19 January to 18 Mai 2014
Soup cans and Marilyn Monroe, album covers and the assassination of John F. Kennedy: Andy Warhol is one of the most important exponents of Pop Art, and he was the artist who rendered social themes, daily media and mass products presentable as art. He confronted observers with familiar objects snatched from an artificial, consumption-oriented and superficial world.
The use of the new technique of screenprinting used in advertising offered him unlimited possibilities and characterised the inherent aesthetics of his images, along with their high recognition factor. Interpreting everyday objects artistically and producing en masse – Warhol created symbols and icons that assert the same level of mesmerisation today.
The O. Collection
The art collection of the City of Oberhausen
2 February to 21 April 2014
The unusual and heterogeneous collection of the former municipal art gallery is to be put on display and presented again in a highly individual way. These art treasures reflect collecting history and also the possibilities of collecting in the (industrial) Ruhr Region following WW II.
In a presentation dedicated to confrontation and also to the process of coming together, painting and graphic arts come face to face.
As well as famous names such as Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Raoul Dufy, Massimo Campigli or Pierre Bonnard apparent mainly in the exhibits of applied art, it is the sheer expanse of the collection in terms of eras and types of media that makes it really worthy of a visit.