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KUNSTFORUM International, Bd./vol. 259

Tim Beeby – Ein Streitgespräch mit Wolfgang Ullrich | Tim Beeby – A Debate with Wolfgang Ullrich

Unsigned Untitled Undated was well received by the German language press. As well as the 10-page, in-depth interview in Kunstforum, articles also appeared in Germany's prestigous weekly broadsheet DIE ZEIT, and the regional newspaper Südkurier, the former contextualizing the project among similar ones by renowned contemporary artists, and the latter employing a much longer art historical perspective. The Vienna-based art magazine Parnass also published an online article.


Project page English >>>


Projektseite Deutsch >>>

Work Overview


90 Loopholes, 2019 / 2020 (detail)

no. 90 Bolero Back (Gian-Back), stretched canvases, cut and extracted circle

50 x 35 cm

90 Loopholes, 2019 / 2020

90 stretched canvases, cut and extracted circles

50 x 35 cm, in total 250 x 630 cm


Folds #9, 2016

ink on 4 pre-primed canvases

each 35 x 50 cm, in total 170 x 50 cm

Folds Diptych (pre-primed), 2020

ink on 2 pre-primed canvases

each 200 x 140 cm, in total 200 x 280 cm


Information (Surplus), 2014

ink on pre-primed canvas

50 x 35 cm

Ink Diptych #4, 2017

ink on pre-primed canvas

each 50 x 35 cm, in total 50 x 70 cm

9 Canvases, 2017

13 pre-primed canvas

each 50 x 35 cm, in total approx. 230 x 160 cm


Tim Beeby is a visual artist and translator for galleries and art museums based in Essen, Germany.

He studied at Cambridge College of Arts and Technology (now Anglia Ruskin University) Cambridge, UK, and Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montfort University), Leicester, UK. In 2000 he was awarded a European Painting Prize in Ostend, Belgium, leading to a solo exhibition at the Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Ostend the following year. His abstract work debuted in Second Nature, a group show he co-curated for Galerie Vayhinger, Radolfzell, Germany in 2014. His project Unsigned Untitled Undated has, to date, been shown in a series of four-day events in Berlin (November 2017), Vienna (June 2018), and Cologne (September 2018), leading to extensive coverage in the German language press, including an article in the prestigious weekly German broadsheet DIE ZEIT and a comprehensive 10-page interview in the German art magazine Kunstforum.

In October 2022, Unsigned Untitled Undated will make its institutional debut at the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster, Germany.

As a translator he has made extensive contributions to the catalogues for Skulptur Projekte 2017 Münster, Germany; and A-Z. The Marzona Collection, Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2017); as well as translating the complete catalogue for 10 Americans. After Paul Klee, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern (2017) / Phillips Collection, Washington DC (2018). In 2021, his essay Working with Artists and Curators: translating for the contemporary art world, co-authored with Sabine Bürger, appeared in Translation – Kunstkommunikation – Museum, Barbara Ahrens et al. (eds.), published by Frank & Timme Verlag, Berlin. Most recently he has translated work texts for Gaming, an exhibition curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist for the Julia Stoschek Foundation Düsseldorf, as well as all the texts for Taking Stock. Gurlitt in Review at Kunstmuseum Bern.




Loophole Diagram #1, 2020

inkjet print on archive paper

59.4 x 42 cm

Folds #14, 2016

ink on pre-primed canvas

200 x 140 cm


Frames #2, 2020

50 wooden canvas stretchers 50 x 35 cm, 25 wooden canvas stretchers 30 x 40 cm

2 stained wood and glass picture frames, each 84 x 64 x 3.5 cm

in total approx. 116 x 170 x 90 cm

Frames #3, 2020

stained wood and glass picture frame

84 x 64 x 3.5 cm

Frames #1, 2020

50 wooden canvas stretchers 50 x 35 cm, 25 wooden canvas stretchers 30 x 40 cm

in total approx. 50 x 100 x 90 cm

Frames #4, 2020

wooden frame, glass, screws, paper, self-adhesive tape, traces of paint

89 x 94 x 2.5 cm

The Painting Studio, 2017 (detail)

8 inkjet prints on canvas, various inkjet prints on paper (29.7 x 21 cm), various wooden frames (70 x 50 – 140 x 100 cm)

ink on wall, (42 x 29.7 cm), various rolls of canvas with masking tape and marker pen)

Current Work

Roll #1 (detail 43.2 cm x 2 m), 2022

inkjet print on a roll of Epson Enhanced Matte Paper

in total 43.2 cm x 30.5 m

Recent events:

Friday, Oct. 14, 2022 | 210 pm

LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur

Domplatz 10 | D48143 Münster

Freitag, 14. Okt. 2022 | 1422 Uhr

LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur

Domplatz 10 | D48143 Münster

Wolfgang Ullrich: Herr Beeby, Ihr Projekt „Unsigned Untitled Undated“ ist regelrecht eine Versuchsanordnung. Sie testen das Kunstpublikum und seine Reaktionen auf ein spitzfindiges Setting, das die Logik des Kunstmarkts zum Thema hat. Gab es ein Schlüsselerlebnis, das Sie zu diesem Konzept veranlasst hat? | Weiter zum kompletten Interview >>>

Wolfgang Ullrich: Tim Beeby, your project "Unsigned Untitled Undated" is almost a kind of experiment that is testing the art audience and its reactions to a rather shrewdly conceived scenario commandeering the logic of the art market. Was there a key experience that led you to such a concept? | Read the complete interview >>>

Supported by

Kuratiert von Marianne Wagner | inklusive Künstlergespräch mit Tanja Pirsig-Marshall

Curated by Marianne Wagner | including an artist's talk with Tanja Pirsig Marshall

Unsigned-Aktion am 14. Oktober 2022 im LWL-

Museum Münster, Videoclip 9:30 Min. (ohne Sound)

Unsigned event on 14 October 2022 at the LWL- Museum Münster, video clip 9:30 min. (no sound)

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Eine konzeptuelle Aktion mit Arbeiten auf Leinwand von Tim Beeby

Unsigned Untitled Undated ist das Angebot an die Besucher, ein unsigniertes Werk aus der Serie Inks kostenlos mitzunehmen. Interessenten können die Leinwand alternativ vom Künstler signieren lassen und sie dann zu den markt-

üblichen Konditionen käuflich erwerben.

A conceptual exhibition with works on canvas by Tim Beeby

Unsigned Untitled Undated enables visitors to the exhibition to select an unsigned work on canvas to take away with them free of charge. Alternatively, they can have the canvas signed by the artist and acquire it at the standard market price.

March 812, 2023

Kunstraum München

Holzstr. 10 | D80469 Munich

Artist's Talk:

Tim Beeby and Wolfgang Ullrich

Sunday, March 12, 2023 | 14:00

8. 12. März 2023

Kunstraum München

Holzstr. 10 | D80469 München


Tim Beeby and Wolfgang Ullrich

Sonntag, 12. März 2023 | 14 Uhr

Ein Gespräch zwischen Tim Beeby und Wolfgang Ullrich am 12. März 2023 im Kunstraum München

A conversation between Tim Beeby and Wolfgang Ullrich on March 12, 2023 at Kunstraum München