Allen Jones

Off The Wall

Allen Jones (born 1937) is one of the most important representatives of the British Pop Art movement. His work was part of the internationally renowned exhibition Documenta in Kassel, Germany.

At the end of the 1960s, Jones became well-known for his provocative, life-sized and realistic female figures, which turn women into items of human furniture, e.g. the set “Table”, “Chair” and “Hat Stand”. Besides these furniture sculptures, Jones intensively deals with painting, graphic, design as well as the creation of stage settings.

On the occasion of Allen Jones’ 75th birthday in 2012, this retrospective with its 90 paintings, graphics, drawings, sculptures and a film performance provides a broad insight into the multi sided work of Allen Jones. High-class loans from several private and public collections are presented beside art works from the outstanding collection of the artist himself.

Exhibits: 30 paintings, 20 prints and water colors, 20 drawings and 20 sculptures
Exhibition space: varies between 400 – 700 sqm.
Exhibition catalog: German, in cooperation with the German publisher Hatje Cantz

Exhibition venues 2012-2014
Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany, 16.06. – 16.09.2012
UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site Völklinger Hütte, Germany, 12.10.2012 – 16.06.2013
Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Germany, 30.06. – 29.09.2013

Installation view, Allen Jones, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site Völklinger Hütte
© Institut für Kulturaustausch

Allen Jones, Neither Forget Your Legs, 1965
© Allen Jones

Allen Jones, First Step, 1966
© Allen Jones

Allen Jones, Baby, 2000
© Allen Jones

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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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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