Foto mit einem umgekippten Tisch und einer Malerpalette an der Wand
© SKD, Foto: Kerstin Flake

now here. contemporary art. from the Kunstfonds

Due to the annual acquisitions by the Sächsische Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (Saxon State Ministery for Science and Art) and the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen (Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony), the collection of the Kunstfonds has continuously been expanded since 1992. In the last two decades, a large number of early works by today renowned and internationally valued graduates of the two Saxon art academies in Dresden and Leipzig came into the collection, whose artistic quality was noticed early on. Among them are works by Tilo Baumgärtel, Christiane Baumgartner, Eberhard Havekost, Jörg Herold, Matthias Hoch, Rosa Loy, Carsten Nicolai, Frank Nitsche, Neo Rauch, Ricarda Roggan, Sophia Schama, Thomas Scheibitz and David Schnell.

  • DATES 01/03/2013—30/06/2013


In the Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, this ‘hidden’ collection of contemporary art from the Kunstfonds will be shown to a wide audience for the first time. On view are works of the genre painting, photography, graphic art, installation and film – by more than 65 artists in which the main lines of development of the young artistic work in Saxony from the mid-1990s until today become visible. The new painting style from Saxony, which was initiated by students at the academies in Dresden and Leipzig, the revival of printing techniques and drawing observed across Germany and the creation of a new school of photography in Leipzig count among these new developments.

Gemälde mit einem Hochsitz in einem Wald
© und Foto: SKD
David Schnell, Ansitz, 2001 Öl/Leinwand, 240 x 170 cm


The artists
Tina Bara/Alba D’Urbano, Tilo Baumgärtel, Christiane Baumgartner, Jens Besser, Theo Boettger, Martin Borowski, Jan Brokof, Stefanie Busch, Peggy Buth, Peter Bux, Constanze Deutsch, Markus Draper, Kerstin Flake, Thomas Florschuetz, Rao Fu, Ulrich Gebert, Göran Gnaudschun, Henriette Grahnert, Jana Gunstheimer, Grit Hachmeister, Matthias Hamann, Eberhard Havekost, Dirk Heerklotz, Sebastian Hempel, Jörg Herold, Andreas Hildebrand, Matthias Hoch, Olaf Holzapfel, Tilman Hornig, Kai Hügel, Sven Johne, Eduard Klein, Bertram Kober, Peter Krauskopf, Edgar Leceiejewski, Stefan Lenke, Frank Lippold, Rosa Loy, Alexej Meschtschanow, Dominik Meyer, Carsten Nicolai, Frank Nitsche, Lage Opedal, Mario Pfeifer, Karin Pietschmann, Ulf Puder, Bruno Raetsch, Neo Rauch, Ricarda Roggan, Jenny Rosemeyer, Stefan Ruderisch, Sebastian Rug, Adrian Sauer, Sophia Schama, Thomas Scheibitz, Julia Schmidt, David Schnell, Christian Schönwälder, Andreas Schulze, Sebastian Stumpf, Ronny Szillo, Tim von Veh, Susanne Werdin, Martina Wolf und Tobias Zielony.


The artworks
Many of the exhibited works take documental, narrative or even biographical stock of (East) German lives after reunification. With the advent of the digital era, reflection on current terms and conditions of traditional image-creating media increased. New technologies opened new paths for the artists in the creative process. Often fundamental questions regarding the significance of art and the art market in our society have been embedded in this artistic dialogue. In the exhibition these questions are raised through all media. Different conceptual, textual or aesthetic aspects are highlighted or contrasted. The encounter of the works creates “spaces of experience”, which are directly accessible for the visitor through the art works.

abstraktes Gemälde mit Konstrukten ähnlich Stahlgerüsten
© und Foto: SKD
Frank Nitsche, WD XI, 1998 Öl/Leinwand, 267 x 231 cm


The Kunstfods
The collection of the Kunstfonds of the Free State of Saxony of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden is one of the most important art collections of post-1945 Saxon art. It comprises of more than 25,000 works of all genres of fine art, such as painting, sculpture, graphic art, photography, arts and crafts, concept art, videos and installations as well as works for the public sphere.


Kindly supported by: 20 Jahre Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen

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