June 11 – August 28, 2022


Painting, graphic art and sculpture from the collections of Museum Lände and the BLMK.

Annemarie Balden-Wolff, Auguste Blau, Hilde Broër, Markus Daum, Hermann Glöckner, Edith Gmeiner, Angela Hampel, Sabine Herrmann, Madeleine Heublein, Mona Höke, Käthe Kollwitz, Sepp Mahler, Michael Morgner, Jenny Mucchi-Wiegmann, Berthold Müller-Oerlinghausen, Christoph Schaugg, Gil Schlesinger, Günter Schöllkopf, Karl Völker, Raimund Wäschle, Ursula Wentzlaff, Doris Ziegler

This exhibition, a first version of which was shown at the Museum Lände, Kressbronn/Lake Constance, in summer 2021, offers an inspiring look at the different forms in which the human body can be represented and into various existential conditions of life. The works selected take up the theme of figurative art from different perspectives and illuminate the artists’ individual examinations of beauty, endangerment, transience, introspection and standardization of the human figure. The juxtaposition of these individual works of art leads to extraordinary discourses and the discovery of surprising relationships. The media spectrum of the presentation includes painting, drawing and sculpture, while combining exhibits from the collections of two museums. The compilation reflects both collections’ histories as well as an accentuated cross-section of various art movements within the South- and East-German cultural traditions from the 1920s on.
The exhibition focuses the formal and thematic similarities inherent in the approximately 100 works of art by the 22 artists shown here, even though they were created under different cultural and socio-political conditions and over a time span of almost 100 years.

Opening of the exhibition on Friday, June 10, 2022, 7 pm

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 11 am to 7 pm

Brandenburgisches Landesmuseum für moderne Kunst
Uferstraße/Am Amtsteich 15
03046 Cottbus
Tel: +49 355 4949 4040

The exhibition is a cooperation with the Museum Lände, Kressbronn/Lake Constance