Selected positions around the work of Prof. Thomas Rug

This exhibition attempts to depict the astounding breadth of the teaching of Thomas Rug, now Emeritus Professor of Graphics at Burg Giebichenstein, Kunsthochschule Halle. Technically and conceptually highly divergent strategies of more than 40 artistic personalities, whose path was guided in one way or another by a seminal school, are exchanged in this exhibition. Fine observations, kopfkino, abstract investigations, gruff stagings, borrowings from high-, pop- and everyday culture make loud or soft Rabatz. Hardly practiced techniques are ventilated contemporary. The future is the new thing, so also for Thomas Rug.

Participating artists: Rawad Atfeh, Anne Baumann, Franca Bartholomäi, Caterina Behrendt, Oliver Bekiersz, Florian Bielefeldt, Steffen Braumann, Sarah Deibele, Nicolas Engele, Nikolaus Fasslrinner, Mattes Fischer, Rüdiger Franke, Marc Fromm, Jay Gard, Tobias Gellscheid, Jana Gunstheimer, Claas Gutsche, Katrin Hanusch, Sebastian Harwardt, Philipp Haucke, Hartmut Kiewert, Ilko Koestler, Tobias Köbsch, Sophie Kurzer, Christine Matzke, Paul Arne Meyer, Christoph Meißner, Niklas Müller, Sara Möbius, Tayou Mori, Sebastian Nebe, Dirk Neumann, Wieland Payer, Thomas Rabisch, Franz Rentsch, Frank Petzold, Torsten Enzio Richter, Thomas Rug, Alexander Schellbach, Martin Schuster, Paul Sörgel, Regina Stiegeler, Bianca Strauch, Nick Teplov, Tobias Teschner, Marianne Thurm, Christian Weihrauch, Paul Werner, Ulrike Zabel, Majla Zeneli

The exhibition is curated and organized by Nora Mona Bach and Sebastian Gerstengarbe.

The openig takes place on Friday, 9. August 2019, at 7 pm.

with speeches by:
Manon Bursian (Director of Kunststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt), Prof. Dieter Hofmann (Principal of Burg Giebichenstein), Prof. Christian Weihrauch (Professor for Malerei / Zeichnung / Komposition at HGB Leipzig), Nora Mona Bach & Sebastian Gerstengarbe (Curators of the exhibtition), music by Stanley Brinks & Clemence Freschard (Berlin)

Selected positions around the work of Prof. Thomas Rug
10. August – 2. September 2019
Opening hours: Wed – Sun dnd Holydays 2 – 6 pm
Kunststiftung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt
Neuwerk 11
06108 Halle (Saale)

(in german language)

Thursday, July 18, 7 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition
with Dr. Ralf F. Hartmann, Dr. Kathrin Herrmann and Hartmut Kiewert

Thursday, August 8, 7 pm
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with Melanie Bujok, Hartmut Kiewert and Dr. Friederike Schmitz

Thursday, August 15, 7 pm
Panel: Animal Turn in the Art World
with Alicja Czupryk, Hartmut Kiewert and Dr. Jessica Ullrich

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