Art does not reproduce what we see. It makes us see. Paul Klee

Exhibitions 2018

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6 December 2017 – 6 December 2018, Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Mariahilferplatz 3, Graz: Renate Krammer: Die Poesie der Linie. Seit fast 20 Jahren arbeitet Renate Krammer an der Linie. Ein „abstraktes Innenleben“ zu zeichnen war der Ausgangspunkt für diese künstlerische Lebensentscheidung. Langweilig, sagt sie, wird ihr seither nie. In dieser extremen formalen Reduktion ist die Anmutung sinnlich nachvollziehbar, sich ganz auf das Wesentliche zu beschränken. Eine reduzierte, konzentrierte Wahrnehmung zu lernen ist das Rezeptionsverhalten, das diesen Bildern geschuldet wird: Insofern ist diese längst fällige „Retrospektive“ Krammers auch ein öffentlicher Beitrag zur Verlangsamung in einer schnelllebigen Zeit – gerade im geschäftlichen Treiben um die Weihnachtszeit, die trotz des Lärms noch immer mit Klischees – oder Sehnsuchtsbegriffen? – wie Stille, Einkehr und Besinnung überstülpt wird. Mehr und Öffnungszeiten:

20 September 2018 – 25 August 2019, Dom Museum, Stephansplatz 6, Vienna: Show Me Your Wound. Images of suffering and pain are omnipresent. Not just in mass media, but also in art. Mental and physical wounds are just as much a part of life as the attempt to cope with these injuries and to include them positively in one's own biography. The exhibition focuses on artistic representations of physical, psychological, and sociopolitical wounds against the backdrop of a Christian pictorial tradition. The works shown span the Middle Ages to modern and contemporary art, exposing very different approaches to the subject of wounds, such as the vulnerability of the artists’ own bodies or the slicing of the canvas. ; 

2 October – 13 January 2019, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Maria-Theresien-Platz, Vienna: Bruegel. 2019 sees the 450th anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c 1525/30 – 1569). To mark the occasion the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna is dedicating the world’s first ever major monograph exhibition to the artist widely regarded as the 16th century’s greatest Netherlandish painter. Just over forty paintings by Bruegel’s own hand have been preserved to this day. The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna owns by far the largest collection, with twelve panels. This is due not least to the fact that, already in the 16th century, Habsburg collectors had recognised the exceptional quality and originality of Bruegel’s imagery and endeavoured to acquire his prestigious works. Bruegel’s popularity is also down to the stunning compositions themselves, which are often moralising and always teeming with characters, inviting the viewer to reflect on the multi-layered complexity of the image contents. In museums and private collections, Bruegel’s works are rightly held to be among the most precious, but also the most fragile inventories. To date, the vast majority of the wooden panels have never been loaned for exhibition purposes. So once the collection at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna is complemented by many paintings on loan from international museums and private collections, the overview of Bruegel’s entire oeuvre is set to be nothing short of sensational. Hours:

25 October – 1 February 2019, Belvedere, Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, Vienna: Martin Schmidt, also known as Kremser Schmidt. The death in 1801 of Martin Johann Schmidt – regarded by some as the last great painter of his time – was considered the late end of the Baroque’s golden age. Yet his influence extended well into the next generation of artists. Schmidt, also known as Kremser Schmidt, is still one of the most popular Baroque painters of Central Europe. Starting from October 25, 2018, an exhibition called IM BLICK will be dedicated to him in the Upper Belvedere. Hours: Martin Johann Schmidt, also known as Kremser Schmidt Belvedere 



15 September – 16 December, Museum Oudenaarde, Markt 1, Oudenaarde: Adriaen Brouwer, master of emotions. Adriaen Brouwer was born in Oudenaarde c. 1606 as the son of a ‘tapijtsier’.  At a fairly young age, Brouwer travelled to the Netherlands staying, among other places, in Amsterdam and Haarlem. Afterwards he settled in Antwerp where he already died in 1638. In spite of a short and turbulent life, Brouwer left an impressive oeuvre: relatively small in scale but of the highest artistic quality. From an art-historical point of view, Adriaen Brouwer’s oeuvre is of the utmost importance: as a key figure he bridges the sixteenth-century Bruegel tradition and the genre and landscape scenes of the seventeenth century. Brouwer’s renown in his own time and the appreciation by masters such as Rubens, Rembrandt and Van Dyck sharply contrasts with the perception of the painter today; to the large public Adriaen Brouwer is relatively unknown. 9.30 – 18 h., do until 22 h.

10 October – 13 January 2019, Bozar, Ravensteinstraat 23, Brussels: Theodoor van Loon, a Caravaggist painter between Rome and Brussels. Theodoor van Loon was one of the first painters from the Southern Netherlands to be deeply influenced by the art of Caravaggio. Like his contemporary Rubens, Van Loon developed a powerful, original style and throughout the whole of his career he remains marked by the Italian masters. For the very first time this exhibition brings you into contact with the work of this atypical artist while exploring, through books, drawings, engravings and paintings, the historical context into which he breathed new life. Tu – su, 10 – 18 h., do until 21 h.

