Willi Baumeister: The Draftsman Figure and Abstraction in the Works on Paper
The Kupferstichkabinett presents Willi Baumeister’s drawings in the first comprehensive museum exhibition of his work in Berlin since his major retrospective at the Neue Nationalgalerie in 1989.
Both the exhibition, curated by Andreas Schalhorn, and the catalogue, published by Wienand Verlag, include around 100 works. In addition to the 1930 painting ‘Femme’ – on loan from the Nationalgalerie – and approximately 50 drawings by Baumeister – many of them on loan from the Archiv Baumeister im Kunstmuseum Stuttgart and from a private collection – the exhibition also features prints by the artist from the Galerie des 20. Jahrhunderts, on display for the first time in years. Additionally, comparative works by his contemporaries and friends (including Otto Meyer-Amden, Oskar Schlemmer, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Karl Otto Götz, and Jackson Pollock, among others) from the collection of the Kupferstichkabinett will be on display. Individual works by artists of subsequent generations, including Philip Guston and A. R. Penck, are a conclusive testament to Baumeister’s pioneering talent for figurative expression on paper.
Kupferstichkabinett (Collection of Drawings & Prints) TIERGARTEN | BERLIN | GERMANY
DECEMBER 09, 2017-APRIL 08, 2018
Address: Kulturforum, Matthäikirchplatz , Tiergarten - Berlin, Germany 10785