Past Exhibitions

  • Öffentlicher Raum Stadt Chemnitz
    15. Aug 2020 – 25. Oct 2020

    Gegenwarten | Presences

    For the first time, Chemnitz will be the scene of an international public art project in summer 2020. Twenty renowned artists and collectives are invited to engage with the city, its history and society, and to develop site-specific works – interventions and sculp-tures, installations and performances – in public spaces.

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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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    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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    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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    Museum Gunzenhauser
    15. Feb 2020 – 23. Aug 2020

    Otto Dix and the New Objectivity

    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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    Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
    10. Jul 2020 – 9. Aug 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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    Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
    2. Feb 2020 – 5. Jul 2020

    Paris 1930

    Else Thalemann, Eiffelturm, um 1930, Silbergelatineabzug, Sammlung Siegert, München, Foto: Christian Schmieder © unbestimmt

    Man Ray, Brassaï, Florence Henri, André Kertész, Germaine Krull … The French art critic Waldemar George coined the phrase »l’âge d’or de la photographie« (the golden age of photography) in 1930 when confronted with the diversity and quality of the photography of his time. That »golden age« was marked by a variety of influential avant-garde schools, including Neues Sehen and Surrealism. Its centres were in Berlin and, above all, Paris. The exhibition brings together key ...

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    Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
    23. Feb 2020 – 21. Jun 2020

    Clara Mosch and Ralf-Rainer Wasse

    Wolfgang E. Biedermann, Manfred Butzmann, Thomas Ranft, Dagmar Ranft-Schinke, Ulrich Tarlatt, Ralf-Rainer Wasse (Fotograf), Tripel-Spiegelei (Pleinair Kolkwitz-Rudolstadt), 1986, Fotografie, Print von digitalisiertem Kleinbildnegativ 2020, 37 x 47 cm, Lindenau-Museum Altenburg © Lindenau-Museum Altenburg/Archiv der Fotonegative von Ralf-Rainer Wasse: Die Künstlergruppe Clara Mosch und die alternative Kunstszene der DDR in den siebziger und achtziger Jahren 2020 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020

    The actions of the Karl-Marx-Stadt-based Clara Mosch artist group have been recorded primarily through Ralf-Rainer Wasse’s photographs. The photographs, which Wasse took between 1975 and 1986, also on behalf of the Stasi, form the focal point of the exhibition and document the group’s inherently ephemeral actions. They also testify to the artistic self-staging of the members of Clara Mosch, namely, Carlfriedrich Claus, Thomas Ranft, Dagmar Ranft-Schinke, Michael Morgner, and Gregor-Torsten Schade (since 1980 Kozik), ranging ...

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    Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
    25. Aug 2019 – 14. Jun 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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