FORT

LIMBO

September 10, 2017 until March 2, 2018

In September, the Langen Foundation is opening a solo exhibition by the artist duo FORT, comprised of Jenny Kropp (*1978 in Frankfurt am Main) and Alberta Niemann (*1982 in Bremen). With their installations, videos and performances, FORT creates atmospheric stagings that evoke associations and stimulate the imagination of the exhibition visitors. The Berlin-based artists integrate into their spatial works everyday objects, conveying them into the exhibition space. These set pieces from reality are usually architectural elements from our urban environment, such a street lamps, display windows, or even an entire petrol station, as well as components from interiors like handrails or doors, which are meticulously reconstructed or used as readymades. However, trough subtle interventions FORT alters otherwise ordinary objects, making the familiar seem surreal and irritating. Form their exhibition at the Langen foundation, Fort is producing new series of works, developed especially for the exhibition setting of our museum, thus continuing to toy with our perception of reality.

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Japanese Painting

Works from the Viktor and Marianne Langen Collection

September 8, 2017 - March 4, 2018

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.

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 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.

A German/English catalogue published by Verlag Kettler will accompany the exhibition

Carolin Eidner, Untitled (Party Delay 2), 2014

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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) zugeschrieben, Chrysanthemen und Buschklee an einem Fluß, Rundfächer, Edo-Zeit, 18. Jahrhundert