A joint project with the Department of Art History, Universität Hamburg
This anniversary exhibition takes a cross-media approach to Barlach’s central themes of spirituality, gender roles or the precariousness of human existence, so as to cast them in a new light through their interaction. A site-sensitive intervention by the Berlin-based artist Marten Schech supports the aim of examining the ambivalence and contemporary relevance of Barlach’s work. But despite all seriousness the artist’s humorous side won’t be overlooked. For as he himself remarked: ‘Barlach ist lachbar’ [‘Barlach is risible’]. To the Exhibition
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