On paper. Graphics and drawings from the collections

September, 7th - November, 23rd 2019


Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop
Weg zum Hohen Ufer 36, Ostseebad Ahrenshoop


Since the opening of the museum on August 31, 2013, the Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop collection has grown considerably. Its largest part is the holdings of the Stiftung Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop.


They are the result of numerous endowments by friends of the museum, including artists. Funding was provided for the acquisition of works or the works themselves. We have taken this into account in the signage of the exhibition and noted the names of the donors.


To the exposition

For the second time, this presentation presents works from the graphic collection of our museum. In addition to some works already shown in special exhibitions, many new additions can be seen in the collection. The exhibition is thematically structured.


The topics

"Float on and on the water",
"Body speaking",
"From cities" and
"Memories, fantasies"

arise from the artistic findings of the collection. This testifies to prevailing perceptions of the artists, of related worlds of thoughts and feelings, which find their way into seemingly unpretentious objects to explosive expression. This explosiveness lies in the character of the drawing. Beyond the superficial meaning of the object, a second content of poetic, psychological, ideological and political nature is immediately conveyed in him. To take this content out of the graphic form of the leaves is the real adventure of the exhibition tour. Consciously, works from different time periods of the 20th and 21st centuries were juxtaposed.


Heads are a primary motive of art. Long before they were designed as individual portraits, the head was considered a representative of an overarching spiritual power that magically expresses and works through him. That, too, is the ocean is the center of ancient human reflections on the origin of life and its eternal cycle. In this, man has his place as a being of nature, to whom his body means the next world. Naked, he comes out of the lap of nature and thus returns there. The social and political activity of our society stands to this fact in an ultimately unsolvable contradiction.

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