The Hamburger Kunsthalle owns an important collection of international contemporary art from the 1960s to the present. One of the museum’s central missions is to preserve its collection for future generations and to continue to expand it through acquisitions and gifts. At the same time, it is a great pleasure to keep the collection alive and accessible to our visitors by presenting the works in changing constellations. HONEY, I REARRANGED THE COLLECTION tells of the joy of working with such a rich collection, highlighting its narrative abundance and diversity. HONEY, I REARRANGED THE COLLECTION – originally the title of a work group by the American artist Allen Ruppersberg – is a cordial invitation to (re)discover the Hamburger Kunsthalle’s collection of contemporary art. The large-scale presentation has been conceived to span a period of three years, with each year dedicated to a central realm of human knowledge and experience. The first exhibition addresses the relationship between people and things, the second will focus on interpersonal relationships, and the last on how we relate to the space that surrounds us.
Deichtorhallen Hamburg are presenting an exhibition of the groundbreaking work of Charline von Heyl, organized through a partnership between Deichtorhallen Hamburg and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC in cooperation with the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle. The exhibition will focus on her art since 2005, with Deichtorhallen Hamburg displaying approximately 60 of her most striking works while the Hirshhorn Museum and Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens present more focused surveys, each of about 30 large-scale works. One of today’s most inventive painters, New York-based German artist Charline von Heyl (born in 1960) has received international acclaim for her cerebral, yet deeply visceral artworks that upend conventional assumptions about composition, beauty, narrative, design, and artistic subjectivity. Combining keen humor, a rigorous, process-based practice, and references to a broad array of sources including literature, pop culture, metaphysics and personal histories, von Heyl creates paintings that are neither figurative nor abstract, but instead present in her words »a new image that stands for itself as fact.« The dice thrown may show two ones: Snake Eyes, the title of the exhibition by Charline von Heyl. Yet the title also conjures up the rhythmic, meandering movement of a snake – a complex structure between abstract and evolved structures […]
The exhibition Asger Jorn: Without Boundaries will present the work of the most important Danish artist of the 20th century at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg from 22 June to 23 September 2018. The concentrated selection of 60 works ranges from Jorn’s early work, which was influenced by artists such as Paul Klee, Joan Miró, and Max Ernst, to his ceramic works and his late expressive, gestural paintings. With his extraordinarily powerful style between abstraction and figuration, Asger Jorn (1914–1973) created dynamic pictures that range from playful lightness to the depths of the soul. Tirelessly painting and writing, Jorn combined Scandinavian culture with the international avant-garde in his works, building bridges between free, experimental design and formal clarity. Throughout his life, Jorn was in contact with leading thinkers and artists. He worked with Fernand Léger on large-scale decorations for Le Corbusier’s Pavillon des Temps Nouveaux and was a founding member of the CoBrA group and the Situationist International, a group of artists who positioned themselves against capitalist functionalism. The exhibition in Hamburg featuring loans from the Canica Collection in Oslo, the Museum Jorn in Silkeborg, and a private collection in Cologne presents an overview of sixty works by Asger Jorn with a focus on […]
The urban space − the city life that we directly experience − is one of the most fascinating subjects in photography. The exhibition [Space] Street. Life. Photography. Seven Decades of Street Photography in the House of Photography at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg encompasses some 50 photographers with around 350 works that will be shown during the Triennial of Photography in Hamburg under the theme Breaking Point/Space between 8 June and 21 October 2018. The exhibition marks a breaking point in street photography: all the participating photographers have long since emancipated themselves from Cartier-Bresson’s »decisive moment« and continued to pioneer new approaches to the genre. In a direct and lively dialogue, contemporary photographers will encounter icons of photographic history. Masters of street photography such as Diane Arbus, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, William Klein, and Martin Parr will be presented alongside young international artists such as Maciej Dakowicz, Mohamed Bourouissa, Ahn Jun, Doug Rickard, and Harri Pälviranta. The exhibition will be divided into seven thematic groups: Street Life, Crashes, Public Transfer, Urban Space, Lines and Signs, and Anonymity and Alienation. The city and street life thus allow for a wide variety of possible approaches to presentation, which will enable visitors to examine public space in the past and today. […]
Die Ausstellung [CONTROL] NO CONTROL der Hamburger Kunsthalle ist Teil der Triennale der Photograhie 2018, die unter dem übergeordneten Motto Breaking Point – Searching for Change nach Bildern sucht, die Bruchstellen thematisieren.
Astrid Klein (nar. 1951 v Kolíně nad Rýnem) patří mezi nejuznávanější německé umělce své generace, je laureátkou mnoha ocenění, v roce 1986 se zúčastnila benátského bienále a získala profesuru na Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst v Lipsku. Klein pracuje s různými médii včetně kresby, fotografie, textu, instalace a sochy. Je považována za jednu z průkopnic experimentálních velkoformátových fotografických děl.