Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop and VAN HAM Art Estate present "Sarah Schumann - "Blickreisen" to the East. Paintings and drawings"

From 13 April to 23 June 2024, the Ahrenshoop Art Museum is presenting the exhibition "Sarah - "Blickreisen" to the East. Paintings and Drawings", curated by Katrin Arrieta. This catalogue presents the carefully curated selection of paintings and works on paper that will be on display and for sale during the exhibition.

VAN HAM Art Estate has represented the artistic estate of the German artist since 2018. Further information on the VAN HAM Art Estate can be found on the official homepage.

Sarah Schumann is considered an important representative of post-war modernism and explores the significant concepts of "horror and beauty" in her figurative works, portraits of women and landscape paintings. In the oral history project "Café Deutschland", the Städel Museum in Frankfurt am Main counts Sarah Schumann among the 73 most important protagonists of the art scene in West Germany from 1960 onwards. Her poetic paintings capture the view of human existence and its surroundings. Her international travels in Europe, Russia, Africa and India are also reflected in the choice of motifs in her works.

Her early work consists of expressive black and white collages that deal with the themes of femininity, injury, war, history and landscape and reflect her childhood during the Second World War and her youthful experiences in the post-war period. In the 1970s, Sarah Schumann further developed the image of the woman as the central subject of her collages. The women depicted are from her personal circle in Berlin, especially her partner Silvia Bovenschen.

International trips for the Goethe-Institut took the artist to India and Kenya in the mid and late 1980s. She also travelled to the Italian capital Rome, which she had already become acquainted with in 1978 through her scholarship at the Villa Massimo. At the same time, Schumann travelled to the GDR and later to the new German states, where she artistically captured places of remembrance, often based on Theodor Fontane's travelogues. From 1992, regular visits to Poland, the Czech Republic and Russia followed, where she also combined motifs of landscape and architecture with the Western icons Marilyn Monroe and Silvia Bovenschen.

From the late 1990s and 2000s, Schumann travelled to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and painted the characteristic landscapes of the Baltic Sea. In his paintings and drawings, Schumann immortalised places such as the coasts and chalk cliffs of Rügen, the white houses in Heiligendamm and the island of Vilm with its nature reserve.

With the exhibition "Blickreisen" ("Journeys to the East"), whose title is a quote from her partner Silvia Bovenschen, Sarah Schumann's work is being shown for the first time in a region that gave the painter and draughtswoman considerable inspiration.

"Sarah Schumann - "Blickreisen" to the East. Paintings and drawings", curated by Katrin Arrieta at the Ahrenshoop Art Museum 

Exhibition duration
13 April to 23 June 2024

12 April 2024, at 6 pm with a
Welcome by Martin Granderath | Director Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop
Introduction by Dr Renate Goldmann (Director Van Ham Art Estate) and Dr Katrin Arrieta (Curator Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop)
Music by Triono, Lydia Kraus (piano) & Norbert Böhme (percussion))

Exhibition venue:
Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop
Weg zum Hohen Ufer 36
18347 Ahrenshoop

Opening hours
Tue to Sun 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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