Figure & Vessel

12.03.2015 -

It is one of the characteristics of BURG, that in the course of its shifting history, seldom meant a parting of ways for the there trained and teaching artists – a fork between Fine Arts and Applied Arts.

Instead, interdisciplinarity and an open work atmosphere between all genres made it possible to oscillate between artistic works in the fields of Fine Arts and Design, whereas other places strove for a strict dissociation between the two. The cabinet exhibition "Figure & Vessel" is dedicated to this oscillation between these spheres whose division has been especially characteristic in German-speaking areas.

Works from the collections of the Kunstmuseum and Kulturhistorische Museum Magdeburg that are closely related to BURG exemplarily come together because their creators either were trained or taught themselves at this university. Works by the sculptors Gustav Weidanz, Wilfried Fitzenreiter, Johann-Peter Hinz and Lutz Holland encounter ceramics by Gertraud Möhwald, Antje Scharfe, Ute Brade and Hans-Joachim Schirrmeister. These works from the genres of sculpture, ceramics, and medals came into Magdeburg’s museum collections between the 1960s and the 1990s. The look into art collections of museums is always a glimpse back into history; and in this case, the valid proof of the Burg’s influence for many decades.

Exhibition on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle