Women – Landscapes
July 5 to September 27, 2015
In the “Midsummer Night Dream” exhibition, woman plays the lead and takes center stage at the Museum Sinclair-Haus. The works on display are part of Maria Lucia and Ingo Klöcker's collection, the focus of which has centered around the figure of the woman in art from post-war times to the present day, and thus on a classic motif in art history. This thoroughly individual collection of works tells a tale of personal affections, uniting divergent and, at times, surprising positions in art. The heterogenous panorama of this unique collection ranges from Kiki Smith to Erich Kissing, from Alex Katz to Barbara Klemm, from Thomas Schütte to Michael Triegel, from Cornelia Schleime to Katharina Sieverding, and from Katsura Funakoshi to Stefan Balkenhol. Within this richly diverse landscape, the ever controversial art from East Germany (including works by Werner and Angelika Tübke and Wolfgang Mattheuer, amongst others) makes for a striking and unexpected landmark. Following an initial presentation at the Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg in 2013, a comprehensive and representative collection excerpt is now being shown at the Museum Sinclair-Haus.
“O goddess, nymph, perfect, divine!
To what, my love, shall I compare thine eyne?”
Demetrius in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
This exceptional assemblage of works is shown alongside a selection of pieces from ALTANA's art collection “Nature in Contemporary Art”. Artists such as Alex Katz, Kiki Smith, or Franz Gertsch are featured in both collections and brought together within the exhibition. The playful addition of our nature collection creates yet another layer of depth, juxtaposing images of women with landscapes and motifs from nature and uniting them to a polyphonic “Midsummer Night's Dream”, with a tip of the hat to Shakespeare. With this exhibition we raise the curtain on a summerly staging that is both drama and comedy at once – and features a large ensemble of visual artists in the lead roles.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue.
Tue–Fri 2–7 pm
Sat, Sun, public Holidays 1 pm–6 pm
Closed Mondays, 24 and 31 December
Please note the following before your visit:
6 €, reduced admission* 4 €
with Culture Pass 1 €
Free admission on Wednesdays
*Reduced admission available for students and those in vocational training up to the age of 27, unemployed persons and persons with severe disabilities.
Free admission for children and teenagers up to the age of 18,
holders of a Frankfurt Pass, Bad Homburg Pass, Museumsufercard or ICOMcard