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New exhibition „Wolfsburg Unlimited. A City as World Laboratory“ from April 24, 2016 in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Whether in real life or in art-the most important thing is that changes start with ourselves, on our own doorsteps, in our immediate surroundings. For this reason the first large exhibition to be put on by director Dr. Ralf Beil named „Wolfsburg Unl

New exhibition "Wolfsburg Unlimited. A City as World Laboratory" from April 24, 2016 in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Franz Ackermann, evasion XVII (two pipelines delivering a city-build me up to knock me down), 1998 (Source: Franz Ackermann)

What is a city? What distinguishes it? What can it be? Ralf Beil has not only asked himself these questions but also posed them to a circle of selected international artists in order to explore interpretations and metamorphoses of Wolfsburg. Seven large-scale projects created especially for the exhibition reflect the city in the museum, thus making the „city as world laboratory“ tangible.

For the first time the entire museum will serve as exhibition spaces, from the entrance and foyers to the educational rooms and the Japan Garden. In Julian Rosefeldt“s total installation in the 16-meters high exhibition hall a container terminal encounters a drive-in movie theater in a scale of 1:1. John Bock has built a material field with film inserts on the architect Hans Scharoun and his Theater Wolfsburg. The photo installations by Eva Leitolf and Peter Bialobrzeski are juxtaposed with a room ensemble by Remy Markowitsch. A black and white fresco by Didier Rittener as well as a sound window by Nevin Aladag rounds off together with a carousel by Janet Cardiff und George Bures Miller this expansive and multifaceted exploration of city, work, world and museum.

„Wolfsburg Unlimited“ is concerned with sounding out this very special city“s stories and histories as well as its (im)possibilities. It will explore the distinctive axes of space and time in this corporation headquarter with adjacent housing facilities that was founded in 1938 as the „City of the KdF [Strength through Joy] Car“-from the garden city of the 1940s, the agglomerations and satellite towns of the 1960s and 1970s to the Porschestraße pedestrian zone of the 1970s and 1980s and the event city with Autostadt, outlet stores and phno Science Center since 2000.

Wolfsburg represents the realities of modernism as well as the present in a very special way. The „Capital of Volkswagen,“ headquarters of a global corporation, is an exemplary site of the latter half of the twentieth century and our own twenty-first century, especially as regards the tension between industrialization, mobilization and digitalization, between mass and individual, between local and global action.

The exhibition will be shown from April 24 – September 11, 2016.

The Participating Artists
Franz Ackermann, Nevin Aladag, Christian Andersson, Peter Bialobrzeski, John Bock, Janet Cardiff / George Bures Miller, Christo, Don Eddy, Douglas Gordon, Heinrich Heidersberger, Peter Keetman, Anselm Kiefer, Eva Leitolf, Remy Markowitsch, Marcel Odenbach, Arnold Odermatt, Nam June Paik, Antoine Pesne, Peter Roehr, Didier Rittener, Julian Rosefeldt, Werner Schroeter, Luc Tuymans, James Welling, Charles Wilp.

The Publication
The catalogue „Wolfsburg Unlimited. A City as World Laboratory,“ edited by Ralf Beil and published by Verlag Hatje Cantz, unites essays by Ralf Beil, Marcel Glaser, Manfred Grieger, Stephan Krass, Alexander Klose, Alexander Kraus, Günter Riederer et al. Interviews by Christiane Heuwinkel and Remy Markowitsch in addition to documentations of the artist projects and curated sections expand the horizon even further. And artist texts by Peter Bialobrzeski, John Bock and Eva Leitolf as well as source material by Michel Foucault, Josef Ganz, Sigfried Giedion, Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Nordhoff und Peter Sloterdijk make the publication a very different kind of compendium on the city of Wolfsburg. Hardcover, 23 x 28 cm, 352 pages, price in the museum shop: EUR 35.

Our Sponsors
The exhibition is supported by Volkswagen Financial Services AG, the city of Wolfsburg, the Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung, the Sparkasse Gifhorn-Wolfsburg and Pro Helvetia.

Press preview on Thursday, April 21, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
Opening on Saturday, April 23, 2016, 7 p.m. with party from 9 p.m.

