Exhibition history

Find all previous exhibitions of the Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken.

Natascha Sadr Haghighian shows multimedia installations, video and audio works as well as drawings, some of which directly link to the artist's installation in the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2019.

Florian Huth (*1980 in Saarbrücken) investigates artistic ability and success. For his diploma, he copied selected works by artists who were ranked ahead of him in the Artfacts ranking.

The illustrator Joni Majer (*1985 in Berlin) lives and works in Saarbrücken. In her drawings she expresses complicated things as simply and clearly as possible, in black and white.

It has been one year since the racist attack in Hanau. In commemoration of the victims, the artist Natascha Sadr Haghighian illuminated the boxes in the courtyard of the Stadtgalerie with the names of the victims of right-wing terror in Germany. The 21 boxes are illuminated by spectral colors and each bears a name in white lettering. They form a luminous colored band on the wall of the courtyard.

Her material is the omnipresent flood of images, both analog and digital. Her tools are scissors and glue. Swiss artist Sabine Hertig (*1982) works in the classic medium of collage, integrating images from conventional print media as well as information from social networks.

Installation view Sabine Hertig, 2020 - ©Sabine Hertig

Installation view Sabine Hertig, 2020 - ©Sabine Hertig

Installation view Sabine Hertig, 2020 - ©Sabine Hertig

Sabine Hertig - Courtyard Installation

Weißt du wie viel, Sternlein stehen?

Newspaper headlines sharpen the content of an article. They are designed to attract our attention in a targeted manner in order to win us over as readers. Sabine Hertig has been collecting text headlines for several years. In the headline collage of 19 original headlines, she assembles the "everyday prose" into a new, open narrative.

IN TRANSIT - Stadtgalerie

IN TRANSIT - Stadtgalerie

IN TRANSIT - Stadtgalerie

IN TRANSIT

'In Transit' is a multidisciplinary presentation that focuses on the tentative, limbo-like experience of living between different cultures, exploring the stories of immigrants who traverse the no-man’s land that exists between home and hope.

Participating artists: Gohar Dashti, Daniel Castro Garcia, Tanya Habjouqa, George Awde, Stefanie Zofia Schulz

With an extreme sensitivity to location and rhythmic potential, Zimoun produces works that evoke control, humor, absence, and nature. Highly ordered systems of movement are derived from simple and low-tech means.

OPHELIA is an interdisciplinary performance that reflects the destruction of nature by refering to literature, art and science. 

Douglas Henderson is a sound artist whose work encompasses all aspects of the medium, from electroacoustic sound compositions to sculptural works and installations. 
 

Parastou Forouhar’s work reflects the encounter between Orient and Occident, between crisis area and comfort zone, between coercive order and cultural freedom.

Starke Stücke - Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken

Starke Stücke - Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken

Starke Stücke - Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken

The cross-border exhibition project "Starke Stücke" ("Strong Works - Feminism and Geography") focuses on the difference, or more precisely, on sexual, cultural and physical diversity.

With the light and sound spaces by the renowned artist and former professor of the HBKsaar, Christina Kubisch (*born 1948 in Bremen), the Stadtgalerie presents a pioneer of sound art who already received international acclaim in the 1970s with her electronic sound experiments.

IN THE CUT- The Male Body in Feminist Art

Sexuality has played a decisive role in the history of art ab initio. Until the 1970s, it was the male gaze at the female body which informed the politics of these images. In the first feminist examinations of the erotic which followed, woman artists also focused their explorations on their own body.

In recent years, there has been much discussion about the new visibility of death.They are images that cause a shudder to run down our spines, yet, at the same time, leave us feeling indifferent, because ultimately they do not concern us and in doubt serve to confirm the illusion of our own immortality.

‘Crossing’ at Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken is the first major solo exhibition dedicated to the work of German artist Helga Griffiths (b. 1959 in Ehingen/Donau). Her multimedia and multisensory space installations explore the boundaries between art and science. Audience interaction is as important as the site-specific character of these works. 

Contemporary painting from Britain represented by to artistic positions that focus on the imagery of new media and the metropolis. The paintings and objects of Jost Münster (*1968) are abstract, playing at the same time with references to architecture and urban space. Contrarily Paul Morrison’s (*1966) realm of images stems from botanical educational books, comics and childbook illustrations.

Contemporary painting from Britain represented by to artistic positions that focus on the imagery of new media and the metropolis. The paintings and objects of Jost Münster (*1968) are abstract, playing at the same time with references to architecture and urban space. Contrarily Paul Morrison’s (*1966) realm of images stems from botanical educational books, comics and childbook illustrations.

The viewer is confronted with paintings without a canvas, without borders – paintings that she or he can encounter anywhere: on construction sites, in parking lots, in the mountains, or in a Baroque palace such as the Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken.

Sound, its sculptural staging, and an engagement with landscape are among the essential components of his artistic works. The media artist documents places and their histories, political decisions and their consequences, and objects and their significance. 

The Berlin-based Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota (b. 1972 in Osaka) creates capacious installations that surround the public like a mental space.

With Gianfranco Foschino and Moris the Stadtgalerie presents two South American artists whose works not only reflect new tendencies in contemporary art but put a special focus on the extreme living conditions in their home countries.

Mid-February our exhibition program begins with the presentation of two very different artistic stances, both of which are directly related to the spatial environment of the Stadtgalerie.

A thin, blue plastic bag carried away by the wind, a suitcase hidden in the trees, inhabited cardboard boxes squeezed in between walls like nests … moments in time that Katrin Ströbel (*1975 in Pforzheim) records in her drawings and photographs. Moments that confront us with signs of those who – involuntarily – are on a journey.

The Swiss artist Renée Levi (b. 1960 in Istanbul) is known first and foremost for her architecture-related painting. Thus the Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken will also become the site of interventions of paintings and installations that Levi will install in collaboration with the artists‘ group HIGH FIVE

In his conceptual pieces Martin Walde (*1957 in Innsbruck) works with all kinds of media. At the latest with his participation at documenta X (1997) Walde became known to a wider public.

Nezaket Ekici and Shahar Marcus

They are encounters under extreme circumstances: in the Dead Sea, in the desert, underground, as partners, in confrontation, in a fight for survival.

Pia Maria Martin’s artistic work makes time visible. She brings dead things to life and causes her protagonists to execute sometimes absurd choreographies.

Klaus-Martin Treder’s (b. 1961 in Biberach) paintings, objects, and spaces are clever presentations that ironically counteract the medium of painting.

For this German artist with Iranian roots, coming to terms with current political and social issues is the center of her work. 

The photographer Andy Spyra focuses on people and their country, the soil of their culture, and their common surroundings.

Delphine Reist and Laurent Faulon, a husband-and-wife artists from Geneva, ike to intervene in places where others become uncomfortable.

Performance Electrics is opening its first temporary branch in the Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken.

The Stadtgalerie presented the first solo exhibition by Birgit Dieker.