A Sublime World

Japanese Art from the collection of Viktor und Marianne Langen

April 7 - September 5, 2019

The Japan Collection of Viktor and Marianne Langen is one of a kind in Europe, both in terms of scope and quality. With approximately 350 works, it offers a representative overview of Japanese art from the twelfth to the twentieth century. The collection encompasses not only religious art, but also ceramic pieces from the prehistoric Jōmon era and Buddhist statues from the Nara and Heian periods. The broad spectrum found in the collection’s inventory of painting ranges from examples of court painting of the Kano school, by way of works from renowned artists such as Maruyama Okyo (1733–1795), to the genre painting of the nineteenth century.

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Anne Pöhlmann - Japan Room

April 7 - September 5, 2019

Anne Pöhlmann (born 1978), artist from Dusseldorf, shows a series of works that were created during her stay in Japan. Since 2017 she has been working on the series "Japan Diary", which consists of two interacting components. Photographs that were created on site and then placed on fabrics, sewn or printed on the fabric.

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