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  • © Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2014, Foto: Norbert Miguletz
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  • © Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2014, Foto: Norbert Miguletz
  • © Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2014, Foto: Norbert Miguletz

HELENE SCHJERFBECK

2 OCTOBER 2014 – 11 JANUARY 2015

In the fall and winter of 2014, the SCHIRN will present the most important Finnish artist of the first half of the twentieth century – Helene Schjerfbeck (1862–1946) – in a solo exhibition. Schjerfbeck’s works bear witness to impressive intensity. While her painterly oeuvre attracts a great deal of attention in Scandinavia, she is largely unknown abroad. The exhibition will concentrate on aspects of motif repetition and the manner of employing visual sources that permeates Schjerfbeck’s entire body of work and comes to bear in realistically painted works of the end of the nineteenth century as well as those of her late phase characterized by an abstract and simplified formal language. Within this context, the striking self-portraits the artist produced from the 1880s until her death in 1946 play a pivotal role, as do the works in which she re-uses her own motifs or appropriates those she finds in prominent works by other artists such as El Greco or Hans Holbein. Organized in collaboration with the Ateneum, Finland’s national art museum, the show will assemble more than eighty works from that museum’s holdings as well as from numerous other public and private collections.

Curator: Carolin Köchling (SCHIRN); Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff, (Ateneum)

KURATORENFÜHRUNG MIT CAROLIN KÖCHLING

DIENSTAG, 25. NOVEMBER, 19–20 Uhr
Die Kuratorin erläutert Konzeption und Hintergründe der Ausstellung.
GEBÜHR 9 € / 7 € ermäßigt, Abendkasse, kein Vorverkauf
ANMELDUNG Tel 069.29 98 82-112,
FUEHRUNGEN (AT) SCHIRN.DE

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Helene Schjerfbeck

Portraiture from Finnland

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Helene Schjerfbeck

Helene Schjerfbeck (1862-1946) is Finland’s most prominent female artist. Her work is of epoch-making significance. Recognition for Schjerfbeck’s portraiture is ubiquitous throughout Scandinavia – with her likeness even reproduced on the obverse side of the Finnish two-euro coin. The artist is honoured as a national icon. This monograph presents an overview of Schjerfbeck’s oeuvre from its beginnings in realism in the 1880s to the late, strongly abstract self-portraits of the 1940s.

Helene Schjerfbeck
Edited by Carolin Köchling und Max Hollein
With a preface by Max Hollein and essays by Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff, Carolin Köchling, Riitta Konttinen, Marja Lahelma, and Abigail Solomon-Godeau. German and English editions, 168 pages, 102 illustrations, 31.5 × 22 cm (upright format), softcover with dust jacket (screen print); graphic design: BankerWessel, Stockholm; Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld 2014, ISBN 978-3-7356-0009-7 (German edition), ISBN 978-3-7356-0010-3 (English edition), Price: 28 € (Schirn), 39,95 € (trade edition)

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IN COOPERATION WITH
ATENEUM ART MUSEUM, FINNISH NATIONAL GALLERY

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT BY
Friends of the Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery

MEDIAPARTNER
BRIGITTE WOMAN