Current exhibitions

17 February 2019 - 19 January 2020

 

VOLLGAS - FULL SPEED

 

Museum Art.Plus devotes its big annual exhibition to all things automobile and speed. No other high-tech consumer good has ever been subject to a comparable degree of mythologization. Artistic engagement with cars is almost as old as the car itself. Cars polarise; as an explosive political and social issue, they have always exercised the creative imagination of artists. At the same time, the car remains a symbol of freedom, mobility and adventure - an object of desire and a fetish.

 

Stefan Rohrer, Helios, 2013, © Museum Art.Plus

 

Friedemann Flöther, Pole positions, 2005, © Museum Art.Plus

 

Friedemann Flöther, Pole positions, 2005, © Museum Art.Plus

 

 

Museum Art.Plus presents works by international artists who focus on the car and speed. Complementing the display is a group of legendary sports cars that will make the hearts of car enthusiasts skip a beat.

 

Artists: Axel Bleyer, Dario Escobar (GT/ MX), Rainer Fetting, Jáchym Fleig, Friedemann Flöther, Ileana Florescu (IT), Alastair Gibson (ZA / GB), Patrick Gutenberg (CH), Robert Häusser, Tim Hölscher, Sebastian Kuhn, Jürgen Knubben, Gerhard Langenfeld, Chris Nägele, Rob Pruitt (US), Stefan Rohrer, Fabio Viale (IT), Markus Willeke, Thierry Ysebaert (BE)

 


>> Photo gallery of the exhibition opening "VOLLGAS - FULL SPEED"

 

 

A glimpse into the exhibition "VOLLGAS - FULL SPEED":

 

 

 

31 March - 23 June 2019

 

Emil Kiess (in the 2-RAUM of the Museum Art.Plus)

 

The Donaueschingen-based artist Emil Kiess (b. 1930) has been a major force within the art scene of southwest Germany since the 1950s. A student of HAP Grieshaber and Willi Baumeister, Kiess is passionate about colour and sees it as the artist's task to set its inherent strength and potential free. His fascinating colour compositions have an extraordinary depth that irresistibly draws the viewer's eye.

 

Emil Kiess, Malerei, 2000 © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019

 

Emil Kiess, Malerei, 1995 © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019

 

Emil Kiess, 2018, vor: Malerei, 1998 © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019

 

Taking its starting point in the seminal work 'Schwarz will blühen' ('Black Wants to Blossom') of 1956, the exhibition presents a multifaceted cross section of the artist's work from the 1980s to the present.

 

 

>> Photo gallery of the exhibition opening "Emil Kiess"

 

 

A glimpse into the exhibition "Emil Kiess" in the 2-RAUM of the Museum Art.Plus:

 

 

 

18 February 2018 - 19 January 2020

 

Pierre Soulages (Special display in the extension of Museum Art.Plus)

 

Museum Art.Plus is presenting a a selection of works by the French painter Pierre Soulages (*1919 Rodez, FR) in its modern extension.

 

Soulages one of the leading international abstract artists and one of the last living members of a generation that redefined modern art after the end of the Second World War. The colour black has always been central to his creative practice.

 

 

 

 

 

‘Pour moi, le noir, c'est un excès, une passion.' - ‘For me, black is an excess, a passion,' the artist sums up his obsession with his favourite colour.


Since the end of the 1970s, Soulages has been painting only monochrome black canvases. He refers to them as ‘Outrenoirs' (beyond black). Their densely impastoed, surfaces - part glossy, part matte - are structured and enlivened by deep diagonal, vertical and horizontal lines and furrows. The way these enter into a fascinating and ever-changing dialogue with the light bears out the artist's contention that for him black is a colour of light.