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Expressionism

in Art and Film

We are glad to announce our newest exhibition project Expressionism in Art and Film. The exhibition aims to shed new light on Expressionism across conventional boundaries of genre and to show the common influences between the arts of painting, graphics, and film. The presentation will consist of a selection of approx. 120 exhibits including paintings, graphical works, film stills, and film excerpts.

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Patricia Piccinini

Embracing the Future

Patricia Piccinini. That’s us! will be presented at the Center of Contemporary Art in Toruń (Poland) from October 29, 2021 to April 10, 2022. This survey exhibition of the Australian artist lets the visitor peek into the future and question one’s own existence. Based on 54 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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Reshaped Reality

50 Years of Hyperrealistic Sculpture

The Institute for Cultural Exchange proudly present the exhibition Hyperrealism Sculpture. Ceci n’est pas un corps at the Tour & Taxis in Brussels, Belgium. 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 June 25, 2021 to January 2, 2022. 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 – In the Same World is designed in collaboration with the Kunsthalle Tübingen and will be presented from May 29, 2021 until October 17, 2021 at the Oulu Museum of Art in Finland. 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

La Bohème. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and the Masters of Montmartre the successful exhibition of the Institute for Cultural Exchange is moving to its next venue: From May 9 to August 8, 2021, Toulouse-Lautrec’s extensive lithographic work from the collection of Muséé d’Ixelles will be on view at Kunstmuseum Moritzburg in Germany. 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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Back to Paradise

Masterpieces of Expressionism

After the successful tour of 5 years at 9 venues throughout Europe, the works of the exhibition Back to Paradise. Masterpieces of Expressionism are returning to Osthaus Museum Hagen, Aargauer Kunsthaus and Max Pechstein Museum in Zwickau.

The exhibitions presented more than 130 outstanding paintings and graphics from renowned pioneers of German Expressionism by August Macke, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Emil Nolde and Max Pechstein. We would like to thank all of the participants who helped realizing this amazing travelling exhibition and we look forward to upcoming projects and cooperations.

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Leonardo da Vinci

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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