Invitation to a Virtual Excursion:

The Picasso Connection: The Artist and his Gallerist – an exhibition at Bremen Kunsthalle

Wednesday 23.6. 17.00 – 18.00 hrs (CET - local time Paris / Berlin)

The Kunsthalle Bremen holds one of the most important collections of Pablo Picasso’s printed works in Germany. Like no other artist of the twentieth century, Picasso embraced the diversity of graphic techniques and substantially expanded them through artistic variation and experimentation. For the first time, this exhibition presented the whole breadth of the out-standing holdings of prints and drawings in the Kunsthalle Bremen and examines the unique history of the collection. We take an online view into this show!

The Bremen Kunsthalle was one of the first German museums to purchase works, including paintings, by this artist after 1945. The acquisitions came about through the efforts of the Bremen art dealer Michael Hertz, who was the exclusive representative of Picasso’s printed works in Germany – a visionary at a time when Picasso’s work was still controversial. With his fine-tuned instincts, Hertz placed the works on the market and in important exhibitions – such as the documenta III in 1964. Thanks to his dedication, museums and collectors soon also coveted Picasso’s works. The Kunsthalle rapidly expanded its holdings of Picasso prints to create one of the most extensive collections in Germany at the time. It gave the museum its modern face, a reputation which continues to this day. Especially Picasso’s large and colourful lithographs and linocuts inspired numerous artists and breathed new life into these media.

Diakonisches Werk Bremen is a regional welfare association which takes part in several European partnerships and initiatives, among them INTERREG “I2I” or the Erasmus+ partnership “Collaborative Economy without Barriers”. Its initiative “Dia and Konie’s Virtual Excursion Club” (designed and promoted during the INTERREG partnership from Isolation to Inclusion I2I) invites you to online events and get to know the participants from other countries and people from Bremen who are happy to use their language capacities.

The tour takes place at the ZOOM digital platform and is free of charge. We sent out access dates to registered participants some days before the meeting. If you like to join us, just send an email to project coordinator Jürgen Stein with your name and contact dates.

If Pandemia contact restricting rules allow this in your country and place, Dia and Konie Virtual Excursion Club encourages you, if you are the owner of good ICT equipment, to invite or visit someone who does not have access to such means and share the event with her or him.


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