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Untitled: New Painting from Southern Germany and Switzerland

Painting is back. Again. It is bursting with self-confidence, liveliness, radiance, and diversity. This makes it an ideal time to take stock. With a major joint exhibition, the Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen and the Kunstmuseum Singen are examining the current status of the medium in southern Germany and the German-speaking parts of Switzerland.

What new influences are currently evident in painting? How do painters deal with pressing issues of our time? And what art-historical currents—in an updated form—remain present? Untitled is the title of this boundary-crossing exhibition—a paradox only at first glance: the word is often used by artists in the titles of their works, so as not to steer the viewer’s perception in any given direction. The exhibition also uses this approach, for good reason: it is about discovering the breadth and the multifaceted nature of painting without preconceptions. Though the exhibition is untitled, it features many exciting young painters—an ideal opportunity to delve deeper into contemporary painting!

Curators: Julian Denzler, Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen, and Christoph Bauer, Kunstmuseum Singen

A joint project by the Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen and the Kunstmuseum Singen

 

Sunset – ein Hoch auf die sinkende Sonne

 

Menschen lieben Sonnenuntergänge. Wenn die Sonne sinkt und in einem Farbenspiel am Abendhimmel zerfließt, ist fast jeder gebannt und zutiefst berührt: von einem Ereignis, das sich tagtäglich wiederholt und doch wie ein letzter Akt empfunden wird. Nicht umsonst finden sich Bilder von Sonnenuntergängen millionenfach im Internet.

 

Aus dem Blickwinkel der Kunst ist das allzu beliebte Motiv tief gesunken: Es gilt als kitschig. Für ein Rettungsmanöver durchquert die Kunsthalle Bremen mit der Ausstellung „Sunset“ die Kunstgeschichte: Hochkarätige Leihgaben und Werke aus der eigenen Sammlung führen zurück in die Romantik und bis in das 21. Jahrhundert hinein. Sie erzählen vom Pathos eines Moments, der als Metapher für das Leben und dessen Endlichkeit gedeutet wird, von atemberaubender Schönheit, von Traum und Aufruhr, von apokalyptischen Visionen. Außerdem spiegeln uns zahlreiche zeitgenössische Werke, mit welcher Haltung und mit welchen Fragen wir heute auf das Himmelsspektakel schauen. Dabei geht es um eine Gemengelage von Kitsch und Kunst, um künstlerische Ansätze, die sich der Physik der Phänomene zwischen Abendrot und Blauer Stunde widmen, um Atmosphärenforschung im übertragenen und im konkret ökologischen Sinn.

Insgesamt werden rund 120 Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Graphiken, Fotografien, Videos und Installationen präsentiert von:
Anna Ancher, Ludolf Backhuysen, Heinz Baden, Heike Kati Barath, Ernst Barlach, Viktoria Binschtok, Claus Böhmler, Anthonie van Borssom, Félix Bracquemond, Thorsten Brinkmann, Jacques Callot, Carl Gustav Carus, Alex Cecchetti, Antoine Chintreuil, Johan Christian Clausen Dahl, Tacita Dean, Otto Dix, Holger Drachmann, Max Ernst, Lyonel Feininger, Peter Fischli/ David Weiss, Heinrich Jakob Fried, Caspar David Friedrich, Joachim Christian Friedrich, Hendrick Goltzius, Gustave Marie Greux, Christian Haake, Wolfgang Hainke, Richard Hamilton, Dudley Hardy, Daniel Hausig, Marikke Heinz-Hoek, Takahashi Shōtei Hiroaki, Utagawa Hiroshige, Johanna Jaeger, Johan Barthold Jongkind, Olrik Kohlhoff, Johann Wilhelm Julius Köhnholz, Ulrike Königshofer, August Kopisch, Friedrich Kunath, Georges Lacombe, Jens Lausen, Charles Laval, Le Corbusier, Claude Lorrain, Wolfgang Mattheuer, Henri Meunier, Michel (Michael Wulf), Claude Monet, Jonathan Monk, Christian Morgenstern, Emil Nolde, Matthieu van Plattenberg, Thomas Rentmeister, Gerhard Richter, Dieter Roth, Carl Rottmann, Phillip Otto Runge, Edward Ruscha, Jörg Sasse, Josef Scharl, Franz Wilhelm Schiertz, Jan Schmidt, Konrad Schulz, Marina Schulze, Susan Schuppli, Norbert Schwontkowski, Paul Signac, Klaus Staeck, Fiete Stolte, Wolfgang Tillmans, William Turner, Günther Uecker, Félix Vallotton, Andy Warhol, Thomas Weinberger, Josef Weisz

Regionale 23 – We are so many here

Under the title We are so many here, the artists of the association board of the Basler Kunstverein exceptionally curate this year’s Regionale at Kunsthalle Basel. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Kunsthalle Basel, more than 50 artists will be brought together in a polyphonic, colorful, and resonant presentation. Kunsthalle Basel was founded in 1872 by artists for artists, among others, as a place of exchange, critical debate, and friendship, to “establish a site for visual arts,” as declared when its foundation stone was laid. In addition to its legendary exhibition spaces, Kunsthalle Basel also houses other cultural institutions under its roof, as well as the renowned Restaurant Kunsthalle. To mark its 150th birthday, Kunsthalle Basel is to be experienced in all its facets and taken over by artists in a playful and celebratory way—not to look at the past nostalgically, but to continue writing history afresh.

With Benjamin Tiberius Adler, Urs Aeschbach, Karin Borer, Raffaela Boss, Oliver-Selim Boualam, Hsuan-wei Chen, Kilian Dellers, Brendhan Dickerson, Baptiste Filippi and Loïc Urbaniak, Marcel Freymond and Michael Stulz, Lea Fröhlicher, Jean-Pierre Gigli, Daniel Göttin, Pascale Grau, Alice Guérin, Gilles Jacot, Hae Young Ji, Ana Jikia, Anas Kahal, Judith Kakon, Stefan Karrer, Aida Kidane, Lysann König, Vincent Kriste, Daniel Kurth, Doris Lasch, Heinrich Lüber, Céline Manz, Anina Müller, Mariana Murcia, Sinai Mutzner, Dawn Nilo, Jacob Ott, Parvez, Anastasia Pavlou, Noemi Pfister, Nina Rieben, Marion Ritzmann, Lea Rüegg, Dorothee Sauter, R. Sebastian Schachinger, Lilli Schaugg, Lisa Schittulli, Benoît Schmidt, Markus Schwander, Kathrin Siegrist, SOLAND ANGEL, Gregory Stäuble, Jürg Stäuble, Raphael Stucky, Katarina Sylvan, Inka ter Haar, Ilja Zaharov, Vital Z’Brun, Meng Zhang

We are so many here is part of the Regionale 23 and is curated on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Kunsthalle Basel by Rut Himmelsbach, Cécile Hummel, Sophie Jung, Edit Oderbolz, Hannah Weinberger, and Johannes Willi, current and former artist members of the association board of the Basler Kunstverein.

Focus 2022

Since more than 100 years, the December exhibition has been the highly appreciated platform for artists from the city and region of Winterthur. Every two years, a jury of experts assembles a representative exhibition from numerous applications at the Kunst Museum Winterthur and the Kunsthalle Winterthur, providing an overview of the diversity of contemporary art in and from Winterthur. In addition, the exhibition, which is organised by the two institutions in cooperation with the Winterthur Artists’ Collective, also offers an opportunity for mutual exchange. A big party accompanies the opening. Alternating with the curated exhibition, the so-called Focus exhibition takes place the following year at the Kunst Museum Winterthur. This exhibition too is focused on works by Winterthur artists. The selection of artists, however, is not made on the basis of an application with a portfolio, but on invitation by curators of the Kunst Museum Winterthur. Also invited is the person who won the exhibition prize at the previous December exhibition. This will be the case again in 2022. The goal is to enable unusual perspectives on the regional art scene and to discuss the work of selected artists. In contrast to the judged December exhibition, the Focus exhibitions are designed to accommodate larger work groups of artists and to offer the opportunity for on-site installations.

Thus every year, the December exhibition provides intensified and varied views of the creative work of artists from the region, a showcase allowing the audience to discover new artists and gain varied insights into Winterthur’s art scene.

Curators: Konrad Bitterli and Lynn Kost

Paint it all

Painting is frequently pivotal to contemporary art discourse. Other genres seldom equal its ability to express returns and ructions, challenges and constant reformulations. In Berlin, painting has a solid tradition. While other places have repeatedly declared the genre dead, painting simply carried on in the divided city and carried on again after the Wall came down.

