Exhibition | 24.05.2014 - 01.02.2015
Existential Visual Worlds
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...]
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...]
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
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.
Exhibition Studienzentrum | 28.06.2014 - 31.08.2014
Nemo propheta in patria
Cavellini and Other Projects
The Italian artist Guglielmo Achille Cavellini (GAC, 1914-1990) cultivated a lively exchange with numerous artists. In the frame of his “self-historification” he published artist’s books, documents, postcards and postage stamps in very large editions. On a widespread sticker in the Italian colours he announced his centennial exhibition in Venice.
In Cavellini’s honour, the Centre for Artists’ Publications presents a choice of GAC’s works from the Archive for Small Press & Communication. The exhibition is curated by Guy Schraenen. It includes further projects based on international artistic communication via mail.[more...]
Works of Art from the Collections
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...]
Berührungspunkte | Werke aus den Sammlungen Reinking und Sohst-Brennenstuhl
Thursday 31.July, 18.00 Hour
Grenzgänge (r) in der zeitgenössischen Kunst
Sunday 03.August, 15.00 Hour
Kunst und Technik | Von Jorinde Voigt bis Rebecca Horn
Thursday 07.August, 18.00 Hour
Tuesday to Sunday11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Thursday 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Closed on Monday
Families (2 adults/4 children): €14.00
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