Past Exhibitions

  • Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
    13. Jul 2010 – 22. Mar 2020

    Painting of the Romanticism

    Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840), Segelschiff, um 1815, Öl auf Leinwand, 72,3 x 51 cm, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Foto: bpk/Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/László Tóth

    The Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz have a stock of several hundred paintings that can be assigned to the genre of Romanticism. After extensive building preparations, a permanent presentation of this wonderful fund is possible. In the exhibition, about 50 paintings are on view. In addition to an impressive collection of portraits from the period from 1770 to 1874, landscape representations and still lifes are presented. The landscapes selected for this exhibition are Italian and German (mainly Saxon) ...

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    Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
    17. Nov 2019 – 3. Feb 2020

    Steffen Volmer

    Steffen Volmer, Das Bündel, 2019, Zeichnung, 50 x 35 cm, im Besitz des Künstlers, Foto: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/Lászlo Tóth © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

    Since Steffen Volmer’s studies at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden, drawing has been the focus of his artistic practice. The medium through which this artist, who was born in 1955 and lives in Chemnitz, expresses himself spontaneously and authentically plays a major role in his first solo museum exhibition. In addition to his most recent works, the exhibition includes artist’s books with Volmer’s written and pictorial creations, as well as early works, including ...

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    Museum Gunzenhauser
    19. Sep 2019 – 19. Jan 2020

    Now! Young Painting in Germany

    Jetzt! Junge Malerei in Deutschland, Foto: Design: Q,

    No artistic medium has experienced as many positive as negative attributions as painting. With the exhibition project Jetzt! Young Painting in Germany, the Kunstmuseum Bonn, the Museum Wiesbaden, the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz – Museum Gunzenhauser and the Deichtorhallen Hamburg attempt to determine the current state of the medium. The aim is to provide a valid cross-section of young painting created in Germany, taking into account all manifestations of the medium without conceptual or ideological restrictions. In ...

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    Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
    13. Oct 2019 – 12. Jan 2020

    André Masson. Zwischen Welten – Entremondes

    André Masson, Portrait du poète Heinrich von Kleist, 1939, Öl auf Leinwand, 55 × 38 cm, Privatsammlung, Foto: Archives Comité André Masson © 2019 VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

    Classical modernity at the beginning of the 20th century: a time full of creative impulses and upheavals, at the same time a time when two terrible world wars were raging and human civilisation was being questioned. Like no other artist, André Masson (1896-1987) devoted himself to the existential contradictions of this time. The exhibition André Masson. Between Worlds – Entremondes in the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz shows works from all creative phases of the French artist from ...

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    Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
    2. Jun 2019 – 22. Sep 2019


    M+M, Panic Room Chemnitz, 2019, Mixed Media © © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

    Under the title M+M. Fan of Man the Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz show video works, installations, and photo series by the artist duo M+M (Martin De Mattia, *1963, and Marc Weis, *1965). The artists, who work in Munich, have been awarded numerous international exhibitions, prizes, and residency scholarships, such as at the Villa Massimo in Rome in 1998 or at the German Study Centre in Venice in 2017. In 2012, they won the competition for the ...

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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


    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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    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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