Julius von Bismarck
The Way We Are
Weserburg Museum für Moderne Kunst
Sep 30, 2023 – Aug 30, 2024
The new hanging of the collection exhibition The Way We Are is now being presented for the fifth time at the Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst. There are many discoveries waiting to be made this time as well, with more than 120 works from 100 artists and artist groups from different times and contexts. Thematic areas extending over 2,500 square meters formulate a multiplicity of different statements from the 1960s to today.
There are spaces devoted to political, contemplative or humanly altered landscapes, to images of Germany, to love in all its clichés, to gender-related or cultural identities, to (post-)colonialism, but also to the concept of painting or to the vertical form. Thus the focus is on art-historical issues as well as on social-political discourses. A basic idea running through the exhibition is the potential of art to develop oppositional points of view onto what is familiar, to adopt surprising perspectives with regard to what links us all, and thereby to offer exciting, unusual, clever, humorous, poetical or merciless foundations for approaching the great issues of our era.