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28 June - 20 September 2020


Stefan Rohrer (in the 2-RAUM of the Museum Art.Plus)


Das Museum Art.Plus nähert sich in seiner großen Jahresausstellung den Themen Auto und Geschwindigkeit. Wohl kaum ein weiterer technischer Gegenstand wurde und wird in vergleichbarer Weise mythologisiert. Die künstlerische Auseinandersetzung mit ihm ist beinahe so alt, wie das Automobil selbst. Das Auto polarisiert, ist politischer und gesellschaftlicher Zündstoff und gerade deshalb auch aus der Themenwelt der zeitgenössischen Kunst nicht wegzudenken. Doch darüber hinaus ist es noch immer Symbol für Freiheit, Mobilität und Abenteuer, Traumobjekt und Fetisch.


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18 February 2018 - 11 April 2021


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.



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24 November 2019 - 20 September 2020


Ariane Faller I Mateusz Budasz (in the 2-RAUM of the Museum Art.Plus)


In their interventions, Ariane Faller (b.1978) and Mateusz Budasz (b.1979) respond to existing spatial structures and scrutinise them, using everyday materials. Wooden pallets, roof battens or folding trestles, which they combine with modular cardboard boxes and chipboard as well as knit fabric and photographs, thematise the nature, atmosphere and history of these spaces.


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17 October - 17 November 2019


Angela Bulloch (in the 2-RAUM of the Museum Art.Plus)


Complementing the Donaueschingen Music Festival, Museum Art.Plus is showing works by Angela Bulloch (b.1966) in the 2-Raum. Bulloch, who is recognised as one of the so-called ‘Young British Artists' who shook up the British art world in the 1990s, works in a wide range of media. Her main interest are systems, patterns and rules. In Donaueschingen, the artist presents a number of sound-activated drawing machines that respond to the sound of music. Although viewers are not privy to the sound, they witness the visualisation of music.


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30 June - 13 October 2019


Dietmar Henneka and Friends - A Picture of a Car (in the 2-RAUM of the Museum Art.Plus)


Complementing the main exhibition, Museum Art.Plus is presenting works by photographers - some world-famous, others a little less well-known - in its 2-RAUM space. Taken between 1928 and 2012, the photographs focus on the relationship between people and cars and shed light on the close link that has always existed between automobiles and photography.


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14 July - 20 October 2019


"Walk in Time" - eine Performance von Daniel Beerstecher (only available in German)


Daniel Beerstecher startet im Rahmen der Donaugalerie Tuttlingen am 14.07.2019 um 12 Uhr am Museum Art.Plus in Donaueschingen seinen extremen Slow-Walk Marathon. Er geht ca. 70 Tage lang an der Donau entlang, weiter nach Tuttlingen und bis zum Zieleinlauf auf der Startbahn des Flughafen Neuhausen ob Eck. Auf einer Distanz von 42,195 km läuft er mit ca. 100 Metern pro Stunde insgesamt 6 Stunden pro Tag.


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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.


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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.


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17 February 2019 - 11 April 2021




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.


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18 Febuary 2018 - 20 January 2019


colorful . farbenfroh - In Focus: Dorothy Fratt


At the heart of the exhibition colorful . farbenfroh at Museum Art.Plus in Donaueschingen are paintings by the American artist Dorothy Fratt (1923-2017) who passed away earlier this year.
Almost entirely unfamiliar to European audiences, the painter is a real discovery. Her work should be seen in the context of the Washington Color School, a group of abstract artists active in Washington, D.C. from the late 1950s to the late 1960s.


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19 October - 11 November 2018


Zimoun - Installations
On the occasion of the Music Days, Donaueschingen (in the 2-RAUM of the Museum Art.Plus)


The Bern-based artist Zimoun (*1977) uses everyday objects and industrial materials such as cartons, motors or welding wire to create minimalist sound installations of astonishing power. Created specifically for the 2-Raum, the works transform the space into a soundscape that invites visitors to immerse themselves in a three-dimensional sound composition.


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24 June - 14 October 2018


Ulrich Möckel (in the 2-RAUM of the Museum Art.Plus)


Ulrich Möckel's (*1949) principal interest is the tree and, with it, the material wood. He explores its potential and range between natural and artificial form and the depth of symbolism that attaches to it.

