Special exhibition from June 15, till August 4, 2019
Opening June 14, 2019 | 19 pm
Contemporary Art at the Kollwitz-Museum.
See works of 12 different female artists based in Berlin. They are members in the traditional Association of Berlin Female Artists (Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen = VdBK), founded in 1867 – the year of birth of Käthe Kollwitz. She was a member too, studied and teached at the Female Art School, founded by the Association in 1868. Women of her time were not allowed to study at State Art Academies.
The VdBK is one of the oldest cultural institution of Berlin and an active part of the Berlin World of Art. Since the middle of the 19th century the Association supported young female artists like Käthe Kollwitz. They organised exhibitions, arranged smashing costume parties, awarded scholarships and hold competitions. Beside Käthe Kollwitz were affiliate lot’s of well known artists like Paula Modersohn-Becker, Julie Wolfthorn, Charlotte Berend-Corinth, Jeanne Mammen, Hannah Höch, Milly Steger, Maria Slavona, Augusta von Zitzewitz and Lotte Laserstein.
Today the Association doesn’t have an own exhibition location. They are guests at the Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum at the first time. And we are glad to support the artists of the VdBK like they supported Käthe Kollwitz in the beginning of her career.
More than 30 works are on display. Works on paper in different techniques and sculptures made of different materials.
Made by Paula Anke | Tania Bedriñana | Bettina Cohnen | Valérie Favre | Hanna Hennenkemper | Sabine Herrmann | Friederike Jokisch | Irmgard Merkens | sibylle von preussen | Susanne Schirdewahn | Ulrike Seyboth | Lucy Teasdale
Friday, June 14, 2019 | 19 pm
Dr. Josephine Gabler, Director of the Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum Berlin | Sabine Herrmann, artist and member of the VdBK 1867 | Dr. Anna Havemann, curator of the exhibition
Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 12 till 14 pm
Contemporary Art meets Käthe Kollwitz
Creative programme for Families related to the exhibition 12 out of 49
Up to 18 years the entrance is free | material inclusive
ART TALK AND EXHIBITION TOUR
Thunday, June 27, 2019 | 19 am
Moderation Dr. Anna Havemann | Female artists taking part Tania Bedriñana, Bettina Cohnen, Sabine Herrmann, Irmgard Merkens, Susanne Schirdewahn, Ulrike Seyboth and Lucy Reasdale
FINISSAGE WITH LECTURE
Sunday, August 4, 2019 | 16 am
Der VdBK 1867 und seine 150-jährige Geschichte
Ute Gräfin von Hardenberg, 1st Chairwoman of the VdBK 1867