EXHIBITION PROGRAM 2019

The new year starts with an exhibition presenting the monumental late oeuvre of Austrian artist BRUNO GIRONCOLI (February 14–May 12, 2019). As if derived from a theater of the absurd or a surreal dream world, the gigantic objects seem to be prototypes for a new species, enveloped in shining, seductive surfaces of gold, silver, and copper.

A JOURNEY THROUGH MUD AND CONFUSION WITH SMALL GLIMPSES OF AIR is the title of an exhibition of the work by the Swedish artist duo Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg (February 28–Mai 26, 2019). With some 40 video and sound works from the past two decades, their works can be seen for the first time in Germany in an extensive survey. Through the interplay of sculpture, moving pictures, and sound, the viewers get caught up in a maelstrom that is virtually impossible to resist.

In summer, Swiss concept, performance and object artist John M. Armleder will develop new, expansive installations especially for the exhibition CIRCA, CIRCA (June 7–September 1, 2019), that he will present both in and outside of the Schirn.

At the same time, the Schirn is dedicating an exhibition to sound in contemporary art. The group show BIG ORCHESTRA (June 19–September 8, 2019) will present artworks that also perform as musical instruments by international artists such as Doug Aitken, Nevin Aladağ, Tarek Atoui, Constantin Luser, Christian Marclay, Caroline Mesquita, Rie Nakajima, Naama Tsabar and David Zink Yi. 

Bruno Gironcoli, Figure with large disk shapes and pointy heads as well as two (unexecuted) spiral shapes, 1986-1990 / 1995, Iron, wood, plastic, 300 x 245 x 210 cm, Gironcoli Museum, Herberstein, © the Estate Bruno Gironcoli, Photo: Hans Christian Krass

With her monumental tapestries artist HANNAH RYGGEN created a powerful, political inspired oeuvre. On the occasion of Norway’s turn as Guest of Honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2019, the Schirn is dedicating the Swedish-Norwegian artist a major monographic exhibition (September 26, 2019–January 12, 2020) that will provide the first in-depth insight into her oeuvre to the German public

Highlight of the year is the major retrospective of LEE KRASNER – a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism in the United States (October 11, 2019–January 12, 2020). The Schirn is presenting nearly 100 works, including paintings, collages, and drawings as well as films and photographs, and will tell the story of one of the most single-minded artists of the twentieth century. The exhibition includes works from Krasner’s entire oeuvre, which spans more than half a century, and assembles loans from international public and private collections.

Also in 2019 national and international film and video artists will present in the DOUBLE FEATURE a work from their own oeuvre, followed by a film of their choice – on the last Wednesday of every month.

The overview of the exhibition program 2019 ends with a preview of the exhibition FANTASTIC WOMEN (February 13–May 24, 2020), which addresses the female contribution to Surrealism.

Lee Krasner, Portrait in Green, 1969, Collection Pollock-Krasner Foundation. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018 & The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, courtesy Kasmin Gallery, New York. Photo: Diego Flores.

EXHIBITION PROGRAM 2019

30.11.2018 | Exhibition Program Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt 2019

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BRUNO GIRON­COLI. PROTO­TYPES FOR A NEW SPECIES, FEBRUARY 14 – MAY 12, 2019, Bruno Gironcoli, Untitled, 1996, Iron, wood, plastic 460 x 220 x 410 cm, Gironcoli Museum, Herberstein, © the Estate Bruno Gironcoli, Photo: Hans Christian Krass

BRUNO GIRON­COLI. PROTO­TYPES FOR A NEW SPECIES, FEBRUARY 14 – MAY 12, 2019, Bruno Gironcoli, Figure with large disk shapes and pointy heads as well as two (unexecuted) spiral shapes, 1986-1990 / 1995, Iron, wood, plastic, 300 x 245 x 210 cm, Gironcoli Museum, Herberstein, © the Estate Bruno Gironcoli, Photo: Hans Christian Krass

BRUNO GIRON­COLI. PROTO­TYPES FOR A NEW SPECIES, FEBRUARY 14 – MAY 12, 2019, Bruno Gironcoli, Untitled (detail), 2001, Iron, wood, plastic, 230 x 260 x 230 cm, Gironcoli Museum, Herberstein, © the Estate Bruno Gironcoli, Photo: Hans Christian Krass

BRUNO GIRON­COLI. PROTO­TYPES FOR A NEW SPECIES, FEBRUARY 14 – MAY 12, 2019, Bruno Gironcoli at the Frankfurter Kunstverein 1981, Photo: Walter Kranl

NATHA­LIE DJUR­BERG & HANS BERG. A JOUR­NEY THROUGH MUD AND CONFU­SION WITH SMALL GLIM­P­SES OF AIR, FEBRUARY 28 – MAY 26, 2019, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Dark Side of the Moon, 2017, Stop motion animation, video, music, 06:40 Min., © Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

NATHA­LIE DJUR­BERG & HANS BERG. A JOUR­NEY THROUGH MUD AND CONFU­SION WITH SMALL GLIM­P­SES OF AIR, FEBRUARY 28 – MAY 26, 2019, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, I Wasn’t Made to Play the Son, 2011, Stop motion animation, video, music, 05:57 Min., © Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

