November 04th 2022 until March 5th, 2023 |
Since 4 November, the Küppersmühle Museum has been presenting the painter Martin Assig (*1959) in the comprehensive, retrospective show Weil ich Mensch bin.
The examination of existence – of the being of the individual as well as the conditions of our society – is a central component in the work of Martin Assig (*1959). His works are about lust for life, the finiteness of life, his own experiences of threat, but also about resilience.
Ten thematic focal points guide visitors through the approximately 400 works in the exhibition, which features numerous large-format panel paintings as well as multi-part series of small-format works on paper from the 1990s to the present day. Their titles – Auraautoren, Erzählung am Boden, Kleid, Schmerz, Seelen, St. Paul, Tuschen, Übungen zur Verwunderung, Wasser and Vorrat. Welt – provide information about the artistic development and narrative strands in Martin Assig’s work.
Using the technique of encaustic, wax painting, tempera colours and currently acrylic paintings, the artist creates his very own aesthetic. Poetically and atmospherically dense, she finds expression in abstract works as well as in those in which the figurative remains recognisable, but above all in the cycles created over the last twenty years, in which motif and writing share the pictorial space.
Workshop on the temporary exhibition “Martin Assig – Weil ich mensch bin”.
for young people and school classes (secondary level 1 and 2)
In reference to the method of the “Chinese basket” by Heiderose Hildebrand, the exhibition “Martin Assig – Weil ich Mensch bin” is explored with everyday objects. In group work and dialogue, individual works of art are examined more closely.
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Workshop duration 60 or 90 minutes
Abb.: (above) Martin Assig, Erfüllung, 2021, Enkaustik, Tempera, Papier auf Holz, 210 x 150 cm, Courtesy the artist / (unten) Martin Assig, Ozean, 2003, Enkaustik auf Holz, 3-teilig, Gesamtmaß, 220 x 434 cm, MKM Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg, Sammlung Ströher // beide Werke: © Martin Assig und VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022