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Wolfgang Mattheuer: The Gray Window, 1969, Museum Barberini, © VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn 2016
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Behind the Mask: Artists in the GDR

October 29, 2017 to February 4, 2018

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Behind the Mask: Artists in the GDR

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Front of Museum Barberini, Photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini
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Program Relating to the Exhibition

From the Lecture Series: Art in the GDR
Curriculum Vitae: Artists and Their Work
Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, 7 pm

A discussion with Hartwig Ebersbach, Prof. Else Gabriel, and Prof. Hans-Hendrik Grimmling

The evening will focus on artistic and biographical issues – the development of individuals and the selection of creative subject matter as well the conditions under which art was studied in East Germany. Hartwig Ebersbach conspicuously presents himself in the center of his artistic work. Between 1979 and 1983 he taught the only class for experimental art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig. As a member of the Autoperforation performance group, Else Gabriel caused irritation and made waves in Dresden and Berlin. Today she works at the Weißensee Academy of Art in Berlin. The painter Hans-Hendrik Grimmling was a co-initiator of the 1st Leipzig Herbstsalon in 1984, one of the important events in artistic self-assertion in East Germany. Until recently he taught at the BTK University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.

Current Exhibition – Behind the Mask: Artists in the GDR
Preview 2017/18
Max Beckmann: The World as a Stage
February 24, 2018 to June 10, 2018

Many paintings by Max Beckmann (1884–1950) show the world of the theater, circus, and music halls. He presented his paintings as stages. Showmanship was a driving force behind his work. He viewed this ‘world theater’ as a model for basic human experiences.

Held in cooperation with the Kunsthalle Bremen where the exhibition will be shown from September 30, 2017 to February 4, 2018.

Max Beckmann: Self-Portrait with a Saxophone, 1930, Kunsthalle Bremen – Der Kunstverein in Bremen, Photo: Lars Lohrisch, © VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn 2017

Max Beckmann: Self-Portrait with a Saxophone, 1930, Kunsthalle Bremen – Der Kunstverein in Bremen, Photo: Lars Lohrisch, © VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn 2017

February 24, 2018 to June 10, 2018

Many paintings by Max Beckmann (1884–1950) show the world of the theater, circus, and music halls. He presented his paintings as stages. Showmanship was a driving force behind his work. He viewed this ‘world theater’ as a model for basic human experiences.

Held in cooperation with the Kunsthalle Bremen where the exhibition will be shown from September 30, 2017 to February 4, 2018.

Max Beckmann: Self-Portrait with a Saxophone, 1930, Kunsthalle Bremen – Der Kunstverein in Bremen, Photo: Lars Lohrisch, © VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn 2017

Max Beckmann: Self-Portrait with a Saxophone, 1930, Kunsthalle Bremen – Der Kunstverein in Bremen, Photo: Lars Lohrisch, © VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn 2017

Hasso Plattner, ©: Hasso Plattner Ventures

Hasso Plattner, ©: Hasso Plattner Ventures

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“Encounter the original, share the passion.”

Hasso Plattner
Benefactor and patron Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Hasso Plattner on the Museum Barberini’s mission

“Encounter the original, share the passion.”

Benefactor and patron Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Hasso Plattner on the Museum Barberini’s mission

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