Exhibition | 25.11.2006 - 17.12.2006

15th Video Art Grant-in-Aid Bremen

Exhibition of the Award Winners 2005
Two current works of video art will be shown beginning November 24 at the Teerhof of the Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen. They are the exciting product of an annual award presented in the form of a grant-in-aid by the Bremer Filmbüro to two concepts for solo and group works of video art. Artists are welcome to apply from German-speaking countries and from Bremen and Bremerhaven’s twin cities.[more...]
eCulture Factory
Exhibition | 06.10.2006 EXTENDED TIL 02.11.2006

Knowledge Arts from the eCulture Factory

Due to the digital information and communication technologies, more and more information has become available. Yet how can we use the information in databases, the Internet, and other digital information resources?[more...]
Gerhard Richter, Pavillon, 1982, Sammlung Böckmann
Exhibition | 15.07.2006 - 11.02.2007

Gerhard Richter

Works from the Böckmann Collection
The Böckmann Collection contains an outstanding group of works by Gerhard Richter, one of the most important artists of our time. From now on, a selection of twenty, in part monumental works from the period between 1960 and 2003 will comprise a new focus at the Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen. A first glance at works by Richter already reveals that we are dealing with an artist whose formal diversity continues to surprise us. His oeuvre spans ever-changing "representational," "abstract," and "monochrome" pictorial conceptions. This juxtaposition of various painterly approaches stands for a unique artistic stance that is clearly identifiable in this selection of works from the Böckmann Collection.[more...]
Gregor Schneider, Müllsack in Wichsecke, Bremerhaven Kabinett für ak-tuelle Kunst, 1999, (Detail), Olbricht Collection, © VG Bild Kunst, Bonn 2006, Foto: Gunter Lepkowski
Exhibition | 15.07.2006 - 16.12.2007

Thomas Demand | Gregor Schneider

Works from the Olbricht Collection
The Olbricht Collection contains important works by Gregor Schneider und Thomas Demand, two artists originally from Berlin but now based in Mönchengladbach. Although Demand works with the medium of photography, he does not primarily see himself as a photographer. He reconstructs spaces and situations that have already been disseminated as images in newspapers or on television to form precise scenarios from cardboard and paper, which he in turn takes a photograph of. It is not until one scrutinizes them closely that these perfect model worlds are recognizable as such. They contribute in a special way to aesthetic reflection on our thoroughly mediatized, e.g., for the most part communicated by photos and films, experience of reality.[more...]
Jakob Mattner, Eclipse, Rauminstallation 2005, Foto: Gunter Lepkowski
Exhibition | 20.05.2006 EXTENDED TIL 17.09.2006

A Look at the Sun

Jakob Mattner and the Heliologists of the Einstein Tower
In the mysterious twilight zone, between the tides of time, when light and dark interweave, Jakob Mattner’s sculptures make their appearance. They defy matter—like phantoms, their actual material has solely visual existence. Light and its opponents become the subject of an art that makes its entry in the fleeting moment of twilight. Light and shadow, reflex and reflection are elements with which Mattner unfurls a space whose phenomena are not manifest but visible. Vision, whose secret theory develops in every artistic action, is the palpable center of the work. [more...] The exhibition catalog is published. [to the Shop]
Jan Fabre
Exhibition | 06.05.2006 EXTENDED TIL 16.07.2006

Jan Fabre

Le temps emprunté
The exhibition Jan Fabre—Le temps emprunté shows works by important photographers who have immortalized the Belgian artist’s theater work in their images. It is being accompanied by numerous drawings and sketches made by Jan Fabre during the developmental phase of his choreographies and plays. Thus one can experience the path from the idea to the performance as a multilayered process.[more...]
James Lee Byars, Is Is, 1988, Foto: Gunter Lepkowski
Exhibition | 13.03.2006 EXTENDED TIL 21.01.2006


