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Max Beckmann: The World as a Stage / Download Press Kit

Please download here the press kit from the press conference on February 22, 2018 regarding the exhibition Max Beckmann: The World as a Stage (February 24, 2018 to June 10, 2018).

The press kit also contains the press information for the exhibition Klaus Fußmann: People and Landscapes (February 24, 2018 to June 3, 2018).

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  • May 18, 2018 | press release
    prior notice: Gerhard Richter: Abstraction, June 30 to October 21, 2018, Museum Barberini Potsdam

    The first survey devoted to abstraction in the complete works of the artist / Illustrates Richter’s ideas and techniques from the 1960s to the present day

    June 30 – Oct. 21, 2018

    Potsdam, May 17, 2018

    Gerhard Richter’s work has been recognized in large retrospectives. In 2002, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, held a solo show. In 2011, the Tate Modern, London, the Neue Nationalgalerie of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris presented an exhibition appropriately titled Panorama, which explored a broad overview of Richter’s life work. In a similar fashion Gerhard Richter: Abstraction at the Museum Barberini also traces Richter’s work from the 1960s to the present day. It addresses a central theme in Richter’s painting for the first time: the abstract strategies and techniques found throughout the artist’s work.

    The show was inspired by a work held by the Museum Barberini and brings together over 90 pieces from international museums and private collections, some of which will be exhibited for the first time. It follows Richter’s development from black-and-white photo paintings, color charts, detail paintings, grey paintings, and inpaintings to his abstract paintings, a title frequently given by Richter to works created since the late 1970s that retain the marks of brushes, doctor blades, and squeegees. This broad range of such diverse groups of works enables viewers to identify elements that run throughout Richter’s entire oeuvre.

    “Abstraction is a central theme in Richter’s painting. As erratic and varied as the various phases of his career appear to some contemporaries, his work has developed consistently as a continuation and transformation of abstraction,” explains Ortrud Westheider, Director of the Museum Barberini. “By deliberately incorporating chance, Richter relinquishes conscious control of the painting process. He works with grid structures, behind which creativity recedes, or scrapes a doctor blade across an entire canvas. He avoids creative pathos and meaning that are outside art, allowing the paintings to speak for themselves.”

    The exhibition, curated by Dietmar Elger, Head of the Gerhard Richter Archive of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, has been developed in close collaboration with Gerhard Richter. An extensive, educational program of events including talks, tours, concerts, and films accompanies the exhibition.

    Gerhard Richter: Abstraction
    Museum Barberini, Humboldtstr. 5–6, 14467 Potsdam, Germany
    Duration: June 30 to October 21, 2018

    Press conference: June 28, 2018, 11 a.m. (Please accredit here)
    Press photos: www.museum-barberini.com/presse

    PR contact
    Achim Klapp
    Press and PR, Museum Barberini
    T +49 331 236014 305
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  • May 15, 2018 | press release
    Accompanying program to the exhibition "Max Beckmann. World Theater"

    Talks, lectures, themed tours, films and actions make the cosmos Beckmann and its topicality tangible

    Potsdam, April 26, 2018 - For Max Beckmann, the world of variety and fairground artists, acrobats, clowns and actors was a metaphor for human relations and world affairs. Until June 10, 2018, the Museum Barberini will be showing "Max Beckmann. Welttheater "is still the first exhibition on this central theme in the work of the painter, which is of the utmost topicality in view of the current media development. An extensive accompanying program with lectures, talks, theme and children tours, films and actions conveys Beckmann's idea of the world as a stage and makes it tangible in a challenging and playful way.

    Jo Schück, moderator of the ZDF cultural magazine Aspects, will be inviting actress and director Feo Aladag ("The Stranger"), politician Cem Özdemir, actor Ulrich Matthes and social psychologist Harald Welzer to the Barberini Museum on 30 May. His topic is "The World as a Stage". How up-to-date is Beckmann's metaphor of world theater in view of the rapid developments in the media world, which often make world events appear as a spectacle? Are we currently experiencing tragedy, comedy or real satire?

    Theater-maker Thomas Oberender, director of the Berliner Festspiele, is interested in Beckmann's specific way of staging his characters in the picture. In his lecture on May 17, he reflects on the extent to which theater metaphor in the medium of painting corresponds to the development of modern theater.

    A wide range of many events - from themed tours to film program in the Filmmuseum Potsdam to yoga and meditation in the museum, children's tours and acrobatics in the exhibition round off the accompanying program in May and June and underline the ambition of the Museum Barberini to experience the cosmos Beckmann for everyone and in a new way.

