WILLI BAUMEISTER INTERNATIONAL
July 4 to October 5, 2014
Willi Baumeister ranks among the most acclaimed German artists of the post-war period and is hailed as a key exponent of abstract painting. As an avantgarde artist, a leading art theorist, a professor at the Frankfurter Kunstgewerbeschule (Academy of Applied Arts) and from 1946 at the Stuttgart Academy of Art, his influence extended far beyond national borders. Even as a young artist, Baumeister forged close relations to colleagues in France and exhibited widely in Italy, Spain, France and Switzerland. After the Second World War, he succeeded in reviving these contacts.
Featuring some 100 of his works, the exhibition charts Baumeister's career from his early student days in Stuttgart to his rise as a celebrated post-war artist. The main focus of the show are the key series of works which were frequently exhibited and received abroad.
Staged in cooperation with the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart.
BARBARA KLEMM UND STEFAN MOSES
October 24, 2014 - January 2015
News on accompanying events and on discussion forums will be announced nearer the time.