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13.01.2009

 

Kunstmuseum-Wolfsburg : Living in Art - from the interior image of the Romantics to living design in the future

The latest exhibition sees the museum and artistic director Prof. Dr. Markus Brüderlin examine the subject of “Interior/Exterior. Living in Art”. On a search for the contemporary in the 21st Century, the museum studies the modern phenomenon: the private living area. This space reflects the longing, fears and social norms of modern man. The private living area acts as both a refuge and means of representing its inhabitants, it covers art, design and architecture, the personal and public life of an epoch.

The extensive exhibition surface area of 1,600 m2 and 16m high was developed by renowned architect Dieter Thiel (VITRA Design Museum) for the exhibition, using flexible exhibition architecture with a varied parcours of inner and outer rooms.

The exhibition provides a cultural history of over 200 years of “living” history, through installations, photo projects, videos and paintings, historical reconstructions of interiors, modern design objects, experimental and legendary furniture.

Artists and designers covered include Caspar David Friedrich, German engineer Werner Sobek, Edvard Munch, Felix Vallotton, Henri van de Velde, Josef Hoffmann, Piet Mondrian, Eileen Gray, Bauhaus, Verner Panton, Tobias Rehberger, Florian Slotawa, Jasper Morrison, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Zaha Hadid, Donald Judd and Tobias Rehberger.

The exhibition can be viewed and admired until 13. April 2009.

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Hollerplatz 1, 38440 Wolfsburg, Germany
www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de