A Forest of Sculptures

Collection Simon Spierer

The Collection Simon Spierer comprises sculptures of highly distinguished artists, from Early Modern such as Constantin Brancusi, Max Ernst and Alberto Giacometti to Contemporary Art, e.g. Günther Uecker, Graham Williams and Vera Röhm The collector focused on mainly vertical sculptures so that the idea of a “Forest of Sculptures” soon was born. Each sculpture stands completely on its own and at the same time corresponds with the sculptures surrounding it. Together, they form a unique and powerful collection and a significant overview over the last century‘s sculpture.

Exhibition objects: 39 sculptures, 1 silkscreen
Exhibition space: 600 – 800 sqm
Catalogue: two bilingual catalogues (greek/engl.), (bulg./engl.)

Exhibition venues 2008 – 2010:
Athinais Museum of Diachronic Art, Athens, Greece, 06.02.08 – 14.04.08
National Galley for Foreign Art, Sofia, Bulgaria, 27.06.08 – 15.09.08, sponsored by: GLOBUL
National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, Romania, 12.12.08 – 05.04.09 sponsored by: Banca Romanesca, Domenile Samburesti, TNG
Fundación Canal, Madrid, Spain, 21.05.09 – 26.07.09
Museum Beelden aan Zee, Den Haag-Scheveningen, Netherlands, 19.02.-20.06.2010

Visitors: 58.031

Installation view, A Forest of Sculptures, Athinais Museum of Diachronic Art
© Institut für Kulturaustausch

Installation view, A Forest of Sculptures, Athinais Museum of Diachronic Art
© Institut für Kulturaustausch

Max Bill, Unendliche Fläche in Form einer Säule, 1953/1993
© Institut für Kulturaustausch

Installation view, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC)
© Institut für Kulturaustausch

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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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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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