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V E R G O L D E T | D O R É
June 13, 2022 to August 21, 2022
Vernissage on June 12, 2022, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

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: Olivia Berckemeyer, Antje Blumenstein, Ruth Campau, Luka Fineisen, Niklas Goldbach, Eckart Hahn, David Krippendorff, Claudia Kugler, Alicja Kwade, Via Lewandowsky, Michael Müller, Sebastian Neeb, Andrea Pichl, Johanna Reich, Stéphanie Saadé, Michael Sailstorfer, Karin Sander, Henrik Strömberg, Philip Topolovac, Panos Tsagaris, Frauke Wilken, Andrea Winkler, Clemens Wolf, He Xiangyu.

Compiled by Harald F. Theiss | Curator.

 

Toni Mau (1917-1981)
Graphics from the Museum Utopie und Alltag (Utopia and Everyday Life)
June 13, 2022 to August 21, 2022Vernissage on June 12, 2022, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

The Museum Utopie und Alltag (Utopia and Everyday Life Museum) unites the Documentation Centre for Everyday Culture of the GDR in Eisenhüttenstadt and the Beeskow Art Archive institutions supported by the Oder-Spree district and funded by the state of Brandenburg.

 

Jürgen Wittdorf (1932-2018)
and Veneta Androva, Norbert Bisky, Harry Hachmeister, Bettina Semmer
September 4, 2022 – January 31, 2023

Wittdorf 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. Wittdorf's works are juxtaposed in the exhibition with contemporary positions.

 

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