Exhibitions and Projects of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen 2015
Artists’ Rooms in the K21
An almost unique situation on the international art scene: selected contemporary artists have the opportunity to configure their own separate room within the museum. Displays alternate regularly, and each offers the visitor an intense encounter with contemporary art.
F3 Schmela Haus
at 7 pm
(except summer holidays and Christmas holidays)
Futur 3: Approaching an unknown Future:
A Program in the Schmela Haus
THE PROBLEM OF GOD
26 September, 2015 – 24 January, 2016
The exhibition explores the multifaceted and ambivalent ways used by contemporary artists to incorporate elements of
Christian iconography, which are omnipresent in our collective visual and textual memory. A remarkable number of these artworks resist a straightforward reading of Christian signs and symbols through complex narratives and images in which the artists engage with Christian motifs and themes in a differentiated and profound manner.
07 November, 2015 – 06 March, 2016
With the retrospective of paintings and drawings by Agnes Martin (1912 - 2004), the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen pays tribute to an extraordinary painter whose achievement has been greatly esteemed internationally since the 1960s. With its commitment to abstraction and its prevailling muted tonalities, her oeuvre evolved in the milieu of abstract expressionism and minimalist tendencies. Her artistic vocabulary is based on horizontal and vertical lines that structure the picture plane in grid configurations or in striped patterns, and on matte, vibrating surfaces in delicate colors. In this presentation, works from all creative periods offer profound insights into Agnes Martin's art, which rewards the concentrated beholder with extraordinary visual experiences.
The exhibition is organized by Tate Modern in collaboration with Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.