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...]
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...]
Volker Hüller, Looking through Bette Davis’s Eyes, 2010, Sammlung Dominic und Cordula Sohst-Brennenstuhl
Exhibition | 29.03.2014 - 14.09.2014

Young Collections 01

Nullpunkt aller Orte - Collection Dominic und Cordula Sohst-Brennenstuhl
In this exhibition, a young Hamburg private collection is being presented for the first time to a wider public. It consists of works by artists who belong primarily to the generation of the collector couple themselves. This correspondence is very important to Dominic and Cordula Sohst-Brennenstuhl. That which the two of them are capable of discovering in art is closely related to their own thinking, to their own perceptions, inquiries, and realizations. If one is inclined in this regard to consider contemporary art to be “the art of our era,” then that which inspires and fascinates the two collectors with regard to artistic expressions, even while remaining enigmatic, may be compared with a particular, highly differentiated experience both of time in general and of its present manifestation. This exciting capacity of art and the experiences connected to it are relevant to both the private sphere and the social realm. Dominic and Cordula Sohst-Brennenstuhl are strongly motivated and deeply committed to making art an essential part of their life and to being involved with it on a daily basis. [more...]
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

Unter freiem Himmel. Kunstwerke im Außenraum II
Thursday 04.September, 18.00 Hour 

Existenzielle Bildwelten | Sammlung Reinking
Sunday 07.September, 15.00 Hour 

Alte Kulturen im Spiegel der Gegenwartskunst | Sammlung Reinking
Thursday 11.September, 18.00 Hour 


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