The Lenbachhaus is world renowned for its unrivaled collection of Blue Rider art including works by Marc, Klee, Kandinsky, Münter, and others. In addition to its holdings of Munich School painters, treasures of Art Nouveau, and important examples of New Objectivity, the museum also showcases vital tendencies in international contemporary art and exhibits influential artists working today.
09.03.2021 – 12.09.2021
How to trick painting with its own devices? That is one of the more vexing questions in art. The Rhineland of the 1980s and 1990s, where Michaela Eichwald studied and began working as an artist, is the stomping ground of a generation of artists who addressed this question head-on. They formulated the artistic subject as a comical figure whose pathetic failure—in light of art history and the commodification of contemporary art production—was brought into play in a self-ironic and very visible way. While Eichwald in no way dismisses the art of these peers, in her work no self-referential artist ego appears nor is the compromised role of painting in highly commercialized times negotiated at the pictorial level.
In this first episode of Various Others Stories, Moritz Gaudlitz kicks off the 2021 edition of VARIOUS OTHERS with speaking to Stephanie Weber, curator for contemporary art at Lenbachhaus München, about the museum's current exhibition of Michaela Eichwald.