Montag, 10. Oktober 2016

#museumcrawl 1 - Kunsthalle Karlsruhe

A new mission is born: Starting a museum crawl and visit all the important museums and exhibitions around my area and beyond. The purpose? Well, besides the fact that museums ARE actually interesting, I hope to call attention on the precious cultural assets that we have so very close to us. The #museumcrawl is supposed to bring back interest for art and culture - especially to all of us youngsters.
For instance, seeing those extremely narrow minded people of the IS who enjoy destroying cultural goods from thousands of years ago, I seriously get so sad and angry at the same time.
Art and other valuables not only formed our impressive cultures and knowledge, it also blessed us with the ability to broaden our horizon. So how is it possible to bring a little bit of the appropriate appreciation back? For me, the easiest solution was to participate in the big cultural offers our world (and our local area in particular) is providing.

To cut things short, my first station was the "Kunsthalle" in Karlsruhe (engl: hall of arts). Besides art of the Middle Ages, Romanticism or Expressionism, the museum is currently showing a very interesting exhibition called "Double Vision" with works from Albrecht Dürer and William Kentridge, a South African and therefore admired artist of mine ;).

The main theme of the exhibition is black and white. You can find woodcut prints and intermedia art. Kentridge got my attention immediately, I really recommend looking at some of his pieces. 

The pictures above are on exhibtion in the so-called "Orangerie" - another part of the Kunsthalle which shows mainly modern art. As you may recognize, I like the geometric forms with a nice combination of colours and contrasts. 

Anyway, if you want to see more about the Kunsthalle, go check out their website: and their Facebook:

My next stop will probably be the "Kunsthalle" and the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums in Mannheim. 
I'll be really happy if you get inspired by this #museumcrawl project and hope to see many posts under this hashtag!

Let us recall the beauty and power of art and participate in it!
Happy crawling!

1 Kommentar:

  1. Thanks for your great blogpost. You have chosen a great mission! We agree: a lot more attention should be given to precious cultural assets as you mentioned it.
    Have fun at your next stops and go on with your project!
    Happy crawling!#museumcrawl

    Isabel Koch (Kunsthalle Karlsruhe)


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