Duane Hanson

More Than Reality

With his life-size and true to nature sculptures, the name of the American artist Duane Hanson has become a synonym for contemporary realism in art. His motifs exclusively focus on the typical average person of the American lower and middle classes, perfectly sculptured illusions, which blur the border between real “art world” and artificial “real world”.
The exhibition comprised 31 works with 37 single figures.

Exhibition venues 2001 – 2003:
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany
Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Germany
Padiglione d´Arte Contemporanea, Mailand, Italy
Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands
National Galleries of Scotland, Edingburgh, Scotland
Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland
VW Automobilforum Unter den Linden, Berlin, Germany

Visitors: 520 000

Duane Hanson, Queenie II, 1988 (Cover picture)
© Institut für Kulturaustausch

Installation view, Duane Hanson More Than Reality
© Institut für Kulturaustausch

Installation view, Duane Hanson More Than Reality
© Institut für Kulturaustausch

Installation view, Duane Hanson More than Reality, Stuttgarter Künstlerbund
© Institut für Kulturaustausch

Reshaped Reality

50 Years of Hyperrealistic Sculpture

The Institute for Cultural Exchange proudly present the exhibition ¿Lebensecht? 50 Jahre Hyperrealistische Skulptur at the Osthaus Museum Hagen. 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 23 August 2020 to 31 January 2021. Previous presentations of the exhibition, for example in Spain, the Netherlands and Denmark, broke all visitor records.

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Supernatural

Sculptural Visions of the Body

The exhibition project Supernatural. Sculptural Visions of the Body is designed in collaboration with the Kunsthalle Tübingen and will there be presented from October 10, 2020 until March 7, 2021. The group show brings together international artists like Isa Genzken, Sam Jinks or Anna Uddenberg who reflect on future body images in the face of genetic engineering and digital transformation. Approximately 35 exhibits push the boundaries of sculpture in the age of the Anthropocene and enable new design possibilities by allowing them to step into the realm of imagination – as supernatural hybrid beings.

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La Bohème

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Masters of Montmartre

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Masters of Montmartre – the successful exhibition of the Institute for Cultural Exchange is moving to its next venue: From June 13 to September 20, 2020, Toulouse-Lautrec’s extensive lithographic work from the collection of Muséé d’Ixelles will be on view at Millesgården in Lidingö/Stockholm. Toulouse-Lautrec, like no one else, was able to capture the atmosphere of the Parisian nightlife through reduced, but expressive forms as well as intense coloring.  Accompanied by works of Lautrec’s predecessors and contemporaries, like Alfons Mucha, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen or Félix Vallotton, the exhibition gives a profound insight into the fascinating world of the art poster around 1900.

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Patricia Piccinini

Embracing the Future

We are delighted to announce the current venue of our exhibition project Patricia Piccinini – Omfamna framtiden at Borås Konstmuseum. From Februray 8 to August 30, 2020 this survey exhibition of the Australian artist lets the visitor peek into the future and question one’s own existence. Based on 42 exhibits (sculptures, installations, collages and video) this solo show presents the complete œuvre of the artist, who discusses relevant social topics and discourses. With her hybrid, lifelike creatures, Piccinini opens up new, possible perspectives on the future of mankind and how to handle them.

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