Current exhibitions17 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.
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)
18 November 2018 - 24 March 2019
Stefan Strumbel (in the 2-RAUM of the Museum Art.Plus)
The final 2-Raum exhibition of 2018 is devoted to Stefan Strumbel (*1979), who lives and works in Offenburg.
Over the last few years, the young artist has been grappling with the loaded subject of home and homeland and with the associated symbolism that is born of time-honoured traditions, ideals and values. He uses gaudy colours and clever texts to give folkloristic objects such as cuckoo clocks a distinctive and striking appearance. With his unique mix of folk art, pop art and street art, Strumbel has firmly established himself on the international art market.
In recent years, he has developed a more universal visual language that draws on bubble wrap as the symbol of protection, safeguarding anything one might want to transport or preserve - be that values, substance or emotions.
Learn more about the artist Stefan Strumbel
Please note: Due to exhibition changeover the museum will be closed from 01/21 - 02/16/2019.
A glimpse into the exhibition "Stefan Strumbel" in the 2-RAUM of the Museum Art.Plus:
18 February 2018 - 20 January 2019
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.