Exhibition | 21.05.2016 EXTENDED TIL 02.04.2017
I Prefer Life
Reydan Weiss Collection. Exhibition on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Weserburg
The exhibition “I Prefer Life” brings together more than 100 pictures, sculptures and video works that investigate in a quite sensual and convincingly provocative manner issues of identity, the assignment of social roles, and also existential areas such as life and death. Highlights and previously undisplayed works from the Reydan Weiss Collection will be presented. The collector was born in Istanbul, grew up in Jordan, went to school in Jerusalem, and came to Germany as a young woman. The fact that she has access to several cultural contexts turns the exhibition into an experience that extends its perspective far past the bounds of Europe out onto the world. In addition to renowned artists such as Cindy Sherman, Nathalie Djurberg, Bettina Rheims as well as Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Robert Longo, the exhibition presents many surprising new works, including African, Oceanic, Chinese, Japanese, Latin American and Caribbean positions. [more...]
Exhibition | 04.02.2017 - 27.08.2017
Art from Finland. Miettinen Collection
Fascination Finland – With the exhibition Dreamaholic, the Weserburg is for the first time conveying insights into the contemporary art scene in Finland. The works come from the Miettinen Collection in Berlin and Helsinki. Along with established artists such as Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Jiri Geller and Robert Lucander, there are also many positions of young artists who in many cases still await discovery. All the works on display mirror the lively diversity of contemporary Finish art and demonstrate the high degree of independence with which these artists respond to international trends and participate in artistic debates. Along with sculpture and photography, the exhibition focuses on painting. The further development of Constructivist and Minimal concepts is represented along with the resumption and continuation of the figurative forms of Pop Art and postmodernism. The spectrum of the selected forms of expression extends from poetical visual inventions all the way to the homoerotic depictions of Tom of Finland. [more...]
Exhibition | 04.02.2017 - 28.05.2017
The Weserburg is presenting new artist spaces for the fourth time in an exciting series. The artists self-confidently present their works and concepts for debate. The exhibition thereby conveys an impression of the diversity and quality of contemporary artistic production that is impressively mirrored in the collections of the Weserburg. Particularly through the differences, contradictions and encounters which thereby come to light, the artist spaces of the Weserburg react to the complexity of experiencing the world today. Several selected spaces have been conceived by the artists specially for this exhibition; their impressive on-site installations can be seen only here.[more...]
Exhibition | 04.03.2017 - 21.05.2017
24th Bremen Award for Video Art
Kenji Ouellet and Hassan Sheidaei / Farzia Fallah
The Award for Video Art has grown over the years to occupy a fixed position in the cultural landscape of Bremen. Ever since 1992 the award, issued by the Filmbüro Bremen, has consistently focused on young, advanced positions outside the mainstream which engage in exciting projects in the realm of video art and display a diversity extending from audio-visual works with linear narration all the way to space-encompassing installations. A particular characteristic: The award goes not to already existing works but to promising concepts that are realized with the help of the financial grant and have their premiere in Bremen. This year the Weserburg is presenting the award recipient Kenji Ouellet and the artist duo Hassan Sheidaei / Farzia Fallah. In addition to two new video projections being made public for the first time, the artists are expanding the exhibition with several works from various phases of their creative output. In this context, the visual power and narrative quality of two quite different positions comes to light with wide-ranging impact.
Exhibition | 16.02.2017 - 12.03.2017
Exhibition project in collaboration with the Kunstschule Wandsbek
The goal is to provide students with the opportunity, not only to work freely in artistic terms and gain insights into collaboration with curators and art historians, but also to become familiar with the necessary conceptual and organizational processes of an exhibition production. Inspired by the anniversary exhibition “I Prefer Life. Reydan Weiss Collection,” a group of young students developed over a four-month period their own works and concepts in order to present them to an interested public. Crucial questions about individual identity as well as experiences of such existential realities as life and death are investigated in a variety of ways.[more...]
Exhibition Zentrum | 27.01.2017 - 04.06.2017
Linkepoot - Books and Editions
The video- and installation artist Marikke Heinz-Hoek developed her first editions in the early 1990s using a computer. Over the following years she produced numerous other works in the same manner, in small to unlimited print runs. Her preoccupation with the northern German landscape and the confrontation with various biographies are recurring themes in her editions. The photo-edition “Stardust 6” from 2015, for instance, juxtaposes landscape drawings by the artist and original photographs of outer space, while a computer-disk-object from the 1990s deals with the life of Marilyn Monroe.[more...]
Works of Art from the Collections
Works from the Lafrenz Collection
The Lafrenz Collection has substantially influenced the self-concept and image of the Weserburg, the collector’s museum in the middle of the river Weser, since its inception. As early as the 1970s, the Hamburg-based pharmacist Dr. Klaus Lafrenz had assembled a powerful and unmistakable collection of key positions in Minimal Art, Conceptual Art, Arte Povera, and related art trends from the United States and Europe. What particularly stands out is their questioning of the media and materials as well as of the basic conditions of the artist’s perception of these. Indeed, most of Lafrenz’s paintings, sculptures, and installations do not represent anything in a mimetic sense, do not depict anything that might exist outside of themselves. Instead, they create in a sensorial way unmistakable situations and confrontations that are immediately transferred into the space and ultimately to the viewer as well. [more...]
Dreamaholic. Kunst aus Finnland. Miettinen Collection
Sunday 26.February, 15.00 Hour
Mir ist das Leben lieber. Sammlung Reydan Weiss
Thursday 02.March, 18.00 Hour
100 Jahre Suomi. Dreamaholic. Kunst aus Finnland
Sunday 05.March, 15.00 Hour
Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Thursday 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Closed on Monday
Families (2 adults/4 children): €16.00
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