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

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 be presented from February 18, 2023, until June 4, 2023 at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan. 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 30 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

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Patricia Piccinini

Embracing the Future

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Expressionism

in Art and Film

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