Cancellation of the Opening Reception

Due to the global development of the spread of Covid-19, the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung has decided to cancel the opening of the exhibition About Us. Young Photography from China on 26 March 2020.

Due to the global development of the spread of Covid-19, the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung has decided to cancel the opening of the exhibition About Us. Young Photography from China on 26 March 2020. We regret this very much, but we have responsibility and ask for your understanding! A corresponding event will take place at a later date. This information can be found on our website.

The exhibition itself will be open as planned from 27 March 2020. We are looking forward to your visit.

Preview picture: Yang Fudong, International Hotel No. 11, 2010 © Image courtesy the artist and ShanghArt Gallery

 

Contemporary Glass

Noteworthy exhibitions and events on the subject of contemporary glass are currently on view in and around Munich.

Noteworthy exhibitions and events on the subject of contemporary glass are currently on view in and around Munich.

The exhibition entitled Murano. Milano. Venezia. Glass (1 July – 20 November 2016) at Die Neue Sammlung of the Pinakothek der Moderne is dedicated to Murano glass. It shows 200 objects and the corresponding drawings from the Holz Collection in Berlin.

The Galerie Handwerk of the Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern is showing new works by mostly young artists working with vessels, objects, and installations in the exhibition Glass Now! (12 October – 19 November 2016). Two of the exhibits are on loan from the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung.

Bild-Werk Frauenau e.V. in the Bavarian Forest is organizing In-Between Hot Glass. Perspectives of Graal Glass: Symposium and Master Classes at Bild-Werk Frauenau (30 October – 5 November 2016). In this exchange of glassmakers, students, experts, and the interested public from the areas of art, design, and crafts, the cultural heritage of glasshouses encounters the innovative power of the international studio-glass movement. The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung is financially supporting the symposium.

The nonprofit association Kunstkreis Gräfelfing e.V. is exhibiting works by nine contemporary international artists under the title Glas! Klar! (10 – 27 November 2016) at Altes Rathaus Gräfelfing. The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung is financially backing this exhibition as well.

Musée du verre de Sars-Poteries (Musverre) in France generates important impulses for contemporary glass. In October 2016 it officially opened its new building, which has been optimized for Musverre’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. The museum owns the largest public collection of international artworks made of the material glass in France.

Preview Photo
Kristiina Uslar, Pair, 2011
Photo © Kristiina Uslar
Exhibited in Glass Now! in the Galerie Handwerk

 

 

Break Between Exhibitions

We are renovating and preparing the next exhibition. Please note: In this period the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung will be closed to visitors.

The next exhibition will open in January 2017 and will show photographs and sculptures by Japanese artists.

We are renovating and preparing the next exhibition. Please note: In this period the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung will be closed to visitors.

The next exhibition will open in January 2017 and will show photographs and sculptures by Japanese artists.

Last Chance!

The exhibition LIFE IS NOT A BEACH ends on 2 September 2016. We invite you to the last guided tour and closing night on Thursday, 1 September 2016. The exhibition will remain open until 9 pm on this evening.

Registration is not required. Entry is free of charge.

The exhibition LIFE IS NOT A BEACH ends on 2 September 2016. We invite you to the last guided tour and closing night on Thursday, 1 September 2016. The exhibition will remain open until 9 pm on this evening.

Registration is not required. Entry is free of charge.

Thursday, 1 September 2016
4 pm Guided Tour
5 pm Closing Night Reception

 

 

 

Life is Not a Beach

22 January 2016 – 24 June 2016
Extended until 2. September 2016

Continuing its series of thematic exhibitions, the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung shows contemporary photographs and sculptures until 2. September 2016.

22 January 2016 – 24 June 2016
Extended until 2. September 2016

Continuing its series of thematic exhibitions, the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung shows contemporary photographs and sculptures until 2. September 2016.

Entitled LIFE IS NOT A BEACH, the new exhibition addresses the dark sides of life. One example is the oppressive world of drug addicts. The photographer Matthieu Gafsou documents these in his photographs in an authentic and at the same time poetically sensible manner.

