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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
10. Jul 2020 – 23. Jul 2020

Textile Combine

Objekt im Raum, eine spontane Re/Aktion, Zeichen textiler Vielfalt. Studentische Flächengestaltung, Ausdruck der Phantasie und der Freude an der Form, an der Farbe und der Geste, der Technik und dem Material.

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Museum Gunzenhauser
15. Feb 2020 – 23. Aug 2020

Otto Dix and the New Objectivity

Otto Dix (1891–1969), Mädchen am Sonntag, 1921, Öl auf Leinwand auf Pappe auf Pressspan, 83,2 x 66 cm (restaurierte Leinwand), Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz – Museum Gunzenhauser, Eigentum der Stiftung Gunzenhauser, Chemnitz, Foto: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/László Tóth © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020

After Expressionist, Futurist, and Dadaist beginnings in the artistic work of Otto Dix, around 1921 there is a formal calming-down noticeable. The artist developed his very own critical realism, combining old-masterly technique with biting social criticism, and he became one of the most important protagonists of New Objectivity. Immediately after the National Socialist takeover, he was the first German artist to be dismissed from his academy professorship, in Dresden. He fled with his family to ...

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Schloßbergmuseum
16. Feb 2020 – 30. Aug 2020

»… and from the ruins springs new life!«

Helmut Brückner, Trümmergrundstück der Frankeschen Villa, Reichs-/Ecke Hohe Straße, 1949, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/Schloßbergmuseum, Sammlung Brückner, Foto: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/ Schloßbergmuseum

The City of Chemnitz became the target of American and British air raids a total of twelve times in the final year of the Second World War, resulting in the deaths of some 4,000 people. The city centre in particular, constructed over several generations, suffered almost total destruction. Immediately after the capitulation of Nazi Germany, however, tremendous efforts were made under the most difficult circumstances to normalise life. As there was no Marshall Plan, the ...

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Schloßbergmuseum
19. May 2020 – 4. Oct 2020

Sabine Kahane-Noll

Sabine Kahane-Noll, Blaue Hügel, 2016, Monotypie auf Papier, 41 x 26 cm, im Besitz der Künstlerin, Foto: Ilja Kogan, Chemnitz/Freiberg © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020

Sabine Kahane-Noll, daughter of the graphic artist and book designer Werner Klemke, studied at the Weißensee Academy of Art in Berlin and took art lessons from Orest Werejski (Moscow), Jan Tschichold (Basel), and Li Ting-I (Berlin). She worked as a graphic artist and illustrator and was a master student at the Akademie der Künste der DDR from 1980 to 1983. In 1984, along with her husband, Chaim Noll, and their two children, she left the ...

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Museum Gunzenhauser
19. May 2020 – 11. Oct 2020

Christiane Bergelt

Christiane Bergelt, the soft animal of your body, 2018, Mischtechnik auf Papier, 253 x 217 cm, im Besitz der Künstlerin, Foto: Torsten Stapel © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020

As part of the exhibition series entitled Young Contemporary Art from Saxony at the Museum Gunzenhauser, the museum is presenting the first solo museum show of works by Christiane Bergelt, born in Marienberg in 1982. Her expressive paintings mix surface and pictorial space. Gestural expressiveness, sometimes decipherable as writing and sometimes encrypted as a graphical element, meets with precise construction. Narrative elements collide with processoriented statements. Confrontational situations located somewhere between figuration and abstraction tell ...

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Museum Gunzenhauser
15. Feb 2020 – 25. Oct 2020

»Art has become abstract«

Gerhard Altenbourg (1926–1989), Stillleben mit gebrochenem Genick, 1957, Chinesische Tinte und Stabilostift auf Karton, 22,4 x 29,2 cm, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz – Museum Gunzenhauser, Eigentum der Stiftung Gunzenhauser, Chemnitz, Foto: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz – Museum Gunzenhauser/Archiv © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020

After the Second World War, abstract art became increasingly dominant. Against the background of the Cold War, abstraction was associated with freedom from a Western perspective, while realism was inseparably associated with a totalitarian, at first National Socialist, later Socialist-Communist regime. In view of non-representational positions in France and the United States and with the desire to overcome the German past, one recognized in abstraction the possibility of a radical liberation of the visual arts, ...

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Museum Gunzenhauser
Presentation of the Collection

Breakthrough to Modernism

Alexej von Jawlensky (1864–1941), Messalina, 1912, N. 52 (1913), Öl auf strukturierter beidseitig kaschierter Pappe, 53,6 x 49,6 cm, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz – Museum Gunzenhauser, Eigentum der Stiftung Gunzenhauser, Chemnitz, Foto: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/Archiv

Museum Gunzenhauser is home to the art collection of the late Munich gallery-owner Dr Alfred Gunzenhauser, which features over 3,000 works by 270 artists with a focus on turn-of-the-last-century art, Expressionism, New Objectivity, and 20th-century abstract art. Moreover, with 380 works by Otto Dix, the museum has one of the world’s largest collections of works by that artist. It also holds one of the largest collections of paintings by Expressionist Alexej von Jawlensky, while large ...

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Schloßbergmuseum
Presentation of the Collection

Gotische Skulptur in Sachsen

Heiliges Grab aus der Jakobikirche, Chemnitz, um 1480/1520, Holz, farbig gefasst und vergoldet, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/Schloßbergmuseum, Foto: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/Schloßbergmuseum/May Voigt

Dank der großzügigen konzeptionellen Haltung der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden ist seit dem 21. Juni 2009 im Chemnitzer Schloßbergmuseum die einzigartige Sammlung Gotische Skulptur in Sachsen zu sehen.

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