Das Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg wurde im Jahr 1994 eröffnet und kann bereits heute auf eine einzigartige Geschichte mit einer Vielzahl maßgeblicher Ausstellungen und Veranstaltungen zurückblicken. Es ist in kurzer Zeit gelungen, das Haus regional zu verankern und gleichzeitig international Beachtung zu finden. Das Museum ist der Kunst aus Gegenwart und Moderne gewidmet und es vereint die verschiedensten Medien, angefangen von Malerei, über Skulpturen und Fotografie, Video und neue Medien bis zu Mode und Design. Das imposante, modernistische Gebäude im Zentrum der Stadt gelegen, präsentiert auf 3500 qm Ausstellungsfläche sowohl wechselnde Ausstellungen als auch Werke aus der Sammlung.

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg was opened in 1994 and can already look back at a unique history with numerous authoritative exhibitions and events. Within a brief period of time, it has been possible for the museum to position itself locally and find international recognition at the same time. The museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary art, combining diverse media ranging from painting, photography and sculpture and the new media to fashion and design. The striking modernist building located in the heart of the city presents temporary exhibitions as well as works from its own collection on 3,500 square meters.

Kontakt
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Christiane Heuwinkel
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg
05361266969
media@kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de
http://www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de

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The Love Awakens – Fundraising

T-shirt fundraising campaign wants to plant a flag against terror.

The Love Awakens - Fundraising

THE LOVE AWAKENS is a T-shirt fundraising campaign for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris on 11/13/2015, which were an attack on the very heart of our culture.

Two months have passed since during a concert by the US band „Eagles of Death Metal“ at the Club Bataclan in Paris, 89 people were murdered in cold blood.
A total of 130 people died that night in Paris, as well as countless being injured, and some very seriously.
It was an attack on us all, an attack aimed at the heart of our culture, an attack on our lives, one that showed that this can happen to anyone.

The situation requires our involvement.
Violence isn’t something that we can just sit out and hope will soon be over. We must join together now and make a statement against violence, and for humanity, understanding, and tolerance, in the hopes of growing as a community.
It is our hope to achieve solidarity, and a sense of humanity in the face of the fear and despair the assassination chaos wanted to to sow.
If we can sow love, then the terror has failed. „The Love Awakens“ campaign wants to plant a flag against terror.
Each of us can help and acquire a personal statement about love, freedom, and tolerance, and still serve a good purpose.

All profits are made available to the Parisian victims‘ families, thanks to Joshua Homme’s Sweet-Stuff-Foundation.

With the contributions of friendly designers, some original creations are already in the works with various motifs.

NOW, all creatives are invited to contribute by sending designs to make their own personal statement printable!

The campaign will collect orders bi-weekly, and once finished will produce and ship T-shirts within 10 days.

We believe in Love, Peace, Freedom, and Rock’n’Roll. We abhor terrorism and violence.
It is important to stand together against all kinds of violence, to protect our freedom, values, and ideals.

We are calling all ARTISTS, CULTURAL WORKERS, and MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES, to assist. You are important multipliers. Power your own designs, bring together the right people, and spread the word among all.

Campaign Site (http://www.youshirt.de/theloveawakens)

Youshirt ist ein Kickstarter für T-Shirt Fundraising Kampagnen.

Kontakt
Youshirt
Andreas Golla
Comeniusweg 11
08056 Zwickau
0049 151 58 709 707
a.golla@youshirt.de
http://www.youshirt.de

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Architecture and acoustics combined to perfection

The new cultural center of Lugano opens its doors to the public

Architecture and acoustics combined to perfection

LAC theater and concert hall, view from the stage (Source: © LAC 2015 – Picture: Studio Pagi)

The new cultural center of Lugano, the LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, and its new theater hall will be inaugurated with a very diverse and appealing series of events. Thanks to the cooperation of architect Ivano Gianola and the German acoustical consultants of Müller-BBM, architecture and acoustics are combined to perfection.

From September 12 to 27, 2015, the public can enjoy two inaugural weeks of theater, ballet, musical as well as artistic performances in the new theater. The LAC houses both the Museo d“Arte della Svizzera italiana and a new theater and concert hall. As a result of the synergy between the architect Ivano Gianola and the acoustics experts of Müller-BBM, one of the leading acoustical consulting firms worldwide, this new hall perfectly merges form, function and extraordinary acoustics.

