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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
25. Aug 2019 – 29. Mar 2020

On green ground

Fritz Winter (1905–1976), Auf grünem Grund, 1949, Öl auf Papier auf Leinwand, 50 x 70 cm, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Dauerleihgabe, Sammlung Lühl, Foto: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/May Voigt © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020

Purely abstract art has existed for more than 100 years. It belongs to the achievements of modern art of the early 20th century. The exemplary selection of paintings after 1945 in the art collections on Theaterplatz shows how differently artists and painters have approached abstracting from the figurative, the perceptible and the tangible or excluding a world of objects. Not least of all, the parallel German-German artistic friendship of Bernard Schultze and Carlfriedrich Claus is ...

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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
13. Jul 2010 – 22. Mar 2020

Painting of the Romanticism

Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840), Segelschiff, um 1815, Öl auf Leinwand, 72,3 x 51 cm, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Foto: bpk/Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/László Tóth

The Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz have a stock of several hundred paintings that can be assigned to the genre of Romanticism. After extensive building preparations, a permanent presentation of this wonderful fund is possible. In the exhibition, about 50 paintings are on view. In addition to an impressive collection of portraits from the period from 1770 to 1874, landscape representations and still lifes are presented. The landscapes selected for this exhibition are Italian and German (mainly Saxon) ...

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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
17. Nov 2019 – 3. Feb 2020

Steffen Volmer

Steffen Volmer, Das Bündel, 2019, Zeichnung, 50 x 35 cm, im Besitz des Künstlers, Foto: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/Lászlo Tóth © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Since Steffen Volmer’s studies at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden, drawing has been the focus of his artistic practice. The medium through which this artist, who was born in 1955 and lives in Chemnitz, expresses himself spontaneously and authentically plays a major role in his first solo museum exhibition. In addition to his most recent works, the exhibition includes artist’s books with Volmer’s written and pictorial creations, as well as early works, including ...

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Museum Gunzenhauser
19. Sep 2019 – 19. Jan 2020

Now! Young Painting in Germany

Jetzt! Junge Malerei in Deutschland, Foto: Design: Q, www.q-home.de

Three museums and the question: What are young painters concerned with today? This exhibition is a kind of fieldwork project undertaken by the Kunstmuseum Bonn, the Museum Wiesbaden and the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz – Museum Gunzenhauser.

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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
13. Oct 2019 – 12. Jan 2020

André Masson. Zwischen Welten – Entremondes

André Masson, Portrait du poète Heinrich von Kleist, 1939, Öl auf Leinwand, 55 × 38 cm, Privatsammlung, Foto: Archives Comité André Masson © 2019 VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Classical modernity at the beginning of the 20th century: a time full of creative impulses and upheavals, at the same time a time when two terrible world wars were raging and human civilisation was being questioned. Like no other artist, André Masson (1896-1987) devoted himself to the existential contradictions of this time. The exhibition André Masson. Between Worlds – Entremondes in the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz shows works from all creative phases of the French artist from ...

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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
2. Jun 2019 – 22. Sep 2019

M+M

M+M, Panic Room Chemnitz, 2019, Mixed Media © © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Under the title M+M. Fan of Man the Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz show video works, installations, and photo series by the artist duo M+M (Martin De Mattia, *1963, and Marc Weis, *1965). The artists, who work in Munich, have been awarded numerous international exhibitions, prizes, and residency scholarships, such as at the Villa Massimo in Rome in 1998 or at the German Study Centre in Venice in 2017. In 2012, they won the competition for the ...

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Museum Gunzenhauser
26. May 2019 – 25. Aug 2019

New objectivity. Art in the Weimar Republic

The art movement New Objectivity was of comparatively short duration, but its impact is immense. It was created from 1918 onwards, and after the devastating effects of the First World War, a profound disillusionment became apparent in Germany, and blatant tensions shaped the country. This reality is reflected in an art whose artists felt obliged to the sober and clearly constructed representation of the figure and the object. The Dr. Alfred Gunzenhauser Collection and the ...

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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
5. May 2019 – 4. Aug 2019

Bauhaus

Otti Berger (1898–1944), Kinderzimmerteppich (Detail), 1929, Bauhaus Dessau, Abgewandelte Leinwandbindung, Baumwolle, merzerisierte Baumwolle, 187,5 x 112,5 cm, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Foto: bpk/Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/May Voigt

In view of its excellent collections, the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz are able to offer a thoroughly individual and noteworthy overview for the »100 Years of the Bauhaus« anniversary. The emphasis of this exhibition is on textiles made in the Bauhaus weaving workshop from 1919 to 1933. Weaving was the domain of women and was one of the most successful of the Bauhaus ateliers, both in Weimar and in Dessau. This focus brings into view the neglected ...

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