Retrospective on the occasion of the
100th birthday of the artist
Opening: Thu, March 20, 2014 / 7 pm
March 21 to June 15, 2014
The name K.O. Götz is associated with the German Informel movement perhaps more closely than any other figure. In the February 2014, the artist will be celebrating his 100th birthday; a fitting occasion, therefore, for the MKM Museum Küppersmühle to honour this great master of abstract informal art and his life's work with a comprehensive retrospective. Featuring some 70 works drawn from seven decades of creative activity, the show traces his development from the mid-1930s and to more recent works from 2010, many of which are held in the Ströher Collection. This impressive body of work illustrates vividly the striking intensity with which K.O. Götz has dedicated himself throughout his long career to one major genre: painting - and also affords a keen insight into the enormous variety of his abstract creations.
The exhibition is organised by the MKM Museum Küppersmühle for Modern Art, Duisburg in cooperation with the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Museum Wiesbaden.
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.