The Georg Kolbe Museum: 18 May – 15 September
Haus am Waldsee: 18 May – 1 September
The Georg Kolbe Museum and Haus am Waldsee present Lynn Chadwick - Beasts of the Times, a major retrospective of the artist held in two parts. The first museum exhibition of the sculptor in Germany, Lynn Chadwick - Beasts of the Times features range of drawings and graphic works as well as extensive archive material.
The exhibition at Kolbe Museum focuses in particular on Beasts, hybrid creatures assembled from animal, human and architectonic elements. Through the juxtaposition of Chadwick's sculptures, models and drawings, the exhibition delves deep into the conception of the series.
The exhibition at Haus am Waldsee explores Chadwick's practice in relation to the practice of German sculptors Hans Uhlmann and Katja Strunz. Like Chadwick, Hans Uhlmann worked in the technical field before World War II. He had studied in Berlin to become an engineer. After the war, the self-taught artist dedicated himself completely to sculpture, launching an international career in the recently founded Federal Republic of Germany. Katja Strunz belongs to the generation that could be the grandchildren of these acclaimed sculptors-engineers. The motif of folding, which Strunz has produced since the early 2000s in metal and found objects, is comparable to the works of Chadwick and Uhlmann.
The accompanying catalogue is the first comprehensive publication on Chadwick's oeuvre in the German-speaking world, and considers his work in the context of German sculpture after the Second World War.
The exhibition will travel to the Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg from 29 February – 26 July 2020.