August Macke und Freunde - Begegnung in Bildwelten // Museum August Macke Haus, Bonn

August Macke and Friends - Encounters in an Image World // The August Macke House Museum, Bonn

With "August Macke and Friends - Encounters in an Image World" the August Macke House Museum is inaugurating its spacious new exhibtion rooms while honoring the great Expressionist on the 130th anniversary of his birth. As a tribute to Macke's outstanding importance on the avant- garde movement before Firs World War, the show is also intended to complement for a limited time the newly installed permanent exhibition in August Macke's former home and studio in Bonn, onto which an extensive addition has now been built.

3 Dezember 2017 - 4 März 2018

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner & Oskar Kokoschka, Kirchner Museum Davos

For the first time Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938) and Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980), the protagonist of German and Austrian Expressionism, are presented side by side in an exhibition.
The exhibition assembles drawings, watercolors, prints and pantings by both artists. It focused on the works from the period from 1905 until 1938. A joint project of the Kirchner Museum Davos and the Fondation Oskar Kokoschka, the exhibition is curated by Régine Bonnefoit and Thortsen Sadowsky.

19 November 2017 – 22 April 2018

Please find further information here:
www.kirchnermuseum.ch/en/exhibitions/current-exhibition/

Nolde und die Brücke, Kunsthalle zu Kiel

Nolde und die Brücke, Kunsthalle zu Kiel

Emil Nolde is one of the most outstanding artists of the 20th century. The group of artists known as Die Brücke formed in 1905 in Dresden, consisting of Fritz Bleyl, Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. They were among the most important representatives of Expressionism. These young men in their early twenties were enthusiastic about Emil Nolde’s “storms of colour” – a painter who was almost a generation older – and offered him membership of their group in February 1906. Subsequently, an artistic exchange took place between them.

The group’s painting style was inspired by Nolde, who in turn was inspired by the woodcut, which was a domain of Die Brücke artists. However, Nolde, who “liked so much to keep his wings free”, separated from Die Brücke in November 1907. Nevertheless, the artistic echo of their joint period influenced the artists involved for years to follow.
In this exhibition together with the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, the Kunsthalle zu Kiel dedicates itself to this important chapter of German art history.

November 18, 2017 to April 02, 2018

Please find further information here:
www.kunsthalle-kiel.de/en/ausstellungen/Nolde-and-the-Bruecke.html

GABRIELE MÜNTER. Malen ohne Umschweife, Lenbachhaus München

GABRIELE MÜNTER. Malen ohne Umschweife, Lenbachhaus Munich

Gabriele Münter was a photographer before she was a painter. She took her first pictures around 1900, during a stay in the United States. She started painting soon after and never stopped—she worked on her art almost every day for the rest of her life. And Gabriele Münter went to the movies!

She was an open-minded artist who embraced experimentation; many of her accomplishments have lingered in obscurity because her oeuvre has generally been studied through the narrow lens of her life and her relationship with Kandinsky. That is why the focus of attention has been almost entirely on her pictures from the "Blue Rider" years. Art lovers usually associate Münter’s name with German Expressionism, with Murnau and her home in the picturesque small town, now a museum dedicated to her and Kandinsky’s work. Yet Münter’s art was far more multifaceted, imaginative, and stylistically diverse than most people are aware.

With this exhibition of her art at the Lenbachhaus, we seek to offer a broader perspective on Münter’s creative output. We will ask questions of art history to highlight its complexity and distinctive qualities and suggest a fuller appreciation of her achievements. Her work as a painter, presented in various thematic sections, will be at the heart of the show: from classic genres such as the portrait and the landscape to interiors, abstractions, and her "primitivist" work, visitors will encounter Münter’s oeuvre in all its richness.

31 October 2017 - 8 April 2018

Please find further information here:
www.lenbachhaus.de/exhibitions/gabriele-muenter/