Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse, Lift Portrait 1, Ponte City, Johannesburg, 2008, Sammlung von Kelterborn, courtesy Goodman Gallery
Exhibition | 10.10.2014 EXTENDED TIL 15.03.2015

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...]
Plakatmotiv der Ausstellung Land in Sicht.
Exhibition | 14.03.2015 - 27.09.2015

Land in Sight

400 Years of Landscapes
Landscapes have always been an expression of social concepts. They tell in an impressive manner about our desires, dreams and fears. Whoever knows how to read them comes to see the world with new eyes. At the latest with the beginning of the ecological discussion, an untroubled experience of nature is scarcely conceivable any longer. Nature becomes the moral counter-image to our own culture. But deplorable political and economic situations also come into focus. The German artist Anselm Kiefer offers a succinct summary: “There is no landscape that is entirely innocent.”[more...]
Exhibition | 05.12.2014 - 31.05.2015

Künstlerräume 02

Werke aus den Sammlungen
15 Räume. 15 künstlerische Welten. Die Weserburg präsentiert erneut in einer spannungsreichen Abfolge höchst unterschiedliche Künstlerräume. Die Ausstellung gibt einen Einblick in die Vielfalt und Qualität künstlerischer Produktion heute, welche sich eindrucksvoll in den Sammlungen der Weserburg abbilden. Selbstbewusst stellen die Künstlerinnen und Künstler ihre Werke und Konzepte zur Debatte. Gerade in den dabei zu Tage tretenden Unterschieden, Widersprüchen und Entgegnungen reagieren die Künstlerräume der Weserburg auf die Komplexität heutiger Welterfahrung. Ausgewählte Räume sind von den Künstlerinnen und Künstlern speziell für diese Ausstellung eingerichtet worden. [more...]
Exhibition | 23.01.2015 EXTENDED TIL 08.03.2015

Junges Blut

Ausstellungs- und Kooperationsprojekt mit der Kunstschule Wandsbek
Was ist existenziell? Welche Bedürfnisse, Hoffnungen und Wünsche sind grundlegend für unser Leben? Unter der Leitung der Dozenten und Fotografen Caspar Sessler und Björn Behrens haben sich 16 Studierende diesen Fragen gestellt. Ausgehend von der Sonderausstellung „Existenzielle Bildwelten. Sammlung Reinking“ in der Weserburg präsentieren sie eigene Arbeiten. Sie zeigen auf eindrückliche Weise, wie sich eine junge Generation mit dem Thema Tod und Leben befasst. Entstanden sind unterschiedliche Umsetzungen von Fotografie über Textarbeiten bis hin zu Installation und Video.[more...]
Eugen Gomringer, Constellations, Spiral Press, Bern, 1953. Cover: Marcel Wyss. Reprint: eca, Berlin, 2008.
Exhibition Studienzentrum | 17.01.2015 - 12.04.2015

Eugen Gomringer - Eine Hommage

This month, Eugen Gomringer, pinoneer of Concrete Poetry, celebrates his ninetieth birthday. The Centre for Artists’ Publications takes this opportunity to present an overview of his wide and multifarious oeuvre, including his many collaborative works with other artists. Opening and symposium on 16th January 2015, 6 pm. The artist will be present. A collaboration of Freie Universität Berlin, Centre for Artists' Publications and Forschungsverbunds Künstlerpublikationen. [more...]
Lutz Dammbeck, Herakles Konzept (Mediencollage Herakles), 1984-1985, Fotos: Karin Plessing,  © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015
Exhibition Studienzentrum | 07.03.2015 - 28.06.2015

Lutz Dammbeck. Herakles Konzept (1977-1987)

Film Photo Book Action
In 1984 Lutz Dammbeck (born in 1948 in Leipzig) brought together all his assemblages of newspaper cuttings, archive material and photographs, his films or rather media-collages of painting, dance, film and music, his installations, images, photographs and texts under the title “Herakles Konzept” (“Hercules Concept”). A permanently-evolving total work of art, the Herakles Konzept became the central theme around which Lutz Dammbeck’s work continues to revolve today. It was inspired by three literary texts: Das eigensinnige Kind (“The Obstinate Child“) a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, Herakles 2 oder die Hydra (“Hercules 2 or the Hydra”) (1972) by Heiner Müller and Die Ästhetik des Widerstands (“The Aesthetic of Resistance”) by Peter Weiss. The three parts of the latter novel were published in 1975, 1978 and 1981 in West Germany and it was published as a complete edition in the GDR in 1983.[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...]

guided Tours

In Nachbars Garten – Künstlerräume 02
Thursday 05.March, 18.00 Hour 

Alt, aber nicht vergessen. Kunstgeschichtliches in der zeitgenössischen Kunst
Sunday 08.March, 15.00 Hour 

Künstlerräume 02 – Werke aus den Sammlungen
Thursday 12.March, 18.00 Hour 


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