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Sigmar Polke

With a retrospective at the New Museum, the artist talks to Janique Vigier about five decades of teaching and making art 

Harmut Geerken, photograph of Sun Ra Arkestra performing at Heliopolis/Egypt, December 12, 1971. Courtesy: Galerie Buchholz, New York 

New York

2 Nov
13 Jan
Sigmar Polke, ohne Titel (Weihnachten 1985) (Untitled, Christmas 1985), 1985, collage in scrapbook and ink, 21 x 16 cm © The Estate of Sigmar Polke / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016; photograph: dieterklein.de 

What the proposed closure of Museum Morsbroich tells us about cultural debate in Germany

Sigmar Polke, Paganini, 1981–83, dispersion paint, aluminium paint and pencil on patterned fabric, 2.2 × 5 m

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA