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Exhibitions 2018

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10 July – 20 October, Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM). Maria-Theresien-Platz, Vienna: Jan van Eyck: "Als Ich Can". The exhibition presents three of the circa twenty extant works by Jan van Eyck, offering a glimpse of the art produced during the reign of Duke Philipp the Good, when the Burgundian Low Countries witnessed a unique flowering of courtly and urban civilisation. Jan van Eyck (ca.1390-1441), the favorite court painter of Philipp the Good, duke of Burgundy (1396-1467), is celebrated for his virtuosity in the use of oil paint and his skill in combining naturalism and realism with brilliant colours. Already regarded as an epoch-making artist by his contemporaries, he was soon renowned throughout Europe as the founder of Early Netherlandish painting. Jan van Eyck was one of the first artists north of the Alps to sign and date his works. His use of a motto is remarkable. In the early fifteenth century, it was highly unusual for a painter – then still regarded as a mere craftsman – to have his own device, something reserved for the dukes of Burgundy and the nobility. Jan van Eyck chose AΛΣ · IXH · XAN as his motto and generally inscribed it in pseudo-Greek letters; it is, however, in Dutch and means “as I can” or “as best I can” as in “as best I can, not as I would”, which is presumably meant to imply the artist’s modest appreciation of his own work. 10 – 18 h (th until 21 h). https://www.khm.at/en/visit/exhibitions/jan-van-eyck/

3 August 2019 – 12 January 2020, Residenzgalerie Salzburg, Residenzplatz 1/Domplatz 1a, Salzburg: Golden Times: 17th-century Dutch Painting. Holland is celebrating its Dutch Golden Age. The Residenzgalerie Salzburg follows suit, presenting highlights of European painting. Seventy masterpieces from the Paintings Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Residenzgalerie Salzburg will be presented. Exceptional economic and socio-political conditions provided fertile ground for the heyday of Dutch painting in the 17th century. During this period, known as the Golden Age, the art of painting attained a quality unprecedented in this range of genres. An exquisite selection of still lifes, landscapes, marine pieces, portraits and much more offers insights into an exceptional phenomenon of European art. Öffnungszeiten: https://www.domquartier.at/besuchen/ticketpreise-und-oeffnungszeiten/ https://www.domquartier.at/sonderausstellung/goldene-zeiten-hollaendische-malerei-des-17-jahrhunderts__trashed/

20 September 2019 – 6 January 2020, The Albertina Museum, Albertinaplatz 1, Vienna: Albrecht Dürer. Spectacular Presentation of a Renaissance Genius. It has been decades since so many works by Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) have been seen in one place: thanks to valuable international loans, Vienna’s ALBERTINA Museum—itself home to numerous world-famous icons of drawing by Dürer including the Hare, Praying Hands, and Large Piece of Turf – will be presenting over 200 examples of Dürer’s drawings, printed graphics, and paintings in autumn 2019. Upon its reopening in 2003, it was with an exhibition of works by Albrecht Dürer that the ALBERTINA Museum ended up welcoming a total of half a million visitors. And now, a selection of over 100 drawings, a dozen paintings, personal writings, and other rare documents will present the oeuvre of this Renaissance genius more comprehensively than ever before. Hours: https://www.albertina.at/en/visit/opening-hours/# https://www.albertina.at/en/exhibitions/albrecht-duerer/

4 October – 30 August 2020, Dom Museum, Stephansplatz 6, Wien/Vienna: Family Matters. Beziehungen zwischen Familienmitgliedern prägen unser Leben, heute wie damals. Ausgehend von dem Wandel, den der Begriff Familie durchlebt, geht die Ausstellung der Frage nach, wie sich die unterschiedlichen Familienkonstellationen, ihre Bedingungen und Auswirkungen auf Individuum und Gesellschaft in der Kunst spiegeln. Von der Ein-Eltern-Familie über Sippenverbände bis zu „gewählten“ Familien zeigt sich durch die Epochen und in unterschiedlichsten Medien – Plastik, Grafik, Malerei, Fotografie und Videokunst – ein vielschichtiges Bild von dem, was Familie sein kann. Dabei steht die innere Dynamik der zwischenmenschlichen Beziehungen im Vordergrund. Nähe und Konflikte können an feinen, innerbildlichen Nuancen abgelesen werden. Auch gesellschaftspolitische oder ökonomische Zusammenhänge erschließen sich durch die Art der Repräsentation der Individuen in der Gruppe, durch ihr Umfeld oder ihre Haltung. Öffnungszeiten: http://www.dommuseum.at/de/besuch/

 

BELGIUM

20 September 2019 – 26 January 2020, M-Museum Leuven, Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28, Leuven: Borman and Sons. The Finest Image-Carver. Jan Borman was a medieval sculptor – the best according to some – and a shrewd businessman. His workshop in Brussels was much in demand and it was there that Borman taught his sons not only his masterly skills but also his commercial acumen. He was technically brilliant, but above all an innovator with a large number of followers. This autumn, M is bringing together over 100 sculptures in a unique retrospective exhibition on the Borman phenomenon. Hours: https://www.mleuven.be/en/practical-information https://www.mleuven.be/en/borman

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

5 October – 31 December, Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Musea Antwerpen, Lange Gasthuisstraat 19, Antwerp: Madonna Meets Mad Meg. Pieter Bruegel the Elder is the focus of an international celebration in 2019. Antwerp is where Bruegel learned his trade and where he worked for over ten years. He remained a presence in the city even after his death, thanks to his sons, Pieter the Younger and Jan. And when Bruegel’s name had faded from memory, it was the Antwerp collector Fritz Mayer van den Bergh who rekindled interest in his work. Fritz rediscovered the painting Dulle Griet (‘Mad Meg’) and it was thanks to his enthusiasm that Bruegel has now been studied and coveted for over 100 years. Focusing on the acquisitions of collectors Florent van Ertborn (1784–1840) and Fritz Mayer van den Bergh (1858–1901), the exhibition combines Bruegel’s recently restored Mad Meg with one of the highlights of the currently closed Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp: Jean Fouqet’s Madonna. Hours: https://www.museummayervandenbergh.be/en/visit

5 October 2019 – 26 January 2020, Museum Snijders&Rockoxhuis, Keizerstraat 10-12, Antwerp: Jan Brueghel the Elder: A Magnificent Draughtsman. In 2019, Flanders and Brussels are looking back the crucial role that Pieter Bruegel the Elder played in the art-historical landscape of the sixteenth century. The 450th anniversary of his death is a great opportunity to rediscover the artist’s work and that of his son Jan Brueghel the Elder. The Snyders&Rockox House is taking a closer look at the drawings of Jan Brueghel I (1568–1625), son of Pieter Bruegel the Elder and brother of Pieter the Younger. Together with Peter Paul Rubens, Jan was one of the most successful Flemish artists of the first quarter of the seventeenth century. He was at home in every market – an inspired painter of landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, historical themes, hunting scenes and allegorical and mythological subjects. Jan is seen as the inventor of the floral still, but he was also an important innovator in the depiction of landscapes, in which his father’s artistic legacy and his visit to Italy played no small part. Hours: https://www.snijdersrockoxhuis.be/en/plan-your-visit/practical/opening-hours-prices

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CZECH REPUBLIC

4 October 2019 – 5 January 2020, National Gallery in Prague – Collection of Prints and Drawings. Kinsky Palace,  Staroměstské náměstí 12,  Prague: Wenceslaus Hollar and the Art of Drawing. Wenceslaus Hollar (1607 Prague – 1677 London) has mainly been presented at exhibitions and in books as a graphic artist, but less as a draughtsman. The National Gallery Prague published a monograph in 2017 with a comprehensive list of his drawings, which often represent an apex of the contemporary art of drawing in Europe. This exhibition will be the first to focus almost exclusively on his drawings, their artistic quality and significance enhanced by the comparison of Hollar’s artworks with those by his predecessors, contemporaries and followers, such as Joris Hoefnagel, Matthäus Merian the Elder, Rembrandt van Rijn, Lambert Doomer or Francis Placeand others. On display will also be several prints and paintings by the artists, who had a relationship to Hollar’s work. The National Gallery wants to show Hollar’s drawing roots and other inspiration, but also his unique quality and significance in the context of 17th-century European art. The exhibition will present a number of first-quality artworks loaned from major European collections, such as the British Museum in London, Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin, the Albertina in Vienna and many other museums and private collections. Hours: https://www.ngprague.cz/en/opening-hours

