wir blumen. The Lightness of the Fragile / Kunstverein Hannover

The exhibition “wir blumen – the lightness of the fragile” at the Kunstverein Hannover offers an insight into the private art collections of Gaby and Wilhelm Schürmann, whose collection comprises a total of over 1000 works by numerous artists. The Schürmann Collection has been exhibited in numerous museums – including the Mumok in Vienna (2018), Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst in Aachen (2016), K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, or the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg (2011). In 2020, Gaby and Wilhelm Schürmann have received the “ART COLOGNE Prize”, which is awarded by Koelnmesse and the Federal Association of German Galleries and Art Dealers.

The drawings, objects, installations and paintings specially selected for the rooms of the Kunstverein Hannover open up questions about basic concepts of art as well as our perception of it. The show features 60 poetic works by 20 artists: Monika Baer, Nairy Baghramian, Gwenneth Boelens, Miriam Cahn, Lone Haugaard Madsen, Georg Herold, Ane Mette Hol, Nicolas Jasmin, Park McArthur, Rune Mields, Hana Miletić, Olga Pedan, Jewyo Rhii, Stefan Sandner, Michael E. Smith, Clare Stephenson, Walter Swennen, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Franz Erhard Walther, and Heimo Zobernig. The small, delicate painting “wir blumen” (we flowers) by Miriam Cahn gives the exhibition its title, concludes this course of 60 poetic works by 20 artists, inviting us to reflect once again on the “lightness of the fragile” in all its seriousness.

00:00 – Intro 00:15 – Room 1: Nairy Baghramian, Park McArthur, Lone Haugaard Madsen 00:54 – Room 1a: Olga Pedan, Lone Haugaard Madsen, Clare Stephenson 01:39 – Room 2: Jewyo Rhii 02:37 – Room 3: Ane Mette Hol, Georg Herold, Rune Mields, Monika Baer, Michael E. Smith, Franz Erhard Walther 06:02 – Room 4: Lone Haugaard Madsen, Heimo Zobernig, Walter Swennen, Stefan Sandner, Joëlle Tuerlinckx 12:58 – Room 5: Stefan Sandner, Walter Swennen, Hana Miletić, Lone Haugaard Madsen, Gwenneth Boelens 14:27 – Room 6: Miriam Cahn

wir blumen. The Lightness of the Fragile. Works from the Schürmann Collection. Group exhibition at Kunstverein Hannover (Germany). Exhibition walk-through, October 6, 2020.

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