Current exhibitions

What Makes an Image Art

The collection
August 13, 2016 - 2017

Johann Liss, „Das Morraspiel im Freien“, um 1626 Öl auf Leinwand, 68 x 58,5 cm, Dauerleihgabe des Landes Schleswig-Holstein © Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Foto: Martin Frommhagen
Johann Liss, „Das Morraspiel im Freien“, um 1626 Öl auf Leinwand, 68 x 58,5 cm, Dauerleihgabe des Landes Schleswig-Holstein © Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Foto: Martin Frommhagen

The collection of the Kunsthalle zu Kiel has rarely been exhibited in a strictly chronological fashion. With the heading What Makes an Image Art, the Kunsthalle zu Kiel presents its collections and asks what role these artworks played during their time – and which role they continue to play today. The presentation will make clear what desires and needs art stood for and continues to stand, to what extent the role of the painting has transformed – formerly a solitary artwork, now one among a plethora of contemporary images – and what notions of the ‘painting as art’ survive.

With works by (alphabetical selection):
 
Andreas Achenbach, Franz Ackermann, Anita Albus, Karel Appel, Arman, Ernst Barlach, Georg Baselitz, Max Beckmann, Joseph Beuys, Abraham Bloemaert, Hendrick ter Brugghen, Miriam Cahn, Johan Christian Dahl, Peter Doig, Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Anselm Feuerbach, Antony Gormley, Anton Graff, Jakob Grimmer, Philipp Jakob Hackert, Erich Heckel, Jan Davidsz de Heem, Alexej von Jawlensky, Jens Juel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Per Kirkeby, Joseph Anton Koch, Max Liebermann, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Franz Radziwill, Ilja Repin, Daniel Richter, Gerhard Richter, Bridget Riley, Pieter de Ring, Christian Rohlfs, Jakob van Ruysdael, Iwan Schischkin, Bertel Thorvaldsen, Jürgen Ovens, Max Pechstein, Corinne Wasmuht