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This is my blog on the arts scene of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and surrounding Triangle communities. I'll focus on visual arts and the 2ndFriday Artwalk and other visual art events but that doesn't mean I won't chat about music, literary events, film or anything else in the local creative world. Please email with ideas, links, comments or brickbats. [I have comment moderation on so if you don't see your comment right away that means that I haven't had a chance to approve it yet. Sorry, but the spammers.....]

Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Ackland exhibit on German art

Two new exhibits of German art open tomorrow at the UNC Ackland Museum.  One exhibit includes  prints and drawings from 1840-1940.  The list of artists is impressive:
This exhibition includes more than 75 prints and drawings by Adolf Menzel, Max Klinger, Käthe Kollwitz, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Emil Nolde, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Max Beckmann, and others.

Emil Nolde, German, 1867–1956. Head of a Woman III, 1912, woodcut. Ackland Fund. © Nolde Stiftung Seebüll, Germany.
The second exhibit focuses on post WWII art with another impressive list of artists:

Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Hanne Darboven, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth, and Martin Kippenberger. For these artists, representation, authenticity, and history are all fractured, problematic, and "de-natured." Their artworks—sometimes surprising, often challenging—established the international relevance and resonance of contemporary German art.

Image: Martin Kippenberger, German, 1953-1997. Untitled (The Mark), 1990, graphite and Letraset on hotel stationery, mounted on poster. James Keith Brown and Eric Diefenbach Collection. © Estate Martin Kippenberger, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.

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