The great variety of the inauguration events makes it possible for the audience to directly experience the qualities of the new theater which has been designed meticulously for ensuring a maximum visual as well as auditory enjoyment. The festivities will start with the theatrical performance „La Verità“ by the Compagnia Finzi Pasca, and will end with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, performed by the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana and the Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, directed by Maestro Ashkenazy.

The close collaboration between architect Ivano Gianola and the acoustical consultants of Müller-BBM started as early as in the theater’s schematic design phase in 2002 and led to the harmonious combination of architectural elements and technical measures. The result: excellent acoustics.

„We have created a brilliant, vibrant and enveloping sound,“ says Jürgen Reinhold of Müller-BBM, responsible for the acoustical design. „The basis was formed by various elements which can be found in historical theaters: the structured wall surfaces, inspired by antique decor, help create a soft sound, and the wooden floor structure makes it possible for the audience to feel the music’s vibrations in the entire body.“ Like a musical instrument, the auditorium is entirely clad in pear wood.

The characteristics of a vanguard auditorium which can be converted from a concert hall into a theater hall, completely protected against external noise

With a volume of almost 10,000 m³, the hall seats up to 1,000 and can be converted from a concert hall for large symphonic orchestras into a theater hall for drama, opera and ballet performances – with excellent acoustics for the respective type of event. For classical music concerts, an orchestra shell is mounted on stage, and by means of acoustically effective curtains, the reverberation time can be adjusted to the most diverse requirements. For opera performances, an orchestra pit has been installed which accommodates up to 70 musicians.

Müller-BBM’s acoustical design also included all measures necessary to protect the auditorium against external noise and to ensure an unrestricted simultaneous use of all LAC rooms. For this purpose, a so-called „acoustic joint“ was installed which is a special structural measure for a complete sound insulation. „You could practically lift the auditorium out of the entire building,“ explains acoustical consultant Simone Conta from Müller-BBM who supervised the construction works. „This way, any sound transmissions – both from the theater as well as into the theater – are avoided.“

The LAC building also includes some small halls as space to experiment. They may be used for theater as well as musical productions and for performances with a small audience. Furthermore, the Agorà at the feet of the hill behind the LAC is a wonderful open air venue.

On the Müller-BBM GmbH

For its international activities the engineering company Müller-BBM is represented by more than 400 employees at 13 sites in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Müller-BBM has taken a leading role in all fields of acoustics, building physics and environmental protection.

The Müller-BBM GmbH is part of the Müller-BBM Group, a congregation of international companies offering not only engineering consultancy but also specialized technical products and software solutions. Parent company of the Müller-BBM Group is the Müller-BBM Holding AG, whose shares are exclusively held by current and former employees of the Müller-BBM Group.

Munich – Berlin – Cologne – Dresden – Frankfurt on the Main – Gelsenkirchen – Hamburg – Karlsruhe- Nuremberg – Stuttgart – Weimar – Bad Ischl (A) – Basel (CH)

www.MuellerBBM.com
www.mbbm-gruppe.com

Kontakt
Müller-BBM GmbH
Tanja Müller
Robert-Koch-Strasse 11
82152 Planegg/Munich
+49 89 85602-254
Tanja.Mueller@mbbm.com
http://www.MuellerBBM.com

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A2A-Projet, HEY YA, his hit goes through all the galaxies

the music: electronic meets guitar. the message, sing this song all over the world and galaxies

A2A-Projet, HEY YA, his hit goes through all the galaxies

A2A-Projet feat K-Kanayo and his Summerhit 2015 HEY YA

A2A-Projet – Hey Ya, out now in Septemeber 2015 worldwide by LA-Groove (Los Angeles-California). LA-GROOVE is a successful record label.
„LA“ stands for Los Angeles and „GROOVE“ refers to a wide variety of music creations and productions ranging from electronic and dance music to hip-hop, rock, and pop music.

The man behind this label is Maxx Scuti, an Italian American music producer. He usually stays in the background, very rarely gives interviews, and prefers not to be mentioned by name at all; yet he can look back on tremendous success around the world and several famous chart hits.

A2A-PROJET is a modern music act consisting of two experienced artists known around the world who call their style of music „electronic meets guitar.“

In the United States and South America, A2A-Projet“s hit „Hey Ya“ triggered absolute hype among both DJs and the public. The song „Hey Ya“ has a message! It offers people what they always want: fun, love, peace, partying, and happiness. A2A-Projet“s „Hey Ya“ has been catapulted through the galaxies and is on its way around the universe traveling at supersonic speed.

