Richard Deacon

On The Other Side

September 4, 2016 - March 5, 2017

In showing the work of British sculptor Richard Deacon (b. 1949), the Langen Foundation is presenting one of the leading representatives of contemporary sculpture. His oeuvre spans more than four decades and is distinguished by dynamic abstract forms and an extraordinary variety of materials. The exhibition On The Other Side concentrates on Deacon’s more recent activity during the last ten years. Gathered here are works of art fashioned from wood, metal, and ceramics which display an experimental exploration of materials, as is so characteristic of Deacon’s work.

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Richard Deacon, Border Traffic, 2014, Foto: Dave Morgan


Viktor and Marianne Langen Collection

September 4, 2016 - March 5, 2017

in Viktor and Marianne Langen`s extensive collection of religious art from East Asia, an exploration of Buddhism plays a pivotal role. Besides mandalas and scroll paintings rendering Buddha and bodhisattvas, the collectors also expressed interest in sculptural representations. Featuring Buddha sculptures from Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Nepal, the exhibition is primarily focused on artwork from South East Asia.


Helen Feifel

Rainbows are Trending in Fashion

10 April - 14 August 2016

In its series of monographic exhibitions on younger contemporary artists, the Langen Foundation will be showing the recent works of Helen Feifel (b. 1983). Her artistic practice is distinguished by complex processes of appropriation and transformation, in which she applies artisanal, even anachronistic methods, integrating them into a contemporary context. The ceramic pieces and photographic works developed especially for the exhibition at the Langen Foundation typify the diverse techniques employed by this Berlin-based artist. Yet Helen Feifel places her main focus on the art of painting, which she incorporates into her work as a genre-spanning medium.

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Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism

April 10, - August 14, 2016

Their first trip to India in 1959 sparked in Viktor and Marianne Langen a lifelong passion for the forms of expression found in Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism, the three significant world religions that arose on the Indian subcontinent. This exhibition presents around sixty sculptures in stone and bronze and twenty sroll paintings from the Viktor and Marianne Langen Collection, created between the second and the eighteenth centuries. They all originate from countries that have been shaped in different ways by Indian religions, such as India, Burma, Thailand, and Cambodia, as well as Nepal, Tibet, China, Japan and Korea.