‘ in Art
in: Cat. Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart. To the Absolute‘ from the Abstract‘, Concept and Curating by Delfina Jałowik – supported by the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation/CH, Contributions by Dietrich Helms, Delfina Jałowik, Maria Anna Potocka, Arta Valstar-Verhoff and August Vordemberge, Krakow 2018

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Works by Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart at Museum Wiesbaden including all photographs and documents out of the Archive: © Museum Wiesbaden (Germany)

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