Thanks to „Hey Ya,“ A2A-PROJET has meanwhile achieved galactic popularity as well as what many space scientists have always longed for: contact with other forms of life in outer space. They are well known throughout the entire universe, because everywhere people sing and dance to the sound of „Hey Ya.“ A galactic super hit for every club, every party, every planet.

Fachbereich, Musik+Medien, Reisen und Tourismus, TV, Film, Stars und Sternchen.
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Kontakt
VIPNAB Media Ltd.
Adrian Zeiler
Bordesley House, 59/60 Coventry Road
B10 0R Birmingham
+44 121 288 1104
zeiler.vipnab@googlemail.com
http://www.vipnab.com

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Find the right font every time with Free-Fonts.com

Find the right font every time with Free-Fonts.com

Finding free opentype fonts

For quite a few years now, the font search engine (http://www.free-fonts.com) Free-Fonts.com has been the first place to turn for moderately-priced OpenType and TrueType fonts. Every day, this service scans the Web for newly released fonts that can be legally downloaded and used. Alongside each font, it also lists related classic and professional alternatives. For each commercial offering, visitors are directed to sites offering the best prices, since even font publishers are interested in acquiring new customers through occasional specials and sales.

At this moment, over 50,000 high-quality fonts are available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Likewise, Free-Fonts.com searches the Web and rates the most the most popular fonts of the day. This might include not only cursive styles, but also those suited for weddings and invitations, as well as fonts stemming from Disney movies. Barcodes, Bauhaus-style and above all, sans-serif fonts are very much in demand.

Standing behind the search engine is Neuber Software, which has been developing quality font solutions for over 20 years-as well as Germany“s first font manager, Typograf, which dates back to the Windows 3.1 days. Today, Typograf is among the leading font tools for the Windows platform. To provide the FreeFonts.com service, Neuber cooperates with firms including the major font providers such as Monotype Imaging Inc., Linotype, Bitstream Inc. and FontShop. For more information, visit www.free-fonts.com.

Firmenkontakt
Free-Fonts.com
Geoff Edwards
PF 110 525
06019 Halle City
0700-11770000
info@free-fonts.com
http://www.free-fonts.com

Pressekontakt
Free-fonts.com
Geoff Edwards
PF 110 525
06019 Halle City
0700-11770000
info@free-fonts.com
http://www.free-fonts.com

Art Culture

High octane jazz quartet SWITCHBACK

CD release on „Multikulti Project (PL)“ and concert tour in April 2015

High octane jazz quartet SWITCHBACK

Greene / Zimpel / Williams / Kugel

SWITCHBACK
Mars Williams – saxophones, flutes
Waclaw Zimpel – clarinets, flutes, tarogato
Hilliard Greene – double bass
Klaus Kugel – drums

http://www.switchback.inemu.com

Tour dates:

April 16th, Leer, Kulturspeicher (DE)
April 17th, Bochum, Rottstr5 KUNSTHALLEN (DE)
April 18th, Dachau, Kultur-Schranne (DE)
April 20th, Zaporizhzhya, DK „Metalurgov“ (UA)
April 21st, Vienna, Martinschloessl (AT)
April 23th, Villach, Kulturhof:keller (AT)
April 24th, St. Johann, Alte Gerberei (AT)

about the musicians:

MARS WILLIAMS is one of the true saxophone players–someone who takes pleasure in the sheer act of blowing the horn. This tremendous enthusiasm is an essential part of his sound, and it comes through each note every time he plays. Whatever the situation, Mars plays exciting music. In many ways he has succeeded in redefining what versatility means to the modern saxophone player. – John Zorn, USA

WACLAW ZIMPEL’s name goes straight into the list of European jazzmen that gave new life to clarinet and bass clarinet, continuing Dolphy“s example: Surman, Sclavis, Trovesi, and the like. – Francesco Martinelli, Point Of Departure, USA, 2010
Polish composer/clarinetist Wacaw Zimpel is one of the most promising musicians from the European continent. – Eyal Hareuveni, All About Jazz, USA, 2012

