AH-2668 (detail: Tizian), 2010


17 October 2010 to 9 January 2011 – The Ernst Barlach Haus
Tizian, Rembrandt, Leonardo Spezial Automatic

Mirages in oil on canvas, plants made of police uniforms and barbed wire, landscapes on tin cans – since the 1990s Peter Rösel (*1966) has been known for a sensually unsettling art of collision, abeyance and shift of emphasis.

The Ernst Barlach Haus is now showing paintings, sculptures and videos by the Berlin-based artist and professor at the Weißensee School of Art. Central to the exhibition are installations, specially created for the museum, and a new work group: television cabinets from the 1950s and 60s – massive furniture with old-master brand names like “Tizian” or “Rembrandt” – display a surprising inner life.

The Ernst Barlach Haus, which opened in 1962 as a private museum, is located in Jenischpark, one of the most beautiful landscape gardens in Hamburg. Attractively embedded in the spacious site on the banks of the River Elbe, the modern, light-flooded museum building houses a unique collection. Numerous key works by the expressionist sculptor, graphic artist and writer Ernst Barlach (1870–1938) are on view here, among them nearly a third of his precious wood sculptures.

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