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19. Videokunst Förderpreis Bremen

Ausstellung und Preisvergabe

The Videokunst Förderpreis, awarded by the Filmbüro Bremen, has made it possible to realize works of art since 1992. And it does this in a special way: No finished video works are awarded, but concepts that are only realized with the help of the prize money. The Bremen competition thus does not honor what has already been seen, but focuses on the new and unknown. The focus is primarily on young artistic positions, especially those that have yet to be discovered. The exhibition at the Weserburg now presents the works of last year's winners Mario Pfeifer and Roland Eckelt.
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10.12.2010 - 09.01.2011
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Bruce Nauman

Dance or Exercise on the Perimeter of a Square

Parallel to the Tanz Bremen 2010 festival, the Weserburg is showing one of the most important video works by the American artist Bruce Nauman: "Dance or Exercise on the Perimeter of a Square" from 1967/68. His "Square Dance" follows a minimalist choreography. It is reduced to a few sequences of movements, which he performs repeatedly without a dramaturgical climax, but with a high degree of concentration and tension. Here Nauman deals in a fundamental way with very simple postures and movements, which he himself describes as "dance problems without being a dancer".
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09.04.2010 - 17.04.2010
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Chronische Fluxitis

Sammlung Maria und Walter Schnepel

The Bremen-based collector couple Maria and Walter Schnepel are enthusiastic about works by artists who are today grouped together under the term Fluxus. Their avant-garde spirit manifested itself since the 1960s in Europe, the USA and Japan. The Fluxus artists refused to go to museums, organized the first happenings and actions, and used all the media available at the time for their subversive works of art.
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01.05.2010 - 25.03.2012
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Frank Gerritz

Invitationals | Auctions

Following the comprehensive retrospective of Frank Gerritz's work at the Weserburg in 2008, the Weserburg is now showing Invitationals and Auctions, a special block of works from the oeuvre that has only emerged in recent years. The Invitationals and Auctions are adaptations of printed matter from the art world that the artist has collected, selected, and reworked in decisive intervention. Using black paintstick, Gerritz intervenes in the motif worlds of other artists and covers parts of the printed surfaces in the black of his mostly geometric surfaces.
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11.04.2010 - 30.05.2010
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Götz Diergarten

Photographs

With his photographs, Götz Diergarten directs and sensitizes our gaze to the familiar of our surroundings. In his typological series, he examines the appearance of everyday architecture: German facades, Belgian beach cabins, British bath architecture, and European subways. The superficial banality of plaster and clinker imitations, windows, garage doors, and simple building structures is transformed in his photographic series into a typology of everyday culture.
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21.08.2010 - 31.10.2010
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Minimal. Here and Now

Werke aus der Sammlung Lafrenz

Even at the time of the Weserburg's founding, the Lafrenz Collection had a decisive influence on the self-image and appearance of the collector's museum in the middle of the Weser. Since the 1970s, the Hamburg pharmacist Dr. Klaus Lafrenz had already amassed a distinctive collection of key works of Minimal Art, Conceptual Art, Arte Povera, and related art movements. The new presentation at the Weserburg now increasingly focuses on younger positions, creating space for exciting dialogues between early works from the 1970s and those of a contemporary generation of artists.
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08.05.2010 - 06.10.2013
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Olaf Metzel

Noch Fragen?

When talking about the connection of art to life, the sculptures and installations literally taken from life as well as the interventions of Olaf Metzel intervening in life itself occupy a special place in the art landscape of Europe. Metzel's works contain highly provocative references to the reality of life, which for him encompasses more than "everyday life" as such. He is concerned with the visualization of socially mediated contexts and contradictions, with their idiosyncratic interpretation, analysis, and criticism.
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12.06.2010 - 12.12.2010
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Olaf Schlote

Transit

The visual worlds of Bremen-based photographer Olaf Schlote describe a reality that is easy to overlook. Beyond the hectic flood of highly polished images, he creates his very own world with the light of photography: a world of intensely experienced moments and moments. For Schlote, photography is a medium for exploring reality, an instrument of special perception, an apparatus of what might be called groping vision. In a comprehensive exhibition, the Weserburg presents over 60 works from various creative periods from 1991 to the present.
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27.11.2010 - 03.04.2011
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Thomas Hartmann

Unruhe. Bilder 1979-2010

Thomas Hartmann is one of the most important painters of our time. For over three decades, the painting of the Berlin-based artist has been developing in a constantly reinventing artistic language. It relies on the never-ending desire to experiment and on the unknown. The Weserburg presents the multi-layered spectrum of Thomas Hartmann's painting with over 30 paintings from 1979 to 2010, most of which come from the Böckmann Collection in Berlin as well as from other private collections and from the artist's estate.
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19.09.2010 - 14.11.2010
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Uwe Bremer

Nackte Singularität

An exhibition on the occasion of Raumfahrt-Kongresses COSPAR 2010.
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05.06.2010 - 29.08.2010
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A.R. Penck

Deutschland

60 years of the Basic Law, 20 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall and reunification. In 2009 / 2010, we in Germany commemorate many historical events that have had a decisive impact on the development of our country. The Weserburg, Bremen's museum of modern art, is taking these commemorative days as the occasion for a two-part exhibition series centered on Germany. This thematic focus kicks off with the exhibition "A.R. Penck - Germany," which will be followed next year by the exhibition "Buccaneers of Utopia."
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01.08.2009 - 09.05.2010
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Who killed the Painting?

Werke aus der Sammlung Block

René Block has shaped the art scene of the past decades like hardly anyone else. His collection is one of the most important internationally in the field of Fluxus. And yet, since the 1960s, the committed curator, gallerist, publisher, collector, and honorary professor has always consciously moved beyond the commonplace and outside narrowly defined boundaries. He is not interested in the big names already absorbed by the art market, but in the artistic movements and meaningful contexts on the margins. Thus Block knows how to discover and promote artists at an early stage who work at a high level beyond the mainstream.
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29.08.2009 - 05.01.2010
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Go for it!

Olbricht Collection (a sequel)

Thomas Olbricht sammelt Gegenwartskunst aus Überzeugung und Leidenschaft. Inzwischen gehört die Olbricht Collection mit ihren etwa 1500 internationalen Werken zu den renommiertesten Sammlungen zeitgenössischer Kunst überhaupt. Der Essener Arzt und Naturwissenschaftler sammelt zudem gern jenseits des Mainstreams und fokussiert sein Interesse immer wieder auf ganz junge Kunst. Besonderes sein Blick auf die Themen Körper, Tod, Religion, Sexualität, sein Interesse an der Schönheit, aber auch Verletzlichkeit des menschlichen Leibes macht die Sammlung unverwechselbar und in mancherlei Hinsicht sehr provokant.
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10.05.2008 - 17.01.2010