Wim Delvoye, TIM, 2006 – 2008, Courtesy Rik Reinking, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014, Foto: Niklaus Spoerri, Zürich
Exhibition | 24.05.2014 - 01.02.2015

Existential Visual Worlds

Reinking Collection
With works from approximately fifty contemporary artists along with artifacts from Africa, Oceania, and America, the exhibition presents one of the most unusual private collections in Germany. Its theme is the current perspective with regard to those artistic attitudes which concentrate upon the experience of life on an existential level and bring this focus to expression in each respective work in an impressive manner. The multiple meanings and aesthetic power of the objects and images, their auratic energy and occasional dramatic transformation point toward artistic practices which are repeatedly capable of transcending the borders of material reality in the direction of the unconscious, dreams, and death. [more...]
Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse, Lift Portrait 1, Ponte City, Johannesburg, 2008, Sammlung von Kelterborn, courtesy Goodman Gallery
Exhibition | 10.10.2014 - 01.03.2015

Young Collections 02

Come and See – von Kelterborn Collection
The second exhibition in the series “Young Collections” presents works from the Frankfurt private collection von Kelterborn. The focus of this extraordinary collection is on socially oriented, philosophically profound, but also politically explosive works by well-known international artists. The collector couple von Kelterborn is convinced that art enables us to render the “present” comprehensible in its complexity, in its contradictions and cruelties, but also in its thoroughly positive potential, and allows us to experience it with both the senses and the mind. They are particularly interested in photo- and video-works. But there are also places in this distinctive collection for Conceptual Art as well as for neon sculptures working with language and texts. At the Weserburg, the collection will be presented to a wider public for the first time. [more...]
Roshan Margraf, ohne Titel, 2014
Exhibition | 28.06.2014 - 19.10.2014

Of the Universe

Meisterschüler der Hochschule für Künste 2014. Karin Hollweg Preis 2014
Willkommen und Abschied, Abschluss und Aufbruch: Mit einer großen Gemeinschaftsausstellung in der Weserburg verabschieden sich zum Abschluss ihres Studiums auch in diesem Jahr die Meisterschülerinnen und Meisterschüler des Studiengangs Freie Kunst der Hochschule für Künste Bremen. Unter dem Titel „Of the Universe“ sind aktuelle Arbeiten von sechszehn jungen Künstlerinnen und Künstlern zu sehen. Sie zeigen eindrucksvoll die hohe Qualität und Vielfalt zeitgenössischer Kunstproduktion in Bremen. Obwohl sehr unterschiedlich, lassen die einzelnen Positionen bemerkenswerte Bezüge untereinander zu. Von kleinformatigen Zeichnungen bis hin zu raumgreifender Malerei, von Fotografie über Videoarbeiten bis hin zu kinetischen Installationen versammelt die Ausstellung eine überraschende Breite medialer Möglichkeiten. Ästhetische Diskurse werden hier ebenso überzeugend verhandelt wie Fragen zur gesellschaftlichen Rolle der Kunst.[more...]
Skulptour, Foto: C. Hoppens
Exhibition | 28.09.2014 - 01.02.2015

kek-Kindermuseum - Skulptour

Die Welt der Figuren, Objekte, Installationen. Eine neue Mitmachausstellung.
Das kek-Kindermuseum feiert in diesem Jahr sein 10-jähriges Jubiläum. Aus diesem Anlass präsentiert es eine neue Mitmachausstellung zum Thema Skulptur. Die räumliche Kunst hat sich seit den 1960-er Jahren vielfältig erweitert und entwickelt. In der Ausstellung „Skulptour“ werden die verschiedenen Tendenzen aufgegriffen. Begriffe wie Skulptur und Plastik werden in der neuen Schau erklärt und erfahrbar gemacht. Traditionelle handwerkliche Techniken werden nicht nur gezeigt, sondern sollen auch selbst ausprobiert werden. So begegnet man der mobilen Objektkunst, der Lichtskulptur und der Alltagsskulptur aus Fundstücken ebenso wie der Softsculpture und der Denkplastik. Alle Themen werden so umgesetzt, dass die Besucher die Gestaltungsformen der zeitgenössischen Kunst erleben können. [more...]
Yuri Albert, ca. 1987, Foto: Yuri Zheltov
Exhibition Studienzentrum | 23.05.2014 - 28.09.2014

Yuri Albert

Questions of Art: Moscow Poll
Yuri Albert is one of the most consistent of Russian conceptualists. He commenced his artistic work within the unofficial Soviet cultural scene in the 1970s. Formed by experiences of self organisation in this milieu, he developed his critical and ironic reflections on the art system. In his work, Yuri Albert analyses the conditions of production and reception of art. He is interested in the relationships between artwork and interpretation, image and text, visibility and invisibility, original and copy. [more...]
Robert Therrien: Ohne Titel (Butterfly), 1990, Sammlung Lafrenz © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2010
Works of Art from the Collections

Double Rotation

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...]
Michael Gitlin: Time out of mind, 1997. Stiftung Katrin und Werner Rabus. Foto: Ingo Clauß
Works of Art from the Collections

Nach der Sprache

On the third floor of the old warehouses, the Weserburg is presenting works from its collections, complemented by individual loans from private collections. In a figurative sense, "After Language" indicates an area within the visual arts which cannot without further ado be put into words, be easily evaluated in formal terms, or be adequately described. It is a matter of pictures, sculptures, and installations which appear hermetic at a first glance but, upon closer scrutiny, address themselves directly to the viewer and give rise to a special dialogic situation. For example, there is the work "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Jochen Gerz, in which the focus is on visual concepts and sounds. One can read upon ten picture panels such commandments as "Don't look at me," "Don't describe me," or "Don't come too close to me." This may be read almost like a decalogue of strict pictorial prohibitions, yet it aims at our innate "inner images," i.e. memories, imaginings, desires, and dreams.[more...]

guided Tours

In Nachbars Garten … Geschichten von Achim und andere Merkwürdigkeiten | Zur Ausstellung Ich brauche wenig Wirklichkeit der GAK
Thursday 25.September, 18.00 Hour 

Existenzielle Bildwelten | Sammlung Reinking
Sunday 28.September, 15.00 Hour 

Körperbilder. Existenzielle Bildwelten | Sammlung Reinking
Thursday 02.October, 18.00 Hour 


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