De Stijl, Nr. 9, 1924/25, Boekie Woekie drawing by Jan Voss

From De Stijl to Boekie Woekie. Artists' publications from the Netherlands

Exhibition at the Centre for Artists' Publications

The exhibition covers more than one hundred years of art from the Netherlands. It starts with the De Stijl movement from the beginning of the twentieth century, along with the same-named periodical of Theo van Doesburg, which was dedicated to the renewal not only of art, but also of architecture, design, typography, and poetry. The concluding focus is on Boekie Woekie – bookstore run by artists and publishers Jan Voss, Henriette van Egten and Rúna Thorkelsdóttir in Amsterdam – which can already be considered to be legendary. The majority of the exhibited works are part of the Brokken Zijp Foundation of Art (BFA).
11.03.2023 - 30.06.2024
Via Lewandowsky, Hansi Goes Down, 2009, Sammlung Haus N, Foto: Eric Tschernow © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

The Way We Are

The new hanging of the collection exhibition The Way We Are is now being presented for the fifth time at the Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst. There are many discoveries waiting to be made this time as well, with more than 120 works from 100 artists and artist groups from different times and contexts. Thematic areas extending over 2,500 square meters formulate a multiplicity of different statements from the 1960s to today.
30.09.2023 - 30.08.2026
A large, white, empty room with a pointed gable. Light falls through the windows at the front.
Michaela Melián, aufheben, 2021, 11:30 min., loan by the artist at the Hans Otte. Klanghaus

Michaela Melián, aufheben

Soundpiece at the Hans Otte. Klanghaus and the Museum tunnel

In various languages and with different emphases, Michaela Mélian’s (*1956, lives near Munich) acoustic work lays out the diverse, in some cases contradictory meanings of the German verb aufheben which serves as its title. The multiple meanings of the single verb aufheben indicate the possibility of revealing various delimitations and contradictory standpoints and of transcending them in such a way as to open up new perspectives in thought and action.
01.04.2024 - 30.08.2026
Yael Bartana, Mir Zaynen Do! (We Are Here!), 2024 (Filmstill)

Yael Bartana. Utopia Now!

Yael Bartana (*1970 in Israel; lives in Amsterdam and Berlin) is considered to be one of the most important international artists of her generation. Her films, photographs, objects, neon works and performances attempt to connect the past and the present in order to develop speculative futures. Bartana describes her manner of working as “Pre-enactment” – not a reproduction of what has been, but rather, an anticipation of what is to come. The artworks selected for "Utopia Now!" includes film installations, photographs and neon works from the last ten years as well as the world premiere of Bartana's latest film.
25.05.2024 - 24.11.2024