Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions 2016

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS
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, 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).

 

EXHIBITIONS OF THE GRAPHIC ART COLLECTIONS
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.