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Museum Gunzenhauser
26. May 2019 – 25. Aug 2019

New Objectivity

Karl Hubbuch (1891–1979), Verlobung steht bevor, um 1935, Harzölfarbe auf Goldgrund auf Hartfaserplatte, 30 x 32 cm, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz – Museum Gunzenhauser, Eigentum der Stiftung Gunzenhauser, Foto: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/PUNCTUM/ Bertram Kober © Karl Hubbuch Stiftung

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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Museum Gunzenhauser
30. Mar 2019 – 28. Jul 2019

Jay Gard. Gabriele

The artist Jay Gard (born 1984), who grew up in Chemnitz, shows works made especially for this exhibition, all of whom make a direct reference to the collection of Dr. Alfred Gunzenhauser. To this end, the artist selected Gabriele Münter’s Herbstliches Blumenstillleben (c. 1912) and used this as the basis for his colour wheels, geometric colour objects, and sculptures. He engages in this way with questions about colour systems and how they are perceived.

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Schloßbergmuseum
31. Mar 2019 – 26. May 2019

Volker Beier. Sculptor

Volker Beier (*1943), Addi Jacobi, 2002, Bronze, Höhe: 42 cm, Foto: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/Schloßbergmuseum/László Tóth © 2019 Volker Beier

Volker Beier (born 1943) is one of the most productive and original sculptors in Chemnitz. A thematic focus in his work addresses the history of his hometown. Beier portrays significant figures from the past of the city – Georgius Agricola, Hans Carl von Carlowitz – as well as people who made their mark on contemporary events, such as the weightlifter Gerd Bonk and the journalist Addi Jakobi. Beier’s sculptures make their mark throughout the Chemnitz ...

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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
3. Feb 2019 – 12. May 2019

Shards. David Schnell

David Schnell, Splitter (Detail), 2018, Echt-Antikglas in mehreren Stufen geätzt, auf Floatglas laminiert, mit Schmelzfarben gemalt, 3-teilig, je 253 x 115 cm, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, erworben mit Mitteln der Sächsischen Landesstelle für Museumswesen und der großzügigen Unterstützung durch den Freundeskreis der Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, des Künstlers und der Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin, Foto: Uwe Walter, Berlin © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020

David Schnell (born 1971) belongs to the generation of painters living in Leipzig whose works can be found in private and public collections of renown all over the world. The Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz present an exhibition of Schnell’s paintings, graphic works, and stained-glass painting in collaboration with the artist. Many paintings were made especially for this exhibition and are being shown to the public for the first time. Furthermore, David Schnell has designed a stained-glass window ...

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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
26. Jan 2019 – 22. Apr 2019

From Saxony

The Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz present the new wide-ranging loan received from the Ostdeutsche Sparkassenstiftung (East German Savings Bank Foundation) in collaboration with the Sparkasse Chemnitz: More than 100 works on paper and four paintings demonstrate the impressive diversity of artistic means of expression used by 64 artists born or living in Saxony. The exhibition draws attention particularly to the impressive range of graphic techniques employed in the region including etching, lithography, collage, woodcut, embossing, and silkscreen ...

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Schloßbergmuseum
20. Jan 2019 – 17. Mar 2019

14–18 WAR WAS. Shooting with Light

Ballongeschütz im Operationsbereich des Chemnitzer Infanterie-Regimentes N°181 an der Westfront während des »Unternehmens Alberich«, Frühjahr 1917, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/Schloßbergmuseum, Foto: unbekannt

With 14–18 WAR WAS. Shooting with Light, one of the most unusual exhibition projects in Chemnitz in recent years reaches an interim conclusion. Since August 2014 a photograph reflecting the events of the period 1914 to 1918 with comprehensive comments has been presented every month. The photographs show what the population of Chemnitz could experience of the war in each respective month, from apparently mundane everyday occurrences in the city to horror at the front. ...

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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
23. Sep 2018 – 6. Jan 2019

Sprachblätter – poésie spatiale

Carlfriedrich Claus, Pierre und Ilse Garnier (v.l.n.r.) im Sommer 1964 in Annaberg-Buchholz vor dem Wohnhaus von Carlfriedrich Claus, Foto: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/Stiftung Carlfriedrich Claus-Archiv

The Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz preserve the complete estate of this exceptional artist in the Carlfriedrich Claus Archive Foundation. From September 23, 2018 to January 6, 2019, an exhibition at the Museum am Theaterplatz is dedicated to the unusually close and productive friendship between Carlfriedrich Claus and the French artist couple Ilse and Pierre Garnier. On display are some 180 works from almost four decades of creative work, as well as letters, artist’s books, portfolios and artist’s ...

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