(Images of Humanity)
What images do we make of other people? What do they tell us? How do we confront them? How do we position ourselves in relation to them based on their gender, skin color, language, nationality? The exhibition Menschenbilder (Images of Humanity) with works from the fields of painting, sculpture, video, photography and drawing and drawing by twelve artists from ten nations are all donations. All of them are donations and new acquisitions from the last two years. They enable dialogues between the most diverse identities and sensitivities across continents and times. and sensitivities, provide insights into fates or moments of happiness.
All the photographs, drawings, paintings, sculptures, and a video installation on view in the exhibition have been added to the collection of the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg as acquisitions or donations in 2019 and 2020 and also expand the collection to include further non-European and female positions. The spectrum of the theme of “images of humanity,” which has been a focal point of the collection since the museum’s founding, with key works by Christian Boltanski, Beat Streuli, and Cindy Sherman, is thus meaningfully complemented and continued with contemporary works.
Eija-Liisa Ahtila (*1959), Ute Behrend (*1961), Serge Attukwei Clottey (*1985), Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques (*1983), François Jacob (*1976), Clemens Kalischer (1921–2018), Christian Keinstar (*1975), Rebecca Lewis (*1970), Anna Malagrida (*1970), Otto Piene (1928–2014), Tejal Shah (*1979), Antanas Sutkus (*1939)