Photorealism

50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting

Since Photorealism cannot be seen as a concluded art movement, this show is rather a retrospective displaying more than 60 works from three different generations of artists – beginning in the late 1960s. Today, after more than 40 years, the Institute for Cultural Exchange organizes the first and largest European retrospective. Our travelling exhibition tour started in spring 2013 and will travel within the following years to several venues in Europe.

Exhibition objects: more than 60 oil paintings and watercolors
Exhibition space: variable from 500 – 700 sqm
Exhibition catalog: in 2 languages (German, English)

Exhibition venues:
Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany: 08.12.2012 – 10.03.2013
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain: 21.03.2013 – 09.06.2013
Saarland.Museum, Saarbrücken, Germany: 30.06.2013 – 13.10.2013
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, UK: 30.11.2013 – 30.03.2014
Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Spain: 07.10.2014 – 19.01.2015
KUMU Art Museum of Estonia, Estonia: 18.03.2016 – 12.06.2016
Musée d’Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium: 30.06.2016 – 25.09.2016
Osthaus Museum Hagen, Germany: 15.10.2016 – 08.01.2017
Kunsthal Rotterdam, Niederlande: 25.02.2017 – 04.06.2017
Tampa Museum of Art, Florida, USA: 13.07.2017 – 22.10.2017

Ralph Goings “America’s Favourite”, 1989, oil on canvas
© Ralph Goings, Institut für Kulturaustausch, Tübingen

John Baeder “Prout’s Diner”, 1974, oil on canvas
© 1995 John Baeder, photo Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia

Robert Gniewek “Rosie’s Diner #10”, 2011, oil on canvas
© Robert Gniewek, Institut für Kulturaustausch, Tübingen

Roberto Bernardi “Confini Segreti”, 2013, oil on canvas
© Roberto Bernardi, Institut für Kulturaustausch, Tübingen

Peter Maier “Plum Delicious”, 2006, DuPont Cromax-AT on fabricated aluminium panel
© Peter Maier, Institut für Kulturaustausch, Tübingen

Tjalf Sparnaay “Foodscape”, 2014, oil on linen
© Tjalf Sparnaay

Installation Shot, Musée d’Ixelles, Brussels
© Institut für Kulturaustausch, Tübingen

Installation Shot, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
© Institut für Kulturaustausch, Tübingen

Back to Paradise

Masterpieces of Expressionism

BACK TO PARADISE GOES SWEDEN: We are pleased to announce the current venue of our successful exhibition Back to Paradise. Masterpieces of Expressionism in Millesgården, Lidingö from February 20, until June 9, 2019. The exhibition presents expressionist masterpieces from the Aargauer Kunsthaus, the Osthaus Museum Hagen as well as the Max Pechstein Museum in Zwickau, which are shown together for the first time. Whether August Macke, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Emil Nolde or Max Pechstein –  the search for new models of life as well as a longing for a forgotten paradise were the main driving force of the artists. More than 130 outstanding paintings and graphics from renowned pioneers of German Expressionism illustrate the development of powerful coloring and pictorial language of the young avant-garde as a counter model to the predominant understanding of art around 1900.

Exhibition opening: 20 February 2019, 11-17.00 in Millesgården, Lidingö

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50 Years of Hyperrealistic Sculpture

50 Years of Hyperrealistic Sculpture

The Institute for Cultural Exchange together with the the Heydar Aliyev Center is presenting the exhibition Hyperrealistic Sculpture. Almost Alive. A comprehensive selection of sculptures by international representatives of the Hyperrealistic movement gives a profound insight into the development of this movement since the 1970’s. The exhibition will be on display from 29 November 2018 to 10 March 2019.

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Leonardo da Vinci

Inventor and Scientist

ANNIVERSARY YEAR: For many years now our exhibition Leonardo da Vinci – Scientist and Inventor toured through various renowned museums all around the globe. The unabated interest still amazes us! This year marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. On this occasion, the exhibition Leonardo – Erfinder und Wissenschaftler will be presented from 15 September 2019 to 12 January 2020 in cooperation with the Osthaus Museum Hagen. The exhibition uses facsimiles, models and multimedia terminals to illustrate the wide variety of inventions and scientific works of the visionary Leonardo da Vinci. We look forward to celebrating the most famous polymaths of all time and his legacy with the upcoming exhibition.

 

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La Bohème

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Masters of Montmartre

WELCOME TO MONTMARTRE! To mark the beginning of 2019, the Institute for Cultural Exchange, in collaboration with the Galerie Stihl and the Musée d’Ixelles will present the extensive lithographic work of Toulouse-Lautrec from 26 January to 22 April 2019. From the streets of Montmartre to the exhibition galleries of the City of Waiblingen: Toulouse-Lautrec, like no one else, was able to capture the attitude towards the Parisian nightlife  through reduced, but expressive forms as well as intense coloring. The relatively new medium of the poster turned gradually into a recognized art form, which radically changed the urban landscape during the Belle Époque. Accompanied by works of Lautrec’s processors and contemporaries, like Alfons Mucha, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen or Félix Vallotton, the exhibition La Bohème. Toulouse-Lautrec and the Masters of Montmartre gives a wide-ranging insight into the fascinating world of poster art around 1900.

Exhibition opening: 25 January, 19:00 at Galerie Stihl Waiblingen

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