Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg | Der Himmel über Brandenburg. Landschaften des Berliner Impressionismus

March 23 - June 2, 2024

The Schloss Neuhardenberg foundation's first special exhibition this year is dedicated to Berlin Impressionism. Above all, the exhibition aims to show the diversity with which Berlin Impressionist artists portrayed the characteristic Brandenburg landscapes. Alongside famous artists such as Walter Leistikow, Lesser Ury and Karl Hagemeister, there will be works by artists who are usually only known to a specialist audience today and which can be rediscovered in the exhibition. The painter Julie Wolfthorn is a representative example of the women who played a decisive role in shaping Berlin's artistic avant-garde at the end of the 19th century.

Kröller-Müller Museum | Otterlo | THE WOOD FOR THE TREES

March 23 - September 15, 2024

The Kröller-Müller Museum - a unique museum of the 20th and 21st centuries - presents THE WOOD FOR THE TREES, a temporary exhibition with four internationally renowned artists and welcomes its new director Benno Tempel. The perfect time to (re)visit the museum and experience its world-renowned collections.

The special exhibition THE WOOD FOR THE TREES examine the relationship between humans and nature in different ways. Andy Holden watches and listens to birds, Eija-Liisa Ahtila enters into conversation with nature, Julian Charrière explores the role of the landscape in art and Hans Op de Beeck discusses climate change. As part of the exhibition, there are walks and activities in the sculpture garden.

Kunsthalle St. Annen | Lübeck | Hello Lübeck! Eine Ausstellung im Wandel

April 11 - July 28, 2024

With new works by FAMED (D), Christian Jankowski (D), Stephanie Lüning (D/USA), Betty Riekmann (USA/D), and works by Andreas Angelidakis (GRC), Tatjana Busch (D), Nezaket Ekici (TR/D), Ahmet Öğüt (TR/NL/D)

Have you ever seen the Holsten Gate in a sea of foam? Smelled conspiracy theory as a perfume or played the piano in a museum while eating fortune biscuits? From 11 April, the second part of the Hello Lübeck exhibition will offer unusual art experiences in and outside the Kunsthalle St. Annen. The exhibition will be expanded to include artistic positions and, with participative and interactive works of art, will underline even more strongly the new orientation of the Kunsthalle St. Annen in Lübeck as a place of lively exchange and open social dialogue.

Art Brussels celebrates its 40th edition in 2024!

April 25 - April 28, 2024

With 176 galleries, the art fair offers a broad spectrum of international key players and new talents.

The 40th edition of Art Brussels will take place in 2024 with 176 international galleries. The anniversary edition of Art Brussels, one of the most prestigious and established art fairs in Europe, will take place in Halls 5 and 6 of the Brussels Expo, a landmark of Belgian Art Deco built in 1935 for the Brussels World Expo. Art Brussels is the second oldest contemporary art fair (Art Cologne was launched in 1967, one year before Art Brussels) and is one of the leading art fairs in Europe and a highlight of the international art calendar in spring.

Selection of press images of the participating galleries

Bauhaus and National Socialism | A Klassik Stiftung Weimar Exhibition

9 May – 15 Sep 2024

The Klassik Stiftung Weimar announces “Bauhaus and National Socialism“: the first exhibition to examine the work of members of this avant-garde movement under the Nazi regime. The exhibition will dispel the long-standing myth that the Bauhaus and its members were necessarily victims of or averse to Nazism by taking an unflinching look at Bauhaus and the regime’s entanglements, which ranged from resistance to compliance and even the promotion of Nazi ideology. Three venues spanning over 11,000 square feet will showcase some 450 artworks and design objects from European and American private collections and museums.

K21 Global Art Award I The Freunde der Kunstsammlung in cooperation with the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen

The artists nominated for the annual art prize of the Freunde der Kunstsammlung (K20 K21) and the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (K20 K21) have been announced.

The annual K21 Global Art Award celebrates the vision and courage of emerging and mid career artists. It will be offered to internationally recognized artists under the age of 45. The award highlights the museum’s mission to broaden the collection and acquires new work by artists from different regions in the world.

Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung | Berlin |A lfred Ehrhardt & Rolf Tietgens: The Port of Hamburg and the Northern Coast of Germany

April 13 – July 7, 2024

Rolf Tietgens (1911–84) is regarded one of the most important photographers of the 1930s, but only a handful of people in Germany arefamiliar with his oeuvre. His work fell into obscurity after he emigrated to New York at the end of 1938, threatened with persecution as a homosexual artist in Germany. Since he never returned to his homeland, his body of work remained forgotten for quite some time. Today his book Der Hafen (The Port), published by the renowned Heinrich Ellermann Verlag in 1939 to mark the 750th anniversary celebrations of the port of Hamburg, has to be considered one ofthe preeminent photo books of the 1930s. It can be regarded as the most sophisticated elaboration of this subject matter in the history of German photography.