Möckel's starting point is usually the tree as he finds it in nature. He draws, processes and abstracts it. He may recreate its contours and cross sections in different materials such as iron, concrete or neon tubes, or work the wood in ways that give it a new, unfamiliar appearance, without, however, changing its character.


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18 March - 17 June 2018


Axel Anklam (in the 2-RAUM of the Museum Art.Plus)


The Berlin-based artist Axel Anklam (b. 1971) has found international success with his dynamic three-dimensional works. Covering stainless steel armatures with opaque materials such as stainless-steel mesh or latex, he creates seemingly weightless, organic-looking sculptures. In 2017, he was awarded the Berlin Art Prize of the Akademie der Künste (Berlin Academy of Arts).


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12 November 2017 - 11 March 2018


Alfonso Hüppi (in the 2-RAUM of the Museum Art.Plus)


The work of two-time documenta-participant Alfonso Hüppi (*1935 in Freiburg; lives and works in Baden-Baden and Namibia) is multifaceted and reaches from drawing, printmaking and painting to sculpture, reliefs and installations. Blending abstraction and figuration, his work is rich with poetic wit and subtle irony.


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19 October - 5 November 2017


Marianthi Papalexandri & Pe Lang
Sound Installations and Sound Objects (2-RAUM, Museum Art.Plus)


To mark the Donaueschingen Music Festival, we are presenting sound installations and sound objects by the Zürich and Ithaka (US) based Greek composer and sound artist Marianthi Papalexandri (*1974 in Ptolemais / GR) and her partner, the Swiss artist Pe Lang (*1974 Sursee / CH) who is internationally known for his minimalist sound sculptures and kinetic objects.


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2 July - 15 October 2017


Lothar Quinte - Sibylle Wagner : WECHSELBLICK (in the 2-RAUM of the Museum Art.Plus)


The third exhibition of the year in the 2-RAUM is devoted to Lothar Quinte and Sibylle Wagner.

Lothar Quinte (1923 - 2000) is recognised as a major German artist. His oeuvre mirrors the development of Modernism since 1945. Form, line, colour and movement are of primary importance; structure and composition are foregrounded.


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9 April - 25 June 2017


Camill Leberer (in the 2-RAUM of Museum Art.Plus)


Camill Leberer (b. in 1953 in Kenzingen / lives and works in Stuttgart) is a sculptor as well as a painter, draughtsman and photographer.
Since the 1980s, the artist has been pursuing a singular creative practice, opening and expanding sculpture towards painting and painting towards sculpture. Leberer's favourite materials are paint, steel and glass, but also translucent plastic and paper, which he uses in freestanding three-dimensional pieces as well as wall-based works.


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25 September 2016 - 26 March 2017


Karolin Bräg - It has always been referred to as a Museum ... (in the 2-RAUM of Museum Art.Plus)


The history of the building of today's Museum Art.Plus is colourful. Ownership and use changed several times as a function of the events of the day, but throughout its existence, the inhabitants of Donaueschingen have always referred to it as their ‘museum'.
In 2014 Karolin Bräg (born 1961, lives and works in Munich) conducted a series of very personal and intense conversations about the history of the building with some fifty contemporary witnesses of different generations.


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19 February 2017 - 21 January 2018


Leidenschaft . Passion  -  In Focus: Pierre Soulages


The exhibition "Leidenschaft . Passion - In Focus: Pierre Soulages" opening at Museum Art.Plus on 19 February 2017 showcases works by the French painter Pierre Soulages (born in 1919 in Rodez, France).
An internationally renowned abstract artist, Pierre Soulages has been working exclusively in black since the 1970s, producing monochrome black paintings whose densely impastoed surfaces - at turns matt and glossy - he structures by means of deeply incised horizontal, diagonal or vertical lines and furrows that allow the paintings to enter into an absorbing dialogue with the light that falls on them.


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28 February 2016 - 22 January 2017


b e t w e e n  |  Michael Danner - Sebastian Kuhn - Gert Riel


Three sculptors are the focus of b e t w e e n, the new exhibition at Museum Art.Plus. In their fascinating sculptures, installations and spatial structures Michael Danner, Sebastian Kuhn and Gert Riel explore the interplay between tension, gravity and equilibrium.


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10 April - 11 September 2016


Gerlinde Beck (in the 2-RAUM of Museum Art.Plus)


The metal sculptor Gerlinde Beck (born in Stuttgart in 1930, died in Mühlacker in 2006) is one of the key German artists of the twentieth century. Working with the Gerlinde Beck Foundation, Museum Art.Plus is presenting an exhibition of the artist's work in its 2-Raum.


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4 October 2015 - 3 April 2016


Erich Hauser : International - Regional (in the 2-RAUM of Museum Art.Plus)


This coming December, the sculptor Erich Hauser (b. 1930 in Rietheim-Weilheim, d. 2004 in Rottweil) would have celebrated his 85th birthday. Working closely with the Kunststiftung Erich Hauser (Erich Hauser Art Foundation), Museum Art.Plus is devoting an exhibition to the artist.


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1 March 2015 - 17 January 2016


British Art +


Five British artists - four sculptors and a painter - are at the heart of British Art +, the new special exhibition at Museum Art.Plus, which will open on 1 March 2015.


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14th June - 20th September 2015


Jáchym Fleig - Accumulation


In the work of the sculptor Jáchym Fleig (b. 1970 in Villingen) art reveals its sinister and invasive side. Some of his sculptural installations are suggestive of the colonisation of space by gigantic insects.


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1st of March - 7th of June 2015


Albi Maier - Black Forest Art (In the Reading Room and the Technical Museum)


Albi Maier (*1952 in Lenzkirch, lives and works in Titisee-Neustadt) loves his native Black Forest. Black Forest houses with their characteristic long hipped roofs and the distinctive light and colours of the region are central to the artist's work.


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16th of March 2014 - 18th of January 2015


Lichtspiele im Museum Biedermann


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.


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14th July 2013 - 18th January 2015


The Source of the Danube has moved! An installation for the young Danube by Michael von Brentano


At the heart of much of Michael von Brentano's works is the way we see and understand nature. Do we perceive a landscape as it is or as we imagine it to be? Preparing his installation on the source of the Danube, the artist was thus particularly intrigued by the myths surrounding the fabled source of the river.


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9th of November 2014 - 18th January 2015


Paul Schwer


Paul Schwer (*1951 in Schonach) is a painter, but his practice oscillates between painting and sculpture. With his installations and colourful objects made of painted and heat-moulded PET or Perspex sheets, the artist turns his back on the flat picture plane and expands his work into three-dimensional space.


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6nd July - 2nd November 2014


Homo Universalis - Welcome to Museum Biedermann!
A performative photo project by Wolf Nkole Helzle in the Reading Room


During the opening of the exhibition Lichtspiele im Museum Biedermann and on a number of days and events during its run, visitors are invited to become part of Homo Universalis, a worldwide performative photo project by social media artist Wolf Nkole Helzle.


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16th March - 29th June 2014


Martin Kasper - Paintings


From March to June 2014 visitors to the Reading Room can enjoy pictures of architectural spaces by Martin Kasper who took a closer look at the history of the Museum Biedermann. Born in 1962 in Schramberg, Martin Kasper studied at the Karlsruhe Academy.


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24th November 2013 - 16th February 2014


Dialogue - Trialogue #2 : Künstlerbund Baden-Württemberg at Museum Biedermann


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


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24th November 2013 - 16th February 2014


Angela M. Flaig - Objects and Assemblages (in the Technical Museum and the Reading Room of the Museum Biedermann)


The artist Angela Maria Flaig arranges flying seeds of thistles, clematis or dandelions into geometric shapes that look incredibly delicate and fragile, yet at the same time they form a solid cosmos, a structurally sound larger whole.


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30th June 2013 - 3rd November 2013


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


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.


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30th June 2013 - 3rd November 2013


PUTZE CANNED (Technical Museum and Reading Room)


Foreign objects have always played a part in art, and they are crucial to the recirculatory nature of Putze's work. The artist's skill in finding foreign objects and his practice of recycling leftover bits and pieces identify him as a hunter-gatherer. Guided by an infallible aesthetic sense, he finds, hoards and sorts the written-off detritus of our modern throwaway society.


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14th October 2012 - 16th June 2013


SENZA TITOLO - NUNZIO & DESSI : Two Italian Artists from the Biedermann Collection


Italian art has always held a special place in the Biedermann Collection. The exhibition opening in October 2012 will focus on Gianni Dessì and Nunzio whose works are an integral part of the Biedermann Collection.


