Japan in times of rapid social change
The Museum Bad Arolsen presents the fascinating photo exhibition Between Meditation and Urban Bustle – Japanese Photography of the 1960s from September 9, 2023, to November 19, 2023. This unique exhibition by the Institute for Cultural Exchange showcases the works of twelve significant representatives of Japanese photography during this era. Immerse yourself in the Residenzschloss Arolsen and explore the visual narratives that are shaped by a time when Japan experienced rapid economic growth while undergoing societal transformations. From photojournalism and spontaneous situational portraits to symbolic staging, graphic abstraction, and poetic visual stories.
Toulouse-Lautrec and the Masters of Montmartre
La Bohème. Toulouse-Lautrec and the Master of poster art the successful exhibition of the Institute for Cultural Exchange is moving to its next venue: From June 26, 2023, to October 15, 2023, Toulouse-Lautrec’s extensive lithographic poster work from the collection of Muséé d’Ixelles is on view at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Quimper, France. 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.
50 Years of Hyperrealistic Sculpture
The Institute for Cultural Exchange proudly presents the exhibition Sembra Vivo! Sculture iper-realiste dei più grandi artisti contemporanei at Palazzo Bonaparte in Rome, Italy. A comprehensive selection of sculptures by international representatives of the Hyperrealistic movement gives a profound insight into the development of this movement since the 1970s. The exhibition will be on display from May 26, 2023 to October 8, 2023. Previous presentations of the exhibition, for example in Spain, the Netherlands, and Denmark, broke all visitor records.
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.
Embracing the Future
Patricia Piccinini. Metamorphosis will be presented at the Kunsthal Rotterdam in the Netherlands from February 25, 2023, to June 4, 2023. This survey exhibition of the Australian artist lets the visitor peek into the future and question one’s own existence. Based on selected 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.
in Art and Film
We are glad to announce that our newest exhibition project Expressionism in Art and Film will be presented at the Georg Schäfer Museum in Schweinfurt, Germany from November 13, 2022, to February 19, 2023. 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.
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! Now the exhibition will be presented from October 8, 2022 to January 15, 2023 in cooperation with the Ballonmuseum Gersthofen. 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.
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.