Housing four separate collections of art, prints and drawings, architecture and design under one roof, the Pinakothek der Moderne is among Europe’s greatest museums. Its Sammlung Moderne Kunst (Collection of Modern Art) comprises over 20,000 artworks, placing the Pinakothek der Moderne as a leading institution for painting, sculpture, photography and new media in modern and contemporary art.
The exhibition of the life work of Belgian painter Raoul De Keyser (1930–2012) at the Pinakothek der Moderne brings together more than 100 paintings, many on public display for the first time, representing all phases of his long career. The works are on loan from around 40 public and private art collections in Europe, China, Japan and the United States. With a lightness of touch and more than a splash of humor, Raoul De Keyser plays with the conventions of art history. This may also be one reason why De Keyser is admired as a “painter’s painter” who continues to inspire subsequent generations of artists. This retrospective is the first major German museum show since the artist’s death.
Raoul De Keyser – Oeuvre
Curated by Bernhart Schwenk.
05/04/19 - 15/09/19
For Various Others, the Sammlung Moderne Kunst is presenting a sound installation by Kalas Liebfried that resonates with the seminal work of Joseph Beuys, followed by an artist talk.
Furthermore, the series Denkraum Deutschland | The Museum as a Place for Political Discussions will include a panel discussion based on the tradition of the participatory spaces set up by Joseph Beuys during the 1977 Documenta.