28 May to 18 September 2011
The grand summer exhibition 2011 at the Museum Frieder Burda is dedicated to Neo Rauch. From 28 May to 18 September 2011, around 40 works by the artist from Leipzig from the past 20 years will be shown. Many of these works are publicly exhibited for the first time. They reflect the abundance of imagination and topics covered by the artist. For the first time, a bronze sculpture by Neo Rauch will be shown in Baden-Baden. The exhibition is curated by the art historian Werner Spies.
7 October 2011 to 15 January 2012
His material paintings made him famous. Anselm Kiefer processes thick layers of paint with an axe or with fire and combines his paintings with glass or soil. The artist, born in Donaueschingen in 1945, often exposes his works to weather, sun or hail. Nature thus participates in the creation and alters the results. Apart from paintings, Kiefer also creates aquarelles, sculptures, wood cuts, repainted photographs and books. In his sculptures he often uses lead. Three years ago, the multiple award-winning artist, who lives in Paris, was awarded the “Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels” the Peace Prize awarded at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
This single exhibition will present around 20 mainly large size or monumental works by Anselm Kiefer, one of them never exhibited publicly before.
The Collection Frieder Burda encloses the large format painting "Böhmen liegt am Meer" (Bohemia lies close to the sea) (1995), which will be exhibited as well. All other works for this exhibition are loans from the private collection Hans Grothe.
The exhibition project arose from close cooperation between the Museum Frieder Burda and the Foundation for Art and Culture in Bonn and is coordinated by Walter Smerling. A catalog is currently being prepared.
William N. Copley
4 February 2012 to 10 June 2012
Beginning of next year, a comprehensive retrospective of William N. Copley will be shown. With Götz Adriani as curator, around 70 works by the American artist, who died in 1996, will be presented. Most of the works come from the artist’s estate, many of them are publicly exhibited for the first time. William N. Copley’s art follows the tradition of Dada, surrealism and American pop-art. In his paintings, following the surrealistic tradition, he ironically and humorously deals with erotic games between male and female in all its facets. The collection Frieder Burda includes a significant body of work by William N. Copley.
Fernand Léger and Henri Laurens
23 June 2012 to 4 November 2012
Baden-Baden, 22. June 2011
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.,
closed on Monday
Horst Koppelstätter and Ute Bauermeister
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