The Magic of Reality. The Painter Albert Aereboe
20 March to 5 September 2021
In spring 2021, the Kunsthalle zu Kiel will be showing a monographic exhibition of works by the painter Albert Aereboe (Lübeck, 1889 –1970). Aereboe has remained largely unknown in the art and exhibition world. For the first time in almost 40 years, "The Magic of Reality. The Painter Albert Aereboe" will go on a comprehensive exploration of his most creative phase from 1914 to 1930, during which, in addition to haunting portraits and ingeniously arranged still lifes, he created magical scenes. Above all, his art nouveau and New Objectivity paintings have a long-lasting fascination and appeal.
The Kunsthalle already acquired works by Aereboe during the artist’s lifetime, including his enigmatic magnum opus, the large-format panel painting "Der Einsiedler" (The Hermit) from 1928. Based on this, the exhibition will acquire 50 high-ranking loans, some of which have rarely been shown, from museum and private collections. You are invited to join us in a rediscovery of this compelling artist.