Chemnitz, Germany: Neo Rauch at Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz – Museum am Theaterplatz, through Feb. 17, 2013

February 6th, 2013

Neo Rauch, Chor, 2011, All images courtesy Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz

Displayed in the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz Museum am Theaterplatz in Chemnitz, Germany will be large-format paintings by the internationally acclaimed artist Neo Rauch, from the years 2002-2012. Initially, 4 paintings will be presented, including the work SAL (2010) and 3 from 2012: Hohe Zeit (“High Time”), Der böse Kranke (“The Angry Invalid”) and Die Abwägung (“The Assessment”).

Neo Rauch, SAL, 2010

Neo Rauch was born in Leipzig, Germany, in 1960. He studied at the Leipziger Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (Leipzig University for Graphics and Bookmaking) from 1981 – 1986, under the professor Arno Rink. From 2005 – 2009, Rauch was instituted as a professor of painting and graphics, and, since 2009, he has been an Honorary professor there.

Neo Rauch, Hohe Zeit, 2012

„Rauch interessiert hier die Ambivalenz, das ›Sowohl-als-auch‹ von individuellen und kollektiven Abgründen und Erfahrungen, vor allem aber deren malerische Transformation. Neo Rauch kühle Bildwelten entfalten einen beunruhigenden Sog, gelingt es doch nicht, das Dargestellte räumlich oder zeitlich zu verorten.“ 

["Rauch is interested here in ambivalence: the 'both for and against' of individual and collective chasms and experiences, and particularly in their transformations shown through painting. The cold pictorial worlds of Neo Rauch unfurl a disquieting wake, one which is unconnected to the spatial and temporal locations they portray." (Teresa Ende - translation by E. Baker)]


Neo Rauch, Türme, 2011

Separate but concurrent is the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz Museum am Theaterplatz’s exhibition “ROSA LOY. Gravitation,” which will run simultaneously as a part of the parallel exhibition program showcasing the artist-couple Rosa Loy and Neo Rauch together for the first time ever in Germany. Both exhibitions will run through February 17, 2013.


Rosa Loy and Neo Rauch in a studio interview


Rosa Loy, Gravitation, 2004

Rosa Loy, Bestellung (“Order”), 2003


-E. Baker

Related Links:

Exhibition Page [Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz]
MDR Aktuell [Gemeinsame Schau von Rosa Loy und Neo Rauch in Chemnitz]
Rosa Loy [Artist Website]