The Museum Bergguen shows from 14th September 2019 the exhibition Pablo Picasso x Thomas Scheibitz. Zeichen Bühne Lexikon as a juxtaposition of works by both artists.
Hardly any other contemporary artist works so multi-layered with set pieces and references from everyday life and art history as Thomas Scheibitz (*1968, Radeberg). His dense paintings and shadowy sculptures can be understood as free montages of reality. They appear as complex image or object memories in which the visual culture of life has inscribed itself, strongly condensed formally by the artist. The influence of Pablo Picasso and Cubism is unmistakable.
With this exhibition, the Museum Berggruen, dedicated to Picasso’s art and his time, draws an arc from Classical Modernism to contemporary art. With about 45 works, it becomes clear that Picasso and Scheibitz do not share the same motifs, but a similar artistic attitude. Both see their work as an open process that constantly leads to new variants and updates of the solutions already found. Nothing remains static here. Both artists simultaneously adhere to the fundamental idea of image and sculpture. The exhibition is conceived as a direct juxtaposition of “Picasso – Scheibitz” and an open parcours through the Berggruen Museum.
Pablo Picasso, Dora Maar mit grünen Fingernägeln, 1936, Öl auf Leinwand, 65 x 54 cm,
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Museum Berggruen, Foto: Jens Ziehe / ©
Succession Picasso / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
The differences between the subliminally reflected everyday life – old Paris and today’s Berlin – could hardly be greater. All the more striking are formal and content-related parallels, the struggle for credibility or validity – in the face of a fragile, unstable world (even in Picasso’s day).
WHERE? Museum Bergguen, Schloßstraße 1, 14059 Berlin-Charlottenburg
WHEN? Saturday, 14 September 2010 to Sunday, 2nd February 2020
Opening hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 10 am – 6 pm, Sat + Sun 11 am – 6 pm, Ticket office closing time and last admission 30 minutes before closing of the museum.
Pablo Picasso x Thomas Scheibitz. Zeichen Bühne Lexikon | Museum Berggruen | ART at Berlin