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26 August – 9 December, Museet for Religiøs Kunst, Strandvejen 13, Lemvig: Anita Houvenaeghel-Genklange. Hours: ; 

26 August – 9 December, Museet for Religiøs Kunst, Strandvejen 13, Lemvig: Johannes Larsen - Fugle på træk gennem kunst og lyrik. Hours: ;

1 September – 9 December, Art Center Silkeborg Bad, Gjessøvej 40, Silkeborg: exhibition Beyond the Body. We are part of the stream of life. We change constantly. How do we deal with our transient body? How do we envisage death, that ultimate transformation? For Beyond the Body the Dutch curator Anne Berk invited seventeen artists with works reflecting on transience, death and commemoration in a secularized era. Central in Célio Braga’s work is the transience of the body. He incises photos of the skin that envelopes our body, to remind us of our vulnerability. Alet Pilon channels our fears, to adjure death. When she got cancer, Pilon created a pile of bodies with telling title Not Me. In his gruesomely filmed performance with bees, Springtime, Jeroen Eisinga puts his body to the test, exploring the border between life and death. X-teriors VIII of Desiree Dolron shows a fragile body in the color of alabaster. Is he asleep or dead, delivered from his suffering? If death is The End, we prefer to ignore him, challenging Roy Villevoye in The Clearing to visualize his own death and that of his Papuan friend as a tangible reality. Martin uit den Bogaard attaches electrodes to a (donated) human finger, suggesting that dead matter emits energy. He finds consolation in the fact that on the level of atoms, we fully reincarnate. It is one thing to die, it’s something else to cope with the loss of your beloved. With Pietá, Erszébet Baerveldt made a heartbreaking film about mourning and the irreversibility of death. While walking through the exhibition of 17 artists’ works the visitor will experience a symbolic last passage through different stages: Before Death - Death - After Death - Survivors/ Commemoration. During the exhibition, curator Anne Berk will give several interactive guided tours in English. There are also tours in Danish. Tu – su, 10 – 17 h.

12 October – 20 January 2019, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Dantes Plads 7, Copenhagen: Odilon Redon. Into the Dream. he Glyptotek offers the public a unique opportunity to be drawn into the world of the French artist Odilon Redon (1840-1916). This will be the first major presentation of Redon in Denmark. The basis of the exhibition is the spectacular loans from both public and private collections in Europe and the USA. As well as from The Kröller-Müller Museum in Holland, who have organised the exhibition in association with the Glyptotek. In all, one can experience more than 150 works by the French graphic artist and painter. In addition to works by Redon the exhibition will also include works from the Glyptotek’s own collections. The collection, spanning French painting, Ancient Egypt and Greece, represent large parts of Redon’s wide-ranging sources of inspiration. Moreover, the works in the exhibition will be set in perspective with soundposts which relate to Redon’s great sources of inspiration, including the worlds of music and literature. Hours:



21 July 2017 – 2 December, National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London: 1517: Martin Luther and the English Reformation. 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, which is traditionally dated from Martin Luther’s nailing of the 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Saxony. The reforming movement that subsequently spread across Europe was to have profound consequences in England, triggering centuries of religious reform, conflict and suppression that have been described as England’s ‘Reformations’. This display looks at a selection of the portraits of some of the most prominent figures of the early years of reform in England, including the prints that were created to disseminate their ideas and commemorate their lives. 10 – 18 h (fr until 21 h).

23 July – 6 January, Great St. Mary’s church, Senate House Hill, Cambridge: Archetypes. The Archetypes sculptures explore five universal themes found in almost every culture and society. Liviu Mocan expresses them using 21st-century technology, whilst drawing inspiration from the 16th-century Reformation, a movement for spiritual and cultural reform that had an enduring impact on European society. The exhibition is situated in the heart of Cambridge, the cradle of the English Reformation and now home to one of the world’s foremost universities – a global centre for learning, discovery and innovation. The Archetypes exhibition invites visitors into a multi-faceted conversation between history, faith, art and technology. 9 – 17 h.

1 October – 27 January 2019, The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London: Mantegna and Bellini. A tale of two artists and brothers-in-law, ‘Mantegna and Bellini’ tells a story of art, family, rivalry, and personality. Andrea Mantegna’s brilliant compositional innovation and Giovanni Bellini’s atmospheric, natural landscapes were groundbreaking – no one had seen anything like it before. Following their respective careers in Padua and Venice, and Mantegna’s fame as court painter to the powerful Gonzaga family in nearby Mantua, ‘Mantegna and Bellini’ is the first-ever exhibition to explore the creative links between these artists. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see in London rare loans of paintings and drawings from around the world by two of the most influential artists of the Renaissance. Exhibition organised by the National Gallery and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in collaboration with the British Museum. Hours:

24 October – 24 February 2019, Tate Britain, Millbank, London:  Edward Burne-Jones. One of the last Pre-Raphaelites, Edward Burne-Jones brought imaginary worlds to life in awe-inspiring paintings, stained glass windows and tapestries. Born in 1833, Burne-Jones rejected the industrial world of the Victorians, looking instead for inspiration from medieval art, religion, myths and legends. He made spectacular works depicting Arthurian knights, classical heroes and Biblical angels – working across painting, stained glass, embroidery, jewellery and more. With his friend William Morris he was a pioneer of the arts and crafts movement, which aimed to bring beautiful design to everyone. This exhibition – his first solo show at Tate since 1933 – charts Burne-Jones’s rise from an outsider with little formal art training to one of the most influential British artists of the late 19th century. With over 150 objects, it will bring together major works from across his career for the first time in generations. Highlights include some of his best loved works, such as his huge paintings telling the dreamlike fairytale of Sleeping Beauty, wall-filling tapestries and his remarkable drawings. Hours:

25 October – 3 March 2019, Somerset House, Strand, London: Good Grief, Charlie Brown! Celebrating Snoopy and the enduring power of peanuts. The exhibition brings together Charles M. Schulz original Peanuts cartoons with work from a wide range of acclaimed contemporary artists and designers who have been inspired by this highly influential and much-loved cartoon. Unique in its enduring appeal, this exhibition will explore Peanuts’ renewed agency in contemporary culture and society. Schulz created 17,897 strips during his life, syndicated to over 2,600 newspapers in 75 countries and translated into 21 languages, reaching a truly global audience in an era long before digital communications. Featuring original strips rarely seen in the UK or Europe, the exhibition will celebrate Schulz’s prodigious output and examine his creative process. Through the prism of the lives and musings of beloved characters, including Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Peppermint Patty, Peanuts addressed themes including art, faith, existentialism, race, war and feminism, crossing social and economic boundaries, and standing as a testament to the power of popular arts. Hours:

6 November – 14 December, Camberwell College of the Arts, 45 - 65 Peckham Road, London: A Mythic Understanding: Inspired by David Jones. To mark the centenary of Armistice Day and the end of the First World War, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, presents a major project that explores the life and themes of the work of artist, illustrator and poet David Jones, CH, CBE (1895 -1974). David Jones's images from In Parenthesis and a number of other artists' works - including Charlotte Cory and Clive Hicks-Jenkins - ensure this is an exceptionally well contextualized show, where this collection of images and texts exhibit a new energy and force to approaching David Jones. ‘A Mythic Understanding’ will provide a timely introduction to anyone new to Jones’s work, as well as new perspectives for those taking a fresh look at this highly original and much neglected modern voice. Do pick up a catalogue when you are there: the essays there provide more rewarding concepts in relation to myth and indeed to reconciliation.



20 September – 18 December, Musée national de Port-Royal des Champs, Route des Granges, Magny-les-Hameaux : Expo : Sébastien Bourdon, peintre protestant ? Dans l’histoire de l’art, rares sont les artistes que l’on étudie au regard de leur appartenance confessionnelle ou leur choix religieux. C’est le cas de Philippe de Champaigne (1602-1674), dans son attachement à la mouvance janséniste, comme de son contemporain Sébastien Bourdon pour son appartenance à l’église réformée. Heures : ;

21 September – 28 January, Musée Jacquemart-André, 158 boulevard Haussmann, Paris: Caravaggio in Rome, friends and enemies. A l’automne 2018, l’Institut de France et Cultuespaces organisent au musée Jacquemart-André une exposition consacrée à la période romaine du peintre Caravage (1571-1610), figure emblématique de la peinture européenne du XVIIe siècle. Dix chefs-d’œuvre de l’artiste, dont sept qui n’ont encore jamais été présentés en France, sont exposés, à la lumière d’œuvres des contemporains romains du maître. Ouvert tous les jours de 10h à 18h. Nocturne le lundi jusqu’à 20h30 en période d’exposition.

3 October – 27 January 2019, Musée de La Cour d'Or - Metz Métropole, 2 rue du Haut Poirier, Metz : Splendeurs du christianisme. L’exposition a débuté au musée de La Cour d’Or à Metz, en partenariat avec l’Université de Lorraine. L’exposition porte sur la spécificité des formes de la création artistique issues du christianisme, dans un vaste territoire allant de la mer du Nord à l’Italie du nord, du Moyen Âge au XVIIIe siècle. Horaires :

18 October – 14 January, 2019, Musée du Louvre, Rue de Rivoli, Paris: Chiaroscuro Printmaking, Cranach, Raphael, Rubens... Hours: ;



12 April 2018 – 30 September 2019, Jewish Museum Berlin, Lindenstraße 9-14, Berlin: Ganzfeld "Aural". An Installation by James Turrell. In a temporary structure in the museum garden, we are presenting the immersive installation Ganzfeld “Aural”. “Aural” is the Berlin premiere of a Ganzfeld by the world’s foremost light sculptor. The installation is part of the Ganzfeld Pieces series, in which Turrell creates liminal zones of experience. Upon entering the Ganzfeld “Aural” installation, visitors are immersed in a space that reveals neither its light source nor its dimensions. Their eyes lose their frame of reference; their gaze is unleashed. Light, color, and space melt together. The installation’s gradual color shifts are punctuated by flashes of light. James Turrell demands time from his visitors. Our eyes must first adjust before the light’s effect fully unfolds. Suddenly, we perceive the slightest stimuli and changes. This leads to dreamlike experiences reminiscent of thick fog, expanses of snow, or the dark of night.  Light is a central symbol in Judaism linking the beginning and end of creation. James Turrell’s works can be seen as one of the most spectacular artistic interpretations of the creation of light. Hours:

14 June – 27 January 2019, St. Matthäus-Kirche, Matthäikirchplatz, Berlin-Tiergarten: Achim Freyer - Licht aus Farbe. Öffnungszeiten:

21 June – 3 December, Diözesanmuseum Kolumba, Kolumbastraße 4, Köln: Michael Oppitz. Bewegliche Mythen. Ausgangspunkt für die Ausstellungen in Kolumba ist immer die eigene Sammlung. Ein Künstlerbuch von Michael Oppitz und Lothar Baumgarten, erschienen 1974, hat den Anstoß gegeben für ein monografisches Projekt, das die Forschungen des Ethnologen und Filmemachers Michael Oppitz vorstellt. Seine Arbeiten widmen sich der Mythologie und mündlichen Überlieferung, der Religionsethnologie und der visuellen Anthropologie. Sein Umgang mit Künstlern und Schriftstellern, u.a. mit Lothar Baumgarten, Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Candida Höfer und Sigmar Polke, war gegenseitige Bereicherung. Bekanntheit erhielt Michael Oppitz vornehmlich durch seinen Film »Schamanen im Blinden Land«, eine präzise und hochkünstlerische Beschreibung der komplexen Rituale himalayischer Geistheiler. Mittwoch, 20 Juni 18 U.: Morphologie der Schamanentrommel. Stefan Zweifel (Zürich) im Gespräch mit Michael Oppitz. Mi – Mo, 12 – 17 U.

