"Eager are we to look," writes Friedrich Hölderlin in his hymn "Der Ister." After the long weeks of waiting, don't we feel the same way?
To mark its new beginning, the Kunstmuseum Singen is presenting a feast for the eyes: highlights and new additions to the collection. The exhibition spans around 100 years of art history on Lake Constance, in the Hegau region and in the German southwest, from the "artists on the Höri" to contemporary positions today.
SEE WHAT WAS.
If the name "Höri" has a special sound in the world of art today, then the peninsula that curves into the Untersee owes this to those painters, graphic artists and sculptors who found refuge on Lake Constance in the period from 1933 to 1945 and became at home there in the post-war period. After poets and painters had already discovered the place around 1900, they were followed from 1933 onwards by those who, threatened by National Socialist cultural policy and the aerial bombardment of the cities, made the "Höri" a special artists' place of "inner emigration" where modernity could survive.
The Singen Art Museum has its own collection of all the "Höri" artists and is able to embed them in the circle of those painters and sculptors who settled on Lake Constance as precursors or at the same time.
The partial exhibition on the ground floor of the art museum shows a comprehensive selection of works, including numerous new acquisitions, by Max Ackermann, Otto Dix, Erich Heckel, Curth Georg Becker, Helmuth Macke, Walter Herzger, Ferdinand Macketanz, Jean Paul Schmitz, Gertraud Herzger-von Harlessem, Hans Kindermann, Rudolf Stuckert and Rose Marie Schnorrenberg, but also by Julius Bissier, Franz Lenk, William Straube, Eugen Segewitz, Walter Waentig and many others.
SEE WHAT IS.
Today, Lake Constance lies at the centre of a four-country region, where different currents and international influences from four riparian states - Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein - meet and mingle. So what could be more natural than to show the wealth of positions and artists to be found in the museum's collection of contemporary art from the Euregio of Lake Constance?
The range of the selection shown in the partial exhibition on the upper floor extends from expressive to reduced positions; from the classical genres of painting and graphic art to sculpture and installation and works with light. Among others, newly received works by Friedemann Hahn, Gerold Miller, Harald F. Müller, Eckhard Froeschlin, Jürgen Palmtag, Jo Rave, Beni Bischof, Gerhard Opitz, Werner Pokorny and Daniel Hausig will be shown.
Tue-Fri: 2-6pm / Sat+ Sun: 11am-5pm / Holiday: same as weekday
Single ticket: 5,00 € / 3,00 € (reduced)
Combination ticket MAC Museum Arts and Cars: 3,00 € (reduced)
Children under 8 years: free admission
Every Thursday*: Free admission for all visitors
*If Thursday falls on a public holiday, the free admission day is postponed to the previous working day.
Groups of 10 or more: 3.00€ per person
Family ticket 1: 6,00 € (1 adult + max. 4 children up to 18 years)
Family ticket 2: 11,00 € (2 adults + max. 4 children up to 18 years)
Free admission: Museum pass holders, Bodensee Erlebniskarte holders, members of ADVK and Kunstverein Singen, members of ICOM, members of Verband Deutscher Kunsthistoriker, members of Verband der Restauratoren (VDR) e.V., representatives of the press.
Guided tours of the art museum's exhibitions or an individually desired focus/topic offer a variety of occasions for a visit to the museum. Whether for adults and seniors or for children and young people: The educational program of the Kunstmuseum Singen has the right offer for everyone. In this way, the Kunstmuseum Singen is and remains a place of lively exchange about art and culture.
Public guided tours: https://www.kunstmuseum-singen.de/veranstaltungen/aktuell
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© Nachlass Walter Becker
Walter Becker (1893-1984), Terzett, 1968, oil on canvas, loaned by Sparkasse Hegau-Bodensee
© Estate of Walter Herzger
Walter Herzger (1901-1985), Still life with fish, 1964, oil on canvas, Singen Art Museum Collection
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
Harald F. Müller (*1941), KALASCHNIKOW rot, 2015/2020 (From the series: Painter and Model), wall painting, C-print behind museum glass on aluminium support, on loan from Regierungspräsidium Freiburg 2020
VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
Otto Dix (1891-1969), Green Landscape (Twiel with Stoffeln in Autumn), 1948, oil on painting cardboard, Singen Art Museum Collection
VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
Isa Dahl (*1956), Wandering, 2016, oil on canvas, loan from private collection
VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
Markus Weggenmann (*1963), o.T. (No. 371), 2008, wood gloss varnish on aluminium composite panel, collection Kunstmuseum Singen