Engineers of the Sea

The Cousteau Society - 50 Years of Coral Reef Expeditions

The exhibition included a selection of exclusive photographs taken by the photographer Roberto Rinaldi while taking part in the latest coral reef expedition of the Cousteau Society, which set sail in 2003 – 50 years after the first expedition of its founder Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Supported by the International Watch Company (IWC) Schaffhausen, this project focused on the registration of the current conditions of the reefs to promote their protection and conservation.

The differentiated selection of works as well as the presentation of the subject on a specially designed exhibition architecture differed from past photo exhibitions of the underwater world. 9 oversized backlit photographs, which presented the coral reef in an unusual way as delicate „engineers“ of the sea, framed the exhibition. The visitor was surrounded by the corals. In the central part of the exhibition, unpublished black and white photographs of Cousteau‘s expeditions of the 1950s and 60s were presented along with new color photographs of the latest expedition of 2003/2004. Completed with selected quotes, the pictures documented the fascinating development of marine research, diving techniques and underwater photography since 1953.

The exhibition is no longer available.

Exhibition venues 2004-2005:
Aktionsforum Praterinsel, München, Germany
Daikanyama Hillside Forum, Tokyo, Japan
Lichthof Crédit Suisse, Zürich, Switzerland
Magazzine del Cotone, Genua, Italy
Musée National de la Marine, Paris, France
L‘Oceanogràfic, Valencia, Spain
Pacific Place, HongKong, China
Scheepvaartsmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Time Warner Center, New York, USA
Musée Océanographique, Monaco
Automobil Forum Unter den Linden, Berlin, Germany

 

© courtesy of The Cousteau Society, Hampton, USA

© courtesy of The Cousteau Society, Hampton, USA

© courtesy of The Cousteau Society, Hampton, USA

© courtesy of The Cousteau Society, Hampton, USA

© courtesy of The Cousteau Society, Hampton, USA

Back to Paradise

Masterpieces of Expressionism

After a great presentation at the Georg Schäfer Museum, Schweinfurt, Back to Paradise reopened in September 2018 at Kunstsammlung Zwickau. It will be on display until January 2019. The extensive selection from the collection of the Osthaus Museum Hagen and the Aargauer Kunsthaus shows outstanding key works of expressionism in Germany between 1905 and 1927.

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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

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! The latest venue Museum Schloss Homburg closed its presentation with a celebration of Leonardo da Vinci. In 2019 Leonardo da Vinci will be dead for exactly 500 years. We are curious about the upcoming events in 2019 to celebrate his genius.

 

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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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