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Exhibitions 2020

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AUSTRIA

1 October – 28 August 2021, Dom Museum, Stephansplatz 6, Vienna: Fragile Creation. Artworks from the Middle Ages to the present illustrate the complex connection between human beings and their environment. From loving care to exploitation, from menace to fascination, the relationship between people and nature is an ever-present topic—and was of existential importance long before the life-threatening consequences of global warming and pollution we are faced with today. Hours: https://dommuseum.at/opening_hours

 

BELGIUM

20 September 2019 – 20 September 2024: St Peter’s Church, Grote Markt 1, Leuven: Between Heaven and Earth. The restored St Peter’s Church in Leuven is the setting for an experience that touches all the senses. Immerse yourself in the fascinating story of this Gothic church and renew your acquaintance with its art treasures: outstanding works by Flemish Masters in their authentic context. ‘Mixed Reality’ brings Dirk Bouts’ Last Supper to life and lets you discover the vibrant Leuven of the past and present. The Last Supper by Dirk Bouts, an absolute masterpiece, is undoubtedly the most important highlight of Saint Peter’s Church. Moreover, with the exception of The Martyrdom of Saint Erasmus, it is the only artwork by a Flemish Primitive which, 600 years after it was painted, still hangs in exactly the same place for which it was intended. https://www.visitleuven.be/en/between-heaven-and-earth-vanaf-200919

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CZECH REPUBLIC

 

ENGLAND

16 July – 30 April 2021, Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling, East Sussex: John Newling: Tillage. John Newling is a pioneer of public art with a social purpose. Born in Birmingham in 1952, he is known for site-specific work that explores the relationships between people, place and culture, and the transformative power of incorporating nature into everyday life. This exhibition features works spanning Newling’s 40 year career, including new work responding to society’s need to evolve in the face of the climate emergency, and living through the global pandemic. Newling has described his work as a ‘collaboration with nature’, a description which has never seemed more relevant, with the pressing need for humanity to take responsibility for our impact on the ecosystem. Hours: https://www.ditchlingmuseumartcraft.org.uk/visit/opening-hours-and-prices/

Online exhibition, Society of Catholic Artists UK, http://www.catholicartists.co.uk/90years

6 March – 13 June, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London: Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist. The first major UK exhibition of German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer in nearly 20 years. Through paintings, drawings, prints, and letters, this exhibition follows Dürer’s travels across Europe, bringing to life the artist himself, and the people and places he visited. Check before visit: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/plan-your-visithttps://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/exhibitions/durers-journeys-travels-of-a-renaissance-artist

 

FINLAND

2 June 2020 – 31 December 2022, Ateneum Art Museum, Kaivokatu 2, Helsinki: Stories of Finnish Art. Stories of Finnish Art illustrates the development of art in Finland from 1809 until the 1970s. At the exhibition, the story of Finnish art is juxtaposed with international developments in art and contemporary social events. On display, side by side, are Finnish and international masterpieces from our collections, such as Le Corbusier’s Two Women (1939), Hugo Simberg’s The Wounded Angel (1903), Edvard Munch’s Bathing Men (1907–08), and Vincent van Gogh’s Street in Auvers-sur-Oise (1890). The works on display in the halls of modern art highlight the post-Second World War reconstruction period and the emergent media society. The exhibition features paintings, sculptures and prints by Finnish and foreign artists such as Anitra Lucander, Unto Pusa, Ulla Rantanen, Anita Snellman and Sam Vanni. Prints by foreign artists are exhibited on a regularly changing basis. The exhibition also includes Eino Ruutsalo’s experimental films and advertisements. Tu – Fr, 10 – 18 h (We, Th until 20 h), Sa, Su, 10 – 17 h. https://ateneum.fi/nayttelyt/stories-of-finnish-art/?lang=en

 

FRANCE

 

