Ramsès Younane, Untitled, 1939, Öl auf Leinwand, 47 x 36,50 cm, Courtesy H. E. Sh. Hassan M. A. Al Thani collection, Doha

Vorschau 2018

Excentric Modernism

November 10, 2018 – March 10, 2019
K20 Grabbeplatz

With the exhibition Excentric Modernism, the Kunstsammlung interrogates the grand narratives of Western modernism and the history of our own collection. On view will be artistic practices that emerged outside of Europe and North America, whether through interchange with so-called "classical modernism" or independently of it, and which have received minimal recognition within the traditional Western historiography of art.


Art et Liberté:
Rupture, War and Surrealism
in Egypt (1938 – 1948)

15 July – 15 October 2017
K20 Grabbeplatz

This is the first comprehensive museum exhibition about the largely forgotten Cairo based group Art et Liberté ("art and liberty", "jama’at al-fann wa al-hurriyyah"). The exhibition presents more than 200 works from around 50 collections in 12 different countries, including paintings, works on paper, prints, photographs, films, books, and archival documents. At the dawn of World War II and during Egypt's colonial rule by the British Empire the surrealist collective of artists and writers was engaged in its defiance of Fascism, Nationalism and Colonialism.