Upcoming Exhibitions

Museum Gunzenhauser
9. 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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Schloßbergmuseum
10. Oct 2021 – 28. 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
21. Nov 2021 – 6. Feb 2022

Museum pieces

Terrine der Brautsuppen-Gesellschaft Chemnitz-Rabenstein, Rosenthal 1926, Foto: Schloßbergmuseum

When the Chemnitz history society (Verein für Chemnitzer Geschichte) was inaugurated in 1872, priority was given to collecting and presenting valuable objects and documents that were important in the history of the city. Over many decades holdings amounting to about 25,000 exhibits were gathered. Housed initally in provisional rooms, it became possible in 1931 to establish a special museum devoted to the history of the city in the former Benedictine monastery and later electoral castle.

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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
28. Nov 2021 – 13. Feb 2022

Achtung Werbung!

Carl Moos , Plakat für Gabriel's Rollschuh Palast, 1910, Foto: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/László Tóth

As of the late 19th the poster became a powerful pictorial mass medium century thanks to the invention of lithography. And even today, despite the digital media, posters still are regarded as one of the most effective forms of advertising.

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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
5. Dec 2021 – 13. Feb 2022

Stefan Vogel

Stefan Vogel, Ausstellungsansicht Laden für Nichts, 2018

In his first solo museum exhibition, artist Stefan Vogel, who lives and works in Leipzig, has taken possession of the west wing of Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz and completely restaged it. Visitors entering the existing gallery rooms find novel spatial landscapes and so encounter the formerly neutral museum space as an highly-charged ‘all-over setting’. Vogel’s spatial constructions are accompanied by neon artworks and pictures that are characterised as much by concrete poetry as by his interest ...

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Schloßbergmuseum
5. Dec 2021 – 6. Feb 2022

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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Museum Gunzenhauser
6. Feb 2022 – 1. May 2022

Max Peiffer Watenphul

Max Peiffer Watenphul, Venedig - S. Marco, Sammlung Gunzenhauser

Max Peiffer Watenphul was a doctor of law, a Bauhaus student, a teacher at the Folkwang School in Essen and a lover of Italy. Museum Gunzenhauser is devoting a retrospective exhibition to this particular artist with works from its collection. Max Pfeiffer Watenphul discovered his love of painting by engaging with the magazine Valori Plastici and with Paul Klee, whom he followed to the Bauhaus. There he was active in all the workshops, developing a ...

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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
27. Mar 2022 – 26. Jun 2022

Brücke und Blauer Reiter

Franz Marc, Fuchs, 1911, Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal

Kandinsky, Kirchner, Klee, aber auch Marc, Nolde, Schmidt-Rottluff – nur wenige andere Künstler sind von so großer Bedeutung für die Entwicklung der modernen Kunst in Deutschland. Sie gehörten mit ihren Künstlerfreund:innen den beiden wichtigsten Künstlergruppen der frühen Moderne an: Brücke und Blauer Reiter. Ihre Namen stehen heute für die expressionistischen Avantgarden vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg, für Freiheit und Aufbruch. Zum ersten Mal seit über 25 Jahren in Deutschland werden sie in ihrer Gruppendynamik mit Meisterwerken ...

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