William Kentridge at Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
Why should I hesitate: Putting Drawings to work
23 October 2020 - 18 April 2021

"Why should I hesitate: Putting Drawings to work" offers a comprehensive overview of Kentridge's oeuvre. With works on display from over 40 years of artistic production, including drawings, animated films, videos, prints, sculptures, tapestries and large-scale installations, it is the largest presentation of his work to date.

The exhibition was designed and organized by Zeitz MOCAA in cooperation with William Kentridge.

13 September 2019

This publication selects one moment from the great oeuvre of Imi Knoebel: 1989. A year of upheavals. The year that brought the fall of the Wall.

 From 1988, Knoebel was working on a new series of works, the “Schattenräume” (“Shadow Spaces”). Five of these works created until 1989 were called by the artist—the title adhering to the chronology—“Schattenraum 1–5.” To the two subsequent “Schattenräume 6 and 7,” Knoebel gave a new thematic title: “daß die Geschichte zusammenbleibt” (“So That History Remains Together”).

 Thirty years later, this publication is presenting “daß die Geschichte zusammenbleibt – Schattenraum 6” in the context of this important group of works; it looks back at Knoebel’s early oeuvre and to works that give evidence of the artist’s concise realization of his pictorial concept. (Carsten Ahrens)

Boltanski's memorial at the World Heritage site Völklingen Ironworks, Saarbrücken, Germany​
Christian Boltanski: The forced laborers - Site of remembrance in the Völklinger Hütte
1 November 2018

Christian Boltanski created a memorial dedicated to the people subjected to forced labor in the mines, huts and factories of the Saarland region during the Second World War. His memorial is installed in the Völklingen Ironworks, declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1994. 

Boltanski's memorial intends to keep alive the memory of more than 12.000 people from different nations, who were brought to the Völklinger Hütte to work under discriminatory and inhuman conditions, causing the death of more than 260 foreign laborers. His installation, 'Die Zwangsarbeiter - Erinnerungsort in der Völklinger Hütte', represents an archive of memories, a room filled with countless archive boxes and a pile of black used clothes at its center.  Accompanied by sound, the whispered names of the forced laborers resound from all corners of the room. In the 800 square meter ore shed of the Völklinger Hütte, Christian Boltanski has further grouped 91 lockers from all parts of the Ironworks site into a large installation, out of which spoken memories of former ironworkers reverberate. 

Boltanski's work is a continuous confrontation with the cruelties of the last century. The Holocaust, the passage of time, the human attempt to forget and to be forgotten, but also his own past and childhood, are central themes of the artist's work.

Sean Scully awarded honorary doctorate from Newcastle University
The ceremony will take place 13 July at Newcastle University
13 July 2018
Christian Boltanski receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Bologna
The ceremony will take place on Friday, 11 May at 4.30 pm in the Aula Magna die Santa Lucia
11 May 2018
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