Press release: opening 05/25/2019

Press Release


Grafikstiftung Neo Rauch
Opening: 25 May 2019 | as of 4:00 p.m.
Exhibition: 26 May 2019 – 3 May 2020

Hans Aichinger | Mamma Andersson | Tilo Baumgärtel | Michaël Borremans | Sebastian Burger | Robert Crumb | Marcel Dzama | Hartwig Ebersbach |  Rosa Loy | Kerry James Marshall | Jonathan Meese | Jockum Nordström | Neo Rauch | David Schnell | Kristina Schuldt | Sebastian Speckmann | Michael Triegel | Luc Tuymans | Rose Wylie | Lisa Yuskavage

We are happy to announce the 8th exhibition at the Grafikstiftung Neo Rauch opening on
25 May 2019. The exhibition with the title DAS KOLLEGIUM is bringing together
primarily graphic works by 19 international artists born between 1934 and 1982, friends and
companions of Neo Rauch whom the artist invited to take part in this group presentation.
The German word “Kollegium” can be translated as a group of colleagues operating in the
same job or office, faculty or team. The “colleagues” in the exhibition are all linked through
their profession as artists, but there are further network-like connections between them by
way of Neo Rauch’s biography.

The links go back to when Neo Rauch studied at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig.
among them his companions from the academy, Hans Aichinger and Michael Triegel as well
as Hartwig Ebersbach, who taught there when Neo Rauch began to study painting.
The Baumwollspinnerei in Leipzig represents another connection. It is home to Neo
Rauch’s Gallery EIGEN + ART, and many of the artists included in the exhibition have
their studios there, such as Tilo Baumgärtel, David Schnell, Kristina Schuldt, Sebastian
Burger as well as Hans Aichinger, Michael Triegel and Neo Rauchs wife, the artist Rosa

A longstanding collaboration with the New York-based gallery David Zwirner has extended
Neo Rauch’s circle of colleagues and friends to include international artists such as Mamma
Andersson, Michaël Borremans, Marcel Dzama, Kerry James Marshall, Jockum Nordström,
Luc Tuymans, Rose Wylie, Lisa Yuskavage and Robert Crumb.

The exhibition focuses on graphic works, ranging from unique works on paper by Rose
Wylie, drawings by Hartwig Ebersbach, mixed media on paper by Marcel Dzama to various
printing techniques such as lithographs, as in the works of Jonatahan Meese, linocuts by
Sebastian Speckmann, aquatint etchings by David Schnell or polymer engravings by
Sebastian Burger.

Neo Rauch has created two large-format works on paper especially for the exhibition,
among them the title eponymous work Das Kollegium.

In previous exhibitions, works by Neo Rauch already engaged in a dialogue with those by
other artists, including Arno Rink, Karl Bloßfeldt and Rosa Loy.

The upcoming show is the first group exhibition to be presented at the Grafikstiftung since
its foundation. It is kindly supported by the NORD/LB Kulturstiftung.

A press preview will take place on Saturday, 25 May at 2:00 p.m.
Grafikstiftung Neo Rauch
Wilhelmstr. 21-23, 06449 Aschersleben
Tel.: +49(0)3473-9149344

Christiane Wisniewski

Leo und Wolf
Kommunikation, Text und Redaktion
Corinna Wolfien: +49 (0) 1755676046

Das Kollegium
Opening: Saturday, 25 May 2019, 4 p.m.
Exhibition: 26 May 2019 – 3 May 2020
Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday, February through October, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
November through January 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: 4 EUR, reduced: 2.50 EUR, groups of 10 persons or more 2.50 EUR, reduced: 2
EUR, free admission for visitors under the age of 18.

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