Sigmar Polke: Films 1969–1995

Apr 10–19, 2014


Christof Kohlhöfer and Sigmar Polke. Der ganze Körper fühlt sich leicht und möchte fliegen… (The Whole Body Feels Light and Wants to Fly…). 1969. Still from 16mm film (black-and-white and color, sound), 33 min. Courtesy Christof Kohlhöfer.  Image © Christof Kohlhöfer; digital transfer by Dieter Schleicher

In conjunction with the gallery exhibition Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010, MoMA presents a pair of evenings that allow visitors to see Polke’s film works in a theater setting. Polke’s densely layered and open-ended films reflect the flood of observations that shaped his life and work. Each evening will feature a special introduction by a filmmaker whose personal and collaborative experiences with Polke provide unique insights into the artist’s multifaceted approaches to film.

The exhibition is organized by MoMA with Tate Modern, London. Organized by Kathy Halbreich, Associate Director, MoMA; with Mark Godfrey, Curator of International Art, Tate Modern; and Lanka Tattersall, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA.

The exhibition is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

Major support is provided by Hanjin Shipping.

The Museum acknowledges generous funding from the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis, Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro, Sully Bonnelly and Robert R. Littman, and The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

Additional support is provided by The Charles Lafitte Foundation, The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, and the MoMA Annual Exhibition Fund.

Support for the publication is provided by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art and by the Jo Carole Lauder Publications Fund of The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

Park Hyatt®, through Hyatt, is the hotel sponsor of Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010.


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