Time Out says
Born in Cologne, Hans Haacke became a fixture of New York's Postminimalist/Conceptualist scene, emerging in the early 1960s with works that examined ephemeral phenomena like water condensation, or the effects of a fan on a balloon. He was interested in systems, not only natural but social, which led to his turning sharply political in the late 1960s, when he began to question the relationship between art and art institutions and the powerful moneyed elites who supported both. As a result, he became one of the pioneers of Institutional Critique. This show presents works spanning his 50-year career.