Michael Krebber: The Living Wedge

Krebber’s paintings manipulate the traditional construction of the medium, refusing to settle into a recognisable style

By Aoife Rosenmeyer

Michael Krebber, The Living Wedge, 2017 (installation view). Photo: Gunnar Meier. Courtesy Kunsthalle Bern

Kunsthalle Bern, 18 February – 30 April This exhibition, comprising 55 works created between 1986 and 2016, is a reduced version of one shown at the end of last year at the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto. Even without that major show, Michael Krebber’s reputation precedes him, though that reputation is fuzzy. Though he’s now in his sixties, his practice remains light-footed and difficult to define. Sometimes he is described as a conceptual painter; curators and galleries hesitate to pin…

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