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Schloßbergmuseum
6. Dec 2020 – 31. Jan 2021

Works for the Stage

Ralf Winkler (1936–2009), Kostümentwurf für Wotan in Richard Wagners Der Ring des Nibelungen, 1998, im Nachlass des Künstlers, Foto: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/Schloßbergmuseum

Iridescent textiles, will-o’-the-wisps in the forest, masks of garish colour, towering trees, blue glows, heavy cloaks, and magical gossamer webs were a constant source of fascination and surprise for many Chemnitz theatre-goers. This exhibition is dedicated to the life work of Ralf Winkler (1936–2009), chief costume and set designer for Theatres Chemnitz for many years. On view are hand drawings, studies, collages, set designs, and a wide assortment of working materials from Winkler’s estate. These ...

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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
8. Nov 2020 – 21. Feb 2021

Examination of a case

Laure Prouvost, Swallow me, From Flanders to Italy (Ausschnitt), 2019, Teppich und zwei integrierte TV-Screens, Filmdatei, 200 x 460 cm © Courtesy: the artist

The exploration of the material, fabrics and new textiles is currently inspiring artists of different generations and origins from all continents. Curtains, wallpaper and carpets are being rediscovered as image carriers for contemporary representations. Fabrics, textile décor and clothing can be used to retell stories and backgrounds of historical, pictorial and global contexts.

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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
11. Nov 2020 – 28. Feb 2021

Olaf Nicolai

Olaf Nicolai, Yeux de Paon, Foto: Olaf Nicolai © Olaf Nicolai

Through his art installations, Olaf Nicolai has engaged in artistic research since the 1990s into the aesthetic relationship between nature and culture, its interferences, and the related associated processes of perception and their influences on our society. His multi-part textile work Yeux de Paon (Peacock Eyes) reveals his interest in using the decorative patterns typical of traditional ceramics from Bulgaria. He had the peacock-eye forms transferred to lengths of textile, with the newly created patterns ...

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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
5. Dec 2020 – 21. Mar 2021

… Lorenzetti, Perugino, Botticelli …

Paolo di Giovanni Fei (um 1345–um 1411), Anbetung der Heiligen Drei Könige, um 1395–1400, Lindenau-Museum Altenburg, Foto: Bernd Sinterhauf © Lindenau-Museum Altenburg

There is a world-famous collection of early Italian paintings in Germany, which – in addition to the large and well-known collections of the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, the Old Masters of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, and the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin – is one of the largest and most beautiful European collections of early Italian art outside Italy. It is the collection of the philanthropist and politician Bernhard August von Lindenau, which today forms the heart ...

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Museum Gunzenhauser
15. Nov 2020 – 25. Apr 2021

Du lebst nur keinmal

Uwe Lausen (1941–1970), Grandiose Aussichten, 1967, Kunstharz-Dispersion auf Leinwand, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz – Museum Gunzenhauser, Eigentum der Stiftung Gunzenhauser, Chemnitz, Foto: Heide Stolz, Abzug Archiv Museum Gunzenhauser © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020

Performance, provocation, breaking of taboos, violence – there is no equivalent to the 1960s works of the artist-duo Uwe Lausen (1941–1970) and Heide Stolz (1939–1985). The works were created in a period characterised by considerable upheaval and radical change, and in which a new generation reckons with traditional conventions with an unprecedented degree of vehemence. The photographs by Stolz and the works on canvas and paper by Lausen tell of the individual’s role in the ...

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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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