Exhibitions

Retrospection

4 March - 7 May 2017

RADAR: Lena Dues - Aquarius

Curators: Jenni Henke, Westfälischer Kunstverein and Marijke Lukowicz, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur

4 March 2016 - 23 April 2017

Selbstgespräche nähern sich wie scheue Rehe. Yves Netzhammer

Curator: Marianne Wagner, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur

10 December 2016 - 12 February 2017

RADAR: Jessica Twitchell - Pivot Joint Economy Class

Curators: Jenni Henke, Westfälischer Kunstverein and Marijke Lukowicz, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur

11 November 2016 – 19 March 2017

Henry Moore. A European Impulse

The LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur in Münster was dedicating a comprehensive survey exhibition to Henry Moore (1898 – 1986). He is almost unrivalled in his influence on post-war sculpture. 120 works by Moore and 16 other artists were being shown in four sections demonstrating correlations between the artists: both who influenced Moore and who, in turn, was influenced by him. The exhibition was a collaboration between Tate and the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur.

Curators: Dr Tanja Pirsig-Marshall, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, and Chris Stephens, Tate, London.

The exhibition is being accompanied by a comprehensively illustrated catalogue published by Hirmer Verlag.

 

9 December 2016 - 12 March 2017

Andreas Siekmann. Signs from the Post-Truth Era

In his exhibition, Andreas Siekmann (*1961), the 2016 Konrad von Soest prize winner for visual art, presented new and existing works in a large-scale installation. Socially critical work addressed the changing economic conditions of a globalised world, employing the example of coal mining, which Siekmann utilised to draw attention to malpractices.

Curator: Marijke Lukowicz, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur

8 Ocotober - 20 November 2016

RADAR: Israel Aten: BLAST VALIANT

Curators: Jenni Henke, Westfälischer Kunstverein and Marijke Lukowicz, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur

6 October 2016 - 19 February 2017

Monetissimo! From the Vaults of the Coin Collection

The Coin Collection exhibition was devoted to money in all its variety: 27 themed displays exhibited coins and medals – not only outstanding pieces and rarities, but also everyday examples and related materials. The exhibition enabled public access to Westphalia’s treasury for the first time. A one-day symposium examined current issues relating to “Exhibiting Numismatics Today”.

Curator: Dr Stefan Kötz, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur

An illustrated catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition by Michael Imhof Verlag Petersberg.

21 July - 18 September 2016

RADAR: Verena Issel - Aset in Tadmor

Curatos: Jenni Henke, Westfälischer Kunstverein and Marijke Lukowicz, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur

21 May - 3 July 2016

RADAR: Tomoko Mori - Ostkreuz ⟷ Hikkaduwa

Curators: Jenni Henke, Westfälischer Kunstverein and Marijke Lukowicz, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur

13 May - 4 September 2016

Homosexualit(y)_ies

The exhibition “Homosexualitit(y)_ies” at the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur in Münster went far beyond the history of persecution and protests involving gays, lesbians, trans- and intersexuals: documents, photos, videos and selected works of art not only demonstrated the diversity of sexualities and genders, but also the subtle forms of ostracism. The exhibition was a project by the Schwules Museum* (Queer Museum) Berlin in collaboration with the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur Münster and the Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin.

Curators: Dr Hermann Arnhold, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, and Dr Birgit Bosold

The exhibition was accompanied by an illustrated catalogue published by Sandsteinverlag.

4 March 2016 - 23 April 2017

Skulptur Projekte Archiv: autonomous and profane.