The exhibition “Paint it all!” is a bugle call and a love letter to recent painting in Berlin. Featuring ten outstanding artists, it presents 15 selected works as teasers rather than as a stock check. Plenty more awaits discovery.

It is impossible to pin down Berlin themes or a particular Berlin style. The old dispute between abstract and figurative is over, and there is no longer any traction in creating a new Berlin myth around subculture and subjectivity. The proverbially cool city now takes its international ambience for granted. As a result, the works rarely reveal where they were made. So how does painting in Berlin set out its stall? At this exhibition as alive, versatile, serene and deeply interested in tradition and discourse. There are still, it seems, sound reasons for picking up a brush and paint in response to the world and to questions of painting. The exhibited works are from the Berlinische Galerie’s own collection and most are on show in the museum for the first time.

The exhibition will be open to visitors from 12.10.22 at 10 am. There will be no opening event and no press conference.

Artists

Tamina Amadyar (Kabul/Afghanistan *1989)
Tatjana Doll (Burgsteinfurt *1970)
Philip Grözinger (Braunschweig *1972)
Eberhard Havekost (Dresden 1967 – Berlin 2019)
Olaf Holzapfel (Dresden *1967)
Zora Mann (Amersham/UK *1979)
Gerold Miller (Altshausen *1961)
Peter Stauss (Sigmaringen *1966)
Christine Streuli (Bern/Switzerland *1975)
Thomas Zipp (Heppenheim *1966)

La Biennale de Lyon

ovras

Die Ausstellung zeigt Werke und Porträts von Personen mit einer Beziehung zu Vals und zur Lumnezia. Sie malen, zeichnen, fotografieren, formen in Ton, Metall und Holz, schneiden Papier, weben, nähen, filmen, singen, sticken, filzen, häkeln und bauen Objekte. Viele machen das eigentlich nur für sich, andere sind professionelle Künstler:innen und Handwerker:innen. Gemeinsam sind sie Teil von ovras, einer Ausstellung mit Workshops und Veranstaltungen zum kreativen Schaffen im Tal. 

Casa d’Angel, Lumnezia (CH)

Pedestal Stories

A Collection Exhibition on the Topic Sculpture

In the exhibition “Pedestal Stories” the Art Museum Graubünden makes sculpture the issue. The show with works from the collection documents how flexible and wide the term sculpture is today. Sculptures placed on a high pedestal are history. With the programmatic dismantling of the pedestal and the inclusion of the viewer sculpture has democratized and socialized itself. The exhibition “Pedestal Stories” shows works, which were created in the last 80 years or so and which exemplify this development. Each room is dedicated to a theme: diversity, habitation, era, and painting sculpture.

at Kunstmuseum Chur (CH)

Alpenfliessen

Die Ausstellung nimmt den durch die steigenden Temperaturen beschleunigten Wandel der alpinen Naturräume zum Ausgangspunkt. Werke zeitgenössischer Kunst, Exponate aus historischen Sammlungen und Gedanken einheimischer Menschen thematisieren die Zerbrechlichkeit der Natur, selbst gewaltiger Massen wie Berge und Gletscher, und erinnern uns an unsere Verantwortung unserem Planeten und zukünftigen Generationen gegenüber.

Future Bodies from a Recent Past—Sculpture, Technology, and the Body since the 1950s

“Future Bodies from a Recent Past” brings to life a hitherto little-noticed phenomenon in art and sculpture in particular: the reciprocal interpenetration of body and technology. With works by around 60 artists—primarily from Europe, the USA and Japan—the exhibition is dedicated to the major technological changes since the post-war period and takes a look at their influence on our ideas of bodies. The exhibition is a journey through materials, forms, and modes of expression in sculpture, which has changed more in the last 70 years than probably ever before in its long history.
at Museum Brandhorst, Munich (D)

Space for Imaginative Actions – New Presentation of the Collection

On the 30th anniversary of its presence along the Museum Mile, the Kunstmuseum Bonn is offering a comprehensive view of its collection of contemporary art, which is being freshly presented from new perspectives in twenty rooms. Even if the presentation shows the Kunstmuseum to be a special site for painting, fundamental roles in the argumentation are nonetheless played by installation, film and photography.

at Art Museum Bonn. (DE)