Museum Gunzenhauser
21. Oct 2018 – 3. Mar 2019

PINC COMES! Rupprecht Geiger

Rupprecht Geiger, 740-81, 1981

PINC COMES! Rupprecht Geiger

Exhibition opening: Saturday, 20 October 2018, 6 pm

From 21 October 2018 to 3 March 2019, the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz are showing a retrospective of the painter Rupprecht Geiger (1908-2009) at the Museum Gunzenhauser. The artist is one of the most important representatives of abstraction in Germany. After 25 years, his works will be presented in a solo show for the first time in eastern Germany. On two floors of the exhibition, 66 paintings, 34 works on paper as well as various models for installations and spatial concepts from all of Geiger’s creative phases can be seen. It thus offers a representative cross-section of his extensive oeuvre.

As a co-founder of the group “Zen 49”, Rupprecht Geiger played a decisive role in the artistic reorientation in western post-war Germany. He sought to radically set himself apart from figurative, representational painting, which had previously stood under the National Socialists in a state of intense political appropriation. Since the 1950s, Geiger’s work has revolved primarily around one color: red. For him, it is “life, energy, potency, power, love, warmth, strength,” as the painter wrote in his “Red Book” in 1975. For decades, Geiger created a “portrait of color” that can only be compared with the monochromes in blue of the Frenchman Yves Klein (1928-1962), which were created at about the same time. For both of them, dealing with color became an experience of almost spiritual dimension, in which the energetic effect of color on the viewer was the actual focus of the work.

The exhibition was created in close cooperation with the SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen, which has the most important and representative collection of the painter’s works, and the Geiger Archive in Munich, which is run by the painter’s granddaughter Julia Geiger. In addition to works from the Gunzenhauser Museum’s collection, central works such as the first work painted with daylight pigments can also be viewed.
E 180″ from 1952 or the more than six-metre-wide work “Pinc kommt” from 1995, the title of the exhibition. In addition, there are several pictorial and graphic versions of the work group “Metaphor Numbers” (1984/85, 2006/07) and drafts of color spaces in which Geiger, whose artistic development began in the 1920s with a study of architecture, returned to his roots.

The exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue entitled “pinc kommt! Rupprecht Geiger” (216 pages, 24 Euro).

Geiger yoga. Movement in red. Silence in Pink
November 7, 2018
21 November 2018
12 December 2018
16 January 2019
February 6, 2019
27 February 2019: 20-21 hours
Limited number of participants. Registration required 0371 4887024

Perspectives. Interreligious MUSEUM SPEECH
Sunday, 4 November 2018, 4 p.m.
Representatives from 3 religions comment on art

Pinc comes to town – FAMILY NIGHT
Friday, 9 November 2018, 2-5 pm

The artist and man Rupprecht Geiger
Franziska Straubinger, Munich
Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 6 pm

Rupprecht Geiger in the context of his time
Gwendolin Kremer, Dresden
Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 6 p.m.

Rupprecht Geiger. Phenomenology of the red
Prof. Dr. Hans Dieter Huber, Stuttgart
Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 6 p.m.

The transformation from colored matter to color spirit. The painting technique of Rupprecht Geiger
Johanna Stegmüller, Munich
Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 6 pm

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 5 p.m.
Thursday, 17 January 2019, 5 pm
Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 7 p.m.

Saturday 14.30 h, Sunday 16 h

The Other New Year’s Concert
Tuya sound system
Tuesday, 1 January 2019, 8.19 pm

Music in Pink
Walking concert through the exhibition with 100Mozartkinder and Tuya Klangwerk
Sunday, 3 March 2019, 4 p.m.