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Publiziert von Marina Leuning am 04/30/2019

Inspiration Matisse: This special exhibition is to display works by the many leading artists who built bridges between France and Germany

Many French and German artists followed in the footsteps of Henri Matisse (1869–1954) in the early period of modern art. A very popular painter, Matisse is renowned for innovations that made him a forerunner of abstract art. He was called “the artist’s artist”. With works characterized by vivid strokes and intense colors that broke with a deadlocked painting tradition, he inspired the young generation of French and German painters of the early 20th century. Held at the Kunsthalle Mannheim from September 27, 2019 to January 19, 2020, the special exhibition Inspiration Matisse will present more...
Publiziert von Marina Leuning am 04/30/2019

Avec la grande exposition temporaire intitulée « Inspiration Matisse », la Kunsthalle Mannheim présentera dans toute leur diversité les principaux artistes ayant tissé des liens entre la France et l’Allemagne

De nombreux artistes français et allemands se sont lancés sur les traces d’Henri Matisse (1869–1954) dans les premiers temps de l’art moderne. Si ce peintre compte parmi les plus appréciés du public, c’est assurément pour ses innovations qui en font un précurseur de l’art abstrait. Considéré comme un « artiste pour les artistes », Matisse a inspiré toute une génération de peintres français et allemands du début du XXe siècle par ses œuvres aux traits vifs et aux couleurs intenses qui rompaient avec une tradition arrivée dans une impasse. L’exposition temporaire Inspiration Matisse présentée à...

Der Gewinner des Hector Preises 2019, Hiwa K, Foto: Sarhang Hars; Courtesy of KOW, Berlin

Der Gewinner des Hector Preises 2019, Hiwa K, Foto: Sarhang Hars; Courtesy of KOW, Berlin
Der Gewinner des Hector Preises 2019, Hiwa K, Foto: Sarhang Hars; Courtesy of KOW, Berlin
Der Gewinner des Hector Preises 2019, Hiwa K, Foto: Sarhang Hars; Courtesy of KOW, Berlin
Publiziert von Marina Leuning am 01/29/2019

The awarding of the Hector Art Prize by the Kunsthalle Mannheim and the Hector Foundation: The jury selected Hiwa K as the winner on January 22, 2019

Hiwa K has been named the Hector Art Prize winner for 2019. The jury’s choice, made on Tuesday January 22, 2019, was a unanimous decision, coming after a three-stage selection process in which the judges narrowed down their favorite of the 14 nominated individual artists and artist collectives. Born in 1975 and originating from Sulaymaniyah in the Kurdish region of Iraq, the artist has lived in Germany for more than 20 years and, with his vast collection of works, has significantly contributed to the creation of a cross-cultural dialogue between Arab, Kurdish, and European culture. Hiwa K’s...

Henri Matisse: The open window, 1905, 55.3 x 46 cm, National Gallery of Art Washington, D.C., © Succession H. Matisse/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Henri Matisse, Offenes Fenster, Collioure, 1905, Öl auf Leinwand, 55,3 x 46 cm, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney National, Gallery of Art, Washington 1998.74.7, © Succession H. Matisse/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
Henri Matisse, Offenes Fenster, Collioure, 1905, Öl auf Leinwand, 55,3 x 46 cm, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney National, Gallery of Art, Washington 1998.74.7, © Succession H. Matisse/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
Henri Matisse, Offenes Fenster, Collioure, 1905, Öl auf Leinwand, 55,3 x 46 cm, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney National, Gallery of Art, Washington 1998.74.7, © Succession H. Matisse/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
Publiziert von kuma admin am 12/17/2018

On September 27, 2019, the exhibition “Inspiration Matisse” opens at Kunsthalle Mannheim

Color, form, surface, figure and space – Henri Matisse, the master of painterly innovation, combined these elements in an entirely new way around 1905. His figurative and symbolic reductions bordered on abstraction. The French painter, printmaker and sculptor Matisse (1869–1954) had a lasting influence on twentieth-century art. Hardly any young artist looking to build on impressionism’s foundations could fail to engage with his oeuvre. In developing and intensifying his means of artistic expression, Matisse continued to work within the European tradition while simultaneously opening himself...

Henri Laurens: La Sirène (Siren), 1945, bronze © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, photo: Kunsthalle Mannheim

Henri Laurens: La Sirène (Siren), 1945, bronze © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, photo: Kunsthalle Mannheim
Henri Laurens: La Sirène (Siren), 1945, bronze © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, photo: Kunsthalle Mannheim
Henri Laurens: La Sirène (Siren), 1945, bronze © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, photo: Kunsthalle Mannheim
Publiziert von Marina Leuning am 11/30/2018

On February 28, 2019, the exhibition “Henri Laurens – Daughters of the Waves” opens at Kunsthalle Mannheim

The spring exhibition presents the work of Henri Laurens (1885–1954), one of the major sculptors of the 20th century. He belonged to the group of Cubists around Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. Later, Laurens moved away from Cubist constructive forms and ended up working with ample volumes that swelled into space. After 1932 several “daughters of the waves” crop up in his œuvre, paving the way for a series of sea creatures which clearly reveal the artist´s perfect understanding of how to combine volume, material and motion in a sculptural expression. “Henri Laurens – Daughters of the Waves...

James Turrell: Split Decision, 2018

© James Turrell, Sammlung Kunsthalle Mannheim, photo: Kunsthalle Mannheim/Florian Holzherr
© James Turrell, Sammlung Kunsthalle Mannheim, photo: Kunsthalle Mannheim/Florian Holzherr
© James Turrell, Sammlung Kunsthalle Mannheim, photo: Kunsthalle Mannheim/Florian Holzherr
Publiziert von Lena Berkler am 10/05/2018

Kunsthalle Mannheim completes its new building with James Turrell’s light corridor Split Decision

American artist and pioneer of light art James Turrell’s latest work in the former Athene passageway spans 200 square meters and 12 meters in height. Moving through it from Kunsthalle Mannheim’s art nouveau building to the new building is an unforgettable experience of perception. After four years of development and preparation, the Mannheim art museum completes its new building with the site-specific permanent light installation Split Decision, thus adding a major work of modern art to its significant contemporary art collection. The Hector Stiftung II Kunst gGmbH initiated the project and...