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"Der Blaue Reiter: The Freeing of Color"
2003-11-11 until 2004-02-29
Rediscovering the "Blaue Reiter": A Unique exhibition in
Ludwigshafen displaying approximately 200 major artworks -
Early Jawlensky painting will be exhibited for the first time. In presenting the exhibition "Der Blaue Reiter - Die Befreiung der
Farbe", the City of Ludwigshafen on the Rhine and BASF
Aktiengesellschaft. explore the diversity of the artists group "Der
Blaue Reiter" at the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum from 11th November 2003 to
29th February 2004. The exhibition coincides with the 150th
anniversary celebrations of the City of Ludwigshafen" and displays
many works that so far have not been exhibited to the public. The
exhibition takes place under the patronship of the Prime Minister of
Rheinland-Pfalz, Kurt Beck.
The exhibition has been curated by the Museum's director, Dr. Richard
Gassen and will show approximately 200 pieces by 13 artists. The
outstanding quality of the exhibition lies in its unique conception
as well as in the excellent collaboration of national and
international loaners, including many important private collectors.
Among the exhibited works is a unique discovery: During restauration
works in 1990 at the back of Jawlensky's "Großes Stillleben" from
1937 a second painting by Jawlensky appeared. The back of the canvas
shows an early painting by Jawlensky from 1905 showing a garden
scene. The painting belongs to the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum since the late
80ies and will be on view in the Ludwigshafen exhibition for the very
first time. A special mirror construction will enable the visitor to
see both paintings.
In ten different sections the works of Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc,
August Macke, Gabriele Münter, Alexej von Jawlensky, Marianne
Werefkin, Heinrich Campendonk, Alfred Kubin, Paul Klee, Jean-Bloé
Niestlé, Robert Delaunay, Arnold Schönberg and Hans Mattis-Teutsch
are set into relation to each other.
Additionally to the works of the initial inner circle of artists of
the "Blaue Reiter", the works of Schönberg and Kubin also make a
reference to music and literature. Niestlé and Mattis-Teutsch are
rarely shown artists of the group. Furthermore the exhibition shows
the artists' development beyond the actual core period up to the
manifestation of the abstract form.
80 Loaners of National and International Provenance
The exhibition is based on the works of the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum's
collection. The museum has an extensive collection of avant-garde,
especially non figurative art of the 20th century. Among them the
Museum owns 35 works by artists of the "Blaue Reiter". The museum
has attracted 80 national and international loaners for this
large-scale exhibition. Among the prestigious loaners are: Stedelijk
Museum, Amsterdam, National Galerie, Berlin, Museum of Art Bern,
Switzerland, MissionArt Gallery, Budapest, Didrichsen Art Museum,
Helsinki, Fondation Beyeler in Riehen, Switzerland, Lenbachhaus
Museum, Munich, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza,
Madrid, Fondazione Antonio Mazzotta, Milan, Italy, as well as
several top class private collections.
More information can be found at: www.blauer-reiter.de.
"Katze unterm Baum"
1910, Öl auf Leinwand
70 x 50 cm