    More information and tickets for all events:

    www.museum-barberini.com

  • March 21, 2018 | Pressemitteilung

    Das Museum Barberini gratuliert dem norddeutschen Maler Klaus Fußmann zu seinem 80. Geburtstag

    Am 24. März 2018 feiert der Künstler Klaus Fußmann seinen 80. Geburtstag. Aus diesem Anlass zeigt das Museum Barberini noch bis zum 3. Juni eine Ausstellung mit 39 großformatigen Gemälden des Malers. Seit den Anfängen seiner Sammeltätigkeit begleiten den Museumsstifter Hasso Plattner die Werke Klaus Fußmanns, der in Berlin und Gelting an der Ostsee lebt.

    Es ist die erste Ausstellung, die sich dem in seinem Werk zentralen Thema von Menschen in Landschaften widmet. Menschen und Räume beschäftigen Klaus Fußmann in seiner Malerei seit den siebziger Jahren. Waren es zunächst einzelne Figuren, die sich im kargen Innenraum seines Ateliers abzeichneten, zeigte er die Zeugen seines Werkprozesses schon bald vor dem Gegenlicht des Fensters. Seine Modelle – Freunde und Verwandte – stehen mit dem Rücken vor dem Raster des Fensterkreuzes, markieren die Schwelle zwischen dem Innen und Außen, den Blick auf den Betrachter gerichtet. Sie wirken monumental in der Vereinzelung und doch fragil wie eine Erscheinung. Darin sind sie mit den Skulpturen Alberto Giacomettis vergleichbar, der seinen Portraits die Aura der Unerreichbarkeit verlieh. Dieses Erscheinungshafte und zugleich Konkrete in der menschlichen Figur ist ein zentrales Thema in Fußmanns Werk.

    Das Museum Barberini gratuliert Klaus Fußmann zum 80. Geburtstag mit einer Sonderführung durch die Ausstellung am 24.03.2017, 15 Uhr

    Link Pressemappe Ausstellungen Max Beckmann und Klaus Fußmann


    SERVICEDATEN & EINTRITTE
    Museum Barberini, Alter Markt, Humboldtstraße 5–6, 14467 Potsdam
    Mo & Mi–So 10–19 Uhr, jeder erste Do im Monat 10–21 Uhr, Di geschlossen
    Mo–Fr (außer Di) für Kindergärten und Schulen nach Anmeldung 9–11 Uhr
    Eintritt: € 14 / ermäßigt € 10 / Kinder und Jugendliche unter 18 Jahren frei
    Jahreskarte Einzelperson € 30 / Jahreskarte Paare € 50 /
    Young Friend (unter 35 Jahre) € 20
    Online-Zeitfenster-Tickets unter www.museum-barberini.com

  • March 19, 2018 | Pressemitteilung

    Politik als Theater – Wie unterhaltsam darf Demokratie sein?

    Wortwechsel, eine Sendung von Deutschlandfunk Kultur, live aus dem Museum Barberini am Freitag, 23. März 2018, 17.30 Uhr

    Das muss man US-Präsident Trump lassen: Ein Langweiler ist er nicht. Doch bedeutet maximale Medienwirksamkeit automatisch gute Politik? Sicher müssen in einer Demokratie die Wähler umworben werden, und dabei zählt auch die Verpackung. Aber wenn alles Inszenierung ist, wer trifft dann Ent­scheidungen, die nicht sexy sind? Politik als Theater – wie viel Unterhaltung kann Demokratie sich leisten, und wie viel Ehrlichkeit braucht sie? Darüber diskutieren die Spin-Doctorin Verena Köttker, Cicero-Redakteur Alexander Kissler, Theaterintendant Holger Schultze und der Grafikdesigner und Künstler Klaus Staeck am 23. März im Museum Barberini. Die Diskussion wird live aufgezeichnet für die Sendung „Wortwechsel“ des Deutschlandfunk Kultur und findet im Rahmen der Ausstellung Max Beckmann. Welttheater im Museum Barberini statt.

    Wortwechsel „Politik als Theater – Wie unterhaltsam darf Demokratie sein?“
    in Kooperation mit Deutschlandfunk Kultur
    23. März 2018, 17.30 Uhr (Live-Sendung 18–19 Uhr)
    Museum Barberini, Alter Markt, Humboldtstraße 5–6, 14467 Potsdam
    € 10 / ermäßigt € 8


    Mit:

    Klaus Staeck, Grafikdesigner, Karikaturist und Jurist. Von April 2006 bis Mai 2015 war Staeck Präsident der Akademie der Künste in Berlin. Als politischer Künstler und jahrzehntelanger Beobachter hat er den politischen Diskurs in Deutschland maßgeblich mitgestaltet.

