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...]
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...]
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...]
Józef Robakowski: Art is Power! (ohne Jahr), ASPC/Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen, Bremen
Exhibition Studienzentrum | 18.10.2014 - 18.01.2015

Photo Art / Artists' Publications

In the international collections, archives and funds of the Centre for Artists‘ Publications, photography is present in many guises – in the form of photo series, editions and printed publications. The variety of artistic tendencies encompasses conceptual art, land art and performances among others. The choice of works presented on the occasion of “fotokunstbremen” reflects the artistic research on the self, the relationship between image and text as well as on art in general. [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

Existenzielle Bildwelten | Sammlung Reinking
Sunday 30.November, 15.00 Hour 

Video- und Fotokunst heute | Werke aus der Sammlung von Kelterborn
Thursday 04.December, 18.00 Hour 

Fotografie – zwischen Selbstportrait und Poesie | Fotokunst/Künstlerpublikationen
Sunday 07.December, 15.00 Hour 

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