Andrzej Karmasz, Self-portrait. Nigerian woman from Fulani tribe, 2007, Signum Foundation
Exhibition | 16.03.2018 - 02.09.2018

Where Does Your Heart Belong?

Works from the Signum Foundation
The exhibition, which appeals to both the head and the heart, offers insights into an outstanding Polish private collection. The conceptually vivid selection of works on display here is being shown in this form for the first time in Germany. The works come from the Signum Foundation that was established by Hanna and Jarosław Przyborowski in 2002 and is based in Poznań but also located in Łódź and Venice. The range of media extends from painting past sculpture to Performance and Process Art; from photography past neon-textual works and Concept Art all the way to extremely provocative and disturbing self-stagings in which traditional role patterns are critically examined. The list of participating artists reads like a Who’s Who? of Polish art. [more...]
Henrik Eiben, Being There, 2015, Sammlung Dominic und Cordula Sohst-Brennenstuhl
Exhibition | 01.12.2017 - 03.06.2018

Artist Spaces

For the fifth time, the Weserburg is presenting new artists’ spaces in an exciting sequence. The artists are self-confidently opening up their works and concepts for debate. The exhibition accordingly conveys an insight into the diversity and quality of contemporary artistic production, which is impressively mirrored in the collections of the Weserburg – complemented by selected loans. Precisely in the differences, contradictions and encounters that thereby come to light, the artists’ spaces of the Weserburg react to the complexity of experiencing the world today. Several of the total of sixteen spaces were set up by the artists themselves especially for this exhibition. Besides painting, sculpture, photography and a video work, there are installations involving several media, all the way to a room filled by the Scottish artist Susan Philipsz solely with sounds. [more...]
Cia Rinne: ‘you could’, Entwurf (2013) zur Serie l’usage du mot, 2017
Exhibition Zentrum | 13.04.2018 - 29.07.2018

Cia Rinne

Notes for Listeners
Das Oeuvre von Cia Rinne zählt zu den bedeutendsten aktuellen Entwicklungen in der Nachfolge der konkreten, visuellen und auditiven Poesie der 1950 bis 1980er Jahre und führt zu einer Neupositionierung dieser Kunst- und Literaturströmung. Den verschiedenen medialen Formen ihres Werks entsprechend, sind Arbeiten Cia Rinnes in der Kabinettausstellung zu sehen und zu hören. Rinne setzt einerseits Schrift ästhetisch ein und gestaltet visuelle Poesie im Rahmen von Künstlerbüchern und grafischen Arbeiten. Andererseits arbeitet sie mit mündlicher Sprache und präsentiert ihre mehrsprachigen Gedichte in einer äußert präzisen Stimm-Performance als Lautpoesie. Cia Rinne dichtet mehrsprachig, meistens in einem Hybrid aus Englisch, Deutsch und Französisch. [more...]
herman de vries, from earth, rousillon, 1990, Erdausreibung auf Papier, Sammlung BFA /Foto: Peter Cox
Exhibition Zentrum | 04.05.2018 - 21.10.2018

herman de vries

Taken from Nature. Künstlerbücher, Editionen und Arbeiten auf Papier
Werke aus der Sammlung der Brokken Zijp Foundation of Art. Die Ausstellung widmet sich dem Oeuvre des niederländischen Künstlers herman de vries. Gezeigt wird nicht nur eine Retrospektive seines umfangreichen edierten Werkes, sondern dieses wird zugleich in seinem faszinierenden künstlerischen Kosmos verortet. Zu den typischen und bekanntesten Editionen von herman de vries zählen die Erdausreibungen, wie die "library of earth colours 1993-2005" (2005), und die getrockneten und gepressten Pflanzenteile auf weißem Karton in Schachteln. Er nimmt Erde und reibt sie mit dem Finger auf Papier. Über 8.000 Erden aus aller Welt hat er inzwischen gesammelt.[more...]
Robert Therrien: Ohne Titel (Butterfly), 1990, Sammlung Lafrenz © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2010
Works of Art from the Collections

Minimal. Here and Now

Works from the Lafrenz Collection
The Lafrenz Collection has substantially influenced the self-concept and image of the Weserburg, the collector’s museum in the middle of the river Weser, since its inception. As early as the 1970s, the Hamburg-based pharmacist Dr. Klaus Lafrenz had assembled a powerful and unmistakable collection of key positions in Minimal Art, Conceptual Art, Arte Povera, and related art trends from the United States and Europe. What particularly stands out is their questioning of the media and materials as well as of the basic conditions of the artist’s perception of these. Indeed, most of Lafrenz’s paintings, sculptures, and installations do not represent anything in a mimetic sense, do not depict anything that might exist outside of themselves. Instead, they create in a sensorial way unmistakable situations and confrontations that are immediately transferred into the space and ultimately to the viewer as well. [more...]


The Foundation Board appoints Janneke de Vries as the new director of the Weserburg. She will succeed Peter Friese from 1 October 2018. [more]

Free admission for children and adolescents

From January 2018, the Sparkasse Bremen AG will allow all children and adolescents up to the age of 18 free admission to the Weserburg.

guided Tours

Where Does Your Heart Belong? Internationale Kunst aus Polen
Thursday 26.April, 18.00 Hour 

Alt, aber nicht vergessen - kunstgeschichtliches in der zeitgenössischen Kunst
Sunday 29.April, 15.00 Hour 

Thursday 03.May, 18.00 Hour 


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Thursday 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
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