Past Exhibitions

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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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
3. Oct 2018 – 6. Jan 2019

Mario Pfeifer

Mario Pfeifer, Again / Noch einmal, 2018, 2-Kanal-Video-Installation, 42 Minuten, Farbe, Stereo, Videostill, Courtesy Mario Pfeifer & KOW © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Starting on October 3, 2018, the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz will be showing the two video works Again (2018) and On Fear and Education, Disappointment and Justice, Protest and Division in Saxony / Germany (2016 – ongoing) by the artist Mario Pfeifer, born in Dresden in 1981. The Kunstsammlungen is thus the first public museum to show the 2-channel video installation Again, produced for the Berlin Biennale 2018 and featuring the well-known actors Dennenesch Zoudé and Mark ...

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Schloßbergmuseum
26. Aug 2018 – 6. Jan 2019

The Emperor’s Monastery

Schloßbergmuseum, Ostflügel des Kreuzgangs, um 1290/1300, Foto: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/Schloßbergmuseum/László Tóth

The Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz – Schloßbergmuseum will be showing around 100 exhibits from the history of the Benedictine monastery in Chemnitz from 26 August to 25 November 2018 as part of the 875th anniversary of the city. In addition to documents, manuscripts and incunabula from the 12th to 16th centuries, building fragments, archaeological finds and works of fine art make the development of the abbey tangible.

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Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
1. Jul 2018 – 14. Oct 2018

Markus Oehlen

From 1 July to 14 October, the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz am Theaterplatz will be presenting new works by the artist Markus Oehlen (*1956). Decisive elements of the works created in 2018 are cords and printing plates. The special aesthetics of this combination is what makes the pictures, which are now being shown in Chemnitz for the first time, so attractive.

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