Cindy Sherman, Untitled #408, 2002, Sammlung Reydan Weiss, © Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures
Exhibition | 21.05.2016 EXTENDED TIL 02.04.2017

I Prefer Life

Reydan Weiss Collection. Exhibition on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Weserburg
The exhibition “I Prefer Life” brings together more than 100 pictures, sculptures and video works that investigate in a quite sensual and convincingly provocative manner issues of identity, the assignment of social roles, and also existential areas such as life and death. Highlights and previously undisplayed works from the Reydan Weiss Collection will be presented. The collector was born in Istanbul, grew up in Jordan, went to school in Jerusalem, and came to Germany as a young woman. The fact that she has access to several cultural contexts turns the exhibition into an experience that extends its perspective far past the bounds of Europe out onto the world. In addition to renowned artists such as Cindy Sherman, Nathalie Djurberg, Bettina Rheims as well as Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Robert Longo, the exhibition presents many surprising new works, including African, Oceanic, Chinese, Japanese, Latin American and Caribbean positions. [more...]
Jiri Geller, Dunkelheit VIII, 2009, Miettinen Collection
Exhibition | 04.02.2017 - 27.08.2017


Art from Finland. Miettinen Collection
Fascination Finland – With the exhibition Dreamaholic, the Weserburg is for the first time conveying insights into the contemporary art scene in Finland. The works come from the Miettinen Collection in Berlin and Helsinki. Along with established artists such as Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Jiri Geller and Robert Lucander, there are also many positions of young artists who in many cases still await discovery. All the works on display mirror the lively diversity of contemporary Finish art and demonstrate the high degree of independence with which these artists respond to international trends and participate in artistic debates. Along with sculpture and photography, the exhibition focuses on painting. The further development of Constructivist and Minimal concepts is represented along with the resumption and continuation of the figurative forms of Pop Art and postmodernism. The spectrum of the selected forms of expression extends from poetical visual inventions all the way to the homoerotic depictions of Tom of Finland. [more...]
Exhibition | 15.11.2016 - 05.02.2017

German Caricature Award 2016

This far and further!
Caricatures are not only fun; they also have the power of using a few strokes of the pen to bring to light truths that cannot be expressed in words or are deliberately and verbosely veiled. They employ satire to mercilessly reveal shortcomings, hypocrisy and bigotry in society, the economy, politics and private life. And they are so effective because they hold up those rare mirrors that cause us to be simultaneously appalled and amused at ourselves. This year the path to the German Caricature Award leads through Bremen! Two newspapers, the Sächsische Zeitung and the WESER-KURIER, have collaborated in order to jointly sponsor the competition and present the award in alternate years in Dresden and Bremen. In 2016 the WESER-KURIER is organizing the awards ceremony and caricaturists' weekend on 12 and 13 November. The main exhibition may be seen at the Weserburg.[more...]
Gregor Gaida, Canis Major III, 2014, Privatbesitz
Exhibition | 04.02.2017 - 28.05.2017

Artist Spaces

The Weserburg is presenting new artist spaces for the fourth time in an exciting series. The artists self-confidently present their works and concepts for debate. The exhibition thereby conveys an impression of the diversity and quality of contemporary artistic production that is impressively mirrored in the collections of the Weserburg. Particularly through the differences, contradictions and encounters which thereby come to light, the artist spaces of the Weserburg react to the complexity of experiencing the world today. Several selected spaces have been conceived by the artists specially for this exhibition; their impressive on-site installations can be seen only here.[more...]
Farben-Flashmob mit Kindern und Jugendlichen der Bürgermeister-Smidt-Schule am 20. Juni 2016, Foto: Claudia Hoppens
Exhibition | 28.08.2016 - 29.01.2017

Das Gelbe vom Ei - Farbenrausch 03

Eine Mitmachausstellung vom kek Kindermuseum
"Das Gelbe vom Ei - Farbenrausch 03" ist eine Mitmachausstellung, die es ermöglicht, sich mit vielfältigen Sinneseindrücken dem Phänomen „Farbe“ anzunähern. Altersentsprechend können die Besucherinnen und Besucher im aktiven Handeln ihre subjektiven Gefühle und Gedanken in Zusammenhang mit Farbe entdecken, sie mit andern vergleichen und objektivieren. Die Ausstellung bietet neben der Farbwirkung auch die Möglichkeit, sich mit der Farbentstehung und der Farbenlehre auseinander zu setzen. In den Farb-Werkstätten gibt es viele neue Möglichkeiten mit Farbe zu experimentieren. "Das Gelbe vom Ei" wurde bereits im Jahr 2007 im Krankenhaus-Museum Bremen und 2008 in der Weserburg mit großem Erfolg präsentiert. Die dritte Ausgabe wurde aufgefrischt und verbindet neue Ideen mit altbewährten Angeboten. [more...]
Marikke Heinz-Hoek, Konstellation, 2008
Exhibition Studienzentrum | 27.01.2017 - 04.06.2017

Marikke Heinz-Hoek

Linkepoot - Bücher und Editionen
Die Video- und Installationskünstlerin Marikke Heinz-Hoek entwickelte Anfang der 1990er Jahre über die Beschäftigung mit dem Computer ihre ersten Editionen. In den folgenden Jahren entstanden so zahlreiche Werke in kleiner bis unlimitierter Auflage. Die Beschäftigung mit der norddeutschen Landschaft und die Auseinandersetzung mit unterschiedlichsten Biografien sind Themen, die in ihren Editionen immer wieder aufkommen. Während die Foto-Edition „Stardust 6“ von 2015 beispielsweise Landschaftszeichnungen der Künstlerin auf ursprünglichen Weltraum-Fotografien verbindet, beschäftigt sich ein Disketten-Objekt aus den 1990er Jahren mit dem Leben Marilyn Monroes. [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

Mir ist das Leben lieber. Sammlung Reydan Weiss
Thursday 26.January, 18.00 Hour 

Mir ist das Leben lieber. Sammlung Reydan Weiss
Sunday 29.January, 15.00 Hour 

Still-Leben. Ein traditionelles Genre in der zeitgenössischen Kunst?
Thursday 02.February, 18.00 Hour 


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