Japanese Painting


Works from the Viktor and Marianne Langen Collection

March 25 - August 20, 2017 

The collection of Japanese art compiled by Viktor and Marianne Langen has its origins in the 1960s when Viktor Langen`s interest in Japanese art was aroused during a business trip to Japan. Over the decades, the married couple built a collection to which a private museum in the Swiss town Ascona was devoted until 2004. With around 350 works of art, the collection offers insight into the diversity of Japanese art from the twelfth to the twentieth century. In terms of scope and quality, it is considered unique among European private collections. The current presentation of scroll paintings and screens is dedicated to Japanese painting as one of the collection`s main points of focus. The broad spectrum includes court paintings from the Kanô school and examples from the Rimpa school, but also pieces by renowned artists like Maruyama Ôkyo (1733-1795) and nineteenth century genre paintings.


Ogata Kôrin (1658-1716) attributed, round fan with Chrysanthemum and Shrubby Lepedeza by the river, Edo period, 18th century



Carolin Eidner

Thousand Suns for a Lonely Man

April 8 - August 20, 2017

The Langen Foundation is pleased to present the work of Carolin Eidner (*1984  in Berlin, lives in Düsseldorf) as part of its series of monographic exhibitions featuring more recent artistic positions. The work of Eidner, who studied in Vienna under Erwin Wurm and in Düsseldorf under Rosemarie Trockel, focuses on the relationship between the conceptual and physical aspects of objects and materials. The exhibition at the Langen Foundation will encompass newly created cycles by the artist, juxtaposing floor pieces made of layered panes of colored glass ceramics with wall objects fashioned from pigmented gesso.


Carolin Eidner, Untitled (Party Delay 2), 2014