Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg announces Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present an exhibition on view 12 October 2013–2 March 2014.

Peter Kogler, Ohne Titel, 2008. Sound: Franz Pomassl. Exhibition view. Photo: © mumok/Lisa Rastl. Inset: Gustav Klimt, Portrait of Marie Henneberg, 1901/02. Oil on canvas, 140 × 140 cm. Stiftung Moritzburg Halle (Saale) – Kunstmuseum des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt. Photo: Klaus E. Göltz, Halle.

Peter Kogler, Ohne Titel, 2008. Sound: Franz Pomassl. Exhibition view. Photo: © mumok/Lisa Rastl. Inset: Gustav Klimt, Portrait of Marie Henneberg, 1901/02. Oil on canvas, 140 × 140 cm. Stiftung Moritzburg Halle (Saale) – Kunstmuseum des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt. Photo: Klaus E. Göltz, Halle.


Nothing, no material, no technique is as capable of touching our sensual and mental existence so universally as textiles, particularly at a time that is in danger of becoming ever less sensuous due to increasing virtualization. Textiles, with their abundance of weaves and textures that evolved over the millennia, are the ideal medium to fulfill this need for sensuality.

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg again devotes itself to a central aspect of human life from the perspective of art in a historically far-reaching, interdisciplinary multimedia exhibition that encompasses the most diverse cultures. After Interior/Exterior in 2008 and The Art of Deceleration in 2011, this exhibition represents a further step in The pursuit of modernism in the 21st century that the museum has been undertaking since 2006.

This large-scale exhibition encompasses approximately 170 works by over 80 artists, among them major paintings by Gustav Klimt, Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and Jackson Pollock. But artifacts whose creators’ remain nameless can also be viewed in the circa 2,700-square-meter exhibition space, for example a pre-Columbian textile fragment from the collection of Anni Albers.

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