    Holger Schultze, Intendant des Theaters und Orchesters Heidelberg, der u.a. in der aktuellen Spielzeit das Stück „Ich bin das Volk“ von Frans Xaver Kroetz inszeniert, bei dem es um die allmähliche Durchdringung der Gesellschaft mit rechtem Denken geht. Schultze war von 1992-1994 Spielleiter am Hans-Otto-Theater in Potsdam.

    Verena Köttker, Agenturinhaberin von koetter kommunikation im Berliner Regierungsviertel, kennt sowohl das Mediengeschäft in allen Formaten als auch die Anforderungen von Unternehmen an Politik- und Kommunikationsarbeit aus eigener, über 25jähriger Erfahrung.

    Alexander Kissler, Ressortleiter Salon beim Magazin Cicero, mit Theatervergangenheit. Er verfasste zahlreiche Sachbücher, u.a. „Dummgeglotzt. Wie das Fernsehen uns verblödet“, „Keine Toleranz den Intoleranten. Warum der Westen seine Werte verteidigen muss“

    Moderation: Susanne Führer
    Begrüßung: Ortrud Westheider, Direktorin Museum Barberini und Kuratorin der Ausstellung Max Beckmann. Welttheater


    SERVICEDATEN & EINTRITTE

    Museum Barberini, Alter Markt, Humboldtstraße 5–6, 14467 Potsdam
    Mo & Mi–So 10–19 Uhr, jeder erste Do im Monat 10–21 Uhr, Di geschlossen
    Mo–Fr (außer Di) für Kindergärten und Schulen nach Anmeldung 9–11 Uhr
    Eintritt: € 14 / ermäßigt € 10 / Kinder und Jugendliche unter 18 Jahren frei
    Jahreskarte Einzelperson € 30 / Jahreskarte Paare € 50 /

    Young Friend (unter 35 Jahre) € 20

    Online-Zeitfenster-Tickets unter www.museum-barberini.com

  • March 1, 2018 | Press release
    Exhibition Schedule Museum Barberini, Potsdam 2018 / 2019

    Exhibition Schedule Museum Barberini, Potsdam 2018 / 2019

    The Museum Barberini in Potsdam, which opened in January 2017, cooperates with museums and private collections from around the world to present individual themes, artists, and eras. The museum is launching the 2018 exhibition year with a show on Max Beckmann.


    February 24, 2018 to June 10, 2018
    Max Beckmann. The World as a Stage

    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.


    June 30 to Oktober 21, 2018
    Gerhard Richter. Abstraction

    The exhibition Gerhard Richter: Abstraction examines for the first time the abstract strategies and processes found throughout the artist’s entire oeuvre. The show was inspired by a work held by the Museum Barberini and brings together around 80 pieces from international museums and private collections. Gerhard Richter began to challenge the idea of painting in the 1960s. Beginning with these early images, the exhibition follows the path of abstraction in Richter’s work to the present day. This includes his series of gray, monochromatic works from the 1970s, the black-and-white images in which he explored contemporary documents, and his group of abstract paintings that retain the marks of brushes, squeegees, and palette knives. This exhibition is held in cooperation with the Gerhard Richter Archive of the Dresden State Art Collections.


    November 17, 2018 to Februar 17, 2019
    Color and Light. The Neoimpressionist Henri-Edmond Cross

    In the 1880s, impressionism developed into a new kind of painting that applied luminous colors side-by-side with short brushstrokes. Henri-Edmond Cross (1856–1910) broke reality down into individual bits of chromatic information. He advocated anarchism’s utopian vision of society.In collaboration with the Musée des impressionnismes Giverny, the Museum Barberini presents the first retrospective in Germany of one of neo-impressionism’s most important figures.


    March 9 to June 16, 2019
    Picasso: The Late Work
    From the collection of Jacqueline Picasso

    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is considered to be the reinventor of art in the twentieth century. He set new standards in painting, sculpture, the graphic arts, and ceramics. Less well known are the works Picasso created in the final two decades of his life when he painted more portraits of his wife Jacqueline than any of his other models. Through the exhibition Picasso: The Late Work, it will be evident how Picasso keep being an innovator until the very end of his artistic production. All loans come from the collection of Jacqueline Picasso (1927-1986). Her daughter Catherine Hutin has made this rarely-seen collection available to the Museum Barberini show. The works were selected by guest curator Bernardo Laniado-Romero and include numerous pieces which have never before been exhibited in Germany as well as some presented for the first time.


    SERVICE INFORMATION & ADMISSION

    Museum Barberini, Alter Markt, Humboldtstraße 5–6, 14467 Potsdam, Germany
    Mon & Wed–Sun: 10 a.m.–7 p.m., first Thu of every month: 10 a.m.–9 p.m.,
    closed Tue
    Mon–Fri (except Tue) for kindergartens and schools with reservations: 9–11 a.m.
    Admission: € 14 / reduced: € 10 / children and teens under 18: free
    Annual Membership Individual / Annual Membership Dual € 50 /
    Annual Membership ages 35 and under € 20
    Timed tickets available online at www.museum-barberini.com

  • February 5, 2018 | Pressemitteilung

    Potsdam, 5. Februar 2018

    Die aktuelle Ausstellung im Museum Barberini Hinter der Maske. Künstler in der DDR endete erfolgreich mit 110.000 Besuchern.