The sculptures, the second focus of the exhibition, were made of the everyday and yet many-sided material glass as well as mixed media. In their diverse works, internationally renowned artists (including Philip Baldwin & Monica Guggisberg, Mona Hatoum, Silvia Levenson, Janusz Walentynowicz) and young artists take a profound look at people’s general fears as well as their inner and outer conflicts.

Preview photo: Luke Jerram, HIV, 2010 © Luke Jerram

Extension

Due to the great visitors’ interest, the exhibition LIFE IS NOT A BEACH will be extended until 2. September 2016.

Accompanying the exhibition the foundation offers public guided tours on a regular basis. They take place every first Thursday of the month at 4 pm.

Due to the great visitors’ interest, the exhibition LIFE IS NOT A BEACH will be extended until 2. September 2016.

Accompanying the exhibition the foundation offers public guided tours on a regular basis. They take place every first Thursday of the month at 4 pm.

Upcoming guided tour:
1 September 2016

Life is not a Beach

Over one year long, the Swiss artist Matthieu Gafsou took photographs in the drug scene of Lausanne within the framework of his project Only God Can Judge Me. A selection of his work is on view in the current exhibition LIFE IS NOT A BEACH. On 7 June 2016 Matthieu Gafsou visited the foundation and gave an artist’s talk on his photographs. Visitors were particularly interested in his work with drug abusers as well as his artistic approach to a subject that requires a great deal of sensitivity.

Over one year long, the Swiss artist Matthieu Gafsou took photographs in the drug scene of Lausanne within the framework of his project Only God Can Judge Me. A selection of his work is on view in the current exhibition LIFE IS NOT A BEACH. On 7 June 2016 Matthieu Gafsou visited the foundation and gave an artist’s talk on his photographs. Visitors were particularly interested in his work with drug abusers as well as his artistic approach to a subject that requires a great deal of sensitivity.

Newspaper Project BISS in Munich

Inspired by the subject of its current exhibition LIFE IS NOT A BEACH, the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung is making a monthly donation to the project BISS for the duration of the exhibition. The magazine BISS is the oldest and one of the most successful street newspapers in Germany.

Inspired by the subject of its current exhibition LIFE IS NOT A BEACH, the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung is making a monthly donation to the project BISS for the duration of the exhibition. The magazine BISS is the oldest and one of the most successful street newspapers in Germany. It regards itself as a lobby for socially disadvantaged groups. The journal would like to raise awareness for the concerns of homeless and socially disadvantaged people.

In Honor of Alexander Tutsek

An installation that depicts and honors important individuals, technologies, and materials of the refractory and ceramics industry was unveiled on the Höhr-Grenzhausen campus of the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences.

An installation that depicts and honors important individuals, technologies, and materials of the refractory and ceramics industry was unveiled on the Höhr-Grenzhausen campus of the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences. One of the three works of art pays tribute to the lifework of our founder Alexander Tutsek as a pioneer of the refractory industry. In addition, the installation shows other well-known greats in the field of refractory products: Ferdinand Didier and Carlos Otto. The occasion for the art-in-architecture project was the completion of the European Centre for Refractories (ECREF). This network of various organizations dedicates itself to supporting science, research, as well as training and development in this area.

New Acquisitions

On her trip to China in 2011, Dr. Eva-Maria Fahrner-Tutsek opened the Shanghai Museum of Glass (SHMOG). The foundation had had an advisory function in the planning period, which the museum points out on a display set up not so long ago.

On her trip to China in 2011, Dr. Eva-Maria Fahrner-Tutsek opened the Shanghai Museum of Glass (SHMOG). The foundation had had an advisory function in the planning period, which the museum points out on a display set up not so long ago. A photograph of the exhibition GLASS.CHINA, which the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung presented in 2010, is on view as well. On the expansive grounds of the museum (formerly a bottle factory) the Chinese artist Wang Quin, whose work is already represented in the foundation’s collection, set up a large new studio recently. During her visit there, Dr. Fahrner-Tutsek purchased three further objects. Wang Quin’s works are very subtle, Zen-like. In their reduction, they pick up on a particular direction of Chinese art.