September 24, 2019 - Kunsthalle Mannheim - Inspiration Matisse
Subscribe
September 24, 2019

Kunsthalle Mannheim

Henri Matisse, Nude in a Wood (Nu dans la forêt), 1906. Oil on wood, 40.6 x 32.4 cm. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of George F. Of, 52.150. © Succession H. Matisse/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019.

Inspiration Matisse
September 27, 2019–January 19, 2020

Opening : September 26, 7pm, Speakers: Dr. Peter Kurz, Mayor of the city of Mannheim, Johan Holten, Director and Dr. Peter Kropmanns, Curator

Kunsthalle Mannheim
Friedrichsplatz 4
68165 Mannheim
Germany

T +49 621 2936423
info@kuma.art

www.kuma.art
Facebook / Instagram

Inspiration Matisse
September 27, 2019–January 19, 2020

Opening : September 26, 7pm, Speakers: Dr. Peter Kurz, Mayor of the city of Mannheim, Johan Holten, Director and Dr. Peter Kropmanns, Curator

Kunsthalle Mannheim
Friedrichsplatz 4
68165 Mannheim
Germany

T +49 621 2936423
info@kuma.art

www.kuma.art
Facebook / Instagram

2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the French painter, sculptor and graphic artist Henri Matisse (1869–1954). With his unconventional paintings that set new standards, Matisse had a lasting influence on the art of the 20th century. As early as 1905/06, his colorful and expressive pictures inspired a wealth of French and international painters.

Inspiration Matisse
The great autumn exhibition held at the Kunsthalle Mannheim includes a selection of some 135 paintings, sculptures, ceramics and graphic works that evidence how Matisse became “the artist’s artist” and then “a classical modern painter.” It displays figures and nudes and broadens the perspective by including landscapes and Mediterranean scenes as well as portraits and still lifes. Among the most impressive works are probably the four life-sized bronze nudes from behind that he reworked over a period of twenty years and are now considered as the summit of his art.

France-German Dialog
The exhibition underscores Matisse’s influence on artists of his time who embody three major currents in art history: French Fauvism (André Derain, Georges Braque, Charles Camoin, Kees van Dongen, Raoul Dufy, Othon Friesz, Henri Manguin, Albert Marquet, Maurice de Vlaminck), German Expressionism (Alexej von Jawlensky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, August Macke, Gabriele Münter, Max Pechstein) and the output of German students at the “Académie Matisse” (Rudolf Levy, Oskar and Margarethe Moll, Hans Purrmann, Mathilde Vollmoeller). All these works are presented in a dialog with Matisse and with each other, opening new perspectives.

The Mannheim exhibition includes loans from various private and public collections from across Germany as well as from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.

The exhibition will be accompanied by the catalogue Inspiration Matisse, in German, with essays by Ina Ewers-Schultz, Simon Kelly, Simone Klein, Astrid Köhler, Peter Kropmanns, Ulrike Lorenz, Colin Lemoine, Isabelle Monod-Fontaine, Jacqueline Munck, Eva-Maria Schütz and Christian Weikop (Editor: Prestel-Verlag, Munich, September 2019)

 

With the support of France's Ministry of Culture and Prof. Monika Grütters, Minister of State to the Federal Chancellor, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Thanks to our partners and sponsors for the generous support of the exhibition Inspiration Matisse: H.W. & J. Hector Stiftung, Stiftung Kunsthalle Mannheim, City of Mannheim, BNP Paribas, Roche.

Media partner: SWR 2, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, arte.

Partner: Artima, MVV

presse [​at​] kuma.art

Related
Share
More
Kunsthalle Mannheim
Share - Inspiration Matisse
  • Share
Click to subscribe to e-flux and be the first to receive the latest news on international exhibitions and all e-flux related announcements
Subscribe
Subscribe to e-flux
Be the first to receive the latest news on international exhibitions and all e-flux related announcements.
Subscribe to architecture
Explore the most recent content from e-flux architecture and urbanism
Subscribe to e-flux programs
Keep up-to-date on all upcoming talks, screenings, and exhibitions at e-flux in New York