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Visiting Relatives

Thomas Bechinger, Judith Samen, Michel Sauer meet Morandi, Freud, Twombly and Polke in the Lambrecht-Schadeberg Collection

August 24 − December 5, 2010

The Lambrecht-Schadeberg Collection consists of comprehensive groupings of works from all of the previous Rubens Prize awardees of the City of Siegen. Major artists from the European art scene of the twentieth century are represented, including Sigmar Polke, Lucian Freud, Cy Twombly, and Giorgio Morandi.

Besuch bei Verwandten, Installation
Installation view of the exhibition "Visiting Relatives"
Photo Christian Wickler

What meaning do these artistic positions have for contemporary artists today?

Three artists: Thomas Bechinger, Judith Samen, and Michel Sauer – all three of which were active as teachers of art courses at the University of Siegen at the time of the exhibition – chose those artists that had inspired them the most. With own works, they commented on these artists. They reflected their work in the works of the chosen painters and vice versa. Through these pieces, conceptualized specifically for this exhibition, a new perspective on the collection was gained.

The exhibition was a collaboration with the University of Siegen on the occasion of the North Rhine–Westphalia–State Day from September 17 to 19, 2010.

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Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen
Unteres Schloss 1
57072 Siegen

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