PLEASE NOTE

Dear visitors,

Since 3 April, the access restriction according to the 3G rule has been waived for museum visits.

However, in view of the high number of cases in the Hannover Region, the City of Hannover has decided to retain the FFP2 mask requirement as part of the exercise of domiciliary rights. For children aged 6-14 years, an everyday mask may also be used. Children under 6 years of age are exempt from the mask requirement.

In addition, we would appreciate it if you:
- keep your distance from other people as far as possible.
- wash your hands regularly and observe the coughing and sneezing etiquette: cough/sneeze into a paper handkerchief or the crook of your arm and turn away from fellow visitors.
- refrain from visiting the museum if you feel any signs of illness.

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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

UNTIL 19.6.22: EDDA ZESIN. DRAWINGS

EDDA ZESIN. DRAWINGS
16.3. TO 19.6.22

K Garuda PeterLang

Edda Zesin, Ohne Titel, 2017/18, Collage, Aquarell, Acryl, Farbtinte, Farbstift und Bleistift auf Karton, 19,2 x 31,1 cm, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Geschenk der Künstlerin (2021), Copyright: Edda Zesin, Bad Pyrmont

UNTIL 26.6.22: GIVEN REUTERSWÄRD, FAHLSTRÖM, DUCHAMP

GIVEN REUTERSWÄRD, FAHLSTRÖM, DUCHAMP
26.3. TO 26.6.22

K Garuda PeterLang

Happening An-Aesthetic von Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd alias Charlie Lavendel, Allé Theater, Stockholm, 1963; © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022, Fotos: Archiv Thomas Millroth, Malmö

Marcel Duchamp’s ideas, concepts and works fell on fertile ground in the Swedish art scene of the 1950s and 1960s. Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd and Öyvind Fahlström followed in the footsteps of the conceptual artist andearly pioneer of Dadaism and Surrealism.
GIVEN tells the story of these three artists. The exhibition is designed as an experimental set-up that traces the lines of connection between installations, sculptures and paintings, books, poems and documentation. Theself-contained work of art is abandoned and unfettered in favour of play, wit and irony. Meaning becomes fluid and mutable. Equally, the individual, whether the creator or recipient of art, dissolves or multiplies. It is not the artist alone who completes the work of art, but visitors’ interaction with it. Who determines what has value andwhat has meaning? The new-found artistic reality counters the world of technology, capitalism and violence with an alternative world.

MARCEL DUCHAMP
Blainville-Crevon, 1887 to 1968, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Marcel Duchamp ranks among the most important artists of the 20th century. His major work “La Mariée mise à nu par ses Célibataires, même” (or “The Large Glass”) (1915–23) transforms the cubist image into a both abstract and transparent diagram, depicting the mechanical relationship between the sexes. The artist’s first name is concealed in the French title – an initial allusion to Duchamp’s ironic self-conception.

ÖYVIND FAHLSTRÖM
São Paulo, 1928 to 1976, Stockholm
In the 1950s and 60s, concurrently with concrete poetry, Öyvind Fahlström develops a visual system that can be read and decoded. Elements from comics, advertising and newspapers enrich his abstract vocabulary. Fahlström, classified today as both a pop artist and a conceptual artist, is particularly known for the variable artworks he developed on the principle of the game board.

CARL FREDRIK REUTERSWÄRD
Stockholm, 1934 to 2016, Landskrona
Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd’s work almost defies assignment to any specific art movement. In a postmodern style, he produces paintings, installations, sculptures and graphics, films and happenings in which his agile mind and sharp tongue come to the fore. When John Lennon was shot dead in 1980, Reuterswärd created an icon that has since symbolised peace: the revolver with the knotted barrel standing outside the UN headquarter in New York.

GIVEN is being staged in collaboration with the Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd Art Foundation. In the course of the exhibition, Reuterswärd’s generous donation to the Sprengel Museum Hannover will be reassessed. On permanent loan from the Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd Art Foundation, the museum has works by Marcel Duchamp and Öyvind Fahlström. GIVEN presents a selection of works from its own collection with important international loans from institutions, galleries and private collections.

