Until October, Muenster has a special event in store for all friends of modern art. „From Christo to Kiefer“ , the current exhibition at the Picasso-Museum is named, comprising around 100 exhibits of 42 well-known artists and lighting a real fireworks of impressions of the most important currents of contemporary art. The pieces on show originate from the collection of world-renowned French gallery owner Yvon Lambert.
The passionate art collector is 81 years old this year and is considered as one of the most influential experts of the international art scene.
The event represents a unique opportunity for guests and inhabitants of Muenster alike to get to know several really big art personalities of the present. Most of the presented performers are active in the art scene up to this day, and the fact that the largest part of the objects has been created only recently represents the special appeal of the exhibition.
Christo and Kiefer – two high-profile artists to lend their name
In 1993, Christo reached overall notoriety by the sucessfully staged project to veil the Reichstag building in Berlin. Surely for this reason among others, the organizers chose him to lend his name to the event. The show presents two more spectacular veiling projects. Detailed drawings of a curtain to be suspended between two valleys, and of a fence of canvas in the desert of California give insight into the creative power of the Bulgarian-American artist.
Anselm Kiefer, represented alongside Christo in the title of the exhibition, is well known for his intensive dealings with German history. In the Picasso museum, the uncommon work materials of the artist call for special attention. A piece Kiefer created by means of sunflower seeds represents one of the highlights of the exhibition.
More unique and exceptional art personalities
Miquel Barceló and Jean-Michel Basquiat are two more names on the list of the well-renowned art creators. Barceló is not only an excellent painter, but he stunningly masters other artistic disciplines as well and is acclaimed by many participants of the art scene as a new Picasso. In Muenster, impressive representations of human silhouettes and of a boat on the high seas are on display.
Basquiat incarnates what many imagine to be a extravagant yet tragic life of an artist. Aged 27, famous and successful, he died of an overdose of heroin. Explosive and intensely colored paintings represent Basquiat’s signature feature. His work is inspired by graffiti art and deals with the environments of working and day-to-day lives.
The Abenteuer Muenster team will inform you on this first class event at any moment.