Thoughts about life and death have occupied many artists through the ages. Children also entertain a great many thoughts about the subject. With this exhibition we wished to create a safe, positive framework for conversations about life and death. Not as polar opposites, but as preconditions for each other.
German World Images 1890-1930 – from Kollwitz to Nolde
20 April 2012 – 12 August 2012. The Royal Collection of Graphic Arts
What is true art? What does art look like? What is art about? These were the questions that the European avant-garde sought to answer. In Germany the questions became intermeshed with attempts at determining a national identity.
Follow the hunt for answers and see how artists sought to reinvent art.
The great spring exhibition of 2012 served a dual purpose:
The exhibition presented the Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) and his art as a phenomenon in itself. In addition to this the exhibition took a new – and investigative – approach to Hammershøi by having his art enter into a dialogue with fellow European artists of his day.
From 18. June 2011 - 13. May 2012. Sculpture Street
A large installation incorporated all of the museum’s Scuplture Street. One Language Traveller was a travel through membranes, tents, grids and a strange factory. Here were machines and curiosities, sound and street lamps, warped floors and a mysterious soap production.