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Siah Armajani Bridge / Ramp 1994
Siah Armajani: Bridge / Ramp, 1994. ©Estate of Siah Armajani und Rossi&Rossi, Foto: Achim Bednorz

Art in View

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Here you will find our latest press releases on art in the LBBW Collection and related activities.

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LBBW Collection at Long Night of the Museums

As part of the Long Night of the Museums on March 16, 2024, the BW-Bank-Headquarter (Kleiner Schlossplatz) is opening its doors and giving insights into the LBBW Collection. The special exhibition "Lifeworlds. Between Economy and Ecology" is showing works by Christian Jankowski, Diana Thater and Anna Witt, among others.

As part of a guided tour (every 10 minutes, 6pm-1am), the BW-Bank and its art can be explored in the top floors. A special highlight is a music performance by Filderbahnfreundemöhringen (FFM). You can let yourself be carried away at 7pm and 9pm.

Max Slevogt quarry near Albersweiler 1912

LBBW Collection presents special show at artKARLSRUHE

The LBBW Collection is presenting a special show titled „Nature – Beauty and Destruction” at art KARLSRUHE from February 22 to 25, 2024. In this exhibition curator Sarah Haberkorn focuses on depictions of nature oscillating between beauty and destruction. Selected works will be on show, that emphasise the relation between mankind and nature. The list of exhibited artists includes among others Franz Ackermann, Julian Charrière/Julius von Bismarck, Mark Dion, Thomas Grünfeld, Andreas Gursky, Anselm Kiefer, Gabriela Oberkofler, Maximilian Prüfer, Max Slevogt, Troika, Diana Thater and Corinne Wasmuht.

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Franz Ackermann, Escape vehicle

LBBW Collection shows new acquisitions at ART COLOGNE

From November 16 to 19, 2023, the LBBW Collection was guest at ART COLOGNE, showing a selection of its new acquisitions from the last five years. The theme of the presentation titled "past is present is past" was the artistic examination and adaptation of events and social upheavals, which have occurred in the past but nevertheless shape our present, identity and consciousness. In addition to two large-scale installations by Henrike Naumann and Franz Ackermann, works by Simon Herkner, Sven Johne, Annette Kelm, Morgaine Schäfer and Tobias Zielony could be seen at booth B303 in hall 11.2. As part of the fair, two LBBW Art Talks had also taken place on November 18 in cooperation with Monopol Magazine.

Shannon Bool Five Wives of Lajos Biró 2016

LBBW Collection with „Social Fabric” at art KARLSRUHE 2023

At this year’s art KARLSRUHE the LBBW Collection was showing “Social Fabric” - a selection of textile-based art. Textiles and artistic creation are interwoven with a long pictorial tradition and reception history. The weaving workshop at the German Bauhaus is considered the nucleus of textile art in the classical modern period. However, during the second half of the 20th century, the use of textile in art experienced a revival, although with a different approach. From May 4 to 7 at booth U5 in hall 1, visitors could explore a selection of works that are dealing with identity(ies), cultural imprint, social norms, and consumption behavior patterns. Participating artists are Nevin Aladağ, Mona Ardeleanu, Shannon Bool, Anna Grath, Thomas Grünfeld, Jörg Sasse, Wiebke Siem and Rosemarie Trockel, among others.

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LBBW Collection at art KARLSRUHE 2022 with its own booth

At this year's edition of art KARLSRUHE from July 7 to 10, 2022, the LBBW Collection was for the first time showing a selection of representatives of abstract, concrete, and constructivist art as well as their contemporary interpreters at its own booth under the title "Sound of Silence." Works by Rupprecht Geiger, Erdmut Bramke, Camill Leberer, Helmut Dorner and Gerwald Rockenschaub, among others, was on display in Hall 3, Stand T01. In addition, on Saturday, July 9, at 2 p.m., an LBBW Art Talk featuring renowned experts on "The Länd Art. Art Landscape Baden-Württemberg" had taken place.

Elizabeth Peyton: Craig hooded

LBBW has been collecting art for 50 years. The result is an outstanding corporate collection of around 3,000 works - the LBBW Collection. In the special exhibition "Now or Never - 50 Years of the LBBW Collection", the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart and LBBW will present selected works in the cube on Kleiner Schlossplatz from November 13, 2021 to February 20, 2022.

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