Not from the head but from the heart - Kurt Deschler's centenary
October 21, 2017 to January 28, 2018
Kurt Deschler (1917—2003), descendant of a long-established entrepreneurial family from Söflingen (Steiger & Deschler GmbH), counted not only to the passionate art collectors and patrons of his time; for many years as a town councillor he had also been involved both in political and social interests of the community in his hometown Ulm. On the occasion of his 100-year-old anniversary the Museum Ulm presents a commemorative exhibition of selected treasures and artists standpoints from an extensive art collection which had been growing steadily for decades. Kurt Deschler’s collection reflects on the intense and personal exchange with such artists as Adolf Hölzel (1853—1934) whom he had got to know through friends, or Horst Antes who was a frequent guest in the Deschler's house. They equally reveal great interest in pioneer art movements of the 20th century, classical modernism, abstractionism and the New Figuration art movement. Not from the head but from the heart: The exhibition in the Museum Ulm outlines Kurt Deschler's intuitive approach and emotional confrontations with art concepts between expressive abstract and classical figurative painting in which the main questions of the early modernism are pointed out according to a new definition of the picture. From paintings, drawings and sketches of such classical modernism artists like Pablo Picasso (1881—1973), Willi Baumeister (1889—1955), Ernst Wilhelm Nay (1902—1968) or HAP Grieshaber (in 1909—1981) the curve stretches over the expressive paintings of the Slovenian artist Janez Bernik (1933—2016) up to the anecdotic-satirical figurations of Fritz Fröhlich (1910—2001) from Upper Austria and the inimitably laconic line of the South German draughtswoman Romane Holderried Kaesdorf (1922—2007). In the confrontation of these exposed positions the exhibition unfolds new possibilities of the consideration of both artistic and historical categorisations. Until December 4th Sparkasse Ulm presents works of the Deschler Collection from Czech painter Aleš Lamr.
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On archeological route crossing the Swabian Jura