July 2, 2016 - Lehmbruck Museum - An der Oberfläche_On Surface
July 2, 2016

Lehmbruck Museum

Jeppe Hein, Chakra Mirror Balloons I, 2015. Photo: Studio Jeppe Hein. Courtesy of König Galerie, Berlin; 303 Gallery, New York; and Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen.

An der Oberfläche_On Surface
From Rodin to De Bruyckere. The Surface as a Carrier of Meaning in Sculpture
July 2–October 23, 2016

Lehmbruck Museum
Friedrich-Wilhelm-Straße 40
47051 Duisburg
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 12am–5pm,
Saturday–Sunday 11am–5pm

T +49 203 28332906
F +49 203 2833892
info@lehmbruckmuseum. de

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What does our probing eye see, what does it feel? What does surface tell us about the process of creation by the hand of the artist?

This exhibition of 20th and 21st century sculpture at the Lehmbruck Museum is groundbreaking in many ways. While its title plays with various associations evoked by the term surface, its focus is on the surface of sculptures whose different materials evoke emotions and generate meaning.

The exhibition presents outstanding examples from the 20th century, including key works by pioneers of modernity like Auguste Rodin, Medardo Rosso, Constantin Brâncuși, and Wilhelm Lehmbruck that serve as reference points for a shift of focus to the present day. Positions of the 21st century will be marked by works by artists such as Berlinde De Bruyckere, Julian Opie, Rebecca Horn, Georg Baselitz, Carsten Nicolai, Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Tony Cragg, Jenny Holzer, Daniel Canogar, Dorothee Golz, Jeppe Hein, Elina Autio, Stella Hamberg, Evan Roth, Michael v.Kaler, Heike Weber, Nezaket Ekici.

Curated by Dr. Söke Dinkla

About the Lehmbruck Museum
Well-known throughout Europe for its outstanding collection of modern international sculpture, this museum offers an unusual combination of exceptional architecture placed in a sculpture park, as well as sculpture sited within the urban environs.

Commencing with the life work of Wilhelm Lehmbruck and his contemporaries, the world of art encounters sculpture from all over the world in an exhibition space of 5000 square meters. Monographically and thematically grouped exhibition rooms are sequentially arranged in an open space. Paintings, works on paper and the new media complement the sculptural collection.

The goal of all museum activities is to convey a vivid impression of the quality, development and range of modern sculpture to visitors from all walks of life.

For press information, please contact presse [​at​] lehmbruckmuseum.de.

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