The works of Via Lewandowsky constitute a special focus. With their rich political-grotesque inspiration, they are part of the succession to Dada and Surrealism. The artist's knotted baseball bat is simultaneously an absurd joke and a genuine menace. The video- and photo-works of Sven Johne are impressive because of their special narrative style. Large-format seascapes showing an idyllic expanse are overwritten with eyewitness accounts of historic shipwrecks. In a disturbing yet empathetic video documentation, Vandy Rattana investigates the long-term impact of American carpet-bombing in Cambodia. The effects can still be seen today in the devastated landscapes and live on in people's memories.
Even in the strictly minimalistic concepts of the collection, from Anton Stankowski all the way to Mathieu Mercier and Karin Sander, (art) history is freshly commemorated and brought up to date in a unique manner. The development of modernism and also the political and social upheavals of our era are clarified in their complexity and contradictory nature.
From the very beginning, Ivo Wessel had a particular love for video art. In Berlin together with Olaf Stüber, he organizes the regular series Videoart at Midnight. And in Bremen as well, he is presenting on 16 December 2015 at the CITY 46 cinema a selection of his video works over 25 years. At the exhibition, the visitor can use a specially developed software to interactively access two dozen videos.
Accompanying the exhibition is a remarkable catalogue with numerous texts and pictures along with an interview with the collector conducted by Christine Breyhan. Design: Cabinet Gold van d'Vlies
Ken Adam, Marc Aschenbrenner, Sarah Baker, Marcel Buehler, Yvon Chabrowski, Susanne Fleischhacker, Sylvie Fleury, Frank Hesse, Jenny Holzer, Ottmar Hörl, Sven Johne, Rolf Julius, Manuela Kasemir, Via Lewandowsky, Enzo Maiolino, Christian Marclay, Bjørn Melhus, Mathieu Mercier, Tracey Moffatt, Lienhard von Monkiewitsch, Maurizio Nannucci, Stefan Panhans, Angelika Platen, Vandy Rattana, Hans Richter, Julian Rosefeldt, Adrian Sauer, Karin Sander, Luise Schröder, Florian Slotawa, Anton Stankowski, Sebastian Stumpf, Donata Wenders, Wim Wenders.
Curated by Peter Friese und Ingo Clauß.
With the series “Young Collections,” the Weserburg began a new exhibition format in 2014. It features works of art from a young private collection that has not yet been displayed to the public in this form. The museum allows its visitors to gain an impression of current tendencies of international art and their complex relationship to the present. These collections that are still being put together allow the Weserburg to convey a fascinating insight into what motivates a younger generation. At the same time, it engenders a new profile as “collectors' museum” for the future. In 2014, the Collection of Dominic and Cordula Sohst-Brennenstuhl from Hamburg initiated the series with the exhibition “Young Collections 01. Zero-Point Of All Sites,” followed by the von Kelterborn Collection from Frankfurt am Main with “Young Collections 02. Come And See.”
Friday, 04.12.2015, 7:00 pm | Exhibition opening, free admission
Sunday, 06.12.2015, 3:00 pm | Guided tour with Gesine Harms
Thursday 10.12.2015, 6:00 pm | Curator's tour with Ingo Clauß
Sunday 27.12.2015, 3:00 pm | Guided tour with Gesine Harms
Wednesday, 16.12.2015, 8:30 pm | film:art at CITY 46:
Seven to Ten Million
Collective madness and the individual's search for happiness – The brave new world in which we live is promise and menace at once. The video works presented by the Berlin art collector Ivo Wessel react to it with a sometimes grotesque comicality possessing both analytic precision and narrative depth.
Curated and presented by Ivo Wessel with an introduction by Christine Rüffert. All films come from the Collection of Ivo Wessel:
Gesprächszeit "2 nach 1"
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
We’d be delighted to send you information about the Weserburg’s activities.
[Order free of charge]