Curators: Thomas Millroth, Norbert Nobis, Carina Plath, Paula Schwerdtfeger

UNTIL 11.9.22: CHRISTIANE MÖBUS. SEITWÄRTS ÜBER DEN NORDPOL

CHRISTIANE MÖBUS. SEITWÄRTS ÜBER DEN NORDPOL

SPRENGEL MUSEUM HANNOVER
30.4. TO 11.9.22

KUNSTVEREIN HANNOVER
30.4. TO 24.7.22

K Garuda PeterLang

Christiane Möbus, Schneewittchen, 1994 / 2007, MAN-LKW Fahrerhaus, Spoiler, Edelstahlstäbe, Tüll, ca. 310 x 270 x 390 cm; © Christiane Möbus / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022, Foto: Mario Gastinger Photography, München

In celebration of her 75th birthday, the Kunstverein Hannover and the Sprengel Museum Hannover are jointly presenting a major retrospective of the artist Christiane Möbus. The exhibition spread across two buildings and covering an area of around 2,000 square metres brings together exhibits stretching from the early 1970s to new installations created by Möbus especially for this large-scale show.

“seitwärts über den Nordpol” (or “Sideways across the North Pole”) brings together works by an artist who looks at everyday life and life in general with a humorous and sometimes melancholic eye. Möbus’ work is characterised by a broad diversity of media; ranging from photographs and sculpture to cinematic and installation works, the show reflects Möbus’ oeuvre. The exhibition is conceived as a broad trail that sets works in thematic and formal dialogue. The accompanying, chronologically compiled catalogue, to be published four weeks after the exhibition opening, far transcends the scope of the works on show in the Sprengel Museum and Kunstverein Hannover and for the first time comprehensively documents Möbus’ life’s work.

The exhibition brings together phases in the sculptor’s output across the decades: “Over the last fifty years, Christiane Möbus has created a highly coherent oeuvre that is incredibly contemporary. It captivates with a unique humour that strikes home not only with language but also with her idiosyncratic combinations of materials. Large-format, almost monumental works have been brought together from all over Germany for this exhibition and now come together with exquisite small works that – though dating from different decades – open up excitingly charged dialogues,” says the former director of the Kunstverein Hannover, who has devised the cooperation with Reinhard Spieler and curated the exhibition as her last in Hannover.

The exhibits at the Kunstverein Hannover and the Sprengel Museum Hannover include the multi-ton truck “Schneewittchen”, a life-size levitating giraffe, which Möbus titles “Küsse vom König”, and fishing boats overladen with hay called “Rette sich wer kann”. Möbus transposes supposedly everyday things into new contexts by, for example, adding airy tulle fabric to the truck, causing the giraffe to lose its footing by letting it hover in space, and filling the boats with bales of hay. Curator Gabriele Sand says: “Möbus analyses nature and culture, her works are as simple as they are spectacular, her work is idiosyncratic and rebellious and defies hasty interpretation.” Alongside her output as an artist, exhibiting is part of her work process and involves constant weighing-up and rethinking, Sand adds. Möbus has been involved in the exhibition installations of both houses.

The curators Kathleen Rahn and Gabriele Sand state: “With this jointly conceived show of works, we pay tribute to a major contemporary artist who deserves great attention. With a German-English publication and this extensive exhibition, we also want to draw international attention to an artist from Hannover who set significant artistic standards early on – even as far as ‘sideways across the North Pole’!”

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

Born in Celle in 1947, Christiane Möbus lives today in Hannover and Berlin. From 1966 to 1970 she studied at Braunschweig University of Art under Emil Cimiotti. Guest professorships in Hamburg and Gothenburg followed. From 1982 to 1990 Möbus was a professor at Braunschweig University of Art, and from 1990 to 2014 at Berlin University of the Arts. From her many years of teaching, Möbus has been influential and formative for subsequent generations of artists. Her students have included, for example, Alicja Kwade and Julien Charrière. Möbus’ work has been presented in numerous exhibitions at home and abroad and has received awards, most recently the Hannah Höch Prize (2018).

