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She joins the phalanx of major German artistic positions since the 1970s, whose epicentre was above all the Rhineland: the artist Katharina Sieverding (born in Prague and raised in the Ruhr area, lives and works in Düsseldorf). Trained as a stage designer, it did not take her long to cast off any inhibitions about large scale images. As a student of Joseph Beuys, she focused her artistic energy on political issues. And as a photographer, she tested the boundaries of the medium’s manifold technical possibilities.
Anyone who looks at Katharina Sieverding’s large-scale self-portraits – sometimes distorted by the glare of the sun, sometimes glinting metallically – quickly realizes that she is not one for artistic compromises...
In order to maintain the integral nature of the Collection and make it accessible to the public, a museum was built in Frieder Burda's home city of Baden-Baden. The plans have been drafted by the New York architect Richard Meier. The Museum Frieder Burda was inaugurated in the autumn of 2004 and will be fully financed and run by the Foundation Frieder Burda which was established in 1998.
The new museum for twentieth- and twenty-first-century art has been designed to integrate into the lush landscape of the Lichtentaler Allee Park and, at the same time, to harmonize in scale with the classical profile of the adjacent Staatliche Kunsthalle in Baden-Baden. Great efforts were taken to preserve as many trees as possible on the site, so that the Museum Frieder Burda would be harmoniously incorporated into the nature surrounding it. The overall form and proportions of the new building correspond to the elevated plinth and entablature of the Neoclassical Kunsthalle, but each institution maintains its own tectonic identity.
The Museum Frieder Burda offers its visitors a diverse education programme for all age groups. In addition to regular public tours of the current exhibitions, we also offer private tours with experienced art educators. These tours, which are non-refundable and must be reserved in advance, include immediate entry to exhibitions without waiting or queueing.
Salon Berlin is Museum Frieder Burda’s new exhibition and project space at the Auguststraße 11- 13 in Berlin. Closely connected with the Museum in Baden-Baden, Salon Berlin, under the curatorial direction of Patricia Kamp, presents the diverse aspects of the museum programme and the Frieder Burda Collection. The exhibition space sees itself as a forum for international contemporary art, both a showroom and a space for experimentation for Museum Frieder Burda.
More than just a museum store. In addition to catalogs, art prints and posters, the Museum Frieder Burda Concept Store offers a wide range of exclusive jewelry as well as highly decorative furnishings such as vases, tableware, textiles and even individual pieces of furniture. The idea behind the concept: Everything you see can be bought.
The Concept Store can also be visited without a museum ticket. Simply contact our staff in the checkout area.