HILLIARD GREENE’s fabulous arco bass mixes lyricism with a burning, literally ferocious desire of opening the listener’s mind. – Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes, Italy, 2007
I found his composition to be extraordinary in its depth of emotion. Hill“s remarkable virtuosity and passion on his instrument and spiritual awareness was ever present throughout. – Margot Elizabeth Meyers, Jazz Improv, NY, USA, 2006

KLAUS KUGEL is one of Central Europe’s busiest and most articulate modern jazz drummers … he treads the boundary between inside and outside playing in a particularly incisive way; always listening and never getting caught up in his own considerable chops. – Dave Wayne, AllAboutJazz, USA, 2013
These three discs … show Kugel as a drummer whose nearly boundless energy and imagination cannot be confined by neat categories. – Ed Hazel, Signal To Noise, USA, 2006

go to: www.switchback.inemu.com

Kontakt
SWITCHBACK
Klaus Kugel
Graf Albert Strasse 34
51709 Marienheide
+49 1573 79 52 442
mail@klauskugel.com
http://www.KlausKugel.com

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Exhibition „Erwin Wurm. Fichte“ in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents the exhibition „Erwin Wurm. Fichte“ from March 22, 2015 until September 13, 2015.

Exhibition "Erwin Wurm. Fichte" in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Portrait Erwin Wurm, Studio Wurm, Photo: Eva Würdinger (Source: © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015)

The Austrian sculptor Erwin Wurm (*1954), internationally known for his „One Minute Sculptures“, his Fat Cars, and deformed objects, transforms the large exhibition hall of the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg into a German forest. The spectacular presentation of gigantic, real fir trees forms the frame of reference for forty, mainly new sculptural works, sixteen of which were made especially for this show. Responding to Wolfsburg as the city of motorcars, Wurm changes an original Volkswagen van into a Curry Bus, a „fat hot dog stand,“ as he calls it-which will be parked in front of the entrance to the museum, welcoming the visitors. With his bizarrely shaped cars, houses, and figures, the sculptor conveys his own humorous view of everyday objects and life itself-a view that can be somewhat disturbing, as well as philosophical.

Opening matinee March 22, 2015, 11 a.m.

Das Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg wurde im Jahr 1994 eröffnet und kann bereits heute auf eine einzigartige Geschichte mit einer Vielzahl maßgeblicher Ausstellungen und Veranstaltungen zurückblicken. Es ist in kurzer Zeit gelungen, das Haus regional zu verankern und gleichzeitig international Beachtung zu finden. Das Museum ist der Kunst aus Gegenwart und Moderne gewidmet und es vereint die verschiedensten Medien, angefangen von Malerei, über Skulpturen und Fotografie, Video und neue Medien bis zu Mode und Design. Das imposante, modernistische Gebäude im Zentrum der Stadt gelegen, präsentiert auf 3500 qm Ausstellungsfläche sowohl wechselnde Ausstellungen als auch Werke aus der Sammlung.

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg was opened in 1994 and can already look back at a unique history with numerous authoritative exhibitions and events. Within a brief period of time, it has been possible for the museum to position itself locally and find international recognition at the same time. The museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary art, combining diverse media ranging from painting, photography and sculpture and the new media to fashion and design. The striking modernist building located in the heart of the city presents temporary exhibitions as well as works from its own collection on 3,500 square meters.

Kontakt
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Christiane Heuwinkel
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg
05361266969
media@kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de
http://www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de

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John and the Charmers ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM

„VELVET BLUE“ out on FEV 28 2015

John and the Charmers ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM

DEBUT ALBUM „VELVET BLUE“

On Saturday, February 28, John and the Charmers will release their debut album VELVET BLUE at Restaurante Vila Flor, CCVF – Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimaraes (Portugal).

Fans can pre-order VELVET BLUE now.

You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released. http://johnandthecharmers.bandcamp.com/releases

The VELVET BLUE track listing is as follows:

1. Kind Of You
2. Lovely You
3. No Time
4. Fall In Love
5. Changing Colors
6. Midnight Blue
7. She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not
8. Picture Of Mine
9. Thinking Of You
10. The Sweetness Of Your Heart

Links:

http://johnandthecharmers.bandcamp.com/releases

https://www.facebook.com/johnandthecharmers

https://twitter.com/johncharmers

https://vimeo.com/johnandthecharmers

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI_NnPQLjKu3ywwOp-784-w

www.johnandthecharmers.com

John and the Charmers is a project created by the musician, singer and songwriter Joao Guimaraes (born 19 Mai 1982), better known by his stage name Joao de Guimaraes.

