Viewpoints

View into the collection #7

Black and white picture of a middle-aged man with short-cropped dark gray hair, a broad nose and dark eyebrows. He is looking down and appears to be lost in thought. The lower part of the picture has not been fully colored; it looks unfinished.
Karl Haendel, Unfinished Obama (mirrored), 2016, Pencil on paper, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Dauerleihgabe der Staff Stiftung, Lemgo, (c) Karl Haendel, Foto: Trevor Good

Taking Käthe Kollwitz’ and Mona Hatoum’s works as a starting point, we take a new look at the Kunsthalle Bielefeld’s collection and present works that can be read as points of view. What they have in common is that they are resistant to the status quo. Counter-images of the here and now are juxtaposed with works that directly criticize the current situation. It also addresses the question of how we can
Take a standpoint.

With Georg Baselitz, Max Beckmann, Monica Bonvicini, Karl Haendel, Robert Longo, Otto Mueller, Emil Nolde, Germaine Richier, Katharina Sieverding and others.