Exhibitions - Kunsthalle der Bundesrepublik

VISITE
From Gerhard Richter to Rebecca Horn
Works from the Contemporary Art Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany
11 April - 17 August 2008
An exhibition of the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany in cooperation with the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM).
The exhibition of the contemporary art collection of the Federal Republic of Germany was first shown in Brussels in February 2007 to mark the German EU Council Presidency. The Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany is delighted to be able to present the exhibition in an extended form in Bonn. Visite is an exhibition of contemporary art focusing on three main lines of enquiry: Existence – Space – History. With some sixty outstanding works by, among others, Rebecca Horn, Katharina Sieverding, Gerhard Richter and Wolfgang Tillmans, it presents artistic reflections on the philosophical conditions of human existence. The works cover a wide range of media – from drawing, painting and sculpture to photography and video. The contemporary art collection of the Federal Republic of Germany was launched in 1970 and allows the German government to document important milestones in contemporary art.
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Treasures of a Sacred Mountain
Daigo-ji - the Secret Buddhism in Japan
25 April - 24 August 2008
The Art and Exhibition Hall is pleased to able to present the first-ever exhibition in Germany of the magnificent treasures of the Daigo-ji, one of the most ancient monasteries in Japan. The exhibition consists of some 160 outstanding works, among them large-scale sculptures, valuable paintings and scrolls, exquisite ritual objects, superb calligraphy, historical documents and sutras, the sacred scriptures of Buddhism. The Art and Exhibition Hall has been able to secure the loan of an unprecedented number of works designated as National Treasure or Important Cultural Property. The exhibition introduces the visitor to esoteric Shingon Buddhism, a form of Buddhism particular to Japan, and showcases the fabled Daigo-ji mountain monastery, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Founded in 874 AD, the Daigo-ji south of Kyoto has a history reaching back more than 1100 years and continues to be one of the most influential religious centres and a key pilgrimage site.


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