Wolfsburg

Germany



Address:
Hollerplatz 1

38440
Phone: 0 53 61 26690
Website: http://www.kunstmuseum-wo

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg was planned and opened as a lively and dynamic center for the public presentation of modern and contemporary art. As a cultural and social institution with a mission of information and visual education, the Kunstmuseum is supported by a private foundation.
Its conception, based on a developing permanent collection and an ongoing program of special exhibitions, makes the Kunstmuseum into an open forum rich in contrasts, echoes, and cadences. This is no hermetically enclosed temple of the Muses. The major strands of its work connect with aspects of life in the modern industrial city of Wolfsburg, home to a world-class corporation: themes of modernity, urban living, internationalism, quality, and variety of form.
The wide scope of the exhibition program covers presentations of the classics of Modernism together with internationally established contemporaries and younger, innovative artists. Equal emphasis is assigned to traditional and new media in visual art. The permanent collection specializes in a select range of positions within contemporary art.


 Permanent Collection Highlights (5)

 Click on the images to enlarge



Permanent Collection

The collection of the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is one of Germany's newest museum collections of contemporary art, and it is as young as the building that contains it.
When the first work in the collection, the sculpture Tavola by Mario Merz, was acquired in 1993, its arrival constituted a statement of policy both for the collection and for the Kunstmuseum. The piece consists of a table laid with fruit and vegetables; its spiral form is a metaphor of growth and evolution. It is a central work of Arte Povera, the movement which, with Minimal Art and Conceptual Art, marks the chronological starting-point from which the collection has been developed. Younger artistic positions follow up theses developments.
From the start, the Kunstmuseum has been run in terms of the polarity between temporary exhibitions and the permanent collection.
In building up the collection, and in presenting it to the public, the principal goal has been to offer the public a long-term dialogue with contemporary works of art and to convey a sense of the growth of the collection itself.
The virtue of contemporary art as the theme of a collection is that it picks up on the issues of contemporary life, responds to them, and poses its own questions in relation to the ever more complex structures of reality. Contemporary art is a unique instrument of understanding: one that finds an appropriate home in a town devoted - as Wolfsburg is - to high technology and mass production.


Exhibitions

Prazision und Wahnsinn
03.03.07 - 24.06.07

Douglas Gordon
Between Darkness and Light
21.04.07 - 12.08.07


Previous Exhibitions

09.09.06 - 04.02.07
Lee Miller: Photographs 1930 - 1970

01.04.06 - 10.09.06
ArchiSculpture: Dialogues between Architecture and Sculpture from the 18th Century to the Present Day

28.02.06 - 13.08.06
Searching for Traces: remembering and forgetting in works of contemporary art

05.11.05 - 19.02.06
Harmonie Eberhard Havekost

15.10.05 - 05.02.06
Hussein Chalayan

25.08.05 - 26.02.06
Hotel X: A project to accompany the exhibition Generation X

08.07.05 - 19.02.06
Generation X: Young Art from the Collection

21-05-2005 - 31-07-2005
Phaenography: Zaha Hadid's architectural sculpture viewed through the lens

19.02.05 - 05.06.05
James Rosenquist: Retrospektive

16.12.2004 - 20.02.2005
Minimal Concepts

09.10.04 - 09.01.05
The Chinese: Photography and Video from China

04.09.04 - 28.11.04
Francis Alÿs: Walking Distance from the Studio

29.05.04 - 05.09.04
Olafur Eliasson: Your Lighthouse. Works with light 1991 - 1994




Cost

Admission: € 6,-
Concessions: € 3,-
Family ticket: € 12,-
Annual ticket: € 30,-
Groups of 12 persons or more: € 3,- per person


Opening hours

Wednesday - Sunday: 11.00 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday: 11.00 am - 8.00 pm
Monday: closed


Getting there

Location Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Germany
The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is located centrally within Germany between Hanover and Berlin. The next airport is in Hanover-Langenhagen. Wolfsburg is connected to the Cologne - Hanover - Berlin trainline and can be comfortably reached from Berlin or Hannover with the high speed train ICE.
The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is the gate to the city and is situated in the heart of Wolfsburg.
Take Autobahn A2, Hannover/Berlin, to Wolfsburg interchange. Follow A39 for Wolfsburg to exit marked 'Wolfsburg'. Go straight ahead to the city centre and you cannot miss the impressive building made of glass and steel at the Southern end of the pedestrian mall.

By car
Take Autobahn A2, Hanover/Berlin, to Wolfsburg interchange. Follow A39 for Wolfsburg to exit marked "Wolfsburg". Straight ahead on a dual road (Braunschweiger Strasse) to an intersection with an Esso service station on one side and a Holiday Inn Hotel on the other. Go straight across and immediately turn right into underground parking. Please follow the signs indicating 'Kunstmuseum'. The escalator leads straight to the museum entrance.

By train
Wolfsburg is connected to the Cologne - Hanover - Berlin trainline and can be comfortably reached from Berlin or Hanover with the high speed train ICE. There is another connection via Braunschweig. If you are looking for connections or would like to reserve tickets and seats, it is possible to do so online at www.bahn.de.
The Kunstmuseum is located within a walking distance of 20 min. following Porschestrasse, which begins in proximity to the train station.

By plane
The next airport is Hannover-Langenhagen. The Airport Bus will take yo...+ [ Read all ]


Facilities

"Awilon", the Museum's restaurant, offers light meals throughout the day; fresh salads, meat or fish, delicious desserts, choice wines by the glass. Open on Tuesday and Friday until 11 p.m., the other days except Monday until 6 p.m.

Opening Hours Restaurant Awilon
Tuesday - Friday 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday closed


Museum internal and external photos (1)

Click on the images to enlarge



Adults

Guided tours in English and French for the current exhibitions can be arranged.


Membership

A museum needs friends and patrons who closely associate themselves with the museum and its programme. Only that way can it become an active component of the cultural life of a town and a region. Already three months before the opening of the museum the friends association was brought into being.
The members of the friends association are offered preferential treatment. They can visit the museum as often as they wish free of charge.They have the opportunity of previewing the exhibitions before they are opened to the public. They regularly receive information about the museum’s activities and are invited to interesting events.They can buy all articles on sale in the museum’s shop at reduced prices. What is more the friends association undertake trips to well-known exhibitions in other places, going on town tours visiting museums and ateliers. This wide variety of offers gives you the possibility of understanding modern and contemporary art and the international exhibition work better. Many people interested in art, not only from Wolfsburg and the region, but also from different parts of Germany, have decided to join the museum’s friends association (Freundeskreis des Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg e.V.).

Telefon: 05361/266919


Venue hire

The restaurant Awilon offers different events throughout the year.
Please contact us for further information under
phone: +49 5361 2 55 99 or
e-mail: walino@kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de