Hans Gunter Golinski
From the Berg Collection
curated by Dr Hans Günter Golinski and Peter Fischer
120 selected works from the Berg Collection, by German artists from 1968 until the present day, will be in the Museum of Art Lucerne under the title ‘Fireworks over Alexanderplatz’, taken from a painting by Hödicke. The exhibition will include chiefly paintings, but also some works on paper and a small number of sculptures.
The exhibition is curated by Dr Hans Günter Golinski, Director of the Bochum Museum, and Peter Fischer, Director of the Museum of Art Lucerne, and there will be an accompanying catalogue. It will first be shown (17.11.2007-2.1.2008) in the Bochum Museum.
While some of the collection’s paintings, such as those by Graubner, Hödicke, Koberling, Lüpertz or Middendorf have by now become prominent key works in new German painting, and have become part of the general visual memory, in the work of artists such as Chevalier, Finkeldei, Wendisch and others visitors will be able to discover a further development of figurative painting in Germany which has hitherto been received in Switzerland either inadequately or not at all.
The collection assembled over the past 30 years by Hans and Christine Berg, and still maintained by them today, draws its strength from a selection of works which is undogmatic, but which always displays a great sense of quality. Alongside the dominant figurative painting, the selection also includes artists closer to the ideas of the Informel movement, as well as some predecessors of classical modern painting. Along with a number of iconic paintings, in a concise compilation of works the Museum of Art Lucerne is presenting an exhibition that will allow the visitor to revisit familiar works and also meet new ones. The Swiss art-going public will be given the opportunity to deepen its acquaintance with a most interesting chapter in recent German art history, and one that is not very well known in this country.
Artists: Johannes Brus (b.1942), Peter Chevalier (b.1953), Bernd Finkeldei (b.1947), Lothar Fischer (b.1933), Gotthard Graubner (b.1930), Erich Heckel (1933-1970), K.H. Hödicke (b.1938), Alexej Jawlensky (1864-1941), Max Kaus (1891-1977), Ida Kerkovius (1879-1970), Konrad Klaphek (b.1935), Paco Knöller (b.1950), Bernd Koberling (b.1938), Wilhelm Lehmbruck (1881-1919), Markus Lüpertz (b.1941), August Macke (1887-1914), Helmut Middendorf (b.1953), Gabriele Münter (1877-1962), Carsten Nicolai (b.1965), Emil Nolde (1867-1956), Bernhard Schultze (1915-2005), Emil Schumacher (1912-1999), Norbert Tadeusz (b.1940), Hans Thuar (1887-1945), Trak Wendisch (b.1958), Fritz Winter (1905-1976), Erwin Wortelkamp (b.1938), Bernd Zimmer (b.1948)
Europaplatz 1- Luzern