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Georg Baselitz: <EM>Blocked Painter</EM>, 1966Oil on canvas162 x 130 cmMKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Sammlung Ströher© Georg Baselitz 2016Photo: Archiv Sammlung Ströhe
Georg Baselitz: Blocked Painter, 1966
Oil on canvas
162 x 130 cm
MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Sammlung Ströher
© Georg Baselitz 2016
Photo: Archiv Sammlung Ströhe
Georg Baselitz: The Heroes
FRANKFURT  •  Städel Museum  •  30 June - 23 October 2016

In a monographic exhibition, curated by Städel director Max Hollein, some seventy paintings and works on paper by German artist Georg Baselitz (born 1938) are on view.

In 1965, Georg Baselitz perceived the order of post-war Germany in its state of multifaceted destruction – ideologies and political systems, but also artistic styles were up for discussion. This lack of order was very much in keeping with the artist’s own nature: appropriation through artistic categorization was something that remained foreign to him all his life. From the perspective of his fundamentally sceptical attitude he therefore emphasized the equivocal aspects of his time. His monumental Heroes in their tattered battle dress, figures marked as much by failure as they are by resignation, possess an accordingly contradictory character. The fact that the artist – who was a mere twenty-seven years of age at the time – devoted himself to the subject of “Heroes” or “Types” at all was provocative per se. (Male) heroism and its onetime exponents had been called into question by the war and the post-war period. The fragile and paradoxical character of the “Heroes” with regard to content finds its equivalent in their form. The consistently frontal depiction and central placement of the clearly outlined figure contrast with the wildness of the palette and the vehemence of the painting style. Baselitz thus illustrated a reality unwelcome in the German Federal Republican success story of the economic miracle – and what is more, to do so he availed himself of figuration, a supposedly obsolete form. Yet Baselitz was concerned here with far more than general social issues – he was also reflecting on his own position in relation to society. The result is a forceful assertion of the self and definition of identity that runs contrary to all of the currents of the period in question.

The travelling exhibition’s subsequent venues will be the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome and the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao.

Städel Museum Website

Contact: Städel Museum
Schaumainkai 63
60596 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: (49) 69 60 50 980

Thomas Hirschhorn: Double Garage
MUNICH  •  Museum Brandhorst  •  30 June 2016 - 30 June 2017
Thomas Hirschhorn’s Double Garage is a workshop-cum-hobby room and the unexpected site where fundamental categories of human feeling and action are thrashed out: violence and counter-violence, revenge and reconciliation. The work was triggered by and is a response to the events of September 11

Pinakothek der Moderne Website

Contact: Pinakothek der Moderne
Barer Straße 40
80333 München
Tel: (49) 89.23805-36

Events in Classical Music

Christiane Karg
Christiane Karg
Berliner Philharmoniker: Christiane Karg, soprano
BERLIN  •  Philharmonie  •  26 - 28 October 2016

Enescu: Prélude à l'unisson, 1st Movement from the Suite for orchestra No. 1 in C major op. 9
Bartók: Musik für Saiteninstrumente, Schlagzeug und Celesta Sz 106
Mozart: Arias for soprano and orchestra: Lungi da te, mio bene from Mitridate, re di Ponto K. 87 and Misera, dove son! – Ah! non son’io che parlo K. 369
Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D major K. 504 Prague

Berliner Philharmoniker
Iván Fischer, conductor
Christiane Karg, soprano

Berliner Philharmonie Website

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: Berliner Philharmonie
Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1
10785 Berlin
Tel: (49) 30 25488 12

Grigory Sokolov, piano
FRANKFURT  •  Alte Oper  •  31 October 2016
Mozart, Schumann

Grigory Sokolov, piano

Alte Oper Frankfurt Website

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: Alte Oper Frankfurt
60313 Frankfurt
Tel: (49) 69 13 40 0

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

Focus Königgrätz
BERLIN  •  Deutsches Historisches Museum  •  30 June - 31 December 2016

150 years ago, on 3 July 1866, Germany’s future was decided in the Battle of Königgrätz. The victory of the Prussian army over Austria established Prussian hegemony in the German states. The Deutsches Historisches Museum is devoting a temporary presentation within the Permanent Exhibition to this important event in German history with a number of objects from the museum’s own collections that can be seen for the first time.

The painting The Battle of Königgrätz on 3 July 1866 by Georg Bleibtreu from around 1869 forms the centrepiece of the exhibition. In addition, two laurel wreaths as well as such contemporary objects as a uniform worn at the Battle of Königgrätz, a diary, a field post letter and examples of the new Prussian weapons technology are shown. A media station that demonstrates the course of events on 3 July 1866 and a time beam on the floor help to reconstruct the political developments before and after the battle.

Deutsches Historisches Museum Website

Contact: Deutsches Historisches Museum
Unter den Linden 2
10117 Berlin
Tel: (49) 30 203 04 751

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