From July 13: THE MKM STRÖHER COLLECTION RE-OPENS FOR VISITORS
At last!: Following the re-opening of the temporary exhibition space, the rooms housing the permanent collections in the existing museum complex of the Museum Küppersmühle are now once again accessible to the public. Awaiting visitors to the Ströher Collection is the customary outstanding survey of German post-war art, ranging from Anselm Kiefer to Gerhard Richter.
In addition, the presentation of the collections has undergone several innovative changes: first and foremost, an entire room featuring large-format cityscapes by Ralph Fleck: In their subtle interplay of proximity and distance, “Essen”, “Berlin”, “Hamburg” and “Leipzig” challenge the viewers’ visual perception. Furthermore, the rooms hosting works by Markus Lüpertz and Gerhard Richter have been redesigned, with the MKM’s Informel gallery also augmented by an additional work from Gerhard Hoehme.
1st Floor – Georg Baselitz // Peter Brüning // Ralph Fleck // Candida Höfer // Anselm Kiefer // Norbert Kricke + Hans Uhlmann // ZERO room: Adolf Luther, Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, Günther Uecker // Hans-Christian Schink
2nd Floor – Joseph Beuys // INFORMEL room: K.O. Götz, Gerhard Hoehme, Norbert Kricke, K.R.H. Sonderborg, Fred Thieler // Anselm Kiefer // Markus Lüpertz // Markus Lüpertz + A.R. Penck // Gerhard Richter // Bernard Schultze
The temporary closure of the museum from February 2018 onwards became necessary in order to connect the new wing to the existing building, taking place as part of the MKM’s expansion plans. The completion of the extension is scheduled for autumn 2019.