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Museum - Modern art in a historical building

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Friday - Sunday and public holidays: 11 am - 5 pm
Monday - Thursday (except on public holidays): closed

Museum Art.Plus

Museumsweg 1
78166 Donaueschingen
+49 771 8966890
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19 AprilMuseum Art.Plus invites you to discover contemporary art in the setting of a beautifully refurbished neoclassical building located in the immediate vicinity of the source of the Danube and the palace gardens. Showcasing a wide range of current artistic practices, the museum offers a fascinating and varied insight into the international contemporary art scene. In addition and parallel to a large annual group exhibition, it presents up to three smaller exhibitions and actively promotes outstanding regional artists.

Away from the frenzied pace of the contemporary art world, Museum Art.Plus with its exhibitions and coordinated programme of events – concerts and performances, films, artists’ talks, workshops and regular guided tours – is an attractive platform for cultural exchange in the region and beyond.

Current exhibitions:

17 February 2019 - 19 April 2020

Museum Art.Plus devotes its big annual exhibition to all things automobile. No other high-tech consumer good has ever been subject to a comparable degree of mythologization. Artistic engagement with cars is almost as old as the car itself. Cars polarise; as an explosive political and social issue, they have always exercised the creative imagination of artists. At the same time, the car remains a symbol of freedom, mobility and adventure - an object of desire and a fetish.
Museum Art.Plus presents works by international artists who focus on the car and speed. Complementing the display is a group of legendary sports cars that will make the hearts of car enthusiasts skip a beat.

 Stefan Rohrer, Helios, 2013, © Museum Art.Plus     Friedemann Flöther, Pole positions, 2005, © Museum Art.Plus

Dario Escobar, Turbulence IV, 2008, © Museum Art.Plus

24 November 2019 - 21 June 2020
Ariane Faller I Mateusz Budasz
(in the 2-RAUM of the Museum Art.Plus)
In their interventions, Ariane Faller (b.1978) and Mateusz Budasz (b.1979) respond to existing spatial structures and scrutinise them, using everyday materials.

Wooden pallets, roof battens or folding trestles, which they combine with modular cardboard boxes and chipboard as well as knit fabric and photographs, thematise the nature, atmosphere and history of these spaces. The questioning of boundaries, of clear-cut classifications and definitions of painting, drawing, sculpture and objects is at the heart of the artists' creative practice.
Under the heading "Pedoni" (Pedestrians), Faller and Budasz wittily allude not only to a photograph and the colour of Italian scaffolding but also to our current major exhibition "Vollgas - Full Speed" and the movement of visitors as they contemplate the sprawling installation in their own exhibition.

Ariane Faller und Mateusz Budasz, power plant, 2019, Installation im Kunstverein Nürtingen, Foto: Faller/Budasz

18 February 2018 - 19 April 2020
Pierre Soulages (Special display in the extension of Museum Art.Plus)

Museum Art.Plus is presenting a selection of works by the French painter Pierre Soulages (*1919 Rodez, FR) in its modern extension.
Soulages one of the leading international abstract artists and one of the last living members of a generation that redefined modern art after the end of the Second World War. The colour black has always been central to his creative practice.
"Pour moi, le noir, c'est un excès, une passion." - "For me, black is an excess, a passion," the artist sums up his obsession with his favourite colour. Since the end of the 1970s, Soulages has been painting only monochrome black canvases. He refers to them as "Outrenoirs" (beyond black). Their densely impastoed, surfaces - part glossy, part matte - are structured and enlivened by deep diagonal, vertical and horizontal lines and furrows. The way these enter into a fascinating and ever-changing dialogue with the light bears out the artist's contention that for him black is a colour of light.

Pierre Soulages © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

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