14 September – 6 January, St. Matthäus-Kirche, Matthäikirchplatz, Berlin: Jorinde Voigt - Divine Territory. Jorinde Voigt, die bei Christiane Möbus und Katharina Sieverding studierte, ist bekannt für ihre großformatigen filigranen Zeichnungen. Mithilfe zarter Linienführungen, Farbflächen, Vektoren und Schriftnotationen hat sie ein eigenes visuelles Zeichensystem entwickelt, das sich oftmals auf musikalische Ereignisse bezieht. Zum beinahe 40m langen vierteiligen Werkzyklus „Song of the Earth“ werden neue Arbeiten aus ihrer Serie „Immersion“, die in Anknüpfung an ihren Zyklus und in Auseinandersetzung mit dem Kirchenraum entstanden sind, ausgestellt. Hours:

17 September – 20 January 2019, Akademie der Diözese Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Tagungszentrum Hohenheim, Paracelsusstraße 91, Hohenheim: The Atlas of Beauty. Frauen der Welt. Die rumänische Fotografin Mihaela Noroc bereiste seit 2013 über 60 Länder und porträtierte Frauen verschiedenster Kulturen. Von jeder Porträtierten lässt sie sich deren Lebensgeschichte erzählen und erfährt dadurch sehr viel über Diskriminierung, Unfreiheit, Angst, aber auch über Mut und Würde. Noroc zeigt, dass Schönheit durch Natürlichkeit, Selbstsicherheit und Authentizität bedingt ist. Eine Ausstellung aus Anlass des 100-jährigen Bestehens des Frauenwahlrechts.  Werktage 9 – 18 U.

20 September – 10 March 2019, Museum for Concrete Art, Tränktorstraße 6-8, Ingolstadt: Über das Geistige in der Kunst. 100 Jahre nach Kandinsky und Malewitsch. 1912 erschien die bahnbrechende Schrift „Über das Geistige in der Kunst“ von Wassily Kandinsky. Zeitgleich mit ihm beschäftigten sich Künstler wie Piet Mondrian und Kasimir Malewitsch mit ähnlichen Gedanken. Sie suchten nach Möglichkeiten, wie man das Unsichtbare, das Transzendente, das Spirituelle darstellen könnte und sie gelangen alle zu einem ungegenständlichen Malstil, bei dem allein den Farben und Formen Bedeutung zukam. Über hundert Jahre später stellt sich die Frage, welche Relevanz dieser geistigen Dimension in der ungegenständlichen Kunst geblieben ist. Die Konkrete Kunst gilt seit der Nachkriegszeit als eine streng mathematische Richtung, der jede spirituelle Bedeutung angeblich fehle, obwohl ihre Ursprünge bei Kandinsky, Mondrian und Malewitsch liegen. Eine junge Generation sieht sich nicht mehr in direkter Nachfolge solcher engen Stilbezeichnungen. Sie bezieht sich vielmehr assoziativ auf die Künstler zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts und ihren synästhetischen Ansatz, Klang, Farbe und Bewegung zu einem Kunstwerk zu formen. In der Ausstellung soll an exemplarischen Positionen aktueller Kunst dieser Suche nach dem „Geistigen“ nachgegangen werden. Anders als bei Kandinsky und seinen Zeitgenossen geschieht dies heute ohne den missionarischen Eifer und dem Streben nach einer gesellschaftlichen Utopie. Was jedoch über die Zeiten verbindet, ist der Glaube an die Kraft und die Magie der Kunst. KünstlerInnen: Edith Dekyndt, Rainer Eisch, Ann Veronica Janssens, Raimer Jochims, Koka Ramishvili, Lienhard von Monkiewitsch, Jan van Munster, Brigitte Schwacke, Semiconductor, Julius Stahl, Erik Sturm, Andrea Wolfensberger sowie Werke aus der Sammlung. Öffnungszeiten:

21 September – 13 January 2019, Diözesanmuseum, Markt 17, Paderborn: Gotik – Der Paderborner Dom und die Baukultur des 13. Jahrhunderts in Europa. Seit dem 12. Jahrhundert revolutionierte ein neuer Stil – ausgehend von Frankreich – die Architektur und Kunst in ganz Europa: die Gotik. Die Ausstellung zeigt, wie sich die neuartigen Ideen beim Bau der großen Kathedralen flächendeckend ausbreiteten – von Reims über Paderborn bis nach Riga. Die Bischöfe und Domkapitel als Stifter und Konzepteure im Bauprozess werden ebenso gewürdigt, wie die Architekten und Steinmetze, die wegweisende Neuerungen in der Bauplanung und Bautechnik hervorbrachten. Großartige Ausstellungsstücke, z.B. frühe Bauzeichnungen oder kunstvoll gefertigte Architekturfragmente und Skulpturen, zeigen die Leistungen der europäischen Baukunst des 13. Jahrhunderts und ihren Einfluss auf den Paderborner Dombau. Die Architektur und Kunst der Île de France mit Paris als Zentrum veranschaulichen kostbare Handschriften und Kleinarchitektur der Goldschmiedekunst. Öffnungszeiten:

21 September – 17 February 2019, Dommuseum, Hildesheim: Walter Moroder – Hinter den Dingen. Skulpturen des Künstlers aus Südtirol. Öffnungszeiten: ;

22 September – 14 December, Guardini Stiftung, Askanischer Platy 4, Berlin: Transformare. Fotografie-Ausstellung im Rahmen des Projektes Stadt und Religion. Die Ausstellung versammelt fotografische Arbeiten, die aus unterschiedlichsten Perspektiven das Verhältnis von Religion und Gotteshäusern zur urbanen Gesellschaft reflektieren. Sie schauen durch die Kamera: konkret und metaphorisch, dokumentarisch und narrativ. Alle Künstler eint, dass sie mit ihren konzeptuellen Werken einen ganz individuellen Blick auf die Vielgestaltigkeit des religiösen Lebens in den Städten Ankara, Berlin, Bukarest, Istanbul, Khartum und New York sowie in der Ukraine zeigen. Dabei werden gegenseitiges Durchdringungen von Stadt und Religionen, Prozesse der Veränderung und des historischen Wandels sowie Kontinuitäten und Diskontinuitäten sichtbar. Die Debatte um religiöse Identität in der Großstadt wird auch in der Guardini-Exkursionsreihe „Ortsbekenntnis – Bekenntnisorte“ sowie während der Jahreskonferenz der Guardini Stiftung unter dem Motto „Kirche, Kippa, Kiez und Koran: Wie verortet sich Religion in der Stadt“ wiederaufgegriffen. Mo – Fr, 10 – 16 U.

23 September – 17 March 2019, Kunstmuseum Celle und Stadtkirche St. Marien, Schloßplatz 7, Celle: Light Box. Seit den 80er Jahren ist der Leuchtkasten fester Bestandteil der Gegenwartskunst. 18 Positionen werden gezeigt, die mit diesem Medium arbeiten. Fotografisch, installativ, malerisch, skulptural – die Light Box mäandert zwischen den künstlerischen Genres. Das im und vom Kasten ausstrahlende Licht wirkt auf den Umgebungsraum und füllt ihn mit seinem Schein. Die Strahlkraft und Präsenz des Mediums vereint die verschiedenen Positionen. Die Ausstellung bringt zwei prägnante Orte in Verbindung : das Kunstmuseum Celle und die Stadtkirche St. Marien. Für die Stadtkirche sind zwei künstlerische Positionen vorgesehen. Die übrigen Positionen werden im Kunstmuseum gezeigt. Öffnungszeiten: ;

29 September – 24 February 2019, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Kleiner Schlossplatz 1, Stuttgart: Ekstase. Ursprünglich im rituell-religiösen Kontext geprägt, wurde die ekstatische Grenzerfahrung begrifflich erstmals in der Antike erfasst. Während die Ekstase in indigenen Kulturräumen vornehmlich positiv konnotiert ist und im Rahmen ritueller Handlungen gelebt wird, wird sie in den von Industrialisierung, Kapitalismus und Globalisierung dominierten Gesellschaften als etwas Bedrohliches wahrgenommen. Ekstase bedeutet hier Kontrollverlust und birgt die Gefahr eines aus der Norm fallenden Individuums oder gar Kollektivs. Ausnahmen bilden Grenzerfahrungen in religiösen Kontexten oder aber profane Ekstasen, wie sie bei sportlichen Ereignissen, Konzerten oder politisch motivierten Veranstaltungen zu beobachten sind. In ihrer kulturellen Bedeutung und Vielschichtigkeit nahm die Ekstase auch Einzug in die Bildenden Künste und geht dabei außergewöhnliche Verbindungen mit den benachbarten Disziplinen Musik und Tanz ein.  Anhand paradigmatischer Beispiele von der Antike bis in die Gegenwart beleuchtet die Ausstellung die unterschiedlichen spirituellen, politischen, psychologischen, sozialen, sexuellen und ästhetischen Implikationen von Euphorie- und Rauschzuständen zwischen Askese und Exzess.;Wo_Und_Wann&1540495447&PHPSESSID=087cfdee5b88dd438a5bfaaf759e2812

13 October – 20 January 2019, Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso, Königsstraße 1, Münster: Marc Chagall - Der wache Träumer. Marc Chagall (1887-1985) ist als malender Träumer in die Kunstgeschichte eingegangen. In seinen farbenprächtigen Werken scheinen die Gesetze der Schwerkraft und der Logik aufgehoben zu sein. Wie kaum einem anderen Künstler gelingt es ihm, die Wirklichkeit in eine romantische Traumwelt zu verwandeln, in der er Menschen und phantastische Wesen gemeinsam durch seine Bildräume schweben lässt. Mit rund 120 farbenprächtigen Gemälden, Zeichnungen und Grafiken, darunter Leihgaben aus dem Centre Pompidou in Paris, dem Ikonen-Museum Recklinghausen sowie zahlreiche selten gezeigte Werke aus Privatbesitz, taucht die Ausstellung tief in Marc Chagalls phantastische Traumwelt ein und spürt zugleich seinen Inspirationsquellen in der realen Welt nach. Öffnungszeiten:

