REVIEWS – A Homage

Worpswede contemporary
Exhibition in the Worpswede Kunsthalle
March 18 to May 27, 2018

The spring exhibition in the Worpswede Kunsthalle honors five contemporary artists who have already died and left their mark on the artists' village. Works are shown by the draftsman and caricaturist Hans Georg Rauch (1939-1993), who will remain especially unforgotten for his ZEIT-Zeichen and his sarcastic-witty watercolors.

Tobias Weichberger
(1951-1998) is represented as a representative of the development of new etching techniques with graphics and works from his nude series Meine Madames and Willy Meyer-Osburg (1934-2005) with his color-rich non-figurative compositions.

Peter Zimmermann
(1941-2007) was a critical observer of his environment and focused on human interaction with nature and landscape protection. These themes are the focus of his paintings and etchings.

Also Heini Linkshänder (1938-2012), who is represented with an extensive work in the collections of the Worpswede museums, dealt critically with questions in his works. Similar to Beuys, he sees a social process in art and invites the viewer to dialogue.

Illustration: Heini Linkshänder, Silence around [detail], 2008, 57 x 70 cm, oil on nettle, Collection Worpswede Art Foundation Friedrich Netzel, © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn 2018, photo: © Rüdiger Lubricht / Worpswede Museum Association.