Upcoming Exhibitions

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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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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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
28. Nov 2021 – 20. 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
4. Dec 2021 – 27. 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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Museum Gunzenhauser
6. Feb 2022 – 1. May 2022

Max Peiffer Watenphul

Max Peiffer Watenphul, Venice – S. Marco, 1947, Sammlung Gunzenhauser, Foto: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/Archiv 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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7. March 2021

7. March 2021