 

ENGLAND

23 July 2018 – January 2020, Great St Mary’s Church, Senate House Hill, Cambridge: Liviu Moan: Archetypes. The Archetypes exhibition explores five great themes found in almost every culture and society: revelation, sacrifice, belief, transcendence and destiny. Liviu Mocan expresses them using 21st-century technology, whilst drawing inspiration from the 16th-century Reformation – which itself was a retrieval of 1st-century ideas. Each sculpture can be approached in three ways: through the artist’s title, through the archetype it interprets, or by way of the five solas of the Reformation. Mocan’s interpretation draws on his own personal faith, which grew and was refined under the communist regime in Romania. The exhibition thus invites visitors into a multi-faceted conversation between history, faith, art and philosophy. 9 – 18 h. http://www.artway.eu/artway.php?id=1000&lang=en&action=show&type=imagemeditations ; https://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/meet-sculptor-liviu-mocan

4 March – 24 December, Wightwick Manor, Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, West Midlands: Rossetti, pre the Pre-Raphaelites. Discover the work of a young Dante Gabriel Rossetti before he helped establish the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Already filled with Pre-Raphaelite art Whightwick Manor now presents an exhibition of drawings by Dante Gabriel Rossetti from his early career. More than 20 of these pictures will be on display to the public for the first time. The exhibition explores the young Rossetti's work before he helped establish the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, his interest in literature and his developing style. All of the drawings are from between 1844-48, when Rossetti was still a teenager and receiving his art education. Many illustrate the preoccupations of a young man, what he was reading, the gothic macabre and ladies of questionable virtue. 10 am – 5 pm.   https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wightwick-manor-and-gardens/features/rossetti-pre-the-pre-raphaelites---exhibition-at-wightwick-manor

10 June – 1 November, All Saints Church, Melbourne Rd E10, London: Victoria Burgher: Crown. Crown is a public artwork in the form of a wreath of individually made metal-foil chrysanthemums produced by the artist Victoria Burgher in collaboration with school groups and the local community. Installed on the exterior of the church, Crown can be seen at all times. The exhibition is part of Art + Christianity’s Fellowship Commissions: Four artists respond to the theme of fellowship in a series of installations for churches in Waltham Forest. https://walthamstuff.com/events/crown-an-installation-by-victoria-burgher/

11 September 2019 - 2 February 2020, Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, London: William Blake. William Blake was a painter, printmaker and poet who created some of the most iconic images in British art. Radical and rebellious, he is an inspiration to visual artists, musicians, poets and performers worldwide. His personal struggles in a period of political terror and oppression, his technical innovation, his vision and political commitment, have perhaps never been more pertinent. Inside the exhibition will be an immersive recreation of the small domestic room in which Blake showed his art in 1809. You will be able to experience for yourself the impact these works had when they were shown for the first time. In another room, Blake’s dream of showing his works at enormous scale will be made reality using digital technology. With over 300 original works, including his watercolours, paintings and prints, this is the largest show of Blake’s work for almost 20 years. It will rediscover him as a visual artist for the 21st century. Hours http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britainhttps://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/william-blake-artist

17 September – 26 October, New Art, 6D Street Lane, London: Matthew Askey Solo Exhibition. 50 Self-Portrait paintings and drawings by this priest-painter. Works consider the spirituality and theology of self through a daily self-portrait drawing discipline. http://newartprojects.com/artists/matthew-askey/

20 September – 3 November, Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury: Art Exhibition: Experiencing Landscape. Joy Hillyer’s paintings aim to convey a sense of place, of placement and exploration within the landscape. She is concerned with the ambiguity of the liminal: the juxtaposition of the real and the imagined; the interplay between essence and symbol, between light and darkness; the ephemeral and the enduring. Joy Hillyer had a career in law and legal education before taking an honours degree in garden design and attending art courses taught by Sophie Hacker. From 2012 to 2014 she attended Advanced Painting Practice at Morley College. After seven years in Central London, she now works from her studio in Wiltshire. Further details at http://www.joyhillyer.com 

25 September – 19 October, St Mary le Strand Church, Strand, London: Giving Thanks, The Visionary Paintings of Veronica von Degenfeld.  International painter and stained-glass designer, Veronica von Degenfeld, has exhibited in Rome, Paris, Salzburg, and New York but never in London. Her semi-abstract paintings bring joy and colour. Mo – Sa, 11 – 17.30 h. https://stmarylestrand.com/events

4 October 2019 – 5 january 2020, The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath: Rembrandt in Print. The exhibition presents 50 of the finest works from the Ashmolean’s world-class collection of over 200 etchings and drypoints by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). Widely hailed as the greatest painter of the Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt was also one of the most innovative and experimental printmakers of the seventeenth century. Displayed together for the first time, these works demonstrate Rembrandt’s inventive techniques and unrivaled ability for storytelling. Exhibition highlights include intense self-portraits with their penetrating gaze, including one of his earliest self-portraits dating from 1630. Rembrandt’s only still-life print The Shell (1650) and iconic prints such as The Three Trees (1643) and The Windmill (1641) are also highlights. Perhaps the most remarkable print on display is Christ Presented to the People (Ecce Homo) (1655), considered to be the pinnacle of Rembrandt’s printmaking; the Ashmolean’s print is one of only 8 first state impressions in existence in the world. Created solely in drypoint it is a true feat of printmaking, and was printed on rare Japanese paper which Rembrandt must have sourced via the Dutch East India Company who had exclusive access to Japan through the harbor in Nagasaki. Hours: https://www.holburne.org/events/rembrandt-in-print/ 

4 October 2019 – 2 February 2020, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road,  Dulwich Village, London: Rembrandt’s Light. 2019 is The Year of Rembrandt with celebrations taking place throughout Europe to mark 350 years since the artist’s death (1669). Dulwich Picture Gallery will stage London’s Rembrandt moment with an innovative exhibition that aims to refresh the way that we look at works by this incomparable Dutch Master. Along with many firsts, this show will bring the captivating painting Philemon and Baucis (National Gallery of Art, Washington) to the UK for the first time. Rembrandt’s Light will bring together 35 carefully selected international loans that focus on Rembrandt’s mastery of light and visual storytelling, concentrating on his greatest years from 1639-1658, when he lived in his ideal house at Breestraat in the heart of Amsterdam (today the Museum Het Rembrandthuis). Its striking, light-infused studio was the site for the creation of Rembrandt’s most exceptional paintings, prints and drawings including The Denial of St Peter and The Artist’s Studio. Hours: https://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/planning-your-visit/opening-times/https://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/2019/october/rembrandts-light/

15 October – 26 October, All Hallows by the Tower, Byward St, London and Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square, Belgravia, London: Creation. 2019 Commission4mission exhibition. The title and theme for the exhibition can be understood in terms of emotions, ecology, personal, biblical etc. We have encouraged our artists to reflect broadly on the theme and 26 artists have responded with imagery that ranges from depictions of the Genesis Creation stories to Christ’s birth and our recreation through redemption, by way of flower studies, the creation of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance, and future creation using AI and genetic engineering. A mix of abstract and representational imagery has been created, utilising assemblage, ceramics, digital illustration, drawing, painting, puppetry and sculpture. The exhibition will include work by Hayley Bowen, Harvey Bradley, Irina Bradley, Lewis Braswell, Cathie Chappell, Valerie Dean, Jonathan Evens, Mary Flitcroft, Maurizio Galia, Michael Garaway, John Gentry, Laura Grenci, Barbara Harris, Deborah Harrison, Tim Harrold, David Hawkins, Alan Hitching, Anthony Hodgson, Jacek Kulikowski, Mark Lewis, David Millidge, Dorothy Morris, Jacqui Parkinson, Janet Roberts, and Henry Shelton. The exhibitions can be viewed during the two churches normal opening hours. https://www.commission4mission.org

15 October – 1 December, Southwell Minster, Church Street, Southwell: Tree of Life with Open Heaven by Jacqui Parkinson. The Tree of Life consists of three large textile panels telling a story of a tree in the Garden in Eden - a tree of crucifixion - and a tree that flourishes for the good of all nations. And then the installation Open Heaven as a change of direction: a huge rope ladder that reaches from the floor of the Minster to the heights of the Minster representing the connection between earth and heaven and between us and God.  And low down on the rope ladder visitors stand face to face with a life size figure - a cast of a real young man in his thirties.  Here is Jesus, hanging on the ladder, reaching out to everyone. Jesus: the one who totally connects earth to heaven and men and women to the Father. http://southwellminster.org/events/event/tree-of-life-open-heaven/

 

FRANCE

8 February – 31 December, Centre International du Vitrail, 5 Rue du Cardinal Pie, Chartres : Images et lumière, le vitrail contemporain en France 2015-2019. Le centre international du vitrail (CIV) de Chartres fait actuellement, dans le cadre d’une exposition, le point sur la création contemporaine de vitraux de ces cinq dernières années en France. Plus de 60 œuvres, conçues par 19 artistes contemporains sont exposées dans les grandes salles voûtées du XIIIe siècle du CIV. Au total, ce ne sont pas moins que 28 chantiers de vitraux, réalisés entre 2015 et 2019, qui sont présentés au sein de l’exposition ; un témoignage fort de la vitalité de la création contemporaine dans ce domaine. Jours et heures d’ouverture : https://www.centre-vitrail.org/fr/images-et-lumiere/

30 September – 20 October, Faculté protestante de théologie  83 bd Arago, PARIS 14e – métro St Jacques : Exposition d'art contemporain Sacrée idole. Cette exposition organisée par Protestantisme & images rassemble les œuvres (installations, sculptures, gravures, peintures…) d'une quinzaine de plasticiens. Lu – sa, 10 – 18 h. http://www.latelierprotestant.fr 

 

GERMANY  

18 January – 22 December, Düsseldorf, Essen, Krefeld, Mönchengladbach, Trier, Troisdorf und Saarbrücken. Wanderausstellung der Evangelische Kirche im Rheinland. “und… LICHT”. Mit Licht beschäftigen sich Kunst und Kirche gleichermaßen. In Anlehnung an Bibelverse wie den vom Anfang der Bibel „Und Gott sprach: Es werde Licht! Und es ward Licht“ hat die Evangelische Kirche im Rheinland (EKiR) international renommierte Künstlerinnen und Künstler im Jahr 2019 zu einer Wanderausstellung eingeladen. Sie trägt den Titel „und … LICHT“ und soll den Dialog zwischen Theologie und Lichtkunst vertiefen. Die Wanderausstellung startet am 18. Januar 2019 in der evangelischen Johanneskirche in Saarbrücken und wird 2019 in sechs weiteren Städten auf dem Gebiet der EKiR zu sehen sein: in Düsseldorf, Essen, Krefeld, Mönchengladbach, Trier, Troisdorf und Saarbrücken. Ausgestellt werden Videoinstallationen, Projektionen, Glasarbeiten, Fotografien und Lichtobjekte. http://https://news.rpi-virtuell.de/events/wanderausstellung-und-licht/

24 March – 27 October, Glasmalereimuseum Linnich, Rurstraße 9, Linnich: Licht-Zeichen. Die Kunst von Johannes Schreiter. Als einer der namhaftesten Künstler und Lehrer seines Fachs hat Johannes Schreiter die Glasmalerei der Gegenwart - insbesondere die architekturgebundene - maßgeblich geprägt und weiterentwickelt. Professor Schreiter zeigte sich für Glasfenstergestaltungen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, in Frankreich, Wales, England, Schweden, Israel und den USA verantwortlich. Die Sonderausstellung präsentiert Werke von Schreiter aus der zweiten Hälfte des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts sowie einige seiner Glasbilder aus dem 21. Jahrhundert. Zur "Licht-Zeichen"-Ausstellung wird ein Begleitprogramm angeboten, das einen Vortrag, eine Exkursion und mehrere Workshops beinhaltet. Di – So, 11 – 17 U. https://www.glasmalerei-museum.de/ausstellungen/sonderausstellungen/johannes-schreiter-2019

23 May – 15 November, Matthäikirchplatz, Berlin: Han Seok Hyun und Kim Seung Hwoe – Das dritte Land. Die südkoreanischen Künstler Seok Hyun Han und Seung Hwoe Kim haben im 30. Jahr des Berliner Mauerfalls einen Grenzgarten geschaffen, in dem Pflanzen aus Nord- und Südkorea gemeinsam wachsen. Das berühmte Baekdu-Daegan-Gebirge, das Nord- und Südkorea miteinander verbindet, steht Pate für die schwarzen Basaltformationen, die dem Garten seine Gestalt geben. Bis November dieses Jahres finden hier Performances, Konzerte und Diskussionen statt. Das «dritte Land» als utopisches Biotop, das den jahrzehntelangen Grenzkonflikt der beiden Staaten temporär künstlerisch überwindet. http://www.stiftung-stmatthaeus.de/programm/ausstellungen

13 June – 10 November, Kirche Am Hohenzollernplatz, Nassauische Straße 66/67, Berlin: Alex Flemming – Apokalypse. „Siehe, ich mache alles neu!“, schreibt der Seher Johannes im letzten Buch der Bibel, der Apokalypse des Johannes. Er beschreibt die endzeitliche Neuschöpfung Jerusalems aus den Wolken des Himmels: Die heutige religiöse Hauptstadt des Juden- und Christentums sowie des Islam vergeht und entsteht neu Dank einer himmlischen Intervention. – Der in Berlin lebende brasilianische Künstler Alex Flemming hat anlässlich des dreißigsten Jahrestages des Mauerfalls die Apokalypse heutiger Weltstädte künstlerisch inszeniert: Auf seinen großformatigen Bildern implodieren und explodieren die urbanen Wahrzeichen der westlichen Welt als Symbole ihrer Kulturen in einem vielbunten Farbengestöber. „Siehe, ich mache alles neu!“ – Irreversibler Abgesang oder Chance für einen Neubeginn? https://www.stiftung-stmatthaeus.de/programm/ausstellungen/veranstaltung/alex-flemming-apokalypse/

27 July – 10 November, Diözesanmuseum, Domplatz 5, Bamberg: Der Funke Gottes! Die neuen Schatz + Wunderkammern im Bamberger Diözesanmuseum. Schon von Weitem wird sie zu sehen sein und leuchtet in der Nacht: die zehn Meter breite Neon-Skulptur des Berliner Künstlers Via Lewandowsky Good God. In luftiger Höhe zwischen den Türmen am Ostchor des mehr als 1000 Jahre alten Bamberger Doms angebracht, wird sie vom Domberg in die Stadt strahlen und beschreibt damit zugleich ein zentrales Motto der Ausstellung im benachbarten Diözesanmuseum. Zeitgenössische Kunst von rund 60 Künstlerinnen und Künstlern aus aller Welt sowie ausgewählte Stücke der Moderne korrespondieren mit sakraler Kunst, mit Werken von Tilman Riemenschneider oder Veit Stoß, den Kaisermänteln Heinrichs II. und seiner Gemahlin Kunigunde. Hochrangige Goldschmiedekunst und Kostbarkeiten aus Elfenbein treffen auf Kunstwerke aus zeitgenössischen Materialien wie Beton, Stahl, Foto-Papier oder Plastik: Julian Charrière schmilzt Computerschrott ein, Karsten Konrad verwendet Abfall aus Haushaltsauflösungen und von Schrottplätzen: Töpfe, Teile alter Möbel oder Kaufhaus-Vasen aus den 1960ern. Ernst Barlachs erste Modell-Skulptur für Der Schwebende, den Engel von Güstrow, gefertigt aus Gips und überzogen mit gelbem Lack, spricht mit dem goldfarbenen Ornat von Papst Clemens II. aus der ersten Hälfte des 11. Jahrhunderts. Di – So, 10 17 U. https://www.dioezesanmuseum-bamberg.de/