GERMANY  

9 September – 18 April, Landesmuseum Mainz Große Bleiche 49-51, Mainz: Die Kaiser und die Säulen ihrer Macht. Von Karl dem Großen bis Friedrich Barbarossa. "Die größte Kraft des Reiches" lag laut dem Chronisten Otto von Freising (12. Jahrhundert) im Raum am Rhein – zwischen Aachen und Basel, zwischen Metz und Frankfurt. Die Ausstellung rückt diese Region als dem Schauplatz zentraler Ereignisse der mittelalterlichen Geschichte in den Mittelpunkt. Hier entstanden, auf einer Strecke von knapp 100 Kilometern, die mächtigen Kathedralbauten von Mainz, Worms und Speyer. Hier fanden große Hof- und Reichsversammlungen sowie bedeutende Kirchensynoden statt. Hier wurden Könige gewählt und gekrönt. Am Beginn steht die Krönung Karls des Großen (800), die zugleich die Idee des antiken Kaisertums wiederbelebte, den Abschluss bildet die Goldene Bulle (1356), ein kaiserliche Gesetzbuch zur Regelung der Wahl und Krönung von Königen und Kaisern, das bis 1806 Gültigkeit hatte. Die 1.500 Jahre alte Mainzer Johanniskirche öffnet für die Dauer der großen Mittelalter-Ausstellung im Landesmuseum Mainz ihre Türen für Besucher. Der alte Mainzer Dom ist einer von über 20 historischen Stätten in Rheinland-Pfalz, die mit eigenen Angeboten die Landesausstellung „Die Kaiser und die Säulen ihrer Macht. Von Karl dem Großen bis Friedrich Barbarossa“ ergänzen. Di – So, 10 – 20 U. http://www.kaiser2020.de/

30 October – 11 April 2021, Stiftung Christliche Kunst, Schloss Wittenberg, Lutherstadt Wittenberg: Avantgarde in Wittenberg. 19 Jahre Stiftung Christliche Kunst Wittenberg. Vor 19 Jahren übergaben der württembergische Kunstliebhaber Dr. Ulrich Scheufelen und seine Frau Dr. Gisela Meister-Scheufelen ihre Sammlung mit herausragender religiös-existenzialistischer Grafik der Moderne in die Stadt Wittenberg und gründeten die „Stiftung Christliche Kunst Wittenberg“. 19 Jahre betreute Jutta Brinkmann als Vorsitzende die Stiftung Christliche Kunst Wittenberg, erweiterte die Sammlung und hat sie im In- und Ausland bekannt gemacht. 19 Jahren heißen auch 19 spannende Ausstellungen, die in dieser Zeit neben der Dauerausstellung sowohl in Wittenberg als auch an zahlreichen Orten in Europa gezeigt wurden. Dazu kommen mehrere Kunstpreisträger und Wettbewerbsgewinner, die sich bis heute der Stiftung verbunden fühlen. Zeit also, einmal innezuhalten und mit einer Ausstellung avantgardistischer und hochaktueller Kunst an die letzten Jahre zu erinnern und gleichzeitig in die Zukunft zu blicken. Zu sehen sind Werke von u.a. Marc Chagall, Edouard Manet, Ernst Barlach, Käthe Kollwitz, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Max Beckmann, Oskar Kokoschka, Georges Grosz, Otto Dix, Wassily Kandinsky, Georges Rouault, Otto Pankok, Antonio Saura, Arnulf Rainer, Werner Tübke, Bernhard Heisig, Wolfgang Mattheuer, Joseph Beuys, Bodil Kaalund, Bjørn Nørgaard/Lene Adler Petersen, Michael Morgner, Thomas A. Straub, Regina M. Stiegler, Wieland Payer, Edgar Knobloch und Michael Triegel. https://lutherstadt-wittenberg.de/kultur/sehenswuerdigkeiten/schloss/

8 November – 4 April, Kunsthalle Rostock, Hamburger Straße 40, Rostock: Michael Triegel. Cur Deus – Warum Gott? Die Frage nach Gott fordert stets auch zur Selbstbefragung des Menschen auf, gibt Auskunft über seine Sehnsüchte, Hoffnungen, Ängste und Zweifel. Das versucht Michael Triegel in seiner Arbeit zu untersuchen. In der Ausstellung werden Bilder der vergangenen Jahre im thematischen Kontext eigens für Rostock geschaffenen Werken gegenübergestellt. So versammeln sich im Schaudepot der Kunsthalle Rostock über 60 Arbeiten des Künstlers – Gemälde, Zeichnungen in Gouache oder Bleistift sowie Radierungen –, die die Auseinandersetzung Triegels mit dem Glauben beleuchten. Triegels Arbeitsweise entsprechend, aus ikonografischen, kunsthistorischen, literarischen und philosophischen Quellen zu schöpfen, sind den Bildern Texte beigestellt. Die Ausstellung ist Teil eines Gemeinschaftsprojekts des Instituts für Text und Kultur der Theologischen Fakultät der Universität Rostock, der St.-Johannis-Kantorei und der Kunsthalle Rostock. Geschlossen. Vielleicht in Marz wieder offen. https://www.kunsthallerostock.de/de/ausstellungen/aktuell

