The Gunter Sachs Collection

Gunter Sachs, well-known as businessman, photographer, filmmaker and bon vivant, was also a passionate art collector.

Since the 1950s he started to equip his extravagant apartment in Paris with artwork, till the space could no longer withstand his passion as a collector. An adventurous journey begins, starting with his interest for the Nouveau Réalisme und the Art Informel, to the fascination for the rebels of Pop Art and the art of graffiti writings.

This life full of art is displayed in his numerous estates and also in his functions as gallery owner, museums board and patron of the arts.

In cooperation with the Gunter Sachs Estate the Institute for Cultural Exchange presents important pieces of the Gunter Sachs Collection. The allocation is comprised of canvases, graphic art, sculptures, photography and graffiti – from the surrealists to the representatives of contemporary art.

 

Exhibition catalog: German, in cooperation with the German publisher Hirmer

 

Exhibition venues:

Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany, 18.10.2012 – 20.01.2013

Kunsthalle Schweinfurt, Germany, 14.11.2013 – 30.03.2014

Installation view The Günter Sachs Collection – Kunsthalle Schweinfurt
© Institut für Kuilturaustausch

Tom Wesselmann, Study for Seascape Woodcut, 1981
© The Estate of Tom Wesselmann / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012

Andy Warhol, Brigitte Bardot (01), 1974
© 2012 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, INC. / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York

Gerhard Richter, Rot-Blau-Gelb, 1973
© Gerhard Richter 2012

René Magritte, Colère des Dieux, 1960
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012

Yves Klein, La Marseilaise, 1960
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012

Reshaped Reality

50 Years of Hyperrealistic Sculpture

The Institute for Cultural Exchange and Media Sphere Communications Ltd. proudly present the exhibition Reshaped Reality. 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Sculpture at the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei. 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 June to 22 September 2019. Previous presentations of the exhibition, for example in Spain, the Netherlands and Denmark, broke all visitor records.

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Back to Paradise

Masterpieces of Expressionism

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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La Bohème

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Masters of 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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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! 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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