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Chaïm Soutine. Against the Tide

The exhibition is dedicated to the outstanding work of Chaïm Soutine (1893–1943). His expressive works show shaky landscapes, slaughtered animals and people on the lowest rungs of society who were his models: Pages, chambermaids, cooks, altar boys.

His paintings focus on the existential and vulnerable dimension of existence and are, at the same time, pure artistic experiments. The monographic exhibition concentrates on the artist’s early masterpieces and focuses on the series that he made between 1919 and 1925.

Curator: Nina Zimmer

Cooperation: The exhibition is a collaboration between the Kunstmuseum Bern, K20, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek/Copenhagen.
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Chaïm Soutine, Le boeuf écorché, um 1925, Öl auf Leinwand, 72.5 x 49.9 cm, Kunstmuseum Bern, Legat Georges F. Keller 1981
Opening: Chaïm Soutine. Against the Tide

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Amy Sillman, Duel, 2011, Öl auf Leinwand, 300 x 214 cm, Courtesy the artist and Thomas Dane London
Opening: Amy Sillman: Oh Clock!

Amy Sillman (*1955) is an important voice in American painting and has since the 1990s consistently interrogated the medium in a trans-disciplinary approach through drawing, printing, writing, object ...