Exhibition Program 2022

The year 2022 starts with the group exhibition WALK! (February 18–May 22, 2022), which provides an overview of walking as a practice in contemporary art production—a facet that has so far been rarely considered. On view are about 100 works by more than 40 international artists whose work incorporates walking as an essential element.

At the same time artist CARLOS BUNGA (February 18–May 22, 2022) is showing an architectural installation, which he develops especially for the Schirn Rotunda. His monumental work, constructed with everyday materials such as pieces of furniture, cardboard, and tape, responds to the architecture of the publicly accessible space and enters into a dialogue with the exhibition WALK!.

In the overview exhibition ART FOR NO ONE. 1933–1945 (March 4–June 6, 2022), the Schirn shows the different strategies and scopes of action employed by artists who remained in Germany during National Socialism but did not seek or find any affiliation with the regime. Their situation is often described in a generalized way as “ostracism” or “inner emigration.” Based on 14 selected biographies, the exhibition illustrates that these terms fall short of the mark in consideration of the multilayered and divergent personal circumstances. 

ART FOR NO ONE. 1933-1945, MARCH 4 – JUNE 6, 2022, Jeanne Mammen, Dying Warrior (Young Soldier in the Front Fire), ca. 1943, tempera on paperboard, 151 x 140 cm, Jeanne-Mammen-Foundation at the Stadtmuseum Berlin, © Jeanne-Mammen-Stiftung im Stadtmuseum Berlin / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Photo: Oliver Ziebe, Berlin
AERNOUT MIK, JULY 7–OCTOBER 3, 2022, Aernout Mik, Double Bind, 2018, film still, Courtesy of the artist and carlier | gebauer, Berlin/Madrid

In summer, the Schirn dedicates a major exhibition to the renowned Swiss conceptual and installation artist UGO RONDINONE. For LIFE TIME (June 24–September 18, 2022), Rondinone combines central paintings, sculptures, and video works in order to create a poetic installation that extends along the entire length of the Schirn’s gallery and into the Rotunda.

Parallel to this, the Dutch artist AERNOUT MIK (July 7–October 3, 2022) presents the video installation "Double Bind" (2018), as well as the work "Threshold Barriers" (2022), which was conceived specially for the exhibition. Both works pursue the notions and dynamics of security and threat, power and powerlessness in public space and enter into dialogue with each other.

In fall, the Schirn is presenting the multilayered photographic work of the Indian artist and photographer GAURI GILL (October 13, 2022–January 8, 2023) for the first time in an extensive survey exhibition. On view are around 200 pieces from pivotal series with which Gauri Gill has been focusing on barely perceived areas in Indian society, outside the urban centers.

A highlight at the end of 2022 is the exhibition CHAGALL. WORLD IN TURMOIL (November 4, 2022–February 19, 2023), which focuses on a so far little-known side of this modernist poet. In the works of the 1930s and 1940s, Marc Chagall’s colorful palette becomes darker. With more than 100 haunting paintings, works on paper, photos, and documents, the exhibition traces the Jewish artist's search for a pictorial language in the face of expulsion and persecution.

As a preview of the program in 2023: In spring the Schirn will shed light on the unconventional as well as wide-ranging work of NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE. The visionary artist developed her art based on her processing of very personal emotions.

CHAGALL. WORLD IN TURMOIL, NOVEMBER 4, 2022–FEBRUARY 19, 2023, Marc Chagall, The Falling Angel, Oil on canvas, 147.5 x 188.5 cm, Kunstmuseum Basel, deposit from private collection, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Photo: Martin P. Bühler

Exhibition Program 2022

15.12.2021 | Here you can find the exhibitions of the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt for 2022.

