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The History Show

28 Jan - 02 Apr 2017

Werner Büttner, Vereinsköpfe aus 200 Jahren, 2017
The History Show, exhibition in the Kunstverein in Hamburg
Installation view. Photo: Fred Dott, 2017
Daniel Knorr, Reconstructions, 2017
The History Show, exhibition in the Kunstverein in Hamburg
Installation view. Photo: Fred Dott, 2017
Katrin Mayer, „Junge Frau“ - Eine Bildargumentation / „Young Woman“ - A pictorial Argumentation, 2017
The History Show, exhibition in the Kunstverein in Hamburg
Installation view. Photo: Fred Dott, 2017
The History Show, exhibition in the Kunstverein in Hamburg, 28.1. - 2.4.2017
Installation view. Photo: Fred Dott, 2017
3 Hamburger Frauen, Old Fashioned, Wandarbeit, 2017
The History Show, exhibition in the Kunstverein in Hamburg
Installation view. Photo: Fred Dott, 2017
The History Show

3 Hamburger Frauen, Werner Büttner, Dani Gal, Beate Gütschow, Burk Koller, Daniel Knorr, Katrin Mayer, Christian Philipp Müller, Olaf Nicolai, Klasse Marjetica Potrč, Franz Erhard Walther

How to deal with the 200-year history of the Kunstverein? Invite artists and turn it upside down with them.

The History Show casts a retrospective view on the history of the Kunstverein and questions the past from a present-day perspective. The focus is on artists connected to the Kunstverein in Hamburg The following thematic fields are commented and reflected upon: Citizens and Bourgeoisie, Pictorial Inventions – Formal Inventions, Landscape and Homeland, Religion and Sentiment, Political Movements, Identities, Institutional Critique, Dignified - Defamed - Destroyed, Rehabilitation of Modernism and GDR Art in the FRG. The structure Rotherbaum by Olaf Nicolai arranges the different contributions. By combining works produced specifically for the exhibition with photographs, texts, and further documents from 1817 until today, the show reflects the history of the Kunstverein at the present and simultaneously raises questions of a possible future.

The project was realized in cooperation with the Art History Seminar Universität Hamburg headed by Prof. Dr. Uwe Fleckner and is based on the scientific review of the 200-year history of the Kunstverein.

With the kind support of the Ministry of Culture of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Hamburger Sparkasse, the Körber-Stiftung and the Department of Art History, Universität Hamburg.

Curated by Bettina Steinbrügge and Corinna Koch

Participants
University of Hamburg, Department of Art History headed by Prof. Dr. Uwe Fleckner: Iris-R. Adler, Veronica Beck, Hanna Böge, Sophia Colditz, Jana Diermann, Benjamin Fellmann, Dorothee Glawe, Nina Lucia Groß, Sigrid Hermann, Anne Simone Krüger, Johanna Lieb, Ceren Mağden, Vivian Michalski, Hana Michlova, Jennifer Ohnmacht, Fabian Röderer, Katharina Schmitteckert, Johanna Schumalis, Ifee Tack, Ksenia Weber, Hannah Weber-Heidenfels, Julius Wenger, Rosa Windt, Veronika Zöller

HFBK Hamburg, class of Marjetica Potrč Design for the Living World:
MacKenzie Boomer, Xin Cheng, Lisa Eggert, Lea Kirstein, Robert Köpke, William Schwartz, Kathrin Sohlbach, Mana Stahl, Julia Wycisk
Finn Brüggemann, Nuriye Tohermes from Das Archipel
 

Tags: Werner Büttner, Dani Gal, Beate Gütschow, Daniel Knorr, Burk Koller, Katrin Mayer, Christian Philipp Müller, Olaf Nicolai, Marjetica Potrc, Franz Erhard Walther

 
 
Selected Works
Pipilotti Rist Open My Glade (2000)
Ed van der Elsken Beethovenstraat, Amsterdam (1967)
Santiago Sierra Obstruction of a Freeway with a Truck's Trailer (1998)
Martha Rosler Invasion (2008)
Nan Goldin Nan and Brian in Bed (1983)
Birgit Jürgenssen Nest (1979)
Tadeusz Kantor Sea Concerto (1976)
Kalisolaite ‘Uhila Pigs in the Yard (2011)
3Nós3 Intervenção VI (1980)
Wilfredo Prieto Apolitico (2001)