Collection Exhibition

21.05.2020 -

The German word Partitur derived from the Italian word Partitura, meaning partition, devision. The word is usually used in music, where the individual voices of a composition are recorded in the respective scores (Partitur).

In this exhibition, this, figuratively, stands for works of art that are similarly divided into compositions and created in a coordinated manner. This mode can be found in individual and compound works, often characterising image series and cycles.

The artists in this exhibition show a wide range of distinctive signatures and styles - between gestural open expressions and geometrically disciplined formations. However, despite the individual means of expression (e.g. through lines, colours, geometries, symbols etc.) they all have in common that they are subject to elementary order systems. In the 20th century, artists found new ways of combining art from elementary, often abstract forms, in a new and complex way in order to establish an unused visual language beyond existing traditions. The artists direct us less to what we perceive in a piece of art, but rather how we perceive.

The broad selection of these works has a common background. Almost all of them come from the collection of the Kunstmuseum Magdeburg and attest to the collection growth in recent years. Many of the works are donations, for example from Ingvilt Goetz, Munich, Eva-Maria Fruhtrunk, Paris, Ann Holyoke-Lehmann, Berlin, Jörn Merkert, Spatzenhausen, Gerlinde and Hans-Dieter Harig, Hanover, purchases by Freunde und Förderer des Kunstmuseums or permanent loans from the State of Saxony-Anhalt and the Stiftung Kunst und Kultur der Stadtsparkasse Magdeburg.

Artists: Martin Assig, Horst Bartnig, Irma Blank, Eberhard Blum, Heinz Breloh, Ludwig Ehrler, Ruth Francken, Günter Fruhtrunk, Hermann Glöckner, Wieland Krause, Edda Renouf