Timeline

1928
born in Hamburg, Germany, Arthur (“Addi“)
1957
lived in Copenhagen from 1957 on
1963–1965
Köpcke’s work includes paintings, scrolls, literary works, objects, collages, assemblies and fluxus pieces. His key piece reading/ work pieces-manuscript was created between 1963 and 1965
1972–1973
guest professor at the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen
1977
Köpcke died in Copenhagen
in the post- war era in Hamburg, painting and literature, focusing on his written work.
founded Gallery Köpcke, with his Danish wife, Aase (“Tut“), within the five years of its existence, the gallery became a contact point for international avante- garde art (Informel, Nouveau Realisme and Fluxus) in Denmark, organized fluxusfestivals and shows by Filliou, Manzoni, Roth, de Saint Phalle, Spoerri and Williams, Köpcke played an interesting dual role as both art mediator and artist

Literature

Arthur Köpcke. Bilder und Stücke. Cat. Texts by H. Christiansen, Joh. Cladders, Thomas Kellein, Per Kirkeby, Emmett Williams. Berlin 1988
Arthur Köpcke. begreifen erleben. Gesammelte Schriften. Collected writings. Ed. by Barbara Wien. Berlin, Stuttgart/London, Köln 1994
Arthur Köpcke. WAS IST DAS - piece No 2. CD (Köpcke lecture "Was ist das", recorded 1974) & booklet. Ed. of 500 num. copies. Berlin, Moen 1996
Arthur Köpcke. Art is work is art. Cat. (German/Engl.) Kunsthalle Hamburg, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf & Kunsthalle Fridericianum Kassel. 2003
Rennert, Susanne. Arthur Köpcke. Grenzgänger. Bilder, Objekte, Fluxusstücke. München 1996
Erró, Fahlström, Köpcke, Lebel. PhönixArt 2003. Cat. (German/Engl.). Ed by Claus Mewes. Hamburg 2003