PUBLICATION

The catalogue for the exhibition “Christiane Möbus. seitwärts über den Nordpol” will be published on 29 May 2022, and will be presented at a matinee in the Sprengel Museum Hannover. It brings together texts by Erich Franz, Till Julian Huss, Chus Martínez, Kathleen Rahn, Gabriele Sand, Inka Schube, Philip Ursprung, Timm Ulrichs and Henk Visch. Sponsored by the AKB Stiftung, the foundation of the Carl-Ernst Büchting family. Editors: Gabriele Sand and Benedikt Fahrnschon

EXHIBITION TITLE

The title “seitwärts über den Nordpol” comes from the poem with the same title that Möbus wrote in 1983:

30 August 1983 on the way from east to west                      

Summer of the century

For me it is winter even in summer.

I have been working for several years

On “ sideways across the North Pole“,

and there is

no hope yet of better weather.

UNTIL 25.2.24: ELEMENTARY PARTS. BASIC PARTS OF THE SPRENGEL MUSEUM HANNOVER AND ITS ART

ELEMENTARY PARTS. BASIC PARTS OF THE SPRENGEL MUSEUM HANNOVER AND ITS ART
13.4.19 TO 25.2.24

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The exhibition ELEMENTARY PARTS poses simple and obvious questions about art that nevertheless prove to be absolutely fundamental: What is art? What are works of art actually made of, which materials are used? Which formal languages do they employ? Which reality (or realities) do they refer to between the figurative, the abstract and the virtual? What is art about, what kind of narratives does it tell, and how does it reflect history? In nine themed rooms, the exhibition unfolds an impressive spectrum of the fundamental possibilities of the material, formal and expressive languages of art and its levels of meaning.

The main topics are colour, material, form/shape, realities, history/narratives, natural and human shaped spaces, strong emotions and finally faces, which ultimately reflect our image of human kind. The exhibition brings together a total of more than 150 works from painting, sculpture, drawing, graphic art and film/video (installation) – all part of the Sprengel Museum Hannover’s collection or on permanent loan. They cover a period stretching from the dawn of Modern Art at the beginning of the 20th century to the immediate present. The selection ranges from Max Beckmann, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger and Paul Klee via Louise Bourgeois, Sean Scully, Timm Ulrichs, Niki de Saint Phalle and Gerhard Richter to Marlene Dumas, Andrea Fraser, Bruce Nauman, Julian Charrière, Julius von Bismarck, Christoph Girardet and Julia Schmid.

At the beginning of the exhibition, a further room is dedicated to the Sprengel Museum Hannover itself, thematising the basic elements that make up the institution: What is the legal basis for relations between the museum and its sponsors, donors, (permanent) lenders and partners? What collections does it consist of? What departments are there and what are they each responsible for?

With ELEMENTARY PARTS, the Sprengel Museum Hannover is celebrating both the 50th anniversary of the donation of Bernhard and Margrit Sprengel and the 40th year of the museum’s existence.

Unfortunately, the entire basement (Kosmos Schwitters incl. Merzbau and Kabinett der Abstrakten, Grafik, Sprengel Foto, Sprengel Focus, Museumsplatz) is not accessible until further notice due to fire protection renovation measures.


 Welcome to the Sprengel Museum Hannover

The Sprengel Museum Hannover with its comprehensive permanent collection and diverse temporary exhibitions ranks among the most important museums of 20th and 21st century art.

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special opening hours

1 January (New Year´s Day)
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Good Friday
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14 May
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31 October
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25 December (First Christmas Day)
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How to get to the Museum

Sprengel Museum Hannover
Kurt-Schwitters-Platz
30169 Hannover

 


 

Bookshop

The MERZ bookshop offers an extensive range of specialist books and magazines from the fields of art, photography, architecture and design as well as children's books, antiquarian books, non-book articles and a large selection of high-quality art prints and art postcards.

 

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Monday
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For over 20 years the restaurant bell´ARTE with its young fresh kitchen with Italian accent offers the perfect culinary addition to the museum visit. The restaurant has over 80 restaurant seats as well as 30 winter garden seats with the best view of the Maschsee. On sunny days the large terrace with 140 seats invites you to enjoy the sun into the evening hours.

Tuesday to Friday there are constantly changing, inexpensive lunch menus on offer.

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Kitchen hours: 12.00 - 20.00 pm
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