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New Exhibition

Beate Kuhn. Ceramic Works from the Freiberger Collection
July 14, 2017 until November 19, 2017

Pinakothek der Moderne | Die neue Sammlung

With her unmistakable style and inexhaustible imagination, Beate Kuhn (1927-2015) is one of the most important German ceramic artists of the post-war era. Starting with ceramic for kitchen uses, she gradually moved on to produce sculpted vessels that reflect her critical inquiry into the oeuvres of both Joan Miró and Paul Klee. The end of the 1950s saw Beate Kuhn already fully committed to creating art. Her pieces were assembled from rotating parts and boasted a colored glaze, illustrating how this highly recognized international artist developed art using genuine pottery means and techniques.
Mannheim-based architect Klaus Freiberger has established a unique collection, featuring about 190 pieces from all the different periods of her work. We owe him and his generosity the fact that Die Neue Sammlung can call this impressive body of work her own – and thus for the first time is able to present these impressive pieces of this great ceramic artist to the visitors of the Pinakothek der Moderne.

Fig.: Beate Kuhn. Spoon object, 1975, stoneware. Photo: A. Laurenzo.


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