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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

UNTIL 3.10.21: OF ANIMATE FORMS AND OTHER FANTASIES

OF ANIMATE FORMS AND OTHER FANTASIES
14.7. TO 3.10.21

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Max Ernst, Mon ami Pierrot (Mein Freund Pierrot), 1974, Gips, 50 x 39,2 x 39,2 cm, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Leihgabe Land Niedersachsen © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Foto: Herling/Herling/Werner, Sprengel Museum Hannover

 

UNTIL 10.10.21 ZANELE MUHOLI. ZAZISE

ZANELE MUHOLI. ZAZISE
SPECTRUM – INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY OF STIFTUNG NIEDERSACHSEN
26.6. TO 10.10.21

Kachel Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi, Miss (Black) Lesbian, 1. Miss Lesbian II, Amsterdam, 2009, C-Print, © Zanele Muholi

On the occasion of the awarding of Stiftung Niedersachsen’s SPECTRUM International Prize for Photography to ZANELE MUHOLI (born in Umlazi, South Africa), the Sprengel Museum Hannover is presenting an overview of two decades of the artist‘s output in the exhibition ZAZISE comprising some 50 works.

The rights of LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, +) persons have been protected by the South African Constitution since 1996. Although this has also paved the way for same-sex marriage, legal since 2006, homophobic and hate crimes are still widespread. With great determination, Muholi‘s visual activism therefore aims to break down repressive narratives and produce empowering and uplifting visual archives. ZAZISE, a word from isiZulu, Muholi‘s mother tongue, means both “make yourself known” and “inform yourself”. By exchanging perspectives with those portrayed by Muholi, we experience our structural interwovenness with disenfranchisement and discrimination, our Western and centrist outlook. We are called upon to find new ways of interacting with ‚others‘ through understanding and empathy.

The exhibition ZAZISE presents an overview of self-portraits from different creative moments. The themes explored by their works include HIV/AIDS prevention programmes that disregard women who love women, the victim stereotyping of black LGBTQ+ survivors of violent crime in the townships of South Africa, controversial forms of beauty and the constructions of gender, power relations in sex work, and the unfreedom of domestic workers. As an ongoing archive of LGBTQ+ communities, FACES AND PHASES (since 2006) is dedicated entirely to the self-expression of those portrayed, their dignity and their inscriptions in history. BLOOD MANDALAS (since 2010) honours and mourns the survivors of so-called ‚curative rapes‘ and victims of hate crimes.

Centre stage is occupied by two video works: In EYEME (2012), a grid of staring human eyes draws attention to the complexity of reciprocal seeing. In LONA UMZIMBA WAMI („This is my body“, 2012), Muholi explores the scope for self-assertion of one‘s own body. As so often in this work, it is also about the constructions of our own identities – about how they change depending on who is looking at us. Finally, acrylic paintings started in 2020 stand for intense, ‚healing‘ confrontations with colour and form, for new approaches to questioning oneself and others.

Zanele Muholi studied photography at the Market Photo Workshop at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg and then went on to do an MFA at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. Muholi‘s oeuvre is among the most influential and highly regarded of the present day and has already been acknowledged with numerous prestigious awards.

 

UNTIL 7.11.21 FRANZ BURKHARDT. ATELIER À VENDRE

FRANZ BURKHARDT. ATELIER À VENDRE
18.8. TO 7.11.21

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UNTIL 31.12.23: 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 31.12.23

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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.


HYGIENE AND BEHAVIOUR RULES

- Both directly in front of the museum and inside the museum, you are required to wear a medical mouth-nose covering (FFP2 or surgical mask).
- As far as possible, please keep a minimum distance of 1.5 m from other people.
- Due to the distance requirement, there may be waiting times in some areas. Please follow the instructions of the supervisory staff.
- Please 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.
- Pay without cash if possible.
- If you feel any signs of illness, please refrain from visiting the museum.

 


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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Opening hours

Tuesday
Wednesday to Sunday
Monday
10 am – 8 pm
10 am – 6 pm
closed
 

 

special opening hours

1 January (New Year´s Day)
1 pm – 6 pm
Good Friday
closed
Easter Sunday and Monday
10 am – 6 pm
1 May
closed
Ascension Day
10 am – 6 pm
Whitsunday and Whitmonday
10 am – 6 pm
3 October
10 am – 6 pm
31 October
closed
24 December (Christmas Eve)
closed
25 December (First Christmas Day)
closed
26 December (Second Christmas Day)
10 am – 6 pm
31 December (New Year´s Eve)
closed

Library

Tuesday
Wednesday to Sunday
Sundays, Mondays and all bank holidays
2 pm – 8 pm
2 pm – 6 pm
closed
 

 


 

Admission

Adults
7 Euro / reduced 4 Euro

Children aged 18 and under
Free admission

Groups of 10 or more people
4 Euro

Classes of schoolchildren
Free admission

Fridays
Free admission

Guided tours and events (unless stated otherwise)
plus 1 Euro

Annual pass
35 Euro / reduced 20 Euro

MuseumsCard regular
60 Euro

MuseumsCard 25 (up to the age of 25)
30 Euro

MuseumsCard additional card family
plus 8 Euro

The MuseumsCard offers free admission to the participating museums and exhibition halls for one year from the first visit.
More information: www.museumscard-hannover.de

 

Reduced Admission

  • Schoolchildren 13 and over
  • Trainees and students
  • School-leavers in compulsory military service and social year
  • Unemployed persons
  • Senior citizens 65 and over

Free Admission

  • Every Friday for all visitors
  • Children up to 18 years
  • Classes of schoolchildren
  • ICOM and CIMAM Members (Appropriate ID required when buying tickets)
  • Owner of the Hannover Active Pass
  • Members of the Sprengelfriends and Young Sprengelfriends

 


 

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.

 

OPENING HOURS

Tuesday
Wednesday to Sunday
Monday
10 am – 8 pm
10 am – 6 pm
closed

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

MERZ-BUCHHANDLUNG
KURT-SCHWITTERS-PLATZ 1
30169 HANNOVER
+49 511 88 48 43
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Restaurant

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.

Due to the Corona pandemic, opening hours have been temporarily changed.

Tuesday to Sunday: 12.00 - 21.00 pm
Kitchen hours: 12.00 - 20.00 pm
Monday: closed

 

OPENING HOURS

Tuesday to Saturday
Sunday
Monday
11 am – 11 pm
11 am – 9 pm
closed

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

RESTAURANT BELL‘ARTE
KURT-SCHWITTERS-PLATZ 1
30169 HANNOVER
+49 511 8 09 33 33
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