The Gunter Sachs Collection

Gunter Sachs, well-known as businessman, photographer, filmmaker and bon vivant, was also a passionate art collector. Since the 1950s he started to equip his extravagant apartment in Paris with artwork, till the space could no longer withstand his passion as a collector. An adventurous journey begins, starting with his interest for the Nouveau Réalisme und the Art Informel, to the fascination for the rebels of Pop Art and the art of graffiti writings. This life full of art is displayed in his numerous estates and also in his functions as gallery owner, museums board and patron of the arts.

In cooperation with the Gunter Sachs Estate the Institute for Cultural Exchange presents important pieces of the Gunter Sachs Collection. The allocation is comprised of canvases, graphic art, sculptures, photography and graffiti – from the surrealists to the representatives of contemporary art.

The exhibition is no longer available.

Exhibition catalog: German, in cooperation with the German publisher Hirmer

Exhibition venues:
Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany, October 18, 2012 – January 20, 2013
Kunsthalle Schweinfurt, Germany, November 14, 2013 – March 30, 2014

 

Installation view The Günter Sachs Collection – Kunsthalle Schweinfurt
© Institut für Kuilturaustausch

Tom Wesselmann, Study for Seascape Woodcut, 1981
© The Estate of Tom Wesselmann / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012

Andy Warhol, Brigitte Bardot (01), 1974
© 2012 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, INC. / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York

Gerhard Richter, Rot-Blau-Gelb, 1973
© Gerhard Richter 2012

René Magritte, Colère des Dieux, 1960
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012

Yves Klein, La Marseilaise, 1960
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Patricia Piccinini

Embracing the Future

Our exhibition project Patricia Piccinini- Omfamna framtiden was shown at the Borås Konstmuseum from February 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.

Read More