Remembering Landscape

Remembering Landscape

June 10 - September 30, 2018

Marianna Christofides, Luc Delahaye, Chloe Dewe Mathews, Lukas Einsele, Anca Benera und Arnold Estefán, Cyprien Gaillard, Anne Heinlein und Göran Gnaudschun, Markus Karstieß, Thomas Kellner, Jan Kempenaers, Anselm Kiefer, Aglaia Konrad, Susanne Kriemann, Armin Linke, Richard Mosse, Andreas Mühe, Multiplicity, Paul Nash, Alexandra Navratil, Peter-Paul Rubens, Milica Tomić & Sans Souci Collective, Unknown Fields Division, Danny Veys, Paul Virilio and Kristof Vrancken.

multiplicity, Solid Sea, 2002, Museum Siegen multiplicity, Solid Sea, 2002 Exhibition view Museum fuer Gegenwartskunst Siegen Start diashow

What is landscape today? We continue to imagine the aesthetic ideal comprising a variety of natural, agricultural and settlement areas. By contrast, modern landscapes are often ‘non-places’. Traces appear there – traces of industrial intervention, changing  borderlines, flight, war or uncontrolled development and mining.

What remains is a remnant of nature, in which ruins bear witness to historical events. Barren landscapes that speak of past violence, degraded to material. At the same time memories (of war) are embodied visibly by 20th century architectural monuments.

The exhibition's 25 artists and groups of artists grant a voice to landscape. They create current landscape images located between fiction, symbol and documentation, and appeal to our ability to read and decipher them – but also to the imagination and our capacity to mourn.

Curated by the museum's director Eva Schmidt and Kai Vöckler, College of Design (HfG) Offenbach.

A cooperation with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, the Center for Decontamination, Belgrade, and Sint-Lukas Gallery, Brussels.

An exhibition catalogue with numerous texts and illustrations will be published by Snoeck Verlag, Cologne. An extensive program of events (see calendar, homepage) will accompany the presentation.

Sposored by the Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes), the foundation Art, Culture and Social Affairs of Sparda-Bank West, the Museum's Circle of Friends, the Flemish Community, and the Institute for Foreign Relations [Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa)].

The MGK Siegen is a cultural partner of WDR3.


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Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen
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