Exhibitions 2013 at the Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden
After Matta the Museum Frieder Burda presents peintings from Emil Nolde
Baden-Baden. Until January, 6 figurative paintings from the collection Frieder Burda will be shown under the titel „Images of people“. From January, 19, 2013 the Museum Frieder Burda presents a solo exhibition with works from the painter Roberto Matta until June, 2, 2013. The great summer exhibition is dedicated to the famous painter Emil Nolde. His expressive and colourful paintings are shown from june, 15 until october, 13, 2013.
Images of People
November 15, 2012 – January 6, 2013
The exhibition offers a new, exciting look at the Frieder Burda Collection, in which images of people is a recurring motif. All of the selected works take up the theme of figuration and illuminate the rich variety with which the various artists examine it in terms of content and style. The motif “people” runs like a common thread through the exhibition. The combination and comparison of the paintings leads to extraordinary dialogues and surprising points of contact.
Besides paintings by Georg Baselitz, Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, works will also be presented by Tim Eitel, Almut Heise, Johannes Hüppi or Simon Pasieka, some of which have never been shown before. The works on display from the Frieder Burda Collection tell of lightness, romanticism, melancholy as well as of aggression and trepidation. They reflect the many facets of human existence and thus evoke the viewer’s emotions and memories.
January 19 – June 2, 2013
Matta (1911–2002) is one of the most prominent painters of the 20th century, and his work is included in the collections of museums worldwide. The artist, who was born in Chile, had a close dialogue with Surrealists such as Salvador Dalí, André Breton, and Marcel Duchamp, with whom he began exhibiting his work in 1938.
Trained as an architect, Matta developed his idea of the relationship between space and human beings in the Paris studio of Le Corbusier. He created fictitious spaces in his paintings whose elements of scientific imagery invoke emotional experiences. In 1940, when Matta was living in exile in New York, he anticipated important developments of Abstract Expressionism.
After World War II, his mechanical humans reflected the political and social affairs of the time. The generous, extravagant, and often violent painting opposed the functional rationality of modernity, which Matta criticized as the source of human self-alienation. Matta confronted the right angle as the epitome of dimension and proportion, of module and production, with spaces whose organic curvatures and cavities correspond with the human body. These pictorial spaces allow the development of a new way of seeing in that they connect painting with the body.
The monumental paintings with their spherical colors and forms are accommodated by Richard Meier’s calm and clear architecture, which provides Matta’s pictures with the space they require.
It has been many years since the last large-scale retrospectives were mounted in Germany. At the Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden, Matta: Fictions presents a painter who influenced an epoch. The exhibition, which was developed in collaboration with the Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg, throws new light on Matta’s oeuvre and demonstrates its striking topicality for contemporary painting.
June, 15 – Oktober, 13, 2013
Fascinating flowers in radiant colors; vast, romantic landscapes; dramatic ocean scenes—this is what delights art lovers about Emil Nolde, one of the leading Expressionists. The wonderful harmony of colors in the artist’s evocative paintings and watercolors testify to his affinity with nature and his quest for primal human states. The museum architecture by the New York-based architect Richard Meier underscores this complex of themes in a natural way: large windows and consistently varying perspectives through openings in the buildings allow the viewer to directly appreciate the connection between art and nature. The extensive summer exhibition at the Museum Frieder Burda is also presenting Nolde’s multifaceted images of people, religious motifs, as well as impressions of his journey to the South Pacific and of nightlife in Berlin. The works on display reveal the complexity of Emil Nolde’s lifeworld and his creativity, yet what connects them all is the emotional force of their colors.
Oktober, 26, 2013 – February, 16, 2014
Franz Gertsch was born 1930 in Mörigen (Bern) Switzerland and is one of the most important artists in Switzerland of today. He is well known by his fotorealistic and hyperrealistic paintings. Later he did singular woodcut works in big sizes.
Baden-Baden, november 2012
Museum Frieder Burda
Lichtentaler Allee 8b, 76530 Baden-Baden
Tel: 07221/39898-0, Fax: 07221/39898-30
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.,
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Horst Koppelstätter and Ute Bauermeister
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