 

ITALY

19 February 2018 – 26 February 2025, Uffizi Galleries, Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, Florence: Caravaggio and the 17th century. Hours: https://www.uffizi.it/en/the-uffizi/painting https://www.uffizi.it/en/events/caravaggio-and-the-17th-century

 

THE NETHERLANDS   

12 February – 30 May, Rijksmuseum, Museumstraat 1, Amsterdam: Slavery. Slavery brings together ten real-life stories about people in slavery, about slaveholders, about people who freed themselves from slavery, and about people brought to the Netherlands in slavery. This exhibition centers on slavery in the Dutch colonial period spanning from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century, and sheds light on the countries and regions where the Netherlands was actively involved in slavery and the slave trade. 9  - 17 h. https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/whats-on/exhibitions/slavery

2 March – 6 June, Bonnefanten, Avenue Ceramique 250, Maastricht: Brueghel and Contemporaries: Art as Covert Resistance? The starting point of this exhibition is the Carrying of the Cross by Pieter Brueghel the Younger. A seemingly religious subject that can also be interpreted as a critical commentary on the power structures and religious reality in Flanders around 1600. In the exhibition Brueghel and contemporaries: art as hidden resistance? the work of Pieter Brueghel the Younger is shown alongside other interpretations of the crucifixion by predecessors, contemporaries and followers. Hours: https://www.bonnefanten.nl/en/plan-your-visit/practical-information/address-and-route;http://https://www.bonnefanten.nl/en/exhibitions/brueghel-and-contemporaries-art-as-a-covert-resistance?set_language=en

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SCOTLAND

 

SWITZERLAND

2 July 2019 – 1 July 2021, Reformierte Kirche Veltheim, Feldstrasse 6, Winterthur: Transformation# – Temporäre Kapelle Dorfkirche Veltheim. Vernissage Mittwoch, 4. September, 18.30 Uhr mit einer Installation des iranisch - schweizerischen Künstlers Navid Tschopp. Im 21. Jahrhundert ist mitten in Winterthur neben einer reformierten Kirche eine neue Kapelle entstanden. Während der zweijährigen Projektdauer entstehen insgesamt 12 Installationen in der temporären Kapelle und schaffen einen neuen Raum der Inspiration für Begegnungen zwischen Kunst und Kirche. In der Auseinandersetzung mit der Geschichte und aktuellen Themen soll Neues erfahren und wahrgenommen werden können. Reformation. Tausend Jahre Dorfkirche Veltheim. Weiterbauen an der Kirche. Eine Kapelle auf Zeit. Baumaterial der Asylunterkunft Kirche Rosenberg. Wärmedämmung aus.  alten Noten und Geschichten. Ein spiritueller Raum. Kirche trifft Kunst. Transformation. http://www.refkirchewinterthur.ch/veltheim

18 September 2020 – 7 March 2021: l’Espace Graffenried, Place du Marché 2, Aigle: Eugène Burnand. A travers champs. Hommage à l’artiste vaudois Eugène Burnand (1850-1921), aux diverses techniques utilisées et aux thèmes privilégiés dans son oeuvre: entre le Jorat et le Midi, les scènes naturalistes et religieuses, le dessin, l’illustration et la peinture. Me – Ven: 10 – 12, 13 – 17 h; Sa – Di: 10 - 12, 13.30 – 16 h. Entrée libre. 

 

CANADA

 

USA

20 September 2020 – 28 March 2021, Allentown Art Museum, 31 North Fifth Street, Allentown, PA: Rembrandt Revealed. When the Museum’s 1632 Portrait of a Young Woman was sent out for routine conservation in 2018, the conservators made an exciting discovery: while this painting had previously been attributed to Rembrandt’s studio, during cleaning they found clear evidence that Rembrandt himself had painted it. The Museum will be celebrating the return of this important work to the galleries with the exhibition Rembrandt Revealed, which will illuminate how conservation science has helped us better understand this painting and its authorship. Through a close focus on Portrait of a Young Woman, this exhibition will offer a deep dive into the conservation process, with an appealing and accessible step-by-step understanding of decisions and discoveries. It will also explore the complexities and uncertainties of the attribution process and invite the public to participate in that conversation. We - Sa, 11 – 16 h, Su, 12 – 16 h. http://www.allentownartmuseum.org

16 January – 23 May, The Delaware Contemporary, 200 South Madison Street, Wilmington: Vessels: Revisioning the Receptacle, curated by Kathrine Page. Sandra Bowden has two of her book/boxes, Pearl of Great Price and Book of Nails on show This invitational exhibition of 24 artists reexamines the purpose, shape, illusion and allusion of the vessel. Th – Su, 12 – 17 h. https://www.decontemporary.org/vessels

27 January – 15 May, Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL: Sacred/Supernatural: Religion, Myth, and Magic in Early Modern European Prints. Sacred/Supernatural explores some of the methods that European printmakers used to convey extraordinary events and individuals during the early modern period (1450-1800). Sacred/Supernatural includes works by Dutch, English, Flemish, French, German, and Italian relief and intaglio printmakers, dating from the fifteenth through the eighteenth century. While much of the art from this period was devoted to mimesis, or the naturalistic representation of the real world, close attention was also paid to the portrayal of otherworldly subjects. Printmakers invented creative solutions to convey to viewers that something or someone in their images was not of this world, from divine beings and miracles to witches and demons. Hours: https://kam.illinois.edu/node/143

8 February – 18 April, Bethel University, Olson Gallery, Community Life Center (CLC building), 2nd Floor, 3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN: Constructed Mysteries. Constructed Mysteries is an exhibit that offers a conversation through artwork and interviews about the ways in which spiritual practice and artistic practice intersect. The exhibit is based on the idea that artists of faith have a unique set of spiritual insights about a number of important and timely issues because of their experience within artistic practice. These insights have been uniquely discarded within contemporary Christianity and as a result, we have been cut off from sources of wisdom and interaction with the divine that have historically been a part of our spiritual tradition. Recovering this perspective is not only helpful for the artist on a personal level, but also of keen importance to the larger Christian culture. opens February 8 - April 18 at Bethel University Olson Gallery (St. Paul, Minnesota) and will tour afterward to other venues. Mo – Fr, 9 – 20 h, Sa, Su, 11 – 18 h.   https://www.bethel.edu/events/arts/galleries/exhibits/2021/constructed-mysteries

 

AUSTRALIA

28 January – 1 April, Centre for Theology & Ministry, Pilgrim Theological College, 29 College Crescent, Parkville: Speaking through Glass. In the quaint suburb of Fairfield stands a small church. With a large glass window. Replacing the stained-glass window with transparent glass was a conscious choice – to let the community see what happens inside. An invitation. But what happens when nothing is happening inside? During Melbourne's COVID-19 lockdown, this thin sheet of glass became a liminal space for connection with the community. In March 2020, a collaboration between lay preacher Nickie Williams, poet Kirsty Sangster, and artist Pearl Taylor formed, guided by the liturgical calendar and inspired by poetry. The words simmered for Pearl, resulting in a response artwork in the window. Helping people engage, feel connected, ponder, laugh, stay curious, and contemplate. The Speaking through Glass exhibition captures this collaboration of community installations – from Lent to Advent. As we step back towards each other, the gallery experience walks you through a taste of how creativity can connect with a community to speak the values, wisdom, joy, and lamentation when the church doors were shut. Centered around artworks by Pearl Taylor, the body of work comprises of drawings, etchings, lino prints, paper cuttings, and paintings. Mo – Fr, 9 – 17 h.   https://artandtheology.net/2021/01/27/speaking-through-glass-an-exhibition/

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