Josef Albers – Aufbruch in die Moderne
The exhibition shows the early work of Josef Albers (1888 – 1976). At that time, he was inspired by the works of masters who at that time were still almost entirely unknown, such as Cézanne, Gauguin or Matisse.
22.September 2019 to 12. January 2020, Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop
Baukunstarchiv NRW: Vor dem Bauhaus: Osthaus
Westphalia, particularly the “Hagener Impuls” (“Hagen impulse”) and its initiator Karl Ernst Osthaus, made an early and independent contribution to the architecture and cultural reforms of the modern era. The exhibition presents the collaboration with Foto Marburg Fotografien, with which Osthaus made his new ideas known to the world.
6 September to 20 October 2019, Baukunstarchiv NRW/TU Dortmund
A fresh start in the West. The Margarethenhöhe artists’ colony
Featuring more than 600 exhibits, the exhibition illustrates the artists’ involvement in the cultural revolution that took place in the industrial quarter during the 1920s and describes the construction of the colony, the communal life of the artists and the impact of the colony on the west of Germany.
15th April to 3rd November 2019, Ruhr Museum Essen
Das beseelte Ding. Vom Geist der Gestaltung
The exhibition looks at the question of whether and how the concepts of a “modern” artistic-aesthetic education after 1918 are still of relevance for teachers and students today. It collects objects, visualisations and conceptual works by teachers and students from the Folkwang University of the Arts.
13th November 2019 to 31st January 2020, Folkwang University of the Arts in cooperation with the Museum Folkwang
Die ökonomische Kraft der künstlerischen Idee. Walter Gropius‘ Wanderausstellung “vorbildliche Industriebauten” – eine Rekonstruktion
Karl Ernst Osthaus realised a commission on behalf of Walter Gropius to compile an exhibition on “model industrial buildings”. From 1911, this travelling exhibition went on tour, starting in Hagen. In the Osthaus Museum Hagen, the project will be reconstructed in collaboration with the Kunstmuseen Krefeld (Krefeld art museums).
7th September 2019 to 12th January 2020, Osthaus Museum Hagen
Neue Stoffe, neue Formen
The theme of the exhibition is the newly emerging industrial design. The exhibition shows how during the 1920s, products were increasingly changing, how elegance and simplicity of form became more important, and new, high-quality materials became ever more popular. The exhibition is being shown in cooperation with the Deutschen-Kunststoff-Museums-Verein e.V. Düsseldorf.
19th May 2019 to 23rd February 2020, LVR-Industriemuseum Peter-Behrens-Bau Oberhausen