At the end of the year, Schloss Biesdorf is showing a retrospective of the important contemporary Spanish artist Gustavo. A characteristic feature of his painting are the colourful whimsical figures he captures on canvas in absurd and comical situations.
30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, photographer Sophie Kirchner, born in East Berlin in 1984, asked East Germans to show her what they bought with their welcome money.
The exhibition shows photographs of the purchased objects and portraits of their owners.
How do plants, animals, fungi or humans change their way of life to ensure life or survival in the face of dramatic environmental changes? This question is explored by the artistic positions in this exhibition.
Works by: Helga Franz, Andreas Greiner, Constantino Ciervo, Christine Schulz, Lioba von den Driesch, Stefan Fahrnländer, Susanne Hegemann, Thomas Wrede
GILDED investigates the use of gold as a (colour) material, its fusions and reinterpretations and looks with artistic positions at and behind the gilded surfaces and objects, which are no longer necessarily about the representation of eternity and wealth. Or is this magical relationship today merely deformed into other symbols and signs of recognition?
Works by: Antje Blumenstein, Olivia Breckemeyer, Ruth Campau, Andreas Gursky, Claudia Kugler, Eckart Hahn, Andréas Lang, Myriam Mechita, Michael Müller, Philippe Parreno, David Povell, Fabian Rockenfeller, Pamela Rosenkranz, Stephanie Saadé, Michael Sailsdorfer, Karin Sander, Henrik Strömberg, Philip Topolovac, Panis Tsagaris, Andrea Winkler, Clemens Wolf. Curated by Harald Theiss
Wittdorf (1932 – 2018) was a master of creative nuances. In addition to his masterful woodcuts, he is also known for numerous book illustrations as well as for his expressive portraits and nude drawings. His breakthrough as an artist in the GDR came with his depictions of young people, who were not idealised as workers and peasants but portrayed as seekers with all their wishes and longings. What earned Wittdorf the reproach of "westernisation" from the authorities was enthusiastically celebrated by the youth. Schloss Biesdorf pays tribute to Jürgen Wittdorf in a comprehensive presentation. In the exhibition, Wittdorf's works are juxtaposed with contemporary positions.