9 August – 20 October, Kulturkirche St. Stephani Bremen, Stephanikirchhof 8, Bremen: Ludger Gerdes. Sehnsucht nach Gemeinschaft. Sehnsucht nach Gemeinschaft nannte der Künstler Ludger Gerdes (1954-2008) eine Zeichnung. Sie entstand, wie die weithin leuchtende Neoninstallation »NIE« von 1990, unter dem Eindruck der Wendezeit und wurde 1993 zusammen mit seinen Wortskulpturen »Angst«, »Ohne« und »Ichs« unter dem Leitmotiv »Wie macht man wir?« ausgestellt. Alle Begriffe passten damals wie heute zur Suche nach sinnvollen Formen gelebter Gemeinschaft. Fragen nach dem Vorhandensein und der Notwendigkeit von Gemeinschaft stellen sich in vielen Werken von Ludger Gerdes. Der Künstler beschrieb eine der wesentlichen Aufgaben von Kunst damit, urbanen Raum zu gestalten, um Anreize für öffentliche Kommunikation zu schaffen. In diesem Sinne entwarf er 2001 auf Einladung der Stadt Bremen eine skulpturale Gestaltung für die Fläche unterhalb der Stephanikirche an der Weseruferpromenade. Die Entwurfsunterlagen werden als Leihgaben aus dem Archiv für Künstlernachlässe der Stiftung Kunstfonds in der Kulturkirche im Rahmen einer umfassenden Einzelausstellung gezeigt. Di – So, 11 – 17 U. https://www.kulturkirche-bremen.de/programm_detail.php?ident=117477

13 August – 16 October, Landeskirchenamt Hannover, Rote Reihe 6, Hannover: Kunst trotz(t) Ausgrenzung. Mit dieser Wanderausstellung wird die öffentliche Auseinandersetzung mit gesellschaftlichen Ausgrenzungsphänomenen gesucht. Künstler*innen, die sich ganz unterschiedlich sozial und kulturell verorten, laden mit ihren Werken ein breites Publikum dazu ein, neue Perspektiven auf eine Gesellschaft der Vielfalt zu gewinnen und einen eigenen Standpunkt in einer zentralen politischen Debatte zu finden. https://www.landeskirche-hannovers.de/evlka-de

13 August – 26 January 2020, Draiflessen Collection, Georgstraße 18, Mettingen: Teil 2 der Ausstellungstrilogie „Glaube, Liebe, Hoffnung“. Die Liebe ist allgegenwärtig: Nicht nur in Romanen, Filmen oder Liedern steht sie als starkes Gefühl, emotionale Kraft oder unerreichbares Ideal im Mittelpunkt, sondern sie ist immer auch Teil gesellschaftlicher Diskurse. Wie lieben wir? Wen lieben wir? Und warum? Und was passiert, wenn die Liebe einmal aufhört? Die Ausstellung folgt dem ersten Teil —  „Glaube" — der Trilogie „Glaube, Liebe, Hoffnung“ und nähert sich dem Begriff Liebe. Sie beschreibt Liebe als eine Form (besonderer) sozialer Beziehungen und Bindungen. Nicht die Liebe als kurzlebigen Affekt oder leidenschaftliches Gefühl nimmt die Ausstellung in den Blick. Ihr Augenmerk richtet sich vielmehr auf Liebe als Qualitätsmerkmal zwischenmenschlicher Verhältnisse. Öffnungszeiten: https://www.draiflessen.com/articles?a_type=visit&locale=de

30 August 2019 – 5 January 2020, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Glockengießerwall, Hamburg: Rembrandt. Masterpieces from the Collection. The 4th of October 2019 marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death (1606–1669). On this occasion, the Hamburger Kunsthalle will present a special showcase of one of the major artists of the Dutch Golden Age. On display will be a selection of outstanding works from the museum’s Old Masters holdings and Prints and Drawings Collection, for example »Simeon and Hannah in the Temple« (1627) and »Maurits Huygens, Secretary to the Council of State in The Hague« (1632), two masterpieces from Rembrandt’s early period in Leiden and Amsterdam. These will be supplemented by the painting »The Expulsion of Hagar« (1612) by Pieter Lastman, who taught Rembrandt for six months in his workshop circa 1625. Exhibited alongside the three paintings will be a selection of around 60 etchings, including landscapes, portraits and works on religious themes. Hours: https://www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de/en/visit https://www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de/en/exhibitions/rembrandt

8 September – 8 November, Kunsthalle St.Annen, St.-Annen-Straße 15, Lübeck: Doris Salcedo - Tabula Rasa. Der seit fünf Jahrzehnten währende, bürgerkriegsähnliche Konflikt in ihrer Heimat Kolumbien ist Ausgangspunkt zahlreicher Projekte Salcedos. Ihre Kunstwerke sind Zeugnisse von Folter, Verlust und Traumata. Dabei schafft die Künstlerin poetische Installationen und raumgreifende Arbeiten, die in ihrer Fragilität und Verletzlichkeit eben jenen Menschen eine spürbare Präsenz verleihen, die Brutalität und Ungerechtigkeit erfahren mussten oder nicht überlebten. Die Künstlerin lebt in Bogotá, wo sie zuletzt ein „Anti-Monument“ aus einem Teil der rund 7.000 von den FARC-Rebellen abgegebenen Waffen erschaffen hat. Eingeschmolzen und in Zusammenarbeit mit weiblichen Gewaltopfern bearbeitet, dienen diese als Bodenplatten für ein neues Museum im Zentrum der Stadt, als Ort der Reflexion der langen Jahre gewalttätiger Konflikte in Kolumbien. In ihrer aktuellen, Werkreihe „Tabula Rasa I-IV“ setzt sich Salcedo künstlerisch mit Vergewaltigungen auseinander, die viele Frauen während des kolumbianischen Bürgerkriegs erlitten haben. Di – So, 10 – 17 U. https://kunsthalle-st-annen.de/salcedo

9 September – 10 November, Das M:AI – Museum für Architektur und Ingenieurkunst NRW, Leithestraße 33, Gelsenkirchen: “Fluch und Segen. Kirchen der Moderne” zur Bedeutung moderner Kirchenbauten – und zum Umgang mit deren Leerständen. Abriss, Umbau, Neunutzung: Das ist die Situation, vor der heute viele Kirchengebäude stehen. Wie gehen wir mit Bauten um, die in architektonischer, religiöser aber auch sozialer Weise außergewöhnliche Räume erzeugen? Die Ausstellung inszeniert von 9. September bis 10. November 2019 den Kirchenraum von St. Gertrud in Köln, einem Bauwerk von Gottfried Böhm aus dem Jahr 1965. Mi, 12 – 20 U, Do – So, 10 – 18 U. https://mai-nrw.de/ausstellungen-und-projekte/fluchundsegen/

11 September – 7 December, Deutsche Gesellschaft für christliche Kunst, Finkenstraße 4, München: Magdalena Jetelová. ‘Essential is Visible‘. Die Ausstellung zeigt den jüngsten Werkzyklus der tschechischen Künstlerin. Seit vielen Jahren erscheint das Thema der Grenze, der Ausgrenzung oder Markierung zentral in Jetelovás Arbeit. Dabei ist der aktuelle Zeitbezug eine bedeutende inhaltliche Komponente. Jetelova thematisiert die Endlichkeit natürlicher Ressourcen und macht die globale Erwärmung sichtbar. Die gezeigten Aufnahmen stammen von einer Expedition zur Antarktis: Mittels eines Laserpointers zeichnete die Künstlerin die geologische Nahtstelle zwischen der Pazifischen und der Antarktischen Platte nach und hinterließ auf dem Eis Botschaften. Die Videoarbeit dokumentiert durch Ton und Bild eindrücklich die sich rasch verändernde Situation des Lebensraums Antarktis. In einem waghalsigen Unterfangen filmte Jetelová von einem kleinen Boot aus dahintreibende Eisfragmente und einstürzende Eisberge. Das eindrückliche Geräusch des knackenden Eises begleitet die Bilder. Di – Fr 12 – 18 U (ohne 4.10). http://www.dg-galerie.de/vorschaumagdalena-jetelova-pacific-ring-of-fireeroeffnung-di-10-9-2019-18-bis-21-uhr/

