EXHIBITION PREVIEW


The year 2021 starts with the exhibition MAGNETIC NORTH. IMAGINING CANADA IN PAINTING 1910–1940 (February 5 – August 29, 2021). The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt presents principal works from major Canadian collections, which are on view in Germany for the first time. The comprehensive exhibition will examine and critically review the words by artists around the „Group of Seven“.

Simultaneously the Algonquin-French artist CAROLINE MONNET (February 5 – September 5, 2021) will present the installation „Transatlantic“ in the Schirn Rotunda. With the immersive video work, Monnet documents her twenty-two-day journey by cargo ship from Europe to Canada and illuminates the impact of colonial history between Europe and North America.

In GILBERT & GEORGE. THE GREAT EXHIBITION (February 12 – September 5, 2021) the visually powerful and sometimes provocative universe of the eccentric, London-based artists will be on view in an extensive retrospective - showing works from 1971 until 2019.

Lawren S. Harris (1885 -1970) Mt. Lefroy, 1930, oil on canvas 133.5 x 153.5 cm, Purchase 1975, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1975.7 © Family of Lawren S. Harris

A highlight in autumn is the major exhibition dedicated to PAULA MODERSOHN-BECKER’s entire oeuvre (October 8, 2021 – February 6, 2022). With some 120 paintings and drawings, the Schirn shows how the artist anticipated central developments of modernism.

KARA WALKER is one of the most prolific US-American artists of our time. She relentlessly shakes up historical images, examining racism and sexual violence with radical openness and drastic imagery. Under the title A BLACK HOLE IS EVERYTHING A STAR LONGS TO BE (October 15, 2021 – January 16, 2022) Walker presents 650 graphic works and a selection of films.

Also in 2021 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.

As a preview of program in 2022: In summer the Schirn is dedicating a large survey exhibition with the title LIFE TIME to the renowned Swiss artist UGO RONDINONE (June 24 – September 18, 2022). Devised especially for the Schirn, Rondinone’s new installation extends along the entire length of the gallery and into the Rotunda, showcasing key paintings, sculptures, and video works.

In fall the exhi­bi­tion CHAGALL. WORLD IN TURMOIL (November 4, 2022 – February 19, 2023) sheds light on a so far little-known side of his oeuvre. In Marc Chagall’s works of the 1930s and 1940s the Jewish artist’s colorful palette becomes darker.

Paula Modersohn-Becker, Selbstbildnis am 6. Hochzeitstag, 25. Mai 1906, Öltempera auf Pappe, 101,8 x 70,2 cm, Museen Böttcherstraße, Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen

Updated Exhibition Preview 2021 / 2022

29.04.2021 | The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt updated it's exhibition program 2021 / 2022.

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MAGNE­TIC NORTH, FEBRUARY 5 – AUGUST 29, 2021, Emily Carr, Blunden Harbour, ca. 1930, oil on canvas, 129.8 x 93.6 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, photo: NGC

MAGNE­TIC NORTH, FEBRUARY 5 – AUGUST 29, 2021, Lawren S. Harris (1885 -1970) Mt. Lefroy, 1930, oil on canvas 133.5 x 153.5 cm, Purchase 1975, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1975.7 © Family of Lawren S. Harris

MAGNE­TIC NORTH, FEBRUARY 5 – AUGUST 29, 2021, J.E.H. MacDonald. Falls, Montreal River, 1920. oil on canvas, 121.9 x 153 cm. Purchase 1933. photo © Art Gallery of Ontario 2109

MAGNE­TIC NORTH, FEBRUARY 5 – AUGUST 29, 2021, Tom Thomson. The West Wind, Winter 1916-1917. Oil on canvas, Art Gallery of Ontario. Gift of the Canadian Club of Toronto, 1926. Photo © Art Gallery of Ontario, 784.

CAROLINE MONNET, FEBRUARY 5 – SEPTEMBER 5, 2021, Caroline Monnet, Transatlantic, 2018, 2-Channel HD-Videoinstallation, 15:10 Min., Filmstill, © Caroline Monnet

GILBERT & GEORGE, FEBRUARY 12 – SEPTEMBER 5, 2021, CHRISTS, 1992, 253 x 426 cm, private collection, Courtesy of Gilbert & George

GILBERT & GEORGE, FEBRUARY 12 – SEPTEMBER 5, 2021, LEAFAGE, 1988, Courtesy of Gilbert & George

GILBERT & GEORGE, FEBRUARY 12 – SEPTEMBER 5, 2021, QUEER, 1977, 301 x 251 cm, Courtesy of Gilbert & George

UGO RONDI­NONE, JUNE 11 – SEPTEMBER 12, 2022, life time (Rendering), 2019, neon, acrylic glass, translucent foil, aluminium, Courtesy of the artist and Studio Rondinone

UGO RONDI­NONE, JUNE 11 – SEPTEMBER 12, 2022, nude (xxxx), 2010, waxs, earth, pigments, 77 x 87 x 85,5 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Studio Rondinone, PHoto: Stefan Altenburger

PAULA MODERSOHN-BECKER, OCTOBER 8, 2021 - FEBRUARY 6, 2022, Selbstbildnis mit rotem Blütenkranz und Kette, 1906/07, Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover, Rut-und Klaus-Bahlsen-Stiftung, ©Landesmuseum Hannover - ARTHOTHEK

PAULA MODERSOHN-BECKER, OKTOBER 8, 2021 - FEBRUARY 6, 2022, Self-portrait on the sixth anniversary, May 25, 1906, oil tempera on cardboard, 101,8 x 70,2 cm, Museen Böttcherstraße, Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen

KARA WALKER, OKTOBER 15, 2021 – JANUARY 16, 2022, America 2016, 2018, Kunstmuseum Basel, Kupferstich-Kabinett, © Kara Walker

KARA WALKER, OKTOBER 15, 2021 – JANUARY 16, 2022, untitled, undated, Kunstmuseum Basel, Kupferstichkabinett, permanent loan of the Hüni-Michel-Stiftung © Kara Walker

DOUBLE FEATURE 2021, Kristina Kilian, Which Way to the West, 2019, Still © 2018 Kristina Kilian, Hannah Schutsch

MARC CHAGALL. WORLD IN TURMOIL, Marc Chagall, The Falling Angel, 1923-33-47, oil on canvas, Kunstmuseum Basel, deposits from private collection, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020, Photo: Martin P. Bühler