Deutsche Stiftung Schlaf I Deutscher Schlafpreis 2024

Award Ceremony: March 15, 2024, Berlin

A project of the Deutschen Stiftung Schlaf is the DEUTSCHE SCHLAFPREIS. Now in its third year, the prize recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion of sleep health, actively contribute to the expansion of knowledge about sleep and support the application of new findings in this area. On March 15, 2024, the foundation will award the prize in recognition of outstanding achievements and innovations in the field of sleep research, sleep medicine and the promotion of sleep health.

The foundation was established by Prof. Ingo Fietze, one of Germany's most renowned sleep physicians and head of the Sleep Medicine Center at Charité Berlin. His book "Die übermüdete Gesellschaft" was one of the most successful non-fiction books of 2018.

Max Wandeler Stiftung | Luzern | Die letzte Bohémienne. Fotografie als Ausdruck der Seele – Eliška Barteks surreale Reise durch Raum und Zeit

April 12 - July 6, 2024

The Max Wandeler Foundation in Lucerne is showing a selection of photograms and clichés verre by the artist Eliška Bartek, together with excerpts from her collection of photographs from the Czech avant-garde.

The exhibition, curated by Marco Obrist and carefully tailored to the rooms of the Max Wandeler Foundation, and the accompanying publication, connect different generations and perspectives and juxtapose Eliška Bartek's photograms with historical works. This is the first time that such a dialogue has taken place, showing the affinity and stylistic proximity of her oeuvre to the historical avant-garde of Czech photography. 42 works provide a concentrated insight into the experimental technique of cameraless photography and its subversive possibilities to this day.

SAMMLUNG ROOSEN-TRINKS | Wittkielhof | INSTA ME, BABY!

April 7 - May 5, 2024

In spring, collector Ingrid Roosen-Trinks invites people of all generations to explore their creativity in relation to the digital world and social media with her latest initiative and exhibition INSTA ME, BABY! invites people of all generations to explore their creativity in relation to the digital world and social media and to open up a dialog in an interdisciplinary and intergenerational context. Diverse social media and controversial digital worlds have fundamentally changed our lives in recent years, and art is no exception. The project, which is being carried out in collaboration with artists in Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein, poses questions about the interface between art and social media, particularly Instagram. How do the digital worlds affect artistic creation and how does art in turn influence social media?

düsseldorf photo+ Biennale for Visual and Sonic Media: On Reality | Potential Realities

16 May – 14 July 2024

The critical-poetic reflection of digitally and analogue generated audio-visual realities by artists is the focus of the independent Biennale for Visual and Sonic Media –düsseldorf photo+. The overarching theme of the Biennale for 2024 is On Reality. Düsseldorf will be hostto exhibitions, presentations, concerts, talks, lectures and events held throughout thecity at museums, art collections, galleries, independent exhibition spaces and universities. What these events will have in common is that they will address in a myriad number of ways issues relating to the various forms of media, which decisively influenceour comprehension of reality.

Brussels' Highlights in February 2024: Surrealism & Ensor

In February 2024, when Belgium takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, three cultural institutions on the Mont des Arts in the heart of Brussels, will be offering an unmissable artistic itinerary, with the support of Visit Brussels. Surrealism will be in the spotlight to mark the centenary of the publication of the Surrealism Manifesto (1924), while Ensor Year will be in full swing to mark the 75th anniversary of the death of James Ensor.

BOZAR, CENTRE FOR FINE ARTS, BRUSSELS
Histoire de ne pas rire. Surrealism in Belgium
21.02. – 16.06.24
James Ensor. Maestro
29.02. – 23.06.24
ROYAL MUSEUMS OF FINE ARTS OF BELGIUM
IMAGINE ! 100 years of international surrealism
21.02. – 21.07.24
KBR, ROYAL LIBRARY OF BELGIUM
James Ensor. Inspired by Brussels
22.02. – 02.06.24

Ludwig Museum | Budapest | À LA RECHERCHE DE VERA MOLNAR

February 10 – April 14, 2024

ARTWORKS BY VERA MOLNAR AND HOMAGES BY INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ARTISTS

Together with their partners, the Ludwig Museum and the Foundation for Art and Culture (Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur) are organising the exhibition À la Recherche de Vera Molnar. The exhibition, hosted by the Ludwig Museum in Budapest, marks the first stage of an international tour dedicated to the most influential pioneer of computer art.

The exhibition pays tribute to the artistic legacy of Vera Molnar, who passed away shortly before her 100th birthday, on December 7, 2023. Born in Hungary and educated at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Molnar lived and created in France from 1947 until her death. From 1968, she was among the first to create artworks using a real computer, and she is still widely regarded as one of the most significant pioneers of computer art.

Museum Tinguely | Basel | Otto Piene: Paths to Paradise

February 7 - May 12, 2024

Otto Piene (1928 – 2014) aimed high with his art, seeking to shape a more harmonious, peaceful, and sustainable world. Hisexpansive approach explored new media and projected aesthetic forms and experiences into new spatial realms. Structuredthematically, the monographic exhibition Otto Piene: Paths to Paradise traces his utopian vision as expressed in works fromhis most significant series and projects in conversation with his lifelong practice of sketching.

Exhibitions: transmediale 2024 | you're doing amazing sweetie | Berlin

January 26./31 - April 14, 2024

Exploring the horror of content that consumes more and more of the internet user's attention and the world's resources, the 37th edition of transmediale examines how the logics of content production determine and frustrate our relations to technology. Featuring exhibitions, performances, screenings, and conversations, the festival challenges the unusable politics generated through screens' surfaces. The three-day programme will take place in silent green Kulturquartier and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, alongside the festival’s main exhibition at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien.

Exhibition: this is perfect, perfect, perfect

Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien
January 31 - April 14, 2024

Exhibition: Uncensored Lilac

transmediale studio, silent green Kulturquartier
January 26 - April 14, 2024

Zeitgeist Irland 24: an expansive year-long festival of contemporary Irish culture across Germany

Presented by Culture Ireland and The Embassy of Ireland in Germany

The Irish cultural year Zeitgeist Ireland 24 has started and will present the diversity of contemporary Irish culture during 2024 in Germany. With over 200 events throughout the country in the fields of music, dance, theatre, performance, and visual arts, the versatility of Irish culture is  evident and reaches from renowned artists to aspiring newcomers. The ambitious programme gives a snapshot of this rich and diverse contemporary Irish culture.

Irish talent from awide range of fields will be presented in co-operation with leading German cultural institutions, including transmediale 2024, the Literary Colloquium Berlin, Schauspielhaus Stuttgart, Städtische Bühnen Dortmund, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (GfZK) Leipzig, Hebbel am Ufer (HAU)Berlin, and many more.

Astrup Fearnley Museet | Oslo | Leonard Rickhard Between - Construction and Collapse

January 26 – May 19, 2024

Astrup Fearnley Museet’s first exhibition of 2024 is devoted to the painter Leonard Rickhard. Over a long artistic career, Rickhard has cultivated a distinctive, easily recognizable style – a visual signature that is all its own within recent Norwegian art history. For the public, and for a younger generation of artists, Rickhard’s visual universe remains a point of reference and acontinuous source of inspiration.

Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung | Berlin | Jan Scheffler - 33 Light

January 13 - April 7, 2024

For twenty years, Jan Scheffler has travelled to northern Europe, especially to Iceland, Norway, and Finland to make photographs, longing for the silence and the light characterizing these pristine landscapes. It is not just the grandiosity of nature, one still nearly untouched by mankind, that fascinates the traveler to the north, but also the light that illuminates the landscape. The radiant light of the north leaves an indelible mark.

Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen | Cryptomania

December 15, 2023 - April 07, 2024

The exhibition Cryptomania. The Promises of Blockchain at the Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen brings together works by contemporary artists with different perspectives on cryptocurrencies to critically classify the potentials and risks of decentralised internet, digital means of payment or NFTs. How non-hierarchical organisational structures in the digital realm open up new spaces for collaboration, activism and resistance, and how a society of human and non-human actors could function, is investigated by the BlockLab with practical foundations, so that the learning exhibition grows continuously through discourse with its visitors.

VILLA Franz Erhard Walther I Fulda I ACTION AS SCULPTURE / HANDLUNG ALS SKULPTUR. Lygia Clark & Franz Erhard Walther

9 December 2023 - 30 June 2024

With the VILLA, Fulda has created an inspiring venue that honors Franz Erhard Walther's experimental early work and underlines its unbroken currentness and relevance. From December 9, the VILLA will be presenting the fascinating encounter between Franz Erhard Walther and Lygia Clark.

Two major figures from mid-twentieth-century art history whose works revolutionized the role of the viewer meet in the exhibition ACTION AS SCULPTURE / HANDLUNG ALS SKULPTUR. Lygia Clark & Franz Erhard Walther. Although Clark (1920–1988, Brazil) and Walther (*1939, Germany) never knew each other personally, their artistic explorations developed crucial similarities at nearly the same time, despite the artists’ geographic, generational, and cultural differences.

Bonnefanten Museum | Maastricht | Shinkichi Tajiri: The Restless Wanderer

December 2 - May 12, 2024

Japanese-American artist Shinkichi Tajiri (1923, Los Angeles, California, America - 2009, Baarlo, Netherlands) would have turned 100 years old in 2023. This milestone is being celebrated with the exhibition, Shinkichi Tajiri: The Restless Wanderer. His grandchildren Tanéa and Shakuru explain the versatile artist’s body of work in this exhibition in telling Shinkichi’s sweeping life story. In total, dozens of works from his Warriors, Seeds, Machines, and Knot series will be on display at the Bonnefanten starting on 2 December, in addition to new, never-before-shown material from the Tajiri family archives, anecdotes, and works by artist friends and sources of inspiration including Isamu Noguchi, Karel Appel, Constant, Lucebert and Julio González.