Lichtspiele im Museum Biedermann

16.03.2014 – 18.01.2015, Museum

From 16th of March 2014 to 18th of January 2015 Museum Biedermann is celebrating its fifth anniversary with the exhibition Lichtspiele im Museum Biedermann. The word ‘Lichtspiele' (play of light / moving pictures) is, of course, a reference to the history of the building, which was used as a cinema before its transformation into a museum. But above all it is a reference to the artistic use of light. Presenting installations, sculptures and paintings, the exhibition demonstrates how different artists materialise and represent light.

Among the works on show are expansive light objects by Annette Sauermann (born in 1957 in Essen), who made her name with sculptural light traps (Lichtfallen) made of concrete, paper, light filters and Perspex, as well as large paintings by the Italian artist Piero Pizzi Cannella whose layered, uniquely atmospheric paintings capture the light of chandeliers and suggest a mysterious, secret world hidden behind the canvas. Also on show are works by the French light artist François Morellet, installations by Nika Neelova, who was born in 1987 in Moscow and now lives and works in London, and by Wim Botha, born in 1974 in Pretoria, South Africa.


The following publication is available on request for this exhibition:

  • LICHTSPIELE im Museum Biedermann

    Piero Pizzi Cannella - Annette Sauermann - Francois Morellet - Nika Neelova - Wim Botha
    Museum Biedermann Donaueschingen / modo Verlag Freiburg, 2014 (Language: German, Italian, English)