Proof of Life
21 May 2017 to 26 Feb 2018, Weserburg
It is one of the best museums in Germany and highly regarded around the world. Unlike most other European art museums, the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art in Bremen is curated from private art collections. Its new exhibition, which has never before been displayed in the public domain, is called Proof of Life. The Construction of the Tower of Babel as a massacre. The artist as a dead revolutionary. A stained-glass window made from butterfly wings. Proof of Life brings together over 100 paintings, sculptures and photographic works that ask existential questions in a way that is both palpable and profound. The works have a captivating aesthetic impact. Their subjects hark back to a tradition of influential pictures, some of which go far back in time. They simultaneously quote, seduce, confuse, provoke and explore concepts of morality. They prompt us to consider the artwork not only in terms of its place in history, but also in terms of its relevance today. The works come from a private collection, and have never before been on public display in this form. Proof of Life presents a carefully curated collection of sometimes imposing and always impactful artworks from international heavyweights of the art scene, including Louise Bourgeois, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Anton Corbijn, Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst and Daniel Richter. The works have come to document and symbolise the modern day, and provide ‘proof’ of modern cultural life.
Thu till 8pm
Family ticket €14