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May 15, 2012

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Atelier Brückner: An exhibition on exhibiting

Stuttgart-based Atelier Brückner is considered one of the most prestigious creative labs for scenographic installations. Now the Weissenhof architectural gallery in Stuttgart has dedicated an entire exhibition to the studio: “Staged Spaces” will be open until June 24. A selection of projects, models, plans and sketches trace the creative process, from the original idea to the final realization of the spatial concept.


Mathildenhöhe: Centenary panorama of art and music

Until September 9, Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt will continue to hold a major exhibition that focuses on the mutual dialog between the disciplines of art and music. “A House Full of Music” was inspired by the anniversary of John Cage’s birth, who would have turned 100 in September. The most important movements in art and music of the 20th and 21st century are presented in correlation to one another, based on key figures such as Erik Satie, Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Beuys, and of course John Cage.


David Hockney: Homage to the British homeland

As of May 15 the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain will exhibit works by British artist David Hockney. But they have placed less emphasis on his world-famous works such as the 1967 “A Bigger Splash”, which shows a swimming pool complete with springboard in a display of vivid color. As the title of the exhibition “A Bigger Picture” makes quite clear, this exhibition presents a more expansive selection from his oeuvre. A strong attachment to his English home has a sustainable effect on the pictorial language in Hockney’s work, most notably following his return from an extended residence in California. In this way, many of the 200 exhibits depict the foggy and damp, typically British landscape to be encountered in the northern county of Yorkshire.


Hannover: Made in Germany Two

After a highly successful premiere in 2007, pulling over 6,000 visitors, this year will see a re-edition of the “Made in Germany” exhibition. From May 17, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Kestnergesellschaft and Kunstverein Hannover will join forces to present a comprehensive show with the motto “International Art in Germany”. The art in Germany will take center stage, with particular emphasis on the young German art scene.


Gerrit Rietveld: Legendary designs and iconic buildings

From May 17 to September 16, Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein will present a major retrospective of the work of Dutch designer and architect Gerrit Rietveld, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Iconic design creations such as the 1918 “Red and Blue” chair or the 1934 “Zig Zag” chair with its 45-degree cut cannot go amiss here, and neither can Rietveld’s biggest architectural successes, including the Schröder house in his hometown of Utrecht, which has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site. The exhibition will be rounded off with works by Rietveld’s contemporaries such as Le Corbusier and Marcel Breuer.