13 October – 24 February 2019, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Kortumstraße 147, Bochum: Bild Macht Religion. Kunst zwischen Verehrung, Verbot und Vernichtung. Der Umgang mit Bildern in Religion und Kunst ist ambivalent: Zum einen ermöglichen Bilder, etwas zu sehen, was anders nicht zu sehen ist – zum Beispiel Heilige, Götter oder transzendente Wesen. Bilder können dabei etwas Anziehendes haben; sie können faszinieren und begeistern. Zum anderen zeigen Bilder etwas, das vielleicht besser im Unsichtbaren bleiben möge – nicht nur, weil das Gezeigte furchterregend ist, sondern weil es mit dem Bild identifiziert werden und eine Macht entfalten kann, die sich der menschlichen Kontrolle entzieht. Öffnungszeiten:

18 October – 27 January 2019, Alte Pinakothek, Barer Str. 27, München: Florence and its Painters: From Giotto to Leonardo da Vinci. With some 100 masterpieces from the 15th century, this exhibition focuses on the ground-breaking artistic innovations that occurred at the birthplace of the Renaissance, and present the production of its major painters and their workshops. High calibre paintings, sculptures and drawings provide multi-faceted insights into the conceptual worlds and working methods of these artists. Painters in the Florence of the House of Medici engaged innovatively with themes, forms and techniques. They investigated reality with a new confidence, seeking out the laws of harmony and beauty, drawing after nature and studying the works of Antiquity. In doing so, they attained an unprecedented diversity of artistic forms of expression, not just for profane pictorial narratives and portraits, but also for the images of private and ecclesiastical devotion. Hours:

21 October – 23 November, Epiphaniaskirche, Ecke Oeder Weg/Holzhausenstraße, Frankfurt am Main: Parastou Forouhar. Vor aller Augen. Schönheit und Struktur, Gewalt und Exzess liegen im Werk der in Teheran geborenen Künstlerin dicht beieinander. Für die Epiphaniaskirche entwickelt Parastou Forouhar eine eigene Altarwand, auf der das Sujet mit dem Raum und dem sakralen Geschehen in einen spannungsvollen Dialog tritt. Forouhars gezeichnete Wände und Rauminstallationen arbeiten häufig mit Schrift und Symbolen des persischen Raums.

24 October – 6 February, Evangelisches Zentrum Berlin, Georgenkirchstraße 69, Berlin: Protestanten - Bilder aus Brandenburg. Fotos von Frank Gaudlitz. Öffnungszeiten:

18 November – 13 January 2019, Morat-Institut, Lörracher Strasse 31, Freiburg: Was ist wahr. 19 nominierte Arbeiten zum 4. Kunstpreis der Erzdiözese Freiburg. Öffnungszeiten:

23 November – 9 February 2019, Deutsche Gesellschaft für christliche Kunst (DG), Finkenstraße 4, München: Zusammenspiel: Kunst im sakralen Raum. Wanderaasstellung in Kooperation mit dem Verein Ausstellungshaus für christliche Kunst (VAH) Zum Thema Kunst im sakralen Raum in Deutschland nach 2000. Die Ausstellung möchte einen Überblick über die vielfältigen jüngsten Auftragswerke aus evangelischen und katholischen Gemeinden geben. Begleitend dazu wird ein Katalog herausgegeben, der über die Ausstellung hinaus einen Überblick zum Thema Auftragskunst verschaffen möchte. Die Auswahl der Projekte basiert auf Nennungen aller Bistümer und Landeskirchen in Deutschland, die bis zu drei künstlerisch und architektonisch qualitätsvolle Gestaltungen von Kirchenräumen, die nach 2000 in Auftrag gegeben wurden, auswählen konnten. In der Ausstellung werden die Bereiche Neubau, Umbau, raumprägende Gestaltungen/ liturgische Geräte, neue Altäre, sowie Fenster präsentiert.

9 December – 10 February 2019, Hochschule für Kirchenmusik, St.-Meinrad-Weg 6,  Rottenburg: Gebhardt Binder: Die Bilderwelt der Offenbarung des Johannes. 



19 February 2018 – 26 February 2025, Uffizi Galleries, Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, Florence: Caravaggio and the 17th century. Hours:

26 May – 25 November, San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice: Holy See, Vatican Chapels during Venice Architecture Biennale. The pavilion of the Holy See at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition is based on a precise model, the “woodland chapel” built in 1920 by the architect Gunnar Asplund in the Cemetery of Stockholm. To help visitors understand this choice, an exhibit space has been set up at the entrance of the pavilion of the Holy See, displaying the drawings and model of Asplund’s chapel. This theme has been proposed to the ten architects invited to build ten chapels, gathered in the wooded area in the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, to form the pavilion of the Holy See, named Vatican chapels. The request addressed to the architects implies an unusual challenge, since the designers have been asked to come to terms with a building that will be isolated and inserted in an utterly abstract natural setting, characterised by its openness to the water of the lagoon. In the forest where the “Asplund pavilion” and the chapels have been located there are no destinations, and the environment is simply a metaphor of the wandering of life. Tu – Su, 10 am – 6 pm.

9 November – 6 January 2019, Villa Via Sacra, Barga: New Jerusalem/ Nuova Gerusalemme. An exhibition of works by Susan Kanaga, CJ and Filippo Rossi, born in the context of the international conference Florence and the Idea of Jerusalem. Articulated in three sections, this exhibition explores the aspects of the New Jerusalem theme: in Florence at San Miniato al Monte, The Temple on the Mount and Orsanmichele, The Holy City and in Barga at Villa Via Sacra,



13 October – 6 January 2019, Museum Het Valkhof, Kelfkensbos 59, Nijmegen: Mary of Guelders, her life and prayer book (ca. 1400). Mary of Guelders’ richly illuminated prayer book (Berlin SBB-PK Ms germ qu 42 / Vienna ÖNB Cod. 1908), written by Helmich die Lewe and completed in 1415, is extraordinary for several reasons: it originally consisted of more than 600 folia, it is richly illuminated, it was written in the Lower Rhine vernacular, and it contains an unusual compilation of prayers, hours and components of a breviary. These past few years the book has been the focus of a research project spearheaded by the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin and Radboud University in Nijmegen. Their hard work has yielded enough noteworthy results to deserve its own exhibition. It will feature the research’s findings on the comprehensive and complex prayer book, the life of Mary, Duchess of Jülich and Guelders, and cultural developments in the duchies of Guelders, Jülich and Berg. Hours:

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4 September – 13 January, 2019, Hermitage, Palace Square, 2, Saint-Petersburg: The Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer: Masterpieces from The Leiden Collection. The Leiden Collection, named in honour of the Dutch city where Rembrandt was born, was founded in 2003 by Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan and his wife, Daphne Recanati Kaplan, and comprises some 250 paintings and works of graphic art. The Collection made its public debut at The Louvre Museum in early 2017, an opening that was followed by highly successful exhibitions at The National Museum of China in Beijing and The Long Museum in Shanghai. 2018 marks the welcoming of The Leiden Collection to Russia – at The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and The State Hermitage Museum. Hours: ;



1 December 2011 – 1 April 2019, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh: Reformation to Revolution. At the beginning of the sixteenth century Scotland was a Catholic state governed by the Stewart dynasty (who later spelled their name Stuart). By the close of the seventeenth century the monarchy, church and parliament had all changed drastically. After 1603 the Stuarts, now based in London, were absentee rulers, and the nature of kingship was itself increasingly contested. The huge upheavals of the Reformation saw Protestantism become the nation’s official religion. The collapse of the old church and the dispersal of its lands and wealth brought about a major shift of power and income: new landed classes vied with established noble families for status and influence. These complex changes had important cultural consequences. With religious painting no longer acceptable, there was an increase in demand for secular art forms, portraiture in particular. This coincided with a growing merchant and professional class beginning to commission works of art to display their increased ambition and economic strength. Painted portraits were expensive, and those who acquired them came from the wealthiest levels of society, both old and new.  These men and women used portraits to assert ideas of social status as well as to record an individual likeness.  Their images played a significant role in the struggles for power, identity and nationhood during this period. Opening hours:



23 October – 27 January 2019, Prado, Paseo del Prado, Madrid: The Fountain of Grace. The Fountain of Grace is not just the only painting from the circle of Jan van Eyck in the Prado’s collection but also one of the most intriguing. The identity of the artist, the work’s precise subject and origins remain unknown but have provoked enormous scholarly debate since it entered the museum’s collection nearly 200 years ago. New and interesting information arising from recent research and restoration has increased our knowledge of the work. Hours:



29 April – 25 November, Musée Eugene Burnand, Chateau 48, Moudon: Exhibition Campagne d’autrefois. We, Sa, Su, 14 – 18 h.

18 May 2018 – 6 January 2019, musée d'ethnographie de Genève (MEG), Boulevard Carl-Vogt 65-67, Genève : Afrique, les religions de l'extase. L’exposition révèle la richesse des pratiques religieuses africaines. Tout au long du parcours, le public plonge dans une atmosphère de mysticisme et découvre la ferveur des croyants, entre photographies d'art et objets ethnographiques. Horaires :

29 October – 2 March, Stiftung Arina Kowner, Oberdorfstrasse 2, Zürich: Andrei Tarkovsky – Fotografien. Zum Gedenken an den herausragenden Filmemacher fand im Stroganov-Palast des Russischen Museums eine – von Joseph Kiblitsky kuratierte – Ausstellung statt. Das Russische Museum verfügt über eine bedeutende, Fotosammlung von und über Tarkovsky, welche der Stiftung Arina Kowner zu Ausstellungszwecken zur Verfügung gestellt wurde. Gezeigt werden Fotografien zu den Drehorten und -arbeiten aller sieben Filme Tarkovskys. Der reiche Petersburger Fundus enthält zudem zahlreiche Porträts des Künstlers und dokumentiert Tarkovsky auch als bildenden Künstler. Öffnungszeiten:



14 November – 9 December, Fort Gallery, 9408 Glover Road, Fort Langley, B.C.: Murmuration, a collaborative installation by Erica Grimm, Zuzana Vasko and Emily Arnett. The opening is Saturday 17 November 13 – 16 h. We – Su, 12 – 17 h.

28 November – 19 December, Lookout Gallery, 5800 University Blvd, Vancouver: Mending Time, By Joy Banks and Fiona Moes Pel. The exhibition brings together reimagined forms and honest laments to explore the idea of hopeful repair. In this two-artist exhibition, gestural and thematic conversations emerge between the limited-edition linocut prints of Joy Banks and the glass sculptures of Fiona Moes Pel. Opening reception, 28 November, 16.30 – 19.30 h. Mo – Fr, 8.30 – 17 h, Sa, 12 – 16 h.