Kontakt
John and the Charmers
Joao Guimaraes
Rua Arq. Mario Cardoso 173-5-D
4835-076 Guimaraes
(+351) 911563222
velvetonyx@gmail.com
http://www.johnandthecharmers.com

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Exhibitions 2015 Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

until February 15, 2015
„Imi Knoebel: Works 1966 – 2014“

until April 6, 2015
„RealSurreal. Masterpieces of Avant-Garde Photography.
Das Neue Sehen, 1920-1950 Siegert Collection“

March 22 – September 13, 2015
„Erwin Wurm. Fichte“
As part of the series of artists“ projects at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, the Austrian sculptor Erwin Wurm will transform the large exhibition hall into a German fir forest. Forest, Romanticism, the urge for freedom, the rejection of conventions and rules: this might be the chain of associations made if you begin with the word „forest.“ The notion of overcoming external forces and the human desire for individuality and personal freedom are also important motifs in Wurm“s oeuvre, and they will play a central role in the exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. Over the past two decades the artist has created a consistent body of work, expanding upon the concept of sculpture through interactive and social aspects. The performative or sculptural deformations of the famous One-Minute-Sculptures, the Clothing Sculptures, and the „fat“ objects, are also always about the futility of human efforts and the narrow degree of difference between high and low, norm and deviation. The exhibition is supported by Volkswagen Financial Services AG.

April 26, 2015 – August 16, 2015
„Walk The Line. New Paths in Drawing“
Katie Armstrong – Il-Jin Atem Choi – Awst & Walther – Mario BieRende – Karoline Bröckel – Angela Bulloch – Marcel Dzama – Friederike Feldmann – Gregor Hildebrandt – Katharina Hinsberg – Christian Jankowski – Zilvinas Kempinas – William Kentridge – Pia Linz – Alison Moffett – Keita Mori – Lada Nakonechna – Pavel Pepperstein – Raymond Pettibon – Christian Pilz – Alexander Roob – Yehudit Sasportas – Simon Schubert – Nedko Solakov – Troika – Mariana Vassileva – Jorinde Voigt – Tim Wolff – Ralf Ziervogel a. o.
Drawing is thinking with a pencil. Walk The Line. New Paths in Drawing provides insight into the vast field of drawing from the last fifteen years-a period in which the profile of the medium has changed. The show presents a variety of diverse ways of articulating the line, oscillating between image and writing, as well as other drawing strategies that have emerged during this time. Drawing has outgrown the classic materials and methods, while integrating both conceptual approaches and intangible processes alike. Its use of new technologies has also allowed it to conquer not only new planes, but entire spaces, as well.
The exhibition begins with visual narratives whose contents stem from the intriguing field that lies in between the two poles of image and text, fluctuating between cryptic stories and reportage (Raymond Pettibon, Nedko Solakov, Alexander Roob). Out of the pure line-which is based, for instance, on the flight paths of swallows in the work of Caroline Bröckel-both words and images develop in Friederike Feldmann“s video installation, while sequences of individual drawings lead to films, as in the work of William Kentridge and Katie Armstrong. Architectural objects made of sectional lines and entire spaces arise in the drawings by Mario Bierende and Pia Linz, while Jorinde Voigt“s Beethoven cycle and Angela Bulloch“s drawing machine lend shape to musical works. A grotesque combination of fantasy landscapes and raw reality can be found in the images and wall drawings by Lada Nakonechna, as well as in the moor landscapes by Yehudit Sasportas.
Twelve artists have created new works, some of them installations, especially for this survey.