11 September – 17 December, Deutsche Gesellschaft für christliche Kunst e.V., Finkenstraße 4, München: Magdalena Jetelová ‚Essential is Visible‘. Mit der Ausstellung ‚Essential is Visible‘ stellt die Deutsche Gesellschaft für christliche Kunst den jüngsten Werkzyklus der tschechischen Künstlerin Magdalena Jetelová vor. Seit vielen Jahren erscheint das Thema der Grenze, der Ausgrenzung oder Markierung zentral in Jetelovás Arbeit. Dabei ist der Zeitbezug eine bedeutende inhaltliche Komponente. Di – Fr, 12 – 18 U. http://www.dg-galerie.de/vorschaumagdalena-jetelova-pacific-ring-of-fireeroeffnung-di-10-9-2019-18-bis-21-uhr/

13 September – 26 January, Haus der Kunst, Prinzregentenstraße 1, München: Markus Lüpertz. Über die Kunst zum Bild. Markus Lüpertz (*1941) zählt zu den zentralen Künstlerfiguren der deutschen Nachkriegszeit. Er hat die moderne Malerei seit den 1960er-Jahren entscheidend mitgeprägt. Die Ausstellung im Haus der Kunst stellt die Lebenskraft des uralten Mediums Malerei in den Fokus und beleuchtet erstmals den seriellen Charakter in Lüpertz‘ bildnerischem Schaffen. Anhand von über 200 Gemälden und Zeichnungen, viele aus internationalen Sammlungen, zeigt sie, wie Lüpertz ein auf inneren Zusammenhängen basierendes Werk entwickelt hat, das von einer filmischen Sichtweise geprägt ist. Die kinematische Seh- und Leseweise ermöglicht einen neuen frischen Blick auf sein künstlerisches Œuvre. Öffnungszeiten: https://hausderkunst.de/informationen

27 September - 20 October, Pinakothek der Moderne, Barerstrasse 40, Munich: In Focus: The Best of Rembrandt – Drawings and Etchings of the Munich Collection. The Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München marks the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606–1669) with a focused show of the exquisite Rembrandt drawings and etchings from its own collection. The 14 Rembrandt drawings located in Munich as well as a representative selection of outstanding etchings provide a visual feast in honour of an exceptional graphic master and an artist esteemed over the centuries right through to today. Tu – Su, 10 – 18 h (Th until 20h). https://www.pinakothek.de/en/exhibitions/focus-het-beste-van-rembrandt-drawings-and-etchings-of-munich-collection

3 October 2019 – 12 January 2020, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fonndation Corboud, Obenmarspforten, Am Kölner Rathaus, Köln: Rembrandts graphische Welt. Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn starb am 4. Oktober 1669 in Amsterdam. Exakt 350 Jahre später, am 4. Oktober 2019, startet in Köln die erste von zwei Hommagen des Wallraf-Richartz-Museum an den berühmten Maler. Ergänzend zu seiner großen Sonderschau „Inside Rembrandt“ (1.11.2019 – 1.3.2020) zeigt das Museum eine feine Auswahl an Radierungen aus seinem 160 Rembrandt-Blätter umfassenden Gesamtbestand in der Graphischen Sammlung. Die Arbeiten zeichnen sich sowohl durch eine hohe ästhetische Qualität, einen vorzüglichen Erhaltungszustand als auch durch die besondere Kunstfertigkeit des Radierers Rembrandt aus. So genial er mit dem Pinsel agierte, so gekonnt lagen ihm auch Stichel und Nadel in der Hand. Die Kupferplatte war ihm genauso wichtig wie die Leinwand. Oft überarbeitete er sie so lange, bis er das gewünschte Ergebnis erzielte. Aber auch seine kluge Materialauswahl verleiht den Werken den Touch des Besonderen, denn statt des üblichen Büttenpapiers entschied sich Rembrandt für Japanpapier. Zu den ausgewählten Spitzenblättern der Graphischen Sammlung im Wallraf gehören unter anderen „Abraham, die Engel bewirtend“ oder die „Drei Kreuze“. „Rembrandts graphische Welt“ fragt anschaulich nach den ästhetischen wie materiellen Kriterien, die erfüllt sein müssen, damit eine Rembrandt-Radierung auch nach rund 400 Jahren von Sammlern, Kennern und Liebhabern der Graphik als ein Meisterwerk angesehen wird. Öffnungszeiten: https://www.wallraf.museum/das-museum/besucherinformationen/oeffnungszeiten/ https://www.wallraf.museum/ausstellungen/vorschau/2019-10-04-rembrandts-graphische-welt/

3 October – 12 January 2020, Wallraf-Richartz Museum & Fondation Corboud, Obenmarspforten, Am Kölner Rathaus, Köln: Rembrandts Graphische Welt. Experiment. Wettstreit, Virtuosität. Öffnungszeiten: https://www.wallraf.museum/das-museum/besucherinformationen/oeffnungszeiten/

6 October – 12 January 2020, Diözesanmuseum Rottenburg, Karmeliterstraße 9, Rottenburg am Neckar: Die Biblia Sacra von Salvator Dalí. Öffnungszeiten: https://dioezesanmuseum-rottenburg.de/oeffnungszeiten/

12 October - 23 February 2020, Museum Moderner Kunst Wörlen Passau, Bräugasse 17, Passau: Arnulf Rainer und Karl Schleinkofer. Arnulf Rainer (*1929 in Baden/Wien, lebt und arbeitet in Österreich und auf Teneriffa) zählt zu den wichtigsten österreichischen Künstlern der Gegenwart. Anlässlich seines 90. Geburtstags widmet ihm das MMK Passau eine Ausstellung mit zum Teil erstmals öffentlich gezeigten Werken, ergänzt durch Arbeiten des Passauer Künstlers Karl Schleinkofer (*1951 in Passau, lebt und arbeitet ebd.). Beide Künstler haben zeitweise in demselben Atelierhaus gearbeitet, und sie verbindet nicht nur eine tiefe gegenseitige Wertschätzung, sondern auch ein verwandter künstlerischer Ansatz. In dessen Zentrum steht der malerische Gestus, der physische Aspekt von Malerei. In seinen späten Werken reduziert Rainer den körperlichen Aktionsradius durch die Wahl eines kleineren Formates, das er zugleich durch leuchtkräftige Farben belebt. Konträr dazu konzentriert sich Schleinkofer in seinen Arbeiten auf Schwarz und Weiß, die sich im malerisch-skripturalen Gestus zu Tiefe erzeugenden Grautönen vermischen. Der Faktor Zeit spielt ebenfalls eine wesentliche Rolle, ebenso wie das Vexierspiel mit der Präsenz des Striches und der Absenz des Schöpfers. Öffnungszeiten: https://www.mmk-passau.de/besucherinformationen/informationen

19 October – 5 January 2020, Staatliches Museum Schwerin, Alter Garten 3, Schwerin: Rembrandt. Selected Master Graphics of the Schweriner Collection Exhibition. On occasion of the 350th anniversary of his death we dedicate an exhibition to the most popular master of the Golden Age Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 – 1669). The exhibition enables unique insights in the valuable collection of 168 etchings, from which a selection of about 40 graphics is shown. They portrait the high quality of prints from 1630 to 1659. Beside self-portraits, landscapes, ordinary genre paintings and religious scenes, also so-called night paintings are presented. In those Rembrandts graphical talent is reflected in a special way. The contrasts between bright and dark areas with different shades and the atmospheric effects are typical for Rembrandt. His works show a high technical love of experimentation. As well the wide spectrum of motives as also the brilliant handling with the dry point turn the encounter with his graphical work to a special experience. Hours: https://www.museum-schwerin.de/ausstellungen/rembrandt/

19 October – 1 March 2020, Kunsthalle Bremen, Am Wall 207, Bremen: Icons: Adoration and Worship. Hours: https://www.kunsthalle-bremen.de/en/plan-your-visit/your-visithttps://www.kunsthalle-bremen.de/en/view/exhibitions/list/upcoming

