Upcoming Exhibitions

Schloßbergmuseum
30. May 2021 – 8. Aug 2021

Chemnitz celebrates

Vladimir Shvemmer, Ballonfest, 2018, im Besitz des Künstlers © Vladimir Shvemmer, Chemnitz

Be it in the form of public holidays, religious festivals, or private parties: Celebrating is an integral part of our lives This is essentially a matter of renewing the bond between the individual and the community by celebrating customary rituals. Sometimes, however, celebrations can seem menacing, particularly to those who are not part of them. By means of artistic photography, this exhibition aims to take a critical look at celebration as a theme, using Chemnitz ...

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Henry van de Velde Museum
19. Jun 2021 – 25. Aug 2021

What Even the Ghost Doesn’t Know

Villa Esche, Ansicht von Südwesten, um 1985, Foto: Kunstsmmlungen Chemnitz/Jürgen Gerhardt

December 2021 will see the 20th anniversary of the inauguration of the Henry van de Velde Museum in Villa Esche. To mark this occasion the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz and the Chemnitz concern GGG (current owner of the Villa Esche) have invited a class of art students to take an artistic approach – from their personal and contemporary perspective – to the different narratives and historical layers which the Villa Esche brings together. Under the direction of ...

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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
27. Jun 2021 – 3. Oct 2021

simson, diamant, erika. Formgestaltung von Karl Clauss Dietel

Karl Clauss Dietel , Skizze Simson S 50 , 1969, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, 2019 Ankauf mit Unterstützung der Sächsischen Landesstelle für Museumswesen und der Stadt Chemnitz © ©VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Anlässlich der Erwerbung und Schenkung der Sammlung Dietel 2019 zeigen die Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz eine Auswahl von Objekten, Zeichnungen, Entwürfen und Ideen des Chemnitzer Formgestalters in einer monografischen Ausstellung in den Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz. Begleitet wird die Ausstellung durch eine Tagung Anfang Oktober zum Themengeflecht Moderne | Ostmoderne und durch die Publikation karl clauss dietel – die offene form von Walter Scheiffele und Steffen Schuhmann (erschienen bei Spector Books, 398 Seiten, Hardcover, 42 Euro). Es wird ...

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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
18. Jul 2021 – 24. Oct 2021

Carlfriedrich Claus and Gerhard Altenbourg in Dialogue

Gerhard Altenbourg, Berggänge, 1964, Chinesische Tusche, Bleistift, Rötel, Kreide auf Bütten, 50 x 65 cm, Stiftung Gunzenhauser Chemnitz, Foto: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz – Museum Gunzenhauser/László Tóth, Chemnitz © © VG BIld-Kunst, Bonn 2021

The relationship between Carlfriedrich Claus und Gerhard Altenbourg was based less on a personal affinity for each other and more on their independent agency in one and the same cultural milieu. They met personally for the very first time in 1961, at Galerie Schüler in West-Berlin. But both were already preoccupied with the art of the avant-garde in the years after 1945 – above all Surrealism, Dadaism and Futurism – and were adapting their concepts, ...

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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
24. Jul 2021 – 17. Oct 2021

Cristina Lucas

Cristina Lucas, Europleasure International LTD.: Touch and Go, 2010 © Cristina Lucas

The Spanish artist Cristina Lucas works with numerous media and genres. Central concerns of her artwork are the confrontation between political and subjective historiography as well as the reconstruction of cultural and gender-specific clichés. At the heart of the extensive solo exhibition in Chemnitz is the multi-channel video installation Unending Lightning, through which Lucas has been painstakingly investigating the history of aerial warfare since 2013. In collaboration with various research groups, a continuously evolving database ...

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Museum Gunzenhauser
24. Jul 2021 – 31. Oct 2021

#000000

The (non-)colour black is coded worldwide as #000000. Under this same heading, the exhibition brings together works from the holdings of the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz in which black is the point of departure and culmination of the creative process. This includes works by Willi Baumeister, Werner Knaupp and Richard Serra, which reflect on how black becomes manifest on surfaces and in motifs for the sublime, the profane and the objective. Knaupp’s powerful black panel paintings compellingly ...

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Schloßbergmuseum
22. Aug 2021 – 21. Nov 2021

Jürgen Höritzsch

Jürgen Höritzsch, Herrendoppel, 2016 © courtey: der Künstler

The artistic beginnings of Jürgen Höritzsch, from what was then called Karl Marx Stadt, were in the field of photography. In the historical vaulted rooms of the Schloßbergmuseum he is now presenting proof of the breadth of his creativity with a selection of works in other media, such as graphic art, painting, book art and ceramics.

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Schloßbergmuseum
9. Oct 2021 – 9. Jan 2022

Sound of the Big City

Alfred Kunze, Theaterplatz Chemnitz

2021 marks the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the German Empire, which existed from 1871 to 1918 / 1919. It was during this period that the town of Chemnitz was transformed into a Saxon industrial metropolis, a development driven by an unimaginable momentum. With 100,000 inhabitants in 1883, the town formally crossed the threshold to become a city or »Großstadt«– by 1900 that number had increased in ten-year increments by another 100,000 people. Chemnitz had become ...

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Museum Gunzenhauser
10. Oct 2021 – 9. Jan 2022

Simon Weckert

Simon Weckert, Google Maps Hacks, 2020 © courtesy: der Künstler

Scarcely ever has the speed of technical change been as great as now. What constitutes our being human today when artificial intelligence, algorithms and deep learning are changing our way of being in the world and taking over more and more tasks in, for example, everyday life and at work? We entrust our money matters to them, rely on them in traffic, in airplanes and even when it comes to steering weapons. Constantly developing technology ...

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