    Die Schau Hinter der Maske. Künstler in der DDR war noch bis zum 4.2. zu sehen. Sie widmete sich der Inszenierung des Künstlerindividuums von 1945 bis 1989. Das Thema wurde durch vier Generationen in Gemälden, Photographie, Graphik, Collage, Skulptur und Aktionen vorgestellt. Der Katalog ist in der deutschen Ausgabe restlos ausverkauft, es gibt noch einige Exemplare der englischen Ausgabe.

    Frau Westheider, die Direktorin des Museum Barberini resümierte: „Nach den Impressionisten und der amerikanischen Moderne haben wir einen prägnanten Überblick über Kunst in der DDR gegeben. Unsere Schau hat sich eines so großen Zuspruchs erfreut, weil sie bei den Menschen Fragen der Identität aufrief.“

    Das Ausstellungsjahr 2018 startet am 24.2. mit einer Schau zu einem der großen Ausnahmekünstler des 20. Jahrhunderts: Max Beckmann. Welttheater. Viele Gemälde Max Beckmanns (1884–1950) zeigen die Welt des Theaters, Zirkus und Varietés. Motive des Zurschaustellens prägten das Werk Max Beckmanns (1884–1950) seit den frühen 1920er Jahren: Varieté- und Jahrmarktkünstler, Akrobaten, Clowns und Schauspieler. Beckmann sah diesen Themenkreis als Ausdruck des Welttheaters. Damit stellte er sein Schaffen in die Tradition der barocken Idee, die das Weltgeschehen als scheinhaftes Spiel begreift, das auf eine dahinterliegende Macht verweist.

    SERVICEDATEN & EINTRITTE

    Museum Barberini, Alter Markt, Humboldtstraße 5–6, 14467 Potsdam

    Mo & Mi–So 10–19 Uhr, jeder erste Do im Monat 10–21 Uhr, Di geschlossen
    Mo–Fr (außer Di) für Kindergärten und Schulen nach Anmeldung 9–11 Uhr
    Eintritt: € 14 / ermäßigt € 10 / Kinder und Jugendliche unter 18 Jahren frei

    Jahreskarte Einzelperson € 30 / Jahreskarte Paare € 50 /

    Young Friend (unter 35 Jahre) € 20


    Online-Zeitfenster-Tickets unter www.museum-barberini.com

  • January 25, 2018 | Press Release
    In 2019 Museum Barberini exhibits Picasso‘s Late Work

    Potsdam, January 25, 2018

    In 2019 Museum Barberini exhibits Picasso‘s Late Work

    Picasso: The Late Work

    From the collection of Jacqueline Picasso

    March 9 to June 16, 2019

    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is considered to be the reinventor of art in the twentieth century. He set new standards in painting, sculpture, the graphic arts, and ceramics. Less well known are the works Picasso created in the final two decades of his life when he painted more portraits of his wife Jacqueline than any of his other models. Through the exhibition Picasso: The Late Work, it will be evident how Picasso keep being an innovator until the very end of his artistic production.

    All loans come from the collection of Jacqueline Picasso (1927-1986). Her daughter Catherine Hutin has made this rarely-seen collection available to the Museum Barberini show. The works were selected by guest curator Bernardo Laniado-Romero and include numerous pieces which have never before been exhibited in Germany as well as some presented for the first time.

    On June 6, 2018, the Museum Barberini will hold a public conference with such Picasso experts as Cécile Godefroy, Michael Fitzgerald, Markus Müller and Bernardo Laniado-Romero. The lecturers will explore the reaction by Picasso’s contemporaries with the late period, the relation he had with younger artists at the time as well as with popular culture, and finally, the pivotal role played by Jacqueline Picasso within the artist enduring legacy. The conference will serve as preparation for the exhibition catalogue which will be published by Prestel Verlag as part of its Museum Barberini series.

    SERVICE INFORMATION & ADMISSION

    Museum Barberini, Alter Markt, Humboldtstraße 5–6, 14467 Potsdam, Germany

    Mon & Wed–Sun: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., first Thu of every month: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., closed Tue

    Mon–Fri (except Tue) for kindergartens and schools with reservations: 9 – 11 a.m.

    Admission: € 14 / reduced: € 10 / children and teens under 18: free

    Timed tickets available online at www.museum-barberini.com

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