30 October – 21 November, Maternushaus, Kardinal-Frings-Strasse 1-3, Köln: Zusammenspiel: Kunst im sakralen Raum. Die Initiatoren von – selten gewordenen – Wettbewerben für Kirchenneubauten oder Umgestaltungen können sich oft kaum retten vor zahlreichen Einsendungen. Der Bau von Kirchen und die Schaffung liturgischer Ausstattung gehören noch immer zur Königsdisziplin für Architekten und Künstler. So spielt die Kirche weiterhin eine bedeutende Rolle als Bewahrerin und Förderin des kulturellen und künstlerischen Erbes. Sie regt neue künstlerische Leistungen im öffentlichen Raum an und eröffnet damit gesellschaftliche Diskurse. Qualitätsvolle Lösungen sind gefragt und ziehen viele Interessierte an. Die Wanderausstellung zeigt einen Überblick über Neubauten, Umbauten, raumprägende Neugestaltungen und liturgische Geräte, die in den vergangenen 20 Jahren deutschlandweit in katholischen Bistümern und evangelischen Landeskirchen entstanden sind. https://bildung.erzbistum-koeln.de/bw-koeln/.content/.galleries/downloads/Ausstellung_Zusammenspiel-Kunst-im-sakralen-Raum2019-Koeln.pdf

30 November 2019 – 8 March 2020, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Hans Thoma Strasse 2-6, Karlsruhe: Hans Baldung Grien. Er war einer der eigenwilligsten Künstler des 16. Jahrhunderts: Hans Baldung, genannt Grien (1484/85 – 1545). Als origineller Interpret traditioneller und Erfinder neuer Bildthemen schuf Baldung intime Andachtsbilder und imposante Altarwerke, sinnliche Allegorien und Aktdarstellungen, drastische Hexenszenen, humanistische Denkbilder und markante Porträts. Den tiefgreifenden Umwälzungen seines Zeitalters setzte er ein höchst individuelles, oftmals exzentrisches und stets faszinierendes Werk entgegen, das neben koloristisch ausdrucksstarken Tafelgemälden virtuose Zeichnungen und kraftvolle Holzschnitte umfasst.Di – So, 10 – 18 U.   https://www.kunsthalle-karlsruhe.de/ausstellung/hans-baldung-grien/

 

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

11 May – 24 November, Palazzo Querini, Calle Lunga San Barnaba, Dorsoduro: Rothko in Lampedusa. Rothko in Lampedusa is an independent exhibition organised by UNHCR taking place during the 58th Venice Biennale and curated by Francesca Giubilei and Luca Berta. The exhibition reflects upon the migrant crisis utilising a poignant artistic language. The common thread weaving throughout the exhibition is Mark Rothko, the artist who escaped from the repressive Soviet regime in the beginning of the 20th century. If this particular refugee had not been able to explore his artistic potential in his host country, we would not have his extraordinary artworks today. So among the indefinite number of today’s refugees, could there be a Rothko of the 21st century? The exhibition, therefore, intends to create a dialogue between established contemporary artists and six younger refugee artists, who will be welcomed and hosted in the city of Venice. This artist in residency programme is in partnership with the island of San Servolo. Acclaimed international artists like Ai Weiwei, Dihn Q. Lê, Nalini Malani, Abu Bakarr Mansaray, Christian Boltanski, Artur Żmijewski, Richard Mosse, and Adel Abdessemed will play a pivotal role in presenting refugees as not societal burdens but valued individuals.   https://www.artlyst.com/features/58th-venice-biennale-collateral-events-guide-artlyst/

28 September - ?, Villa Via Sacra, Via Delle Mura 12, Barga: Reflecting the Glory, works by Sandra Bowden. Drawing inspiration from many of the most beloved altarpieces of our treasured past, Bowden has created multi-paneled groupings while using her own signature gold-leaf encaustic technique to interpret that form in a distinctly abstract way. Tu – Sa, 10 – 12 & 13 – 17 h. https://mounttabor.it/events/reflecting-the-glory/

 

THE NETHERLANDS   

14 April 2019 – 29 March 2020, Stadhuismuseum Zierikzee, Meelstraat 6, Zierikzee: Franchoys Ryckhals. A Master from Zeeland in the Golden Age. Franchoys Ryckhals, painter and draftsman from Middelburg, was active from circa 1630 to 1647. A large volume of about 120 of his paintings and drawings are known, indicating a succesful care Ryckhals was largely forgotten in the eighteenth century, but was re-discovered in 1917. Much of his work consists of farmhouse interiors with livestock, vegetables and people. He also painted rural landscapes, a few in with a biblical theme, and fish on the beach as well as still-lifes with valuables. Although Ryckhals was rediscovered in the nineteenth century he remains unknown to the general public. The Stadsmuseum Zierikzee is about to bring the artist into the limelight. The exhibition includes works from the Goedaert Collectie, as well as loans from the Mauritshuis, the Noord-Hollands Archief in Haarlem, the Elsene museum in Brussel, the Zeeuws Museum in Middelburg, and several private collections. Hours (in Dutch): https://www.stadhuismuseum.nl/bezoek-het-museum/bezoekersinformatie/ https://www.stadhuismuseum.nl/franchoys-ryckhals-een-zeeuwse-meester-uit-de-gouden-eeuw/

21 September 2019 – 16 February 2020, Rembrandt House Museum, Jodenbreestraat 4, Amsterdam: Rembrandt Laboratory. Rembrandt’s Technique Unravelled. How did Rembrandt make his paintings and etchings? And how do we go about investigating this today? In the autumn of 2019, the museum will create a laboratory-like setting, in which the new insights and the master’s secrets will be revealed. Discover how a drawing by Rembrandt has changed over the centuries, see what was added to an etching by others and consider the dilemmas of researchers and conservators. Hours: https://www.rembrandthuis.nl/ticket-shop/prices-and-information/?lang=en https://www.rembrandthuis.nl/exhibitions/upcoming/?lang=en

11 October 2019 – 19 January 2020, Rijksmuseum, Museumstraat 1, Amsterdam: Rembrandt - Velázquez: Dutch and Spanish masters. An outstanding selection of paintings by Dutch and Spanish masters of the 17th century will be presented, including for the first time some of the greatest pieces by Rembrandt van Rijn, Diego Velázquez, Frans Hals, Bartolomé Murillo, Johannes Vermeer and Francisco Zurbarán, amongst other outstanding figures. In partnership with the Museo Nacional del Prado (Madrid), this unprecedented exhibition will mark the 200 year anniversary of the Prado and the Year of Rembrandt in 2019. 9 – 17 h. https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/whats-on/exhibitions-expected/rembrandt-velazquez-dutch-and-spanish-masters

11 October 2019 – 16 February 2020, Museum Prinsenhof Delft, Sint Agathaplein, Delft: Pieter de Hooch in Delft. From the Shadow of Vermeer. The first retrospective exhibition in the Netherlands of the famous 17th-century painter Pieter de Hooch will be presented at the Museum Prinsenhof Delft. Together with Johannes Vermeer, Pieter de Hooch is widely considered to be the most celebrated Delft master of the 17th century. His most beautiful courtyards and interiors will return to the city where they were painted almost 400 years ago. Hours: https://prinsenhof-delft.nl/pieterdehooch/?lang=en

17 October – 19 January 2020, Mauritshuis, Plein 29, Den Haag/The Hague: Nicolaes Maes - Rembrandt’s Versatile Pupil. The conclusion of the Rembrandt & the Golden Age year with the first international retrospective exhibition about one of Rembrandt's most talented students: Nicolaes Maes. Hours: https://www.mauritshuis.nl/en/visit/plan-your-visit/prices-and-times/aangepaste-openingstijden/ https://www.mauritshuis.nl/en/discover/exhibitions/nicolaes-maes/

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POLAND

5 October – 3 November, Zamek Królewski w Warszawie, pl. Zamkowy 4, Warsaw: 36 x Rembrandt. The Royal Castle in Warsaw joins the celebrations of the Rembrandt’s Year by opening the exhibition, which features 36 original works by Rembrandt. The most important of them are two paintings from the Castle’s collection: Girl in a Picture Frame (1641) and Scholar at his Writing Table (1641). At the side of originals we present their copies from 18th and 19th centuries. Among them are miniature paintings and graphic works. The public will have a chance to see how the copies reflect the history of the originals and trace the differences. The last part of the exhibition comprises 31 graphic works and 3 drawings by Rembrandt, which belong to the Print Room of the Warsaw University Library, The Scientific Library of the PAAS and the PAS in Cracow and Museum of the Lubomirski Princes (The National Ossoliński Institute) in Wrocław. Tu – Su, 10 – 18 h (Fr until 20 h). https://www.zamek-krolewski.pl/en/your-visit/temporary-exhibitions/36-x-rembrandt

