Exhibition history

Find all previous exhibitions of the Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken.

Starke Stücke - Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken

Starke Stücke - Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken

Starke Stücke - Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken

The cross-border exhibition project "Starke Stücke" ("Strong Works - Feminism and Geography") focuses on the difference, or more precisely, on sexual, cultural and physical diversity.

With the light and sound spaces by the renowned artist and former professor of the HBKsaar, Christina Kubisch (*born 1948 in Bremen), the Stadtgalerie presents a pioneer of sound art who already received international acclaim in the 1970s with her electronic sound experiments.

IN THE CUT- The Male Body in Feminist Art

Sexuality has played a decisive role in the history of art ab initio. Until the 1970s, it was the male gaze at the female body which informed the politics of these images. In the first feminist examinations of the erotic which followed, woman artists also focused their explorations on their own body.

In recent years, there has been much discussion about the new visibility of death.They are images that cause a shudder to run down our spines, yet, at the same time, leave us feeling indifferent, because ultimately they do not concern us and in doubt serve to confirm the illusion of our own immortality.

‘Crossing’ at Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken is the first major solo exhibition dedicated to the work of German artist Helga Griffiths (b. 1959 in Ehingen/Donau). Her multimedia and multisensory space installations explore the boundaries between art and science. Audience interaction is as important as the site-specific character of these works. 

Contemporary painting from Britain represented by to artistic positions that focus on the imagery of new media and the metropolis. The paintings and objects of Jost Münster (*1968) are abstract, playing at the same time with references to architecture and urban space. Contrarily Paul Morrison’s (*1966) realm of images stems from botanical educational books, comics and childbook illustrations.

Contemporary painting from Britain represented by to artistic positions that focus on the imagery of new media and the metropolis. The paintings and objects of Jost Münster (*1968) are abstract, playing at the same time with references to architecture and urban space. Contrarily Paul Morrison’s (*1966) realm of images stems from botanical educational books, comics and childbook illustrations.

The viewer is confronted with paintings without a canvas, without borders – paintings that she or he can encounter anywhere: on construction sites, in parking lots, in the mountains, or in a Baroque palace such as the Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken.

Sound, its sculptural staging, and an engagement with landscape are among the essential components of his artistic works. The media artist documents places and their histories, political decisions and their consequences, and objects and their significance. 

The Berlin-based Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota (b. 1972 in Osaka) creates capacious installations that surround the public like a mental space.

With Gianfranco Foschino and Moris the Stadtgalerie presents two South American artists whose works not only reflect new tendencies in contemporary art but put a special focus on the extreme living conditions in their home countries.

Mid-February our exhibition program begins with the presentation of two very different artistic stances, both of which are directly related to the spatial environment of the Stadtgalerie.

A thin, blue plastic bag carried away by the wind, a suitcase hidden in the trees, inhabited cardboard boxes squeezed in between walls like nests … moments in time that Katrin Ströbel (*1975 in Pforzheim) records in her drawings and photographs. Moments that confront us with signs of those who – involuntarily – are on a journey.

The Swiss artist Renée Levi (b. 1960 in Istanbul) is known first and foremost for her architecture-related painting. Thus the Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken will also become the site of interventions of paintings and installations that Levi will install in collaboration with the artists‘ group HIGH FIVE

In his conceptual pieces Martin Walde (*1957 in Innsbruck) works with all kinds of media. At the latest with his participation at documenta X (1997) Walde became known to a wider public.

Nezaket Ekici and Shahar Marcus

They are encounters under extreme circumstances: in the Dead Sea, in the desert, underground, as partners, in confrontation, in a fight for survival.

Pia Maria Martin’s artistic work makes time visible. She brings dead things to life and causes her protagonists to execute sometimes absurd choreographies.

Klaus-Martin Treder’s (b. 1961 in Biberach) paintings, objects, and spaces are clever presentations that ironically counteract the medium of painting.

For this German artist with Iranian roots, coming to terms with current political and social issues is the center of her work. 

The photographer Andy Spyra focuses on people and their country, the soil of their culture, and their common surroundings.

Delphine Reist and Laurent Faulon, a husband-and-wife artists from Geneva, ike to intervene in places where others become uncomfortable.

Performance Electrics is opening its first temporary branch in the Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken.

The Stadtgalerie presented the first solo exhibition by Birgit Dieker.