America Yesterday

Photographs by Andreas Feininger

Andreas Feininger, born in 1906 as the oldest son of the famous painter Lyonel Feininger, belongs to a generation of artists who, in the period after the First World War, discovered photography as an artistic medium in itself and developed new photographic perspectives. Andreas Feininger‘s work is characterized by two main topics: city views and motifs of nature. Architecture and the life in his chosen home of New York were to fascinate him for decades. His pictures capture the skyline of Manhattan, the streets, the skyscrapers, the bridges and overhead railways in atmospherically intense pictures. He also dedicated himself to the study of nature. His minutely detailed photographs of insects, flowers, shells, wood and stones lend a sculptural character to the forms found in nature. In June 1998, Andreas Feininger was awarded the culture prize of the German Society of Photography. He died in New York on February 18, 1999 at the age of 92.

The exhibition comprised 105 b/w photographs, predominantly vintage prints. Most of the photographs were taken in the 1940s and 50s. Apart from city views, the exhibition also showed photographs from his time spent “on the road”, when he traveled the country.

Exhibition venues 2001-2003
Kunsthalle Erfurt im Haus zum Roten Ochsen, Germany
Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Germany
Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Germany
Museumsberg Flensburg, Germany
Städtische Galerie Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany
Kunstverein Friedrichshafen, Zeppelin-Museum, Germany
Altes Rathaus Potsdam, Germany
Museum Bad Arolsen, Germany
Georg-Meistermann-Museum, Wittlich, Germany
Herforder Kunstverein, Germany

Andreas Feininger, Reed Stalk, 1934
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Andreas Feininger, Route 66, Arizona, 1953
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Andreas Feininger, Midtown Manhattan Seen from New Jersey, 1942 (Detail)
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Andreas Feininger, Empire State Building, New York, 1940
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Andreas Feininger, Detail of a Shell, 1977
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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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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

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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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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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