07 November, 2015 – 06 March, 2016
This retrospective of the artistic achievement of the American painter Agnes Martin (1912 - 2004) is the first to be held after her death, and represents an opportunity to rediscover her extraordinary work in all of its facets. Martin's artistic career is outlined by means of paintings, drawings, and prints, all the way from the early pictures, to the experimental works and assemblages produced in New York in the 1950s, and to the consummate late works.
Wiebke Siem – What Things Dream
February 4 – June 19, 2016
K20 Grabbeplatz, Labor
The sculptress Wiebke Siem investigates artistic modernity by refracting it ironically. Over the past 10 years, she has staged her sculptures in interiors with using items of furniture; more recently, she has constructed figurines from objects of everyday use which she collects in large numbers, processes, and alters formally. Especially for the "Labor" of the K20, this artist – who received the prestigious Goslar Kaiserring in 2014 – has created her latest work What Things Dream, which incorporates the visitor directly into the work.
January 29 – March 20, 2016
Rodin’s famous bronze sculpture The Thinker, standing in front of the Cleveland Museum; exotic Hollywood Juniper trees in the urban milieu of Los Angeles, blown by the wind; fire-works above Berlin‘s Olympiastadion; a bare oak tree caught in the search-light of a helicopter – these nocturnal outdoor shots from the film Nightlife (2015) feature places that are devoid of people, yet teeming with life.
Tomás Saraceno - in orbit
Extended until presumably June 2016
Suspended more than 25 meters above the piazza of the K21 is Tomás Saraceno‘s gigantic installation in orbit. This steel wire construction spans the museum‘s vast glass cupola on three different levels. Positioned within this net structure, which encompasses altogether 2500 m², are half a dozen „spheres“ – inflated spheres having diameters up to 8.5 meters. Visitors have access to this transparent installation, and can move freely between the spheres on all three levels.