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Caroline Achaintre: Shiftings

The first solo exhibition by Caroline Achaintre (b. 1969) at a museum in Germany offers insights into the impressive oeuvre of the German-French artist. Her ceramics, watercolors and imposing, large-format tapestries are invitations to participate in the free play of imaginative power. Shiftings, the title of the exhibition, alludes not only the fact that Achaintre translates techniques such as tapestry or ceramics into the present, but also to her constant exploration of the borders between abstraction and figuration. Coming to the fore in Achaintre’s works are geometrical, mask-like formations and marvelous, apparently animal figures that put to question our preconceived perspectives and classical attributions. The enchanting aura of Achaintre’s hybrid creatures has its source in their ambiguity; their beauty arises out of their perturbing impact.

The exhibition and the accompanying catalogue is a collaboration with the Pasquart Kunsthaus Centre d‘art, Biel, Switzerland and is receiving additional support from the Henry Moore Foundation and the Institut français Deutschland.












































 




















 





























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Caroline Achaintre, Shiftings

Max Ernst, Zwischenwelten

Kunstmuseum Ravensburg (Germany)

20.11.2021 - 20.02.2022



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Max Ernst: Zwischenwelten

As one of the versatile inventors of Surrealism, Max Ernst (1891–1976) numbers among the most important artistic personalities of the 20th century. Throughout his life, his oeuvre was marked by intellectual curiosity, exuberant delight in experimentation, and a joy in playful transformation. With more than 50 works, the presentation extends from his beginnings in Rhenish Expressionism all the way to his spectacular late graphical work; it provides insights into Max Ernst’s sculptural production and issues an invitation to immerse oneself in the sleepwalking, intermediate worlds of his painting. The exhibition—with a special focus on the 1920s and 1950s—consists primarily of works from the Kunstmuseum Bonn, especially from the Sammlung Wilfried und Gisela Fitting of the Kunstmuseum, a collection which Prof. Dr. med. Fitting and his wife started assembling during the 1960s into what has today become a representative cross-section.

Exhibition 20 November 2021 - 20 February 2022. Kunstmuseum Ravensburg,

Burgstr. 9 - 88212 Ravensburg

(Germany). T.: +49 751 82810. Hours: Tuesday 2–6pm, Wednesday – Sunday 11am–6pm, Thursday 11am–7pm




 







 











 





 



























 





 











Caroline Achaintre, Bat-8, 2018. Hand tufted wool, 275 x 280 cm. Collection FRAC Auvergne. © the artist. Courtesy of Arcade, London & Brussels and Art : Concept, Paris. Photo: Oriane Durand.



Caroline Achaintre, Bat-8, 2018. Hand tufted wool, 275 x 280 cm. Collection FRAC Auvergne. © the artist. Courtesy of Arcade, London & Brussels and Art : Concept, Paris. Photo: Oriane Durand.
SUPERFLEX, As A Fog, Sometimes As A Tsunami, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria

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