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Pia Pollmanns: was bleibt

Veranstaltet vom Arbeitskreis Bremer Archive

Exhibition in the Center for Artists' Publications

Archives are places where information and knowledge are preserved and made accessible; they form our cultural memory. On the threshold of the digital era, Pia Pollmanns documents the actual state of archives. The portrait of Bremen's archives, created in 19 houses and comprising 68 photographs, is at the same time a visual plea for their preservation and use
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13.09.2013 - 26.01.2014
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Norbert Schwontkowski

Dass ich ein Maler war

In honor of the internationally active Bremen painter, who died in June, the Weserburg is showing a selection of works from the collections and loans from private collections. The Weserburg and the Study Center for Artists' Publications will present paintings, drawings, prints, and books by the artist. Included are never-before-seen early works from the 1980s and two equally unknown linocut and monotype series. Consistently striking here is the formal inventiveness, subtle humor, confident use of text and language, and a penchant for spirituality in Schwontkowski's oeuvre.
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11.07.2013 - 21.04.2014
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Werner Büttner

Gemeine Wahrheiten

With the retrospective "Werner Büttner. Gemeine Wahrheiten" (Werner Büttner: Common Truths), the Weserburg is presenting an extensive show of works by the Hamburg-based artist. Together with Martin Kippenberger and Albert Oehlen, Werner Büttner has had a lasting influence on the German art scene since the early 1980s. Paintings, drawings, collages and sculptures bear witness to Büttner's ingenuity, irony, but also biting mockery of social realities. The exhibition highlights the importance of Werner Büttner in relation to the development of German painting in the late 20th century, which he significantly influenced.
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07.10.2013 - 23.02.2014
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John Cage in Bremen

Exhibition in the Center for Artists' Publications

John Cage left numerous works and traces during his many visits to Bremen and Oldenburg. The composer Hans Otte, head of the music department at Radio Bremen, and Gertrud Meyer-Denkmann, music critic and educator in Oldenburg, had known Cage since the 1950s and repeatedly invited him to events and concerts or commissioned his compositions.
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21.09.2012 - 20.01.2013
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Über das Radio hinaus

25 Jahre Kunstradio-Radiokunst

Exhibition in the Center for Artists' Publications

"Kunstradio - Radio Art" is more than a weekly program on Österreich 1, the culture channel of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, which first went "on the air" on December 3, 1987. From the very beginning, the focus of Kunstradio's work has been on collaboration with international artists.
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10.11.2012 - 12.05.2013
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Expanded Radio: Concha Jerez / José Iges

Exhibition in the Center for Artists' Publications

Concha Jerez and José Iges from Madrid have been working together since 1989 and have established themselves as pioneers of electronic and intermedia art. Their works oscillate between sound art and radio art.
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10.11.2012 - 07.04.2013
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Kabinettstücke

Vorhut aus dem Hinterland Teil 2

In a small former store in Bremerhaven, Jürgen Wesseler has continuously exhibited works by international contemporary artists since 1967. In 2012, the Weserburg is dedicating a special exhibition to the history of the Kabinett für Aktuelle Kunst and thus to Jürgen Wesseler's committed curatorial and collecting activities. In a retrospective of the last 20 years of the cabinet's history, important positions of the artists exhibited in Bremerhaven since 1992 and other outstanding works from private collections will be summarized and brought into exciting dialogues with one another.
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12.05.2012 - 05.05.2013
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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