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Cy Twombly at Museum Brandhorst

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Space

Whether public space, private collection or museum—art appears in many places. What role do location and space play in contemporary art? The dimension and nature of the artwork also play a role. What space does a three-dimensional sculpture occupy as opposed to a work on paper or canvas? How does art change space and space change art?

What can a space be and entail?

Does a space need four walls, a solid floor and a secure roof, or do spaces also emerge with fewer or different forms of infrastructure? What and who shapes places and spaces besides physical conditions? What has an effect on them? Art often plays with different facets of spaces and places—as do the following works and artists.

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Cy Twombly, Lepanto Cycle, 2001

The “Lepanto” cycle is one of Cy Twombly’s major works and consists of twelve paintings that are exhibited permanently in a separate room at Museum Brandhorst. Vibrant hues in a br

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Space for art

Create a model exhibition space, analog or digital, for an artwork of your choice.

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Wolfgang Tillmans, Buchholz & Buchholz Installation 1993, 1993

This room represents an exact replica of the Buchholz & Buchholz Gallery, where Wolfgang Tillmans exhibited his photographs in 1993. Here the artist tested a form of presentation i

What kind of space does art occupy?

Do you find art in parks, in schools, on the streets? What do these places have in common and how do they contribute to a different experience of art? Do you know any artists who work in both public spaces and museums? Can different spaces be connected through art?

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Wolfgang Tillmans

was born in Remscheid in 1968. He lives and works alternately in Berlin and London.

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Urban and public!

On the trail of public space - set the scene for your agenda.

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Keith Haring, Untitled (Subway Drawing), 1983

For his “Subway Drawings,” Keith Haring used empty advertising spaces, on whose dark background he drew the outlines of his main motifs in one go with white chalk. On the right sid

How do you feel when you enter a contemporary art museum?

Enter such a museum in your mind. What do you notice about the place? What materials, smells, or sounds? Museums often have unique architecture and furnishings—why do you think that is? What is essential for a contemporary art museum in order for it to function? What does this space enable and what does it exclude?

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Wolfgang Tillmans, Buchholz & Buchholz Installation 1993, 1993

This room represents an exact replica of the Buchholz & Buchholz Gallery, where Wolfgang Tillmans exhibited his photographs in 1993. Here the artist tested a form of presentation i

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Louise Lawler, Plexi (adjusted to fit), 2010/2011

Each of the photographed boxes is covered with a Plexiglas sleeve, protecting it from possible exposure. Louise Lawler’s photograph of packaging is applied as wallpaper in the muse

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Space for art

Create a model exhibition space, analog or digital, for an artwork of your choice.

What does art need or take from space? What does the space give to the artworks?

The interactions of space and art influence our experience of art. Can you remember a situation where each communicated with the other, leaving a strong impression on you? In Museum Brandhorst, one room is dedicated to just twelve specific paintings. Does this moment remind you of another architectural situation?

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Space for art

Create a model exhibition space, analog or digital, for an artwork of your choice.

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Cady Noland, Deep Social Space, 1989

Numerous objects are arranged around three metal scaffolding poles: kettle grill, beer cans, burger buns, American flag, chips and a Marlboro garbage can, plus some insignia of rur

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Cy Twombly, Untitled (Roses), 2008

Dripping, flowing color, energetic yellow-orange-red squiggles combined with delicate, spidery handwriting. Four large-scale roses in bloom fill the wooden panels. Only on closer i

Have you ever thought about “invisible” spaces?

Invisible spaces often become visible, or rather conceivable, through special codes. For example, in the work “Rebecca” (2019) by Lucy McKenzie or in the installation “Deep Social Space” (1989) by US artist Cady Noland. By choosing certain materials or methods, both artists refer to mental, cultural, or political spaces that occur elsewhere spatially, geographically, or historically.

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Puzzling spaces

Create your own invisible rooms with puzzles, symbols and codes.

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Alexandra Bircken

was born in Cologne in 1967.

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Atelier E.B (Lucy McKenzie und Beca Lipscombe), Faux Shop, 2018

“Faux Shop” is a sculptural installation and at the same time a shop window for a fashion collection. The shop window mimics a women's clothing store. Lucy McKenzie painted the mar