16 September – 6 January 2019, Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Avenue Pkwy, Denver: Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker. The exhibition showcase about 100 prints from Rembrandt van Rijn’s career spanning from 1625 to 1665. Unforgettable images of biblical, portrait, allegory, still life, landscape, and genre artworks of the time demonstrate the mastery that cemented Rembrandt as one of the greatest artists in history. The exhibition will show how Rembrandt used his view of the world around him to fuel his artistic journey, and will give a deeper understanding of his working habits as an artist, and moreover, as a printmaker. Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker will take a close look at Rembrandt’s innovative approach to printmaking that combined the three principle methods of intaglio, including etching, drypoint and engraving. New scholarship about the artist will be presented, revealing how Rembrandt intentionally varied the states of his prints, ink, and exotic papers to create rarities that he knew his clients desired, demonstrating how he deliberately manipulated his prints for marketing and storytelling purposes. While the exhibition focuses on Rembrandt's exploration of printmaking, several paintings and 17 drawings also will be on view to provide additional context about his creative process in all media.

18 September – 13 January 2019, Frick Collection New York, 1 East 70th Street, New York: The Charterhouse of Bruges: Jan van Eyck, Petrus Christus and Jan Vos. The exhibition this book accompanies celebrates the reun­ion of two masterpieces of early Netherlandish painting commissioned by the Carthusian monk Jan Vos during his tenure as prior of the Charterhouse of Bruges in the 1440s: The Frick Collection’s Virgin and Child with St. Barbara, St. Elizabeth, and Jan Vos, commissioned from Jan van Eyck and completed by his workshop; and the Gemäldegalerie’s Virgin and Child with St. Barbara and Jan Vos, painted by Petrus Christus. These panels are examined with a selection of objects that place them for the first time in the rich Carthusian context for which they were created. Drawing on recent technical examination and new archival research, this lavishly illustrated, scholarly volume explores the works’ creation, patronage, function, and reception, offering a focused look at devotional and artistic practices in Bruges during the mid-fifteenth century. This is a signifi­cant contribution to our understanding of the role played by images in shaping monastic life and funerary strategies in late medieval Europe. Hours:

September 2018 – June 2019, The King’s College, 56 Broadway, New York City: Artist Nicora Gangi loaned six paintings to for use in the 2018-2019 academic year. Educated at the Hartford Art School, Montclair State College, and Syracuse University, Gangi was a professor of art at Syracuse University for 29 years. Gangi is regularly published in artists’ books on pastel paintings. This is now the second year that Gangi has loaned art to King’s. The paintings hang in the executive suite on the fifth floor of The King’s College. Vice President for Student Development Eric Bennett said, “Whenever I need a reminder of the significance of art to The King’s College, I have but to walk outside my office and view Nicora Gangi’s work. I’m truly grateful for our friendship with Nicora - her work is a glimmer of the good and the beautiful.”

16 October – 4 October 2020, MET, New York: In Praise of Painting. Dutch Masterpieces at the Met. Dutch paintings of the seventeenth century—the Golden Age of Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer—have been a highlight of The Met collection since the Museum's founding purchase in 1871. This exhibition brings together some of the Museum's greatest paintings to present this remarkable chapter of art history in a new light. Through sixty-seven works of art organized thematically, In Praise of Painting orients visitors to key issues in seventeenth-century Dutch culture—from debates about religion and conspicuous consumption to painters' fascination with the domestic lives of women. The exhibition provides a fresh perspective on the canon and parameters of the Dutch Golden Age by uniting paintings from Benjamin Altman's bequest, the Robert Lehman Collection, and the Jack and Belle Linsky Collection. Works typically displayed separately in the Museum's galleries—such as Rembrandt's Gerard de Lairesse and Lairesse's own Apollo and Aurora—are presented side by side, producing a visually compelling narrative about the tensions between realism and idealism during this period. The presentation also provides the opportunity to conserve and display rarely exhibited paintings, including Margareta Haverman's A Vase of Flowers—one of only two known paintings by the artist and the only painting by an early modern Dutch woman currently in The Met collection. The exhibition takes its title from one of the period's major works of art theory, Philips Angel's The Praise of Painting (1642), a pioneering defense of realism in art. Hours:



25 January 2018 – 25 February 2019, Chi-Mei Museum, No. 66, Section 2, Wenhua Road, Rende District, Tainan: The Beauties of Simplicity: Henk Helmantel. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the “Chimei Arts Award” and manifest the charm of realist art, Henk Helmantel, a contemporary master of realism, is especially invited and the special exhibition is held. This exhibition demonstrates the essence of Helmantel's artistic creation over the past half a century and Chimei Museum cordially invites you to experience the “beauty” of ordinary life! Th – Tu, 9.30 am – 5.30 pm.



17 May – November, Adamstown Uniting Church: Altar/d Art Series – Adamstown Arts, 6 installations. During May of this year Adamstown Uniting Church became the venue for a series of art installations that is being held over a period of six months by a range of respected and diverse Australian artists. The series is entitled ‘Altar/d’ and allows for a conversation with art works that are presented as the central visual focus for the worship space. The invented word Altar/d offers opportunity for a breaking down off barriers between the sacred and secular, for difference and surprise, and for celebrating the ‘everyday’ moment as included in the scope of the sacred. It invites a playful conversation between tradition and innovation, between the ways things have always been done and the disruptive capacity of seeing found through contemporary art.

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