NATHA­LIE DJUR­BERG & HANS BERG. A JOUR­NEY THROUGH MUD AND CONFU­SION WITH SMALL GLIM­P­SES OF AIR, FEBRUARY 28 – MAY 26, 2019, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, One Need Not Be a House, The Brain Has Corridors, 2018, Stop motion animation, 08:18 Min., © Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

NATHA­LIE DJUR­BERG & HANS BERG. A JOUR­NEY THROUGH MUD AND CONFU­SION WITH SMALL GLIM­P­SES OF AIR, FEBRUARY 28 – MAY 26, 2019, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Worship, 2016, Stop motion animation, video, music, 08:26 Min., © Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

NATHA­LIE DJUR­BERG & HANS BERG. A JOUR­NEY THROUGH MUD AND CONFU­SION WITH SMALL GLIM­P­SES OF AIR, FEBRUARY 28 – MAY 26, 2019, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg. Berlin, Germany, Photo: David Neman

JOHN M. ARMLEDER, JUNE 7 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2019, John M. Armleder, An ancient pond, 2014, Mischtechnik auf Leinwand, 240 x 190 x 4 cm, Courtesy of the Artist and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin, Photo: Jan Windszus, Berlin

JOHN M. ARMLEDER, JUNE 7 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2019, John M. Armleder, An ancient pond, 2014, Mischtechnik auf Leinwand, 240 x 190 x 4 cm, Courtesy of the Artist and Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin, Photo: Jan Windszus, Berlin

JOHN M. ARMLEDER, JUNE 7 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2019, John M. Armleder, Brioni Fall Winter 2015 Campaign, Photo: Collier Schorr

BIG ORCHESTRA, 19. JUNI – 8. SEPTEMBER 2019, Naama Tsabar, Image from "Transitions #3" performance, 2016, Spinello Projects, Miami, Photo: Diana Larrea

BIG ORCHESTRA, JUNE 19 – SEPTEMBER 8, 2019, Carsten Nicolai, bausatz noto ∞ (color version), 1998/2015, record player, color vinyl records with locked grooves, mixing board, amplifier, loudspeaker/ headphones dimension variable, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018, Courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin, Photo: Julija Stankeviciene

HANNAH RYGGEN, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 – JANUAR 12, 2020, Hannah Ryggen, Jul Kvale, 1956, Tapestry weave in wool and linen, 190 x 200 cm, Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018, Photo: Anders Sundet Solberg

HANNAH RYGGEN, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 – JANUAR 12, 2020, Hannah Ryggen, Livet glir forbi/Life passes by, 1939, 190 x 185 cm, Privatsammlung, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018, Photo: Jørn Hagen

HANNAH RYGGEN, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 – JANUAR 12, 2020, Hannah Ryggen, Vi lever på en stjerne/We are Living on a Star, 1958, Tapestry weave in wool and linen, 400 x 300 cm, Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

LEE KRASNER, OCTOBER 11, 2019 – JANUARY 12, 2020, Lee Krasner, Combat, 1965, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Felton Bequest, 1992 (IC1-1992). © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018 & The Pollock-Krasner Foundation/ ARS, New York. Licensed by Copyright Agency, 2018.

LEE KRASNER, OCTOBER 11, 2019 – JANUARY 12, 2020, Lee Krasner, Shattered Color, 1955, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, Long Island. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018 & The Pollock-Krasner Foundation/ ARS, New York. Licensed by Copyright Agency, 2018. Photo credit: Gary Mamay.

LEE KRASNER, OCTOBER 11, 2019 – JANUARY 12, 2020, Lee Krasner, Portrait in Green, 1969, Collection Pollock-Krasner Foundation. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018 & The Pollock-Krasner Foundation/ ARS, New York. Licensed by Copyright Agency, 2018, courtesy Kasmin Gallery, New York. Photo: Diego Flores.

LEE KRASNER, OCTOBER 11, 2019 – JANUARY 12, 2020, Lee Krasner, 1962, Photograph by Hans Namuth, Courtesy Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, © 1991 Hans Namuth Estate

FANTASTIC WOMEN SURREAL WORLDS FROM MERET OPPENHEIM TO LOUISE BOURGEOIS, FEBRUARY 13 – MAY 24, 2020, Frida Kahlo, The little Deer, 1946, Oil on masonite, 22.5 x 30.3 cm, Private Collection, © Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museum Trust / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018, Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago

FANTASTIC WOMEN SURREAL WORLDS FROM MERET OPPENHEIM TO LOUISE BOURGEOIS, FEBRUARY 13 – MAY 24, 2020, Leonora Carrington, Portrait of the late Mrs. Partridge, 1947, Oil on wood, 100.3 x 69.9 cm, Private Collection, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018, Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago

DOUBLE FEATURE, JANUARY 2019, Pedro Barateiro, "The Opening Monologue", 2018. Film still. Courtesy of the artist and Netwerk Aalst.

DOUBLE FEATURE, JANUARY 2019, Pedro Barateiro, "The Opening Monologue", 2018. Film still. Courtesy of the artist and Netwerk Aalst.