Upcoming Exhibitions 2016
EXHIBITIONS OF THE GRAPHIC ART COLLECTIONS
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.