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17th February 2013 - 16th June 2013


Josef Bücheler - Works on and in Paper (Technical Museum and Reading Room)


Josef Bücheler, born in 1936 in Wiesbaden, lives and works in Rottweil-Hausen. After apprenticeships as an interior decorator, upholsterer and glass painter, he spent a few years as a novice in the Benedictine abbey of St. Matthias in Trier before moving to Rottweil on the Neckar in 1965.


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14th October 2012 - 10th February 2013


Zeljko Rusic (in the Technical Museum and Reading Room)


Zeljko Rusic - born in Croatia in 1967 and living in Königsfeld in the Black Forest since 1991 - is a sculptor in a very literal sense of the word. Rusic works with a chisel and chainsaw, always fastening his works from a single piece of wood.


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08th July 2012 - 16th September 2012


Premio Fondazione VAF - Current Positions in Italian Art


This summer, in cooperation with the VAF Foundation, Museum Biedermann will present works by young Italian artists.The Frankfurt-based foundation was established in 2001 by entrepreneur Volker W. Feierabend whose business links with Italy kindled a passion for Italian art which he has been pursuing as a collector for the past thirty years.


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17th May 2012 - 16th September 2012


Parallel exhibition to the sculpture project "Baden-Württemberg designs" (in the Reading Room)


On the occasion of the Homeland Days, hosted jointly this year by Donaueschingen, Hüfingen and Bräunlingen, Reiner Ecke, Klaus Münch and Paul Schwer have been invited to create an artistic record of the Brigach over the course of year, as it flows from the Christuskirche to the Museum Biedermann.


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18th March 2012 - 24th June 2012




The new exhibition at Museum Biedermann invites visitors to discover a broad spectrum of contemporary young art. Sixteen scholars of the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg (Baden-Württemberg Art Foundation) present work ranging from photography, collage, painting and drawing to sculpture and installation.


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18th March 2012 - 13th May 2012


The Collective Larder (in the Reading Room)


Entering into a direct dialogue with the inhabitants of Donaueschingen, Museum Biedermann is collecting delicious homemade cakes, pickles and preserves in its temporary larder.


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10th April 2011 - 12th February 2012


Back to the Roots


The four artists combine different natural materials such as wood, stone or felt into symbolic primordial forms. Their pared down yet sensual sculptures and objects reference life and the creativity and transience of man and nature.


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06th November 2011 - 12th February 2012


Vegetations (in the Reading Room)


When you hear the word vegetation, you think of plants and how they grow. In "Vegetations" from the artist Jo Winter, you will also be confronted by different, abstract implementations and forms of plants and plant life: buds, tree sections and complete, stylised trees.


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22nd September 2011 - 30th October 2011


RiverHorses (in the Reading Room)


As the Donaueschingen Horse Show reaches one of its high spots when the four-in-hand marathon drives spectacularly through the Brigach, it is no surprise for regular visitors to the show to see a photographer standing in the middle of the water hazard calmly taking photographs, apparently unperturbed by what is going on around him.


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10th April 2011 - 18th September 2011


Hubert Rieber (in the Reading Room and Technical Museum)


"Solid craftsmanship is certainly the foundation for the uniqueness of Hubert Rieber's work. Equally fascinating is the rigour of his formal vocabulary. Rieber's works stand in a sculptural tradition that brings together the human figure and geometric abstract form.


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19th September 2010 - 13th March 2011




Bent, forged, cut, soldered, polished to a mirror finish or engraved, metal stirs the imagination of the five sculptors presented in the new exhibition at Museum Biedermann and is key to their creative practice.


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7th March - 22nd August 2010


Departure - 4 Aspects of Contemporary Art


Characteristic of the room-consuming work of Andreas Kocks, Sebastian Kuhn, Reiner Seliger and Nunzio is the intense struggle with different materials, with classical and contemporary principles of shape as well as the idea of the dynamic and the static.


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20th September 2009 - 10th February 2010: Selection


Insights into the Biedermann Collection


The opening exhibition gives a first look into the treasure trove that is the Biedermann Collection.
Some 50 works will be on show from 26 international, contemporary artists, displayed in themed groups, which will guide the visitor through the exhibition rooms, on a journey of discovery that is both artistic in content and rich in atmosphere and suspense.


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