Eight artistic languages will be presented from various genres and operating with contradictory materials, including painting (action), sculpture, video, photography, drawing, text, and spatial installation. In the repainted spaces on the third floor, each of the positions shown will depict an artistic design of the world, will constitute a separate and coherent cosmos in which the respective artistic stance can achieve its most intense expression. On the path through the exhibition, a multifaceted game of contradictory artistic forms and manners of speaking unfolds. [more...]
Gotthard Graubner, Oasa (blau), Farbraumkörper, 1981/83, Sammlung Böckmann, Foto: Joachim Fliegner
Exhibition | 05.03.2006 - 25.06.2006

Gotthard Graubner

Farbraumkörper (Color Space Bodies) and Works on Paper
Following presentations in the museums of the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Peking, and the famous Shanghai Art Museum, beginning March 5, 2006, the exhibition Color Space Bodies and Works on Paper will be presented at the Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, where it was also conceived. [more...] The exhibition catalog is published. [to the Shop]
Ausstellungsansicht, Foto: Bettina Brach
Exhibition | 11.02.2006 - 23.04.2006

Dieter Roth

Old and New Works from the Maria and Walter Schnepel Collection
For all intents and purposes, Dieter Roth was always anti-museum and rejected any form of permanence; he cast doubt on the prevailing concept of art. He art was, is, and remains unordered, unauthoritative, individualistic, chaotic, oppositional, and operates in all fields—not necessarily solely on the staked-out territory of art. Roth is ill-disposed toward any kind of appropriation. And yet of all places, at the Weserburg, his once rebellious anti-art is being presented in an exemplary way in one of the most impressive private collections of its kind.[more...] The exhibition catalog is published. [to the Shop]
Hans Otte, Klanghaus, (1989/1991)
Exhibition Zentrum | 05.12.2006 - 11.02.2007

Hans Otte

Artist’s Publications and Scores
Hans Otte is one of the most well-known composers of New Music in the world and counts among the most important musical protagonists in Bremen. His compositions, such as The Book of Sounds (1979–82) or the Book of Hours (1991–98) are performed throughout the world; he wrote history with his festival and broadcasting series pro musica nova at Radio Bremen. [more...] The exhibition catalog is published. [to the Shop]
Exhibition Zentrum | 30.06.2006 EXTENDED TIL 07.01.2007

Stanley Brouwn

Stanley Brouwn, one of the most important representatives of the Fluxus movement and Conceptual Art, is, in the truest sense of the word, one of the most forceful and inaccessible artist personalities. He does not want his art written about, neither does he want any photographs taken of himself. What is known about him is that he was born in 1935 in Surinam, has lived in Amsterdam since 1957, and for many years taught as a professor at the Kunstakademie Hamburg.[more...]
Exhibition Zentrum | 02.04.2006 - 11.06.2006

Archive Slivers: Art

On the occasion of nationwide Archive Day, the Arbeitskreis Bremer Archive is presenting itself for the second time in a joint exhibition. Exhibits were selected that in a narrow or broad sense are related to art. The spectrum ranges from urban district-related to international aspects, encompasses, among other things, documentations on church windows, murals, performance art, pop records, and artist’s publications. Concomitant to the exhibition, the individual archives will introduce themselves in guided tours, lectures, and other events and thus afford visitors insight into Bremen’s multifaceted archive landscape.[more...]
Wolfgang Tillmans, Soldiers, Köln 1999 (Cover)
Exhibition Zentrum | 08.01.2006 - 19.03.2006

Die 90er

From the Artist’s Book to the CD-ROM
The closing years of the twentieth century were marked by economic, social, and cultural changes that announced themselves as early as the mid-eighties. Not only does the founding of numerous new museums of contemporary art or the pervasiveness of the World Wide Web testify to this, but also printed artistic materials now being published in glossy and in part voluminous and elaborate artist’s books. The best example is the artist’s book I want to spend the rest of my life everywhere, with . . . by Damien Hirst (1998).[more...]


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