21.09. – 12.11.2023

Gerlinde Beck, Martha Boto, Ursula Hirsch, Geneviève Claisse, Agnes Martin, Rune Mields, Vera Molnár, Helga Philipp, Rosemarie Trockel

Abstraction in art is a novelty of the 20th century and a focal point of our collection. It was women artists who painted the first abstract pictures at the end of the 19th century, many years before women gained access to the academies. To this day, many of them are comparatively unknown and little represented, and unfortunately they are also in the minority in our collection. This exhibition is dedicated to the women artists who focus on abstraction since the 20th century.

17.06. – 12.08.2023

Julius von Bismark, Frank Herzog, Horst Janssen, Wilhelm Kuhnert, Umberto Mastroianni, Ludvig LöfgrenA.R. Penck, Friedrich Streich, Andy Warhol

We love animals! And are delighted by the wealth of species in our immediate surroundings. Protecting them is important to us and sometimes art can also contribute a little: we pay homage to animals in all their diversity and colors. Drawing skills are particularly evident in the depiction of animals. But the depiction of hybrid and uncanny creatures – perhaps mutants?- is also an important part of this exhibition.

01.06. – 15.06.2023

Our showroom changes its function again and again: it offers space for curated exhibitions, communicative events and is mostly a bustling studio and laboratory where new things are developed, tested and produced, finished things are documented, framed, packed and made ready for shipping. Studio visits and open house events offer a glimpse behind the scenes of art and cultural production. Warm Welcome!

Studio Visits by invitation and appointment only 

15.04. – 31.05.2023

Lisa Brice, Gerhard Hadere, Will McBride , Henry Moore, Volker Mehner, Werner Nydegger, Andrei Roiter, Keyston Talbot, Timm Ulrichs, Victor Vasarely

The portrait is an exciting, popular and topical subject in art: few subjects have been able to fulfill so many functions in art since its beginnings: From the self-portrait as self-study or self-portrayal of the artist, to commissioned portraits as a lucrative source of income to immortalize the client and documentary-photographic or artistically alienated portraits, to the digitally optimized selfie and AI-generated fake portraits. 

The exhibition shows works from the collection ranging from documentation to alienation to invention: Photographic b/w portraits of famous personalities such as Josephine Baker and Romy Schneider as well as contemporary, painted and drawn portraits of real and fictional beings. 

01.03. -01.04.2023

Will McBride, Reinhard Doubrawa, Alfred Ehrhardt, Jochen Gerz, Douglas Gordon, Hans Kotter, Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, Leni Riefenstahl, Rosemarie Trockel, Annett Zinsmeister

In the context of the European Month of Photography with the motto “Touch”, we are juxtaposing photographic works that address “touch” in a variety of ways such as photographs of abandoned and war-torn places, of people and the city of Berlin from 1936 until the end of the Cold War, and of photographs that address active touch, the tactile, and the fragile materiality of our environment. 

10.12.2022 –  29.01.2023

Herman de Vries, Alfred Ehrhardt, Paul Knill, Adolf Luther, Will McBride, Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, Klaus-Jürgen Schoen, K.R.H. Sonderborg, Antoni Tapiés

The essence of an active collection is that it grows and in the best case finds no end. So we are happy about new additions from the past two years from a variety of disciplines: photography, drawing, collage, painting, printmaking.

26.09. –  10.11.2022

The stubborn thing about empty spaces is that, strictly speaking, they are never really empty. And that is fortunate. But the contents of a room are not always well-placed or beautiful to look at, or even arranged in a functionally sensible way. Our showroom, too, is always changing in its function and sight: from carefully arranged exhibition, to construction site, to hopeless chaos and temporary depot, to bustling studio. A look behind the scenes of art and cultural production. 

06.08. – 25.09.2022

Michel Douay, Gerhard Haderer, Rudi Hurzlmeier, Janosch, Siegfried Kaden, Erik Liebermann, Werner Nydegger, Friedrich Streich, Moritz von Wolzogen

Comic artists and caricaturists are true masters of their craft. In times of a supposed decline in craftsmanship, they celebrate the art of drawing in versatile styles and varied humor. The collection includes original drawings from the filmcartoon production of Pink Panther, to Janosch, to contemporary comic artists such as Moritz von Wolzogen.

11.06. – 30.07.2022

Gerlinde Beck, Joseph Beuys, John Bock, Lisa Brice, Genevieve Claisse, Jens Cords, Otto Herbet Hajek, Anatol Herzfeld, Julio LeParc, Robert Rauschenberg, Wolf Vostell

Since its emergence in the past 110 years, the technique and art form of collage has conquered like no other the most diverse art forms: starting from the pictorial composition of material and image cut-outs glued together, material, object, text, sound, and film collages are still being created today and have also seamlessly made the transition from analog to digital. We begin with a compilation of analog works from half a century.

16.04. – 04.06.2022

Till Gerhard, Ursula Hirsch, Volker Leonhard, Bernhard Martin, Nigel Mullins, Georg Karl Pfahler, Johanna Piesniewski, Heinrich Siepmann, Tim Trantenroth, Ben Willikens, Herbert Zangs

Painting, as one of the oldest art forms, lost its documentary depiction function at the beginning of the 20th century and has since undergone a wide variety of developments in terms of subject matter, technique, etc. The collection focuses on abstraction and brings together a cross-section of works by artists who use the medium of painting to create very different representations.