Curator: Marianne Wagner, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur

6 February - 1 May 2016

RADAR: Effrosyni Kontogeorgou - Unfolding

29 January - 5 June 2016

Cremer Preis: FORT. Retired

Curator: Marijke Lukowicz, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur

31 October 2015 - 17 January 2016

RADAR: Jan Hoeft - Curiosity Gap

Curators: Jenni Henke, Westfälischer Kunstverein and Marijke Lukowicz, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur

13 November 2015 – 6 March 2016

Wilhelm Morgner and Modern Art

On the occasion of his 125th birthday in January 2016 the LWL-Museum showed Wilhelm Morgner (1891 – 1917) in the context of his time. On view were 172 paintings, drawings and prints by him and his contemporaries, among them Vincent van Gogh, Oskar Kokoschka, and Wassily Kandinsky, from collections in Germany and abroad.

Curator: Dr Tanja Pirsig-Marshall, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, and Dr Andrea Witte

To accompany the exhibition a catalogue was published by Wienand Verlag.

11 September 2015 - 10 January 2016

Propaganda meets Trench Warfare. Poster Art around 1945

Using more than 100 exhibits ranging from the major medium of the poster to cartoons and medals, the exhibition examined changes to German and anti-German propaganda messages during the First World War. One year after the historic anniversary of the beginning of the war, the exhibition focussed on the subliminal survival of old conflicts and prejudices.

Curator: Dr Jürgen Krause, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur

The exhibition was accompanied by a catalogue published by Wienand Verlag.

7 Ocotober 2015 - 18 October 2015

Ernst Hermanns

Curator: Dr Marianne Wagner, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur

9 September 2015 - 7 February 2016

Ariel Schlesinger - Stolpersteine

Curator: Dr Marianne Wagner, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur

13 May - 20 September 2015

Otto Piene. Light

The exhibition centring on the cofounder of the legendary artists’ group ZERO, Otto Piene (1928-2014), for the first time revolved exclusively around the subject of “light” within his wide-ranging oeuvre. Approximately 70 exhibits across 1,000 square metres provided a survey of Piene’s work involving various modes of staging light and light experiments. Across six spaces, the exhibition focussed on the artistic development and exploration of the medium of light. A close relationship between the artist and the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur in Münster evolved over several decades. The idea for the exhibition, a result of this long-term association, was conceived before his death in July 2014 and brought to fruition in collaboration with Elizabeth Goldring Piene.

Curators: Dr Hermann Arnhold, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, and Dr Joachim Jäger, Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin

The exhibition was accompanied by a comprehensively illustrated catalogue published by Kerber Verlag.

 

14 March - 9 August 2015

“A Gruffalo? What’s a Gruffalo?” Gruffalo & Co.

“‘A Gruffalo? What’s a Gruffalo?’ Gruffalo & Co.” assembled over 100 original drawings by the illustrators of children’s books. The exhibition, titled after Axel Scheffler’s famous Gruffalo character, explicitly targeted visitors of two years old and above not only in terms of content, but the hanging of the pictures also took into account the height of the small visitors. Interactive elements encouraged the playing out of the stories, and a comprehensive educational programme invited participants to paint, draw, craft and play.

Curator: Ingrid Fisch, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur

 

 

24 January 2015 - 22 March 2015

Jürgen Stollhans: Futur II - Die Zeitmaschine

Curator: Dr Tanja Pirsig-Marshall, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur

8 November 2014 – 22 February 2015

Bare Life. Bacon, Freud, Hockney and others. London artist’s working from life 1950-80

The Museum’s first major exhibition following the unveiling of the new museum building is devoted to figurative painting in London from the 1950s to the late 1970s, including works by Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossoff, David Hockney and Richard Hamilton. Around 120 works by sixteen artists will be displayed to highlight the artistic dialogue which took place in London over three decades beginning in the 1950s.

Curators: Dr Tanja Pirsig-Marshall, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kutlur, and Catherine Lampert, London

To accompany the exhibition a catalogue was published by Hirmer Verlag.

20 September 2014 - July 2015

Carl Andre - Peace of Münster

20 September 2014 - 11 January 2015

Westfalen 1814 - 1914

Curators: Dr Gerd Dethlefs, Stefan Kötz, Dr Jürgen Krause (LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur)