Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions 2016

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS
Thomas Judisch, „Gladiator Borghese“ 2014, Acrystal, Gipsformerei, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin © Thomas Judisch
Thomas Judisch, „Gladiator Borghese“ 2014, Acrystal, Gipsformerei, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin © Thomas Judisch

Thomas Judisch – Today Was Yesterday
April 23, 2016  – June 26, 2016

An exhibition by the Schleswig-Holstein Kunstverein (Art Society) in the Antikensammlung (Collection of Classical Antiquities), Kunsthalle zu Kiel

In his series of works Today Was Yesterday, Thomas Judisch explores traditional imagery in sculptures from antiquity. In the setting of the Antiquity Collection, the artist’s attention is particularly focused on the plinths and supports of famous sculptures such as the Capitoline Venus or the Apollo Belvedere. Viewed as functional necessities, these supports barely register in the consciousness of the general public. Without the figure that it originally supported, the plinth, relieved of its functionality, becomes a work of art in its own right. In this context, the new object – a revenant of an earlier form – is shifted to centre stage in the question of what art is, and the role of structural elements and function. In so doing, Thomas Judisch also draws our attention to the way in which our visual habits are shaped by convention.

Muthesius Prize for Art, Space and Design
June 18, 2016 – June 26, 2016

Award ceremony: June 23, 2016, 6 p.m.

A week-long exhibition with a festival feel: outstanding graduates from the Muthesius University will show and comment on their own innovative works in the fields of art and design.

 

Emeka Ogboh – Song of the Germans
Guest of the collection presentation Gebrochen Deutsch (Broken German)

July 9, 2016 – September 11, 2016

Emeka Ogboh’s acoustic installation The Song of the Germans was created in 2015 for the Venice Biennale. The work has since been purchased by the Federal Republic of Germany’s Contemporary Art Collection and will be shown in summer at the Kunsthalle zu Kiel. It consists of the German national anthem being sung in ten indigenous languages from the African continent: individual voices swell to form a choir. Proceeding from Ogboh’s work, the collection presentation will deal with the generation of collective identity, presenting among others Raffael Rheinsberg’s expansive installation Gebrochen Deutsch (Broken German). The broken street signs, scattered on the ground like a fragmented puzzle, rouse the viewer to reflect on historical-political connections, social processes and the concept of a ‘nation’.

 

Christian Rohlfs, „Der Prophet“ 1917, Öl auf Leinwand, 110,5 x 61,5 cm © Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Foto: Martin Frommhagen
Christian Rohlfs, „Der Prophet“ 1917, Öl auf Leinwand, 110,5 x 61,5 cm © Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Foto: Martin Frommhagen

Everything Under the Sun
From sacred to autonomous painting 1871-1918

October 1, 2016 – January 29, 2017

In a decisive phase of modern art – in the context of the avant-garde movement – the inspiration of Christianity in the Western tradition yielded to interwoven, yet often juxtaposing strands of artistic autonomy. New forms of expression increasingly determined artistic experiments. Personal attitudes, own ideas, material, form and colour shaped the works of autonomous artists – beyond or only tinged by traditional subjects and motifs. The time period of the German Reich’s existence, which was defined by the prevalent political situation, created the framework in which sacred, spiritual and transcendental concepts of painting were negotiated. Spiritual and political aspects both touched and repelled each other in equal measure during the German Reich. These dynamics formed a substantial contribution to the birth of classic modern art.

Artists: Ernst Barlach, Max Beckmann, Benno Berneis, Karl Caspar, Lovis Corinth, Josef Eberz, Conrad Felixmüller, Eduard von Gebhardt, Adolf Hölzel, Karl Hofer, Max Klinger, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Max Liebermann, Franz Marc, Wilhelm Morgner, Emil Nolde, Christian Rohlfs, Josef Scheurenberg, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Wilhelm Steinhausen, Hermann Stenner, Hans Thoma, Fritz von Uhde, Albert Weisgerber, and others.

The exhibition is supported by the Kulturstiftung des Landes Schleswig-Holstein (Cultural Foundation of State of Schleswig Holstein).

 

COLLECTION PRESENTATIONS
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

What Makes a Painting Art
The collection

August 13, 2016 – early 2017

The collection of the Kunsthalle zu Kiel has rarely been exhibited in a strictly chronological fashion. With the heading What Makes a Painting Art, the Kunsthalle zu Kiel presents its collections and asks what role the these artworks displayed 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.

 

Emeka Ogboh – Song of the Germans
Guest of the collection presentation Gebrochen Deutsch (Broken German)

July 9, 2016 – September 11, 2016

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EXHIBITIONS OF THE GRAPHIC ART COLLECTIONS
Peter Cornelius, „Faust und Wagner unter den Spaziergängern vor dem Tore [Osterspaziergang]“ aus der Folge von 12 Blättern „Bilder zu Goethe’s Faust“, 1816, Kupferstich © Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Foto: Sönke Ehlert
Peter Cornelius, „Faust und Wagner unter den Spaziergängern vor dem Tore [Osterspaziergang]“ aus der Folge von 12 Blättern „Bilder zu Goethe’s Faust“, 1816, Kupferstich © Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Foto: Sönke Ehlert

Faust
Illustrations of Goethe’s Masterpiece

July 16, 2016 – November 6, 2016

Goethe's Faust is considered to be the most significant work of German literature. Time and again, artists have explored this renowned tragedy in their images. This is also true of Peter Cornelius, whose drawings were highly praised by Goethe, and were published exactly 200 years ago in 1816 as a series of copperplate engravings. The Collection of prints and drawings presents these impressive folios together with nineteenth and early twentieth-century illustrations from its collections.

Artists: Peter Cornelius, Georg Kolbe, Moritz Retzsch, Ferdinand Ruscheweyh, Julius Thaeter and others.

Käthe Kollwitz, „Selbstbildnis“, 1924 Lithographie © Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Foto: Sönke Ehlert
Käthe Kollwitz, „Selbstbildnis“, 1924 Lithographie © Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Foto: Sönke Ehlert

Käthe Kollwitz: I Want to Take Effect
November 19, 2016 – May 3, 2017

At the turn of the year 2016/17, the Graphic Art Collection will exhibit a central German twentieth-century artist: Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945). In finding her own very individual style, she depicted the social woes of her times in her work together with poverty, death and grief – themes strongly marked by her personal experiences. The Graphic Art Collection will exhibit several central series of graphic art by the artist such as A Weaver’s Revolt (1893-97), which earned Kollwitz recognition as an artist, Peasants’ War (1902/03-1908) and a Suite of seven woodcuts entitled War (1922/23). Major works such as Woman with Dead Child, 1903 or Help Russia, 1921 belong to the collections alongside her impressive self-portraits and will form part of the exhibition.