 

SCOTLAND

27 October 2018 – 20 January 2020, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh: Art and Analysis: Two Netherlandish Painters working in Jacobean Scotland. Focusing on the artists Adrian Vanson and Adam de Colone, this small exhibition presents the findings of a collaborative research project with the National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) Conservation and Curatorial departments and paintings conservator Dr. Caroline Rae who was the Caroline Villers Research Fellow for the academic year 2016-17. NGS has been jointly hosting (with the Courtauld Institute of Art) Caroline, whose research is primarily focused on the technical examination of five paintings attributed to Adrian Vanson and eight paintings attributed to Adam de Colone in the NGS collection.  She has also examined a further portrait attributed to Vanson, Sir John Maitland, 1st Lord Maitland of Thirlestane, in the National Trust collection at Ham House. This painting will be on display as part of the exhibition. Adrian Vanson (died around 1604-10) and Adam de Colone (around 1595–1628) were Netherlandish artists who lived and worked in Scotland at the end of the sixteenth and beginning of the seventeenth centuries. During this period many Protestant Netherlanders fled their home to escape religious persecution by the Catholic Hapsburgs. Taking advantage of the flourishing trade links between Britain and the Low Countries many settled with their families in this country and became tradesmen and artists. Vanson and de Colone, whose families were related by marriage, became successful artists and painted wealthy members of Scottish society including the King and members of his court. Both artists had a demonstrable impact on the development of early Scottish portraiture, in particular influencing the first known native Scottish portrait painter George Jamesone (ca. 1589-90 – 1644). Hours: https://www.nationalgalleries.org/visit/scottish-national-gallery

 

SERBIA

19 March – 30 November, Narodni Muzej, Trg Republike 1a, 11000 Belgrade: Netherlandish Prints from the Collection of the National Museum in Belgrade. Ninety-six prints made between 1518 and 1740 – from works done by Lucas van Leyden to those made by Jan Punt – will be displayed at the the museum, most of them are on display for the first time. The National Museum’s collection of Dutch and Flemish prints was formed during the twentieth century. https://www.codart.nl/guide/agenda/netherlandish-prints-from-the-collection-of-the-national-museum-in-belgrade/

 

SWITZERLAND

28 October 2018– 27 October 2019, Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Ittinger Museum, Kartause Ittingen, Warth: Till Velten - La condition humaine. Was ist der Mensch? Und: Welches Bild machen wir von ihm? Um diese Fragen kreist die Installation „La condition humaine“ von Till Velten, die im Kunstmuseum Thurgau ab dem 28. Oktober 2018 gezeigt wird. Der Basler Konzeptkünstler schafft eine Serie von Porträts von aussergewöhnlichen Menschen und stellt diese einer Auswahl von Werken des Autodidakten Erich Bödeker gegenüber. Mit dieser Gegenüberstellung schafft er Erfahrungsfelder, auf denen sich das Publikum grundsätzlichen Fragen über die menschliche Existenz stellen muss. Mo – So, 11 – 18 U.   https://kunstmuseum.tg.ch/sammlung/ausstellungen/ausstellung.html/7912?exhibition=108

4 May 2019 – 5 April 2020, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Museumstrasse 32, St. Gallen: Altmeister – Geschichten: Die Schenkung Maria und Johannes Krüppel-Stärk. Das Ehepaar Maria und Johannes Krüppel-Stärk hat dem Kunstmuseum  St. Gallen seine grossartige Kollektion vermacht: 57 Gemälde, 89 Zeichnungen, 1 358 Druckgrafiken niederländischer und deutscher Herkunft vom 15. bis zum 17. Jahrhundert. Das St.Galler Altmeisterwunder findet so eine wunderbare Fortsetzung, insbesondere dank der reichen Grafiksammlung, die den Altmeister-Bestand grundlegend erweitert. Herausragend sind die religiösen Szenen der deutschen Kupferstecher, allen voran Schongauer und Dürer. Einen weiteren Schwerpunkt bildet die Landschaftsdarstellung, wobei die Entwicklung von der flämischen Gebirgsphantasie zur «realistischen» holländischen Flachlandschaft im Zentrum steht: Viele grosse Namen, von Bruegel d. Ä. über van Ruisdael bis zu Rembrandt, sind mit Hauptblättern vertreten. Ausgesuchte holländische Zeichnungen, etwa von van Goyen, ergänzen perfekt die vorhandenen Werkgruppen der betreffenden Künstler und Stilrichtungen. Ebenso führen Gemälde von Cuyp, van Kessel und Ruysch völlig neue ikonografische Aspekte in die Sammlung ein. Altmeister-Geschichten wird den magistralen Zuwachs in thematischen Facetten präsentieren und vielfältig in Bezug setzen zur bestehenden Sammlung. Öffnungszeiten: https://www.kunstmuseumsg.ch/ihr-besuch/kunstmuseum.html#c1172 ;   https://www.kunstmuseumsg.ch/unser-programm/aktuelle-ausstellungen/altmeister-geschichten/

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

26 August – 26 April 2020, Frauenklinik Fontana, Lürlibadstrasse 118, Chur: Hans Thoman Skulpturenausstellung. Die Ausstellung ist jederzeit frei zugänglich. http://hansthomann.com/

15 November – 22 Februar 2020, Kloster Dornach, Restaurant Hotel Kultur Kirche, Amthausstrasse 7, Dornach: Caroline Fink im Kreuzgang des Klosters Dornach, Fotografien zum Thema „Silence“: „Die Stille ist nicht nichts. Sie ist viel mehr. Vielleicht gar alles. Und sie dauert an.   https://klosterdornach.ch/booklet/20190105

 

CANADA

25 June 2019 – 26 January 2020, Âjagemô Exhibition Space, Canada Council for the Arts, 150 Elgin Street (ground floor), Ottawa, Ontario: Open Channels. Discover the works of visual artists who took part in the Canada C3 sailing expedition organized for the 150th anniversary of Confederation, in 2017. Aboard the ship, they drew inspiration from Canada’s ever-evolving environmental, social and cultural landscapes, as well as from dialogue between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The artists: Lizzie Ittinuar, Sarni Pootoogook, Deanna Bailey, Soheila Esfahani, Christine Fitzgerald, Anna Gaby-Trotz, Phil Irish, Benjamin Kikkert, Paula Murray, Dominique Normand, Geoff Phillips, Francine Potvin, Leslie Reid, Rachel Rozanski, Véronique Tifo. 7 – 21 h. https://canadacouncil.ca/about/ajagemo/openchannels

24 August – 1 December, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, 36 University Avenue, Kingston, ON: Leiden circa 1630: Rembrandt Emerges. The early years of Rembrandt van Rijn’s career have been recognized as ones of daring experimentation that culminated in a signature pictorial vocabulary around 1630. After years of refining his skill, his work around this time displays the powerful chiaroscuro, gestural lucidity, and rigorous evocation of materiality that predict his finest achievements in his later Amsterdam period. Contextualized by work from his colleagues and students, Rembrandt emerges as a defining figure of the Leiden market. This exhibition draws upon the strengths of The Bader Collection, such as Rembrandt’s Head of an Old Man in a Cap and Jan Lievensz.’s Head of an Old Woman in Profile, and the rich collections of Dutch art across Canada to present a focused view of the trademark subjects and styles that made the artist’s reputation. Tu – Fr, 10 – 16.30 h (Th until 21 h), Sa, Su, 13 – 17 h. https://agnes.queensu.ca/exhibition/leiden-circa-1630-rembrandt-emerges/

