Black & White. From Dürer to Eliasson

Gerhard Richter, Helga Matura mit Verlobtem, 1966, Öl auf Leinwand, 200 × 100 cm
Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, mkp.O.1973.305, Foto: © Museum Kunstpalast - ARTOTHEK/ © Gerhard Richter 2017
Gerhard Richter, Helga Matura mit Verlobtem, 1966, Öl auf Leinwand, 200 × 100 cm
Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, mkp.O.1973.305, Foto: © Museum Kunstpalast - ARTOTHEK/ © Gerhard Richter 2017

22 March 2018 – 15 July 2018

Grey, “the ideal colour“, according to Gerhard Richter. Artists have always been drawn to a world devoid of colour. By concentrating on black and white they encourage the viewer to take a fresh perspective on existing patterns of perception and artistic modes of presentation. Comprising around 80 works spanning a period of 700 years – painting, glass painting, photography, prints and drawings – the exhibition offers a comprehensive overview of the special fascination exerted by black-and-white painting. Ranging from medieval grisaille works to Olafur Eliasson’s light installation “Room for one colour”, the exhibition explores the question of the visual power of the reduced colour palette.

Among the show’s highlights are the black-and-white version of the famous female nude “Grande Odalisque” by Ingres, as well as the only known grisaille painting by Degas, “Ballet Rehearsal on Stage”. Further high-calibre loans include works by Andrea Mantegna, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt van Rijn, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Bridget Riley and Gerhard Richter as well as by ZERO artists such as Heinz Mack and Günther Uecker. A particular highlight is the walk-in room installation “The Collector’s House” by the Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck.

The exhibition was organised by the National Gallery, London, in collaboration with Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf.

 




Trailer

Olafur Eliasson, Room for one Colour, 1997, Installationsansicht aus dem Moderna Museet, Stockholm 2015, Courtesy of the artist; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Foto: Moderna Museet, Stockholm © Olafur Eliasson. Foto: Anders Sune Berg
Olafur Eliasson, Room for one Colour, 1997, Installationsansicht aus dem Moderna Museet, Stockholm 2015, Courtesy of the artist; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Foto: Moderna Museet, Stockholm © Olafur Eliasson. Foto: Anders Sune Berg

Audio guide
70 min, german7 Englisch, 3 €

Catalogue
Englisch edition, Yale University Press, 240 pages
42 €

Social Media
The Museum Kunstpalast is communicating the exhibition with the hashtag #blackandwhitekunstpalast.

Guided Tours

Hans Op de Beeck, The Collector's House, 2016, Skulpturale Installation, Mixed Media, 4 × 20 × 12,5 m, Foto: Studio Hans op de Beeck © Hans op de Beeck/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
Hans Op de Beeck, The Collector's House, 2016, Skulpturale Installation, Mixed Media, 4 × 20 × 12,5 m, Foto: Studio Hans op de Beeck © Hans op de Beeck/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Public guided tours in English
Sun 22 Apr, 17 Jun 2018, 3 p.m.
Fee: 5 € plus reduced entrance fee
Pre-booking required, also via shop.smkp.de and bildung(at)smkp.de

Private guided tours (Foreign Language)
60-minute guided tour: 75 € plus entrance fee
10 € foreign language supplement
Maximum group size: 20 people, pre-booking required




 

 

 

Hotel Packages

For the exhibition Düsseldorf Tourismus GmbH offers a hotel package.
Bookings: www.duesseldorf-tourismus.de/en/black&white

Sponsored by:
E.ON, HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG, das Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, das Flämische Ministerium für Kultur, Jugend, Sport und Medien und von den Freunden Museum Kunstpalast

 

 

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