Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop

Exhibitions & Museums


April 28 to September 1, 2024

Sabine Funke, ohne Titel, 2007, Acrylfarbe auf MDF© Sabine Funke und VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024 / Photo: Peter Gwiazda

In the spring and summer of 2024, the Josef Albers Museum will present its own art collection in its award-winning extension, alongside the works of Josef Albers. After a first major retrospective last year, this exhibition will present selected artists in a more comprehensive way. Ulrich Erben, Pia Fries, Sabine Funke and Raimund Girke will each show larger collections in specially equipped artists' rooms, thanks in part to new donations or selected loans. In addition, other works by Aurélie Nemours, Tobias Pils, Ricardo Saro and Jesús Rafael Soto, among others, will be on display, some of which have never been shown before, attesting to the Bottrop Museum's intensive exhibition and collecting activities in recent decades:


Carlos Cruz-Diez, Ulrich Erben, Pia Fries, Sabine Funke, Raimund Girke, Walter Leblanc, Aurélie Nemours, Tobias Pils, Ricardo Saro, Jesus Rafael Soto, Klaus Staudt, Hans Steinbrenner

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Farbaddition B, 1988, Siebdruck auf Karton© Carlos Cruz-Diez /Photo: Peter Gwiazda

Catherine Cramer. The long goodbye

April 28 to June 30, 2024

The Josef Albers Museum is showing the first major institutional solo exhibition of works by Catherina Cramer (*1988), winner of the "Catalogues for Young Artists" award from the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation. Titled "The Long Goodbye," the artist critically examines the historical and social dimensions of illness within patriarchal health regimes and intensely reflects on concepts such as self-care and resilience, which have taken on a new topicality, not least in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic:

Photo below or right: Catherina Cramer, You Don't Want to Know, 2024,digital Collage © Catherina Cramer

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