5 October – 3 November, Lonsdale Gallery, 410 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario: Phil Irish, subMerge. Phil: I'm thrilled to be showcasing my new work at Lonsdale Gallery.  I am continuing to think about arctic ice --- and using images from that remarkable adventure I had with Canada C3, along the coast of Baffin Island. The ice is always shifting and moving.  We get the impression, from painters like Lauren Harris, that the ice is static and poised.  Instead, it is shifting, turning, melting, flipping, calving compressing...  Some of these paintings explore the dynamic forces exerting pressure on the world around us. Another works integrate architecture into the theme.  Classical architecture, or sinking Venice, or sacred cathedrals.  These works link western civilization to the fate of the ice.  Maybe it asks us what sacred space is.  Or maybe is shows we have something at stake in the health of places we never even see, for we are all connected. Some of these pieces are dreamlike, psychological, and have a greater sense of wholeness. I continue to work with the sensuality of oil paint on smooth pieces of aluminum, a combination I have come to love. We – su, 11 – 17 h. https://lonsdalegallery.com/exhibitions/submerge/

12 October – 5 January 2020, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto: Early Rubens. A revealing exhibition of works the Flemish painter master produced between 1609 and 1621, a crucial time that marks Rubens’s rise to prominence on the world stage. Some of Rubens’s most remarkable, ambitious and large-scale oil paintings and works on paper will be featured in the exhibition – many of which have never been seen before in North America. This time period was significant both for Rubens’s development as an artist and for Antwerp’s revitalization. Rubens’ return to his birthplace of Antwerp in 1608, after studying in Italy for eight years, coincided with a period of relative peace for the war-torn city. Rubens’s homecoming was marked by almost immediate professional success – appointed court painter to the Archduke of Austria, in less than two years he built an active studio employing numerous students and artisans and established himself as the most famous painter in Western Europe. Hours: https://ago.ca/visit

16 October – 15 November, Dal Schindell Gallery, 5800 University Blvd, Vancouver: Promised Land. Geoffrey Feng. Mo – Fr, 8.30 – 17 h, Sa, 12 – 16 h.   http://www.schindellgallery.ca 

 

USA

16 October 2018 – 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: https://www.metmuseum.org/visit/met-fifth-avenue

25 May – 3 November, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago: Fragments of a Crucifixion. Artists have used the crucifixion of Christ as a powerful symbol to address suffering and redemption in the history of racial violence in the United States. Fragments of a Crucifixion explores the continuing relevance of the crucifixion, even as our society becomes increasingly diverse in its religious beliefs. Rather than depict the image of the crucifixion itself, artworks in this exhibition offer only fragments—incomplete images and narratives. These works invoke agony and ecstasy through bodily traces and scenes of absence and loss. Featuring works in the MCA Collection, this show is dedicated to the spiritual in art, and to art’s capacity to evoke life and love in the face of brutality. 10 – 17 h (we and fr until 21 h). https://www.mcachicago.org/Exhibitions/2019/Fragments-Of-A-Crucifixion

2 July 2019 – 1 June 2020, New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA: De Wind is Op! Climate, Culture and Innovation in Dutch Maritime Painting. The exhibition will explore our extraordinary collections of Golden Age Dutch and Flemish paintings through a fresh lens. These works will be interpreted around the themes of wind, climate and sea as the drivers behind a uniquely Dutch national identity represented in maritime works of art of this period. Dutch artists arguably invented seascape painting, and were the first to specialize in this genre. Their influence reverberates in all that followed, from the work of J.M.W. Turner to Winslow Homer to New Bedford artists William Bradford and Albert Pinkham Ryder. De Wind is Op! will include up to 50 paintings, prints, and other related artifacts drawn from the Museum’s Dutch collections, one of the largest and important of this genre outside of the Netherlands. There will also be a complementary exhibition in the fall of 2019 of European and American prints, paintings, and charts related to wind and climate themes. Hours: https://www.whalingmuseum.org/visithttps://www.whalingmuseum.org/explore/exhibitions/de-wind-is-op/

15 September – 15 December, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA), 221 Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO: Gratitude. On the occasion of his retirement, MOCRA’s Founding Director curates a uniquely personal selection of works. We – Su, 11 – 16 h (Th until 19 h).   https://www.slu.edu/mocra/exhibitions/gratitude.php 

28 September 2019 – 5 January 2020, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago: Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age. Drawing, the most intimate and immediate form of artistic creation, reached one of its pinnacles in the Netherlands during the 17th century—a period commonly known as the Golden Age. While the story of early modern Dutch and Flemish art typically focuses on the paintings created during the time, this exhibition constructs an alternative narrative, casting drawings not in supporting roles but as the main characters. Featuring works by Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, Hendrick Goltzius, Gerrit von Honthorst, Jacques de Gheyn II, and many others, the show traces the development of drawing in this period, exploring its many roles in artistic training, its preparatory function for works in other media, and its eventual emergence as a medium in its own right. The 17th century brought remarkable change in to the northern and southern Netherlands, including political upheaval, religious schism, and scientific innovation. The reverberating effects of these events had a great impact on art—what kind of art was in demand, who could and did produce art, and where and how art was made. Most artists in 17th-century Netherlands chose their career through family connections, training with a relative who worked in an artistic trade, although there are significant exceptions to this trajectory—Rubens was the son of a lawyer and Rembrandt the son of a miller. Hours: https://www.artic.edu/visit https://www.artic.edu/exhibitions/9106/rubens-rembrandt-and-drawing-in-the-golden-age

4 October – 20 October, Ackland Art Museum, Columbia Street, University of North Carolina Campus, Chapel Hill: Rembrandt Drawings from the Peck Collection. To celebrate the 350th anniversary of the artist’s death in 1669, the Ackland Art Museum will join other museums around the world commemorating Rembrandt by mounting a special presentation of his drawings from the Peck Collection. The installation celebrates the famous master, whose drawings display his virtuosic flair, keen insight, and eye for detail. It also highlights the generous gift of the Pecks, who recently donated their important collection of 17th-century Dutch drawings to the Ackland. The Peck Collection contains several notable drawings by Rembrandt himself, including the charming Studies of a woman and two children, with the artist’s annotations, and the sublime Noli me tangere, in which the risen Christ reveals himself to Mary Magdalene. We – sa, 10 – 17 h, su, 13 – 17 h. https://ackland.org/exhibition/all-the-rembrandt-drawings/

10 October – 16 February 2020, Bridge Projects, 6820 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles: Phillip K. Smith III: 10 Columns. Commissioned for the inaugural exhibition of Bridge Projects, 10 Columns features Smith’s signature mirrored surfaces and dynamic light program. Expanding on past site-specific installations, the artist adjoined mirrored rectilinear forms to the colonnades of Bridge Projects’ site at Santa Monica Blvd and Highland creating an architecture inside the existing one. The modular structure consists of thirty forms of equal heights and three distinct widths, adhering to the ten concrete columns in unique combinations of 90 and 180 degree angles that shift between aligning with and disrupting the grid of columns. The forms are animated by Smith’s unique light program. As the surfaces emit gradations of light and color, the dimensions and experience of the room shift and blur, evoking the changes of light in the Los Angeles atmosphere throughout the day. Recalling both California’s Light and Space movement and ancient cosmologies, light is a resonant image for the beginning of Bridge Projects. Smith is known for large-scale temporary installations such as Lucid Stead in Joshua Tree, CA, The Circle of Land and Sky at the inaugural 2017 Desert X exhibition, and Open Sky at the Salone del Mobile, Milano, in 2018. Born and still residing in the Coachella Valley, Smith received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design. We – Sa, 12 – 17 h. https://www.bridgeprojects.com/exhibitions/10-columns

20 October 2019 – 12 January 2020, Saint Louis Art Museum, One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis: Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt features outstanding examples of 17th-century Dutch painting from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The exhibition surveys the Dutch Golden Age, featuring all the subjects for which the Dutch are well known, from landscapes to still lifes, portraiture to scenes of everyday life, as well as paintings of biblical and ancient subjects. The exhibition highlights works from two recent gifts to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, including paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals, and other celebrated 17th-century Dutch artists. The exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and presented in St. Louis by the Betsy and Thomas Patterson Foundation. The St. Louis presentation is curated by Judith W. Mann, curator of European art to 1800, and Elizabeth Wyckoff, curator of prints, drawings, and photographs, with Heather Hughes, senior research assistant in prints, drawings, and photographs. Hours: https://www.slam.org/hours-location-parking/ https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/dutch-painting/

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