The Life of Japanese Paintings

Works from the Viktor and Marianne Langen Collection

November 9, 2012 - April 28, 2013

The Langen Foundation is presenting an exhibition titled The Life of Japanese Paintings, which has been created in collaboration with Melanie Trede, professor of Japanese art history at the University of Heidelberg. In contrast to the approach taken in Western culture, the Japanese painting is treated as a modifiable object that may be cut apart and reassembled, thus repeatedly embarking on a new life, be it in the form of a hanging scroll, an album sheet, or a folding screen. This chequered history of Japanese painting is vividly demonstrated by example of approximately twenty works of art from the Viktor and Marianne Langen Collection.

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Jan Albers

parcOurs mOrtale

April 15 - Juni 24, 2012

In parallel to the large-scale exhibition “Homage to Marianne Langen”, the Langen Foundation is now periodically presenting monographic exhibitions by contemporary artists in the so-called “Japan Room”. The first artist to make an appearance is Jan Albers (born 1971, lives in Düsseldorf). Under the heading “parcOurs mOrtale” he is introducing around 25 artworks created over the past three years.

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Hommage to Marianne Langen

Works from the Collection

November 20, 2011 - February 17, 2013

Langen, the Langen Foundation is presenting a comprehensive overview of the Viktor and Marianne Langen Collection.

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Sofia Hultén

Statik Elastik


July 7 - October 28, 2012

This summer the Langen Foundation is presenting the work of Swedish artist Sofia Hultén (b. 1972, lives and works in Berlin) as part of its series of monographic exhibitions dedicated to contemporary artists. Exhibited are artworks from the past two years complemented by several new works created especially for this exhibition.

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