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      StoryWorks: (Hi)stories in art

       January 30, 2019 to April 22, 2019

Every piece of art is a novelty and a reinvention. Therefore the stories which are connected to the work of art, are diverse and often surprising. How did the idea develop, how did it come by its structure, composition and its novelty?


The exhibtion presents the countless relations and stories connecting the individual works, establishing them in their time, hence forming art history. The occasion for the exhibition is the huge number of important and valuable works of art, which have been included in the museum's collection over the years, partly by targeted purchases, partly by donations or in a few cases as permanent loans.


This gratifying growth of the collection deserves the public presentation and appreciation: Paintings, sculptures, photographs or videos by Yto Barrada, Horst Bartnig, Laura Bielau, Eberhard Blum, Christian Boltanski, Lawrence Carroll, William Christenberry, Brian Eno, Lucas Foglia, Andrea Fraser, Jochen Gerz, Günter Fruhtrunk, Pepa Hristova, Peter Herrmann, Annika Kahrs, Wieland Krause, Hans-Wulf Kunze, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Dieter Lahme, Klaus Lehmann, Rolf Lindemann, Mario Lobedan, Adolf Luther, Kaffe Matthews, Christiane Möbus, Alicia Paz, Karl Prantl, Hans Scheuerecker, Bernard Schultze, Tilo Schulz, Hans Schulze, Sean Scully, Laurie Simmons, Max Uhlig, Richard T. Walker, Olaf Wegewitz, Andreas von Weizsäcker i.a. will be presented.


The exhibition opening will take place on January 30, 7.00 pm including a concert by Grey Wolf and Alex Wurlitzer.




Alicia Paz, Evensong, 2015, mixed media on canvas, 210 x 170 cm, Photo: Hans-Wulf Kunze


    TE North Pole – 24x the World 2016

Media installation

since January 23, 2016


Photo: Kunstmuseum Magdeburg

Thai artist Te, born 1968 in Utaradit, presents his digital world sundial consisting of 24 monitors in the museum foyer. The monitors, fastened to a round rack system, show webcam images from all over the world. Part of the screens remains dark when it is night in one region whereas life is pulsating in another part of the world.   


The visual round trip starts in Iceland, followed by Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana), Aguiella (Puerto Rico), the Virgin Islands, New York and 10 further places in the US, incl. Hawaii, as well as Tokyo, Boracay (Thailand), Bali, Bangkok, Dubai, Qatar, Jerusalem, Hamburg and Dublin.