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WALK!, FEBRUARY 18–MAY, 22, 2022, Sebastián Díaz Morales, Pasajes III, 2013, Video (color, sound), monitor, 12:30 min on loop, film still, Courtesy of the artist and carlier | gebauer, Berlin/Madrid

WALK!, FEBRUARY 18–MAY, 22, 2022, Tiffany Chung, A Thousand Years Before and After, 2012, Video (color, sound), 09:01 min, film still, Courtesy of the artist

WALK!, FEBRUARY 18–MAY, 22, 2022, Miae Son, Moonwalk (beginner) tutorial, 2016, drawing with music-box mechanism, sound: synth brass part of the song “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson, 20 × 20 × 10 cm, Courtesy of the artist

CARLOS BUNGA, FEBRUARY 18–MAY 22, 2022, Carlos Bunga, installation view, © Secession, 2021, Photo: Iris Ranzinger

CARLOS BUNGA, FEBRUARY 18–MAY 22, 2022, Carlos Bunga, installation view, © Secession, 2021, Photo: Iris Ranzinger

ART FOR NO ONE. 1933–1945, MARCH 4–JUNE 6, 2022, Jeanne Mammen, Dying Warrior (Young Soldier in the Front Fire), ca. 1943, tempera on paperboard, 151 x 140 cm, Jeanne-Mammen-Foundation at the Stadtmuseum Berlin, © Jeanne-Mammen-Stiftung im Stadtmuseum Berlin / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Photo: Oliver Ziebe, Berlin

ART FOR NO ONE. 1933-1945, MARCH 4–JUNE 6, 2022, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Woman’s Head, Resting on Hand, 1944, gouache on paper, 15.4 x 23.7 cm, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum & Papiermuseum Düren, © Ernst Wilhelm Nay Stiftung / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

ART FOR NO ONE. 1933-1945, MARCH 4–JUNE 6, 2022, Hannah Höch, 1945 (The End), 1945, oil on canvas, 92.8 x 81.4 cm, Berliner Sparkasse, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

UGO RONDI­NONE. LIFE TIME, JUNE 24–SEPTEMBER 18, 2022, Ugo Rondinone, life time (Rendering), 2019, neon, acrylic glass, translucent foil, aluminium, Courtesy of the artist and Studio Rondinone

UGO RONDINONE. LIFE TIME, JUNE 24–SEPTEMBER 18, 2022, Ugo Rondinone, nude (xxxx), 2010, wax, earth, pigments, 77 x 87 x 85.5 cm, Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels, Photo: Stefan Altenburger

UGO RONDINONE. LIFE TIME, JUNE 24–SEPTEMBER 18, 2022, Ugo Rondinone, flower moon, 2011, Cast aluminium, white enamel, 650 x 250 x 170 cm, Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels, Photo: Stefan Altenburger

AERNOUT MIK, JULY 7–OCTOBER 3, 2022, Aernout Mik, Double Bind, 2018, film still, Courtesy of the artist and carlier | gebauer, Berlin/Madrid

AERNOUT MIK, JULY 7–OCTOBER 3, 2022, Aernout Mik, Double Bind, 2018, film still, Courtesy of the artist and carlier | gebauer, Berlin/Madrid

GAURI GILL, OCTOBER 13, 2022–JANUARY 8, 2023, Gauri Gill, Jannat, Barmer, 1999-ongoing, from the series "Notes from the Desert", Silver Gelatin Print, 76.2 x 60.9 cm, Courtesy of the artist

GAURI GILL, OCTOBER 13, 2022–JANUARY 8, 2023, Gauri Gill, Indian grocery store in Queens, New York 2004, 2000-2007, from the series "The Americans", Archival Pigment Print, 68.5 x 101.6 cm, Courtesy of the artist

GAURI GILL, OCTOBER 13, 2022–JANUARY 8, 2023, Gauri Gill, Untitled (5), 2015-ongoing, from the series "Acts of Appearance", Archival Pigment Print, 60.9 x 40.6 cm, Courtesy of the artist

CHAGALL. WORLD IN TURMOIL, NOVEMBER 4, 2022–FEBRUARY 19, 2023, Marc Chagall, The Falling Angel, Oil on canvas, 147.5 x 188.5 cm, Kunstmuseum Basel, deposit from private collection, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Photo: Martin P. Bühler

CHAGALL. WORLD IN TURMOIL, NOVEMBER 4, 2022–FEBRUARY 19, 2023, Marc Chagall, The Lights of Marriage, 1945, oil on canvas, 123 x 120 cm, Kunsthaus Zürich, © Kunsthaus Zürich, Geschenk Nachlass Ernst Göhner, 1973 / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE, SPRING 2023, Leonardo Bezzola, Niki de Saint Phalle, Luzern, 1969, Kunsthaus Zürich, Photo © Nachlass Leonardo Bezzola, Work of Art, © Niki Charitable Art Foundation / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021