Symposium, Workshop

Expressionism Revisited
Workshop 2: How can we exhibit Expressionism today? (EN)

The following workshop is held exclusively on-site and will not be streamed online. Participation in the hybrid Workshop 4 is possible via Zoom after registration.

Workshop 2: How can we exhibit Expressionism today? (EN)

With Dr. Matthias Mühling (Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus) and Lisa Marei Schmidt (Brücke-Museum)
Host: Elena Schroll (Brücke-Museum)

This workshop aims to explore and reimagine curatorial practices within the realm of Expressionism. It will delve into fresh approaches to exhibitions and tackle the challenges faced by curators and audiences alike. We will contemplate potential forms and explore innovative ways to present Expressionist art, and consider methods to foster broader public involvement in this dynamic artistic movement.

Dr. Matthias Mühling is an art historian and the director of the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau in Munich. He studied art history, theater, film, and television studies, as well as political science in Bochum. From 2005 to 2013, he served as the head of the Collections/Exhibitions/Research department and the collection manager for post-1945 art at the Lenbachhaus. Prior to that, he worked as a research assistant at the Hamburger Kunsthalle from 2003 to 2005. As an author and curator, he has realized numerous publications and exhibitions on art, and he represents various international committees.

Lisa Marei Schmidt is an art historian, curator, and museum director. Since October 2017, she has been leading the Brücke-Museum in Berlin-Dahlem. Schmidt studied in Marburg, Amsterdam, Berlin, and London. From 2009 to 2011, she worked as a research trainee at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, and from 2012 to 2017, she was a curator at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart in Berlin. Her exhibition Vivian Suter. Bonzo’s Dream at the Brücke-Museum, in which Schmidt invited the artist Vivian Suter to collaborate with the museum’s collection, was awarded Special Exhibition 2020 by the international association of art critics, AICA.

Elena Schroll is an art historian and independent curator. She previously served as the Curator of the Collection at the Brücke-Museum. Her position was funded by the Ferdinand-Möller-Stiftung and facilitated research, preservation, and conservation of the extensive collection of Expressionist art at the museum. In addition to her work with the collection, she was actively involved in curating exhibitions, including Whose Expression? The Brücke Artists and Colonialism. Prior to her tenure at the Brücke-Museum, she worked as a research associate and curator at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt am Main, where she co-curated and managed projects such as the exhibitions Lotte Laserstein: Face to Face and Making Van Gogh: A German Love Story.

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