Dialogue - Trialogue #1 - Künstlerbund Baden-Württemberg at Museum Biedermann

30.06. – 03.11.2013, Museum

In addition to exhibitions of the Biedermann Collection, Museum Biedermann regularly throws open its doors to guests. The cooperation with other cultural institutions and artists is of paramount importance. Having presented the Fellows of the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg and an exhibition of young Italian artists selected by the Italy-based VAF Foundation in 2012, we will be opening Dialogue - Trialogue, a series of two linked exhibition of works by members of Künstlerbund Baden-Württemberg (Baden-Württemberg Artists' Association) and their guests in the summer of 2013.

Headquartered in Stuttgart, the Baden-Württemberg Artists' Association has more than 300 members. It was founded in 1955 by a group of renowned painters, among them Willi Baumeister, Otto Dix and Erich Heckel, who sought to support young artists in southwest Germany. The foundation was also driven by the idea of giving artists a firm footing in society, of promoting public interest in their work and of developing an up to date model of art and society. To this day, bringing current artistic positions to the attention of wider audiences throughout Baden-Württemberg remains the foremost goal of the association.

To this end the Künstlerbund presents an annual exhibition hosted by different cities and a wide range of cultural institutions across Baden-Württemberg. Over the course of the last few years the exhibition has been shown in Mannheim, Offenburg and Stuttgart. Head of the Baden-Württemberg Artists' Association is the sculptor Werner Pokorny, whose work we exhibited at Museum Biedermann in 2011.

The first part of the exhibition will feature some twenty artistic positions. Members of the artists' association wishing to participate submit a proposal developed in conjunction with a non-member or even a non-affiliated artists' group of their choosing. The proposal has to be designed with the rooms of Museum Biedermann in mind. The winning artist pairs will be selected by a jury. The exhibition bears witness to the openness of the Baden-Württemberg Artists' Association towards all artists in the state.

Materiality and surface texture, everyday objects and consumer culture, art and science, communication in digital networks, temporality ... these are some of the themes investigated by the contemporary artists all of whom have a connection to Baden-Württemberg.

Participating artists (member - guest): Olga Allenstein - Eva Früh / Beate Baumgärtner - Stefanie Reling / Eva Borsdorf - Margarete Lindau / Willi Bucher - Hans-Jürgen Kossack / Annalisa Cardinale - Linda Eberle / Friedemann Flöther - Philipp Morlock / Irmela Maier - Albrecht Schmidt / Daniel Mijic - Reto Boller / Heinz Pelz - Myriam Holme / Sigrid Perthen - Andreas Bressmer / Christoph Poetsch - Christian Ertel / Thomas Putze - Andreas Welzenbach / Anne Römpp - Julia Wenz / Uwe Schäfer - Roland Schön / Martin Bruno Schmid - Xaver Sedelmeier / Alf Setzer - Micha Ullmann / Eckart Steinhauser - Christine de la Garenne / Markus Strieder - Thomas Deyle / Heinz Treiber - Harald Kröner / Voré - Simon Pfeffel / Elisabeth Wagner - Platino

For the second exhibition, each pair invites a third artist. The dialogue becomes a ‘trialogue'. New works can be added to complement those already on display, but it is equally possible to replace everything with an entirely new selection.

The opening of the second part of the exhibition will be marked by the publication an illustrated catalogue tracing the trajectory of the two presentations and shedding more light on the artistic affinities they explore.

Museum Biedermann in cooperation with the Künstlerbund Baden-Württemberg


The following publication is available on request for this exhibition:

  • Dialog-Trialog

    The Künstlerbund of Baden-Württemberg at the Museum Biedermann, Donaueschingen
    Künstlerbund Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, 2013 (Language: German)