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NUDE

04.05.2019-01.10.2019

In its current exhibition, Villa Schöningen is showing female bodies from the point of view of female artists from five centuries. Alongside landscapes, portraits and religious themes, the female nude is one of the most frequently depicted motifs in art history. From the Venus of Willendorf in front
From 25,000 years to the present day performances and video installations, the naked body has fascinated artists over the centuries. Time and again, dealing with nudity and eros was also an exploration of taboos and a fascinating indicator of the sense of time. Acts have shaped art history like a sensor of the constitution of freedom of a society or epoch: restrained, ashamed, idealizing, sexualizing, politicizing, violent, tender, ugly or disturbing. Whether the “Maja” by Goya, the “Olympia” by Manet or “L'Origine du Monde” by Courbet and “Les Demoiselles d Avignon” by Picasso, it was always nudes that provoked art scandals and explored new stylistic territory.

Under the title “Nude - Female Bodies By Female Artists”, the female body will be shown from May 4 to October 1, 2019 in the Villa Schöningen in Potsdam, exclusively in depictions by female artists. Almost all forms of sculpture, drawing, painting, photography and video are represented. The main question is whether there is such a thing as a specifically female view of the naked body. Or whether such stereotyping in the feminist context characterizes visual patterns that do not stand up to a prejudice-free view beyond gender clichés.

Press release Villa Schöningen

FEMALE BODIES

Marina Abramovic

Vanessa Beecroft

Huma Bhabha

Juno Calypso

Diana de Rose

Marion Fink

Maria Gimenez

Natalia Gontcharova

Barbara Hammer

Dorothy Iannone

Anne Imhof

Marie-Jo Lafontaine

Madeleine-Jeanne Lemaire

Dorothea Maetzel-Johannsen

Jeanne Mammen

Ana Mendieta

Paula Modersohn-Becker

Signe Pierce

Anita Rée

Ashley Hans Scheirl

Carolee Schneeman

Lara Schnitger

Suzanna Scott

Deborah Sengl

Cindy Sherman

Elisabetta Sirani

Elaine Sturtevant

Anna-Stina Treumund

Mickalene Thomas

Rosemarie Trockel

Anna Uddenberg

Amber Wellmann

Hannah Wilke

Sue Williams

Martha Wilson

Alison Zuckerman

BY FEMALE ARTISTS

Art. 8 GG

1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1

03.10.2020-28.03.2021

Freedom of assembly

Curated by Sonia Ganzález

Malte Bartsch

Vanessa Beecroft

Constant Dullaart

Anna Ehrenstein

Marion Fink

FORT

Roman Gysin

Jörg Immendorff

Christian Jankowski

Jankowski class

Annika Kahrs

Simon Modersohn

Marcel Odenbach

Chris Reinecke

Pola Sieverding

Freedom of assembly forms the starting point of the group exhibition 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 Art. 8 GG Freedom of assembly, which will be on view from October 3, 2020 through January 10, 2021 in the Villa Schöningen.

 

The Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm IV, who commissioned the architect Ludwig Persius to design the Villa Schöningen, put in place a constitution in 1848 that legalized the political freedom of assembly. With these resolutions, he paved the way for our current constitution. Beyond the political gathering, there are many different characters of gathering. Be it in a sports club, at family celebrations, the art scene at the Venice Biennale or in the digital world. The location of Villa Schöningen, in the former border protection area, enables a very site-specific perspective on the exhibition theme on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the reunification. The potential for social conflict and the controversy of gathering are made particularly clear by the omnipresent corona pandemic.

The works presented by the 14 artists cover a period of around 50 years and address the facets of gatherings in very different ways.
So the painting that ends well, all is well by Jörg Immendorff from 1983 seems to be a premonition of German reunification. This historical event could have taken a different course without a physical gathering of people. The artist Anna Ehrenstein, on the other hand, addresses the anonymous digital gathering and its influence in her video work Real Thomas Metzinger 2019.

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