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Langhansbau am Schloß Charlottenburg
Fri 9 November 2007 - Sun 9 March 2008
The exhibition brings together figurative contemporary art and archaeoloical objects. It includes paintings and graphic works by Harald-Alexander Klimek and Nikolai Makarov, photographs by Uli Staiger, sculptures by Michael Friedrichs-Friedlaender and Hans Scheib as well as prints from Otto Dix's cycle of war etchings. The common subject of all of these works is the motif of the helmet, or the metal Head Jar. Also on display are ancient and Mediaeval helmets from the collections of the Museum for Pre- and Ancient History (Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte) and the German Historical Museum (Deutsches Historisches Museum) in Berlin. Renaissance helmets and the "BerlinGold Hat" round off the picture of Head Jar.
The exhibition is accompanied by an catalogue of interdisciplinary character, published by Deutscher Kunstverlag. In the book, Thomas Brussig and Jürgen K. Hultenreich, the lyricist Hassan Özdemir, as well as a number of artists and specialists look at the exhibits and the subject of Head Jar.
Further exhibition venues:
Städtische Galerie Speyer, 16 March - 20 April 2008
Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte