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Exhibition “Deutschland 8” pulls in some 750,000 visitors

Record attendances in Beijing: The presentation of German art in Beijing attracted over half a million people in just six weeks, and generated overwhelmingly positive media coverage in both countries. Even for a city of art enthusiasts such as China’s capital, this represents a remarkable response, and testifies to the success of a transnational public-private partnership.

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until January 29, 2017


A joint exhibition featuring the works of two highly influential artists: Georg Baselitz, the internationally acclaimed German painter and sculptor, and Emilio Vedova, one of the leading exponents of the European Informel style.

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MKM Programme 2017

MKM Museum Küppersmühle for Modern Art
Philosphenweg 55, D- 47051 Duisburg

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KICK-OFF: Luther and the Avant-garde

The exhibition “Luther and the Avantgarde” showcases the response of the international contemporary art scene to the pressing issues of our time. 60 artists present their perspectives on freedom, religion and social conflicts. Their starting point is the progressive attitude against the status quo as exemplified in the Lutheran ‘model’.

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The exhibition is being organised by the Foundation for Art and Culture, in collaboration with the Reformationsjubiläum 2017 (Reformation Anniversary 2017).


Artist power: Stephan Balkenhol & Jonathan Meese in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Stephan Balkenhol and Jonathan Meese have also inspected the former prison in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, and already formulated some initial ideas for „Luther und die Avantgarde“!


Ai Weiwei in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Lord Mayor Torsten Zugehör welcomes the artist during a tour of the exhibition venue for “Luther and the Avantgarde”. We can’t wait to see the artist’s ideas!

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The German government and China praise the Foundation’s commitment to culture

In a statement to mark the 4th German-Sino government consultations on June 13, 2016, both countries paid tribute to the “China 8” exhibition, which was staged across the Ruhr region from May to September, 2015. Explicit support was also pledged to the reciprocal German-Sino collaborative project “Deutschland 8”, which plans to introduce contemporary German art to the Chinese public.

Press release, 23.3.16 (387 downloads)