Autumn 2015 – Spring 2016
„Jeppe Hein. This Way“
Which way? Even though the exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg bears the directional title This Way, the show by Berlin-based Danish artist Jeppe Hein (b. 1974) does not provide a decision for the visitor. Mind and body are required; visitors have the freedom to find their own way through the interactive, varied parcours of the exhibition. Every day we take many different paths, consciously or not. We cover both longer and shorter distances, but most of our paths are internal. Often, we fall into a state in which we are functioning automatically. The works of art and the way that the show is presented both deal with these paths, posing questions and providing stimuli. They are surprising and they playfully sharpen our awareness of the moment, of the here and now. In this context Hein also supplies some very private insights, permitting visitors to accompany him on his search for a path.
Featuring sculptures, installations, works on paper, rooms waiting for the visitors to act, and site-specific works, the exhibition offers a broad overview of Hein“s oeuvre. It follows in the footsteps of Minimal, Conceptual, and Kinetic Art, yet it also relates to the idea of public sculpture, while clearly aiming to communicate with viewers. The show offers no ready answers; rather, in an allusion to the sociologist Hartmut Rosa, its goal is to provide space for the type of responsive experience that is gradually disappearing from our society.

Das Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg wurde im Jahr 1994 eröffnet und kann bereits heute auf eine einzigartige Geschichte mit einer Vielzahl maßgeblicher Ausstellungen und Veranstaltungen zurückblicken. Es ist in kurzer Zeit gelungen, das Haus regional zu verankern und gleichzeitig international Beachtung zu finden. Das Museum ist der Kunst aus Gegenwart und Moderne gewidmet und es vereint die verschiedensten Medien, angefangen von Malerei, über Skulpturen und Fotografie, Video und neue Medien bis zu Mode und Design. Das imposante, modernistische Gebäude im Zentrum der Stadt gelegen, präsentiert auf 3500 qm Ausstellungsfläche sowohl wechselnde Ausstellungen als auch Werke aus der Sammlung.

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg was opened in 1994 and can already look back at a unique history with numerous authoritative exhibitions and events. Within a brief period of time, it has been possible for the museum to position itself locally and find international recognition at the same time. The museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary art, combining diverse media ranging from painting, photography and sculpture and the new media to fashion and design. The striking modernist building located in the heart of the city presents temporary exhibitions as well as works from its own collection on 3,500 square meters.

Kontakt
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Christiane Heuwinkel
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg
05361266969
media@kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de
http://www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de

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Exhibition „RealSurreal. Masterpieces of Avant-Garde Photography. Das Neue Sehen 1920-1950. Siegert Collection“ in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Exhibition "RealSurreal. Masterpieces of Avant-Garde Photography. Das Neue Sehen 1920-1950. Siegert Collection" in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Genia Rubin, Lisa Fonssagrives. Robe: Alix (Madame Grès), 1937

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents the exhibition „RealSurreal. Masterpieces of Avant-Garde Photography. Das Neue Sehen 1920-1950. Siegert Collection“ from November 15, 2014 until April 6, 2015.

Is a photograph a true-to-life reproduction of reality, or is it merely a staged image? This year – the 175th anniversary of the invention of photography – the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg responds to this question with a comprehensive survey of avant-garde photography between 1920 and 1950. The exhibition, RealSurreal, presents around 200 masterpieces from the eminent Siegert Collection in Munich. This collection, which has never been shown in its entirety, contains photographs from the Neues Sehen („New Vision“) movement, covering everything from New Objectivity to Surrealism in Germany, France, and Czechoslovakia.

Opening with a prologue of exemplary nineteenth-century photographs, the exhibition will enable visitors to rediscover the broad range and the multiple facets of photography from the real to the surreal via rare original prints by notable photographers of the era. In addition, historical photography books and magazines, artists“ books, and examples of avant-garde cover designs will allow visitors to experience this new view of the world. A 45-minute loop featuring clips from key films by Luis Buouel, Lászlo Moholy-Nagy, Hans Richter, and others will also be shown continuously throughout the exhibition, examining the fruitful relationship between avant-garde photography and the-then contemporary cinema.

Image: Genia Rubin, Lisa Fonssagrives. Robe: Alix (Madame Gres), 1937, Silbergelatinepapier, 30,3 x 21,5 cm, Foto: Christian P. Schmieder / Sammlung Siegert, München, © Sheherazade Ter-Abramoff, Paris.

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg was opened in 1994 and can already look back at a unique history with numerous authoritative exhibitions and events. Within a brief period of time, it has been possible for the museum to position itself locally and find international recognition at the same time. The museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary art, combining diverse media ranging from painting, photography and sculpture and the new media to fashion and design. The striking modernist building located in the heart of the city presents temporary exhibitions as well as works from its own collection on 3,500 square meters.

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Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
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