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40|10 Bilderwechsel (Images Change)

November 8, 2014 - February 15, 2015

 

In 2014, the Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden celebrates the 10th anniversary of its founding, and on this occasion presents highlights from the Collection Frieder Burda, which has continually grown over the past 40 years. Subsequent to the comprehensive "40|10" exhibition held in summer, the exhibition "40|10 Images Change" testifies once again to the diversity and quality of the museum’s collection, which includes around 1,000 works encompassing classical modern art to contemporary art and thus impressively documents the art movements of the past one hundred years.

 

In addition to a selection of younger generation artists such as Karin Kneffel, Neo Rauch, Corinne Wasmuht, Markus Oehlen, or Axel Hütte, the "40|10 Images Change" exhibition present the great “classics” such as Gerhard Richter, Pablo Picasso, and Max Beckmann. Paintings and photographs, but also sculptures by Joan Miró, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Willem de Kooning, and Anton Henning and a video work by Bill Viola appear in numerous new juxtapositions resulting in an exciting dialogue. Visitors are presented with the formal and conceptual connections between the artworks, and even familiar works can be rediscovered.

 

In diverse, and individual ways artists from different generations and with different career paths continuously create new, surprising visual worlds. The artists thereby reflect precise and perceptive methods, and the intentions of the images; they construct or deconstruct, distort, exalt, or stylize new pictorial realities. This exhibition confirms that painting and sculpture are still adequate and timely means of expression. Curated by Helmut Friedel, the presentation greatly draws upon on the suggestive power of the images.

Gerhard Richter, Kerze, 1982, oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, © Gerhard Richter Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Frauenbüste (Büste Frau L.), after 1919, cast stone, 80 x 56 x 27 cm