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Shunted Sculptures Fleeting Words

Meisterschüler*innen der HfK Bremen

The exhibitions of the Meisterschüler*innen, which have taken place at the Weserburg annually since 2011, give a multifaceted insight into the quality and variety of current art production in Bremen. A special highlight is the Karin Hollweg Prize-giving, linked to the presentation. With a total of 15,000 euros, it is one of the most important art sponsorship awards at German art schools. Half of the prize money is reserved for an institutional solo exhibition in Bremen. In 2020, 19 artists will take part in the presentation, which will exclusively show new, partly location-based works.
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01.12.2020 - 07.03.2021
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Artists' Publications: analogue - digital!

Cabinet Exhibition at the Centre for Artists' Publications

What are digital artist publications? How are they published and how do they appear as works of art? What emerges artistically explicitly as a digital work? The exhibition Artists‘ Publications: analog – digital! is dedicated to these questions, which have been artistically relevant since the 1960s, but which have been further updated in times of the Corona pandemic.
Artists‘ Publications: analog – digital! takes place both as a cabinet exhibition in the Centre for Artist's Publications and as an online exhibition at www.analog-digital.art.
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31.07.2020 - 25.10.2020
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Focus: Norbert Schwontkowski

At the end of 2019, some 210 individual works by Norbert Schwontkowski from the Brigitte and Udo Seinsoth Collection were transferred  permanently to the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art. Thanks to this generous gesture, the museum is able to present a permanent artist‘s room dedicated to Norbert Schwontkowski, which supplements major works from the Seinsoth Collection with additional loans and is given a new emphasis once a year.
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15.02.2020 - 10.01.2021
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Elina Brotherus

Why not?

Elina Brotherus (*1972 in Helsinki) is internationally known for her self-portraits. And the fact is that she herself may be seen in almost all of her photographic and video works. These include series resembling diaries, photographed landscapes and situational mood-pictures. The exhibition at the Weserburg directs attention to more recent works and groups of works created since 2016. Here the Finnish artist appropriates various contemporary concepts of art and integrates them into her own unmistakeable aesthetic. She thereby follows Arthur Køpcke’s motto: ‘People ask: Why? I ask: Why not?’
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25.10.2020 - 16.05.2021
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Birgit Jürgenssen. Ich bin.

Birgit Jürgenssen (1949-2003) belongs, along with VALIE EXPORT and Maria Lassnig to the artistic avant-garde of the 1970s in Austria. Subsequent generations of artists throughout the world were deeply influenced by her creative output as an artist, teacher and observer of cultural and social conditions. Tying into art-historical traditions such as Surrealism and Antiquity, she developed an autonomous and varied oeuvre which, in addition to a rich store of drawings and photographs, also includes sculptures, objects, videos and collaborative projects.
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08.05.2020 - 04.10.2020
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The Way We Are 2.0

The Way We Are 2.0 brings together on 2,500 square metres more than 180 works from more than 100 artists from various times and contexts in a wide-ranging investigation of content and form. Thematic spaces arise from such perspectives as artistic approaches to identity or traditions of landscape, a varied play with everyday life or aspects of urban life, the meaning of coincidence or of the body, minimalist tendencies or social resistance. The exhibition format The Way We Are is designed as a multi-part series, which is brought to life once a year in an extensive variation.
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15.02.2020 - 10.01.2021
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Artists as Independent Publishers

An exhibition in the Centre for Artists' Publications

###The exhibition project must be postponed. A new date has not yet been set.### The interdisciplinary artists' books project "Artists as Independent Publishers", which has been running since autumn 2019, is a cooperation between the University of the Arts Bremen and five international art academies in Tokyo, Vienna, London, Antwerp and Halle. Within the framework of courses and workshops, artist books will be thematically reflected and produced in parallel at all art academies. The prelude to the associated exhibition series by the twin cities of all six art academies will take place at the Centre for Artist's Publications.
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08.05.2020 - 17.05.2020
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NEUSPRÉCH

An exhibition in the Centre for Artists' Publications

“NEUSPRÉCH (NEWSPÉAK) is language infested with art, infected. Speaking with art - as art,” say Oliver Ross and Simon Starke, the curators of the exhibition. NEUSPRÉCH takes up a central concept from George Orwell’s novel 1984 in a newly accentuated way and with a view to the resistance in the context of visual art. The artists position themselves against the atrophy of language of a technological compulsion to unify, against marketing speak, pegida speak, art business speak, anti-terror speak, political speak, against the whole range of we/they speak.
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03.07.2020 - 13.12.2020
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Artists' Books: Manifold Multi-page

Cabinet Exhibition at the Centre for Artists' Publications

Ordinary and yet exceptional: the medium of the book captivates us in the form of a work of art with many and varied manifestations. Under the title Vielfältig Mehrseitig (Manifold Multi-page), the Center for Artists’ Publications focuses on those artist’s books that depart from the conventional appearance of the book with a special kind of binding, an unusual form or a surprising detail.
The cabinet exhibition presents an international selection from its own holdings, from the 1960s to the present day.
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20.09.2019 - 05.07.2020
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fictionfictionfiction. Heman Chong

Exhibition at the Centre for Artists' Publications

Heman Chong is an artist whose work is located at the intersection between image, performance, situations, and writing. His practice can be read as an imagining, interrogation and sometimes intervention into infrastructure as an everyday medium of politics.
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08.11.2019 - 01.03.2020
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Andrea Bowers

Light and Gravity

For the American artist Andrea Bowers (born in 1965, lives in Los Angeles), political involvement and artistic work cannot be separated. For more than two decades, she has stood for an artistic position which combines a well-thought-through aesthetic practice with acute political observation from a feminist perspective. Her creative output is characterised by a masterly balance between activist resistance and its transfer into artistic language. The exhibition at the Weserburg Museum for Modern Art is presenting the very first survey exhibition of Bowers’ creative production.
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28.09.2019 - 23.02.2020
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KlangTräume

Music, noise and sound experience in the kek kindermuseum

Try it out, experiment playfully, change it and help shape it! In the interactive exhibition KlangTräume you can reinvent the history of the Bremen Town Musicians, hop melodies, feel the volume, compose timbres, get to know the pitch in the ship in a bottle, listen to your own voice for 100 m, set different rhythms on the large music box, hear your heartbeat very loud, play with your voice.
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08.09.2019 - 01.03.2020
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The Way We Are 1.0

Starting at the end of March 2019, the collection presentation “The Way We Are 1.0” will be featured on two floors constituting more than half of the overall exhibition space of the Weserburg. The exhibition includes works from a large number of collections, some of which have enjoyed a long association with the institution while others are new additions; also on display will be works from the Weserburg’s own collection as well as loans by artists who will be participating in a show at the Weserburg for the first time.
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29.03.2019 - 05.01.2020