May 21 - August 29, 2021
This year, the Horst Janssen Museum celebrates the rediscovery of a fascinating female artist of the Art Nouveau period. Ilna Ewers-Wunderwald (1875 to1957). Highly praised at the beginning of her career, the virtuoso draftswoman, illustrator, cabaret artist, translator and designer of furniture and avant-garde women's fashion withdrew from the public eye as early as the 1920s. Her work fell into oblivion. We bring it back to the light.
Ewers-Wunderwald moves between Art Nouveau and Symbolism, her use of color is masterful. She works with Chinese ink, with which she draws highly decorative and detailed depictions of exotic animals, fantastic plants or whimsical mythical creatures. The Horst Janssen Museum presents around 100 works by the artist Ilna Ewers-Wunderwald, curated by Dr. Sven Brömsel (Berlin).
September 11 - November 14, 2021
The Horst Janssen Museum has invited five artists from Germany and Austria to explore Horst Janssen and his art in digital form. Matthias Beckmann, Alina Helmcke, Bettina Munk, Petra Lottje and Norbert Trummer are draftsmen and draftswomen of the next generation. Fascinated by Janssen's versatility or critical of his sprawling production, they are impressed by an artist who lived uncompromisingly with and from drawing.
The exhibition "Horst Janssen ANIMATED" expresses this critical appreciation. In the central medium of the 21st century, the moving image, facets of Janssen's artistic work are illuminated, quoted, and playfully employed. Perhaps Horst Janssen as a contemporary today would have expanded his work to include the medium of digital animation: this exhibition would certainly give him a taste for it.
The Horst Janssen Museum is a fan of the Film Festival and will be showing selected photographs by Tim Bruening in September 2021, around the Film Festival. The photographer was born in Hanover in 1983, grew up in Oldenburg and now lives between Hamburg, Berlin and Paris. Tim Bruening's photographs are not only exhibited in galleries, they are also printed on billboards, in international magazines, artist books or record covers of various bands and musicians. He has worked for Zeit Magazin, Der Spiegel or Vice Magazine, among others.
In recent years he has become photographically close to the guests of the Oldenburg Film Festival in his inimitable way. We will show these and other of his most beautiful photographs from the last years in the Horst Janssen Museum. The "comeback" takes Tim Bruening back to Oldenburg, where it all began ...
November 26, 2021 until March 27, 2022
With Nanne Meyer (* 1953 Hamburg), the Horst Janssen Museum has invited a draftswoman who chose this medium many years ago. The medium of drawing does not restrict her, but inspires her - on the contrary - to ever new "world views". Her latest works revolve around nothing less than the universe. In the partly huge formats and very free compositions, the question is: Where am I located (in the world)? With titles such as "Universe," "Meteorites," "Edges of the World," "Free Fall," "Starry Tent," and "Quantum Foam," the artist shows diverse groups of works that evoke an aesthetic of wonder and uncertainty.
Nanne Meyer draws with pencil and colored pencil, wax and oil crayon, ballpoint pen, acrylic and ink, pastel, gouache, and emulsion paint, showing what drawing is capable of. The works are mostly from the current and last year and are shown on two floors of the house.