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Masoud Sadedin Recipient of the Rheinischer Kunstpreis Art Award of Rhine-Sieg-Kreis County 2016

30 June 2018 - 30 September 2018

Masoud Sadedin

Recipient of the Rheinischer Kunstpreis Art Award of Rhine-Sieg-Kreis County 2016

The eighth Rheinischer Kunstpreis Art Award of Rhine-Sieg-Kreis County goes to Masoud Sadedin. Masoud Sadedin was born in Semnan, Iran in 1956 and has been living and working in Rhine-Sieg-Kreis County for the past 30 years. In addition to the drawings he has been creating his entire life, it is his works in oil that convinced the jury. These await new discovery now in this Bonn exhibition, since to date Sadedin has been rather restrained with respect to presentations of his work. Sadedin's theme is the human being and the traces he leaves behind. "The motif from everyday life is transformed into a moment in painting," he states concerning his works. These comprise themes that have influenced him from his own life history. Masoud Sadedin does not like art that indoctrinates others or – in the case of political art – subjects itself to the spirit of the times. For him, art is a means for understanding and thus, it is timeless.

The Rheinischer Kunstpreis Art Award is an initiative of Rhine-Sieg-Kreis County in cooperation with the Landschaftsverband Rheinland. It is awarded every two years. The recognition acknowledges an artistic position in contemporary art. This is already the 8th time that Rhine-Sieg-Kreis County advertised an invitation to participate in the competition. 361 male and female artists have applied for this Award with prize money amounting to 20,000 Euros.

Peasant, Monk and Nobleman. Life in the Middle Ages

27 September 2018 - 25 August 2019

Peasant, Monk and Nobleman. Life in the Middle Ages.

A Hands-On Exhibition

Kings and knights, princes and princesses, noble fighters and knaves, castles with magnificent knights' halls and impregnable walls and towers – the Middle Ages are everywhere, in films and television series, in books and fairy tales. In our cities and landscapes as well, we find many traces of this faraway time: fortresses, monasteries, churches and cities. But how did the people actually live a thousand years ago? What do scientists know about it? And what do the original medieval objects tell and reveal to us?

In this exhibition, you will come across seven persons who lived in the Middle Ages: Of course, there is the knight and the lady of the castle, but there is also the tradeswoman, the minstrel, the craftsman, the monk and the peasant. At 35 hands-on stations you can try out how life in the Middle Ages actually was: Ride in a jousting tournament and forge a sword, dress as a noblewoman, discover a medieval city, join in a dance at court, compose medieval music, learn how difficult it is to farm successfully or discover the mysteries of herbal medicine.

Numerous objects will reveal to you a lot of stories from the time. Some problems the people solved in the Middle Ages with the means they had will be familiar to you today, but some will certainly surprise you!

This exhibition has come about in an international cooperation between the LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn, the Museon Den Haag, the Museum Het Valkhof Nijmegen and Bruns B.V. Bergeijk.

Heinz-Günter Prager

11 October 2018 - 27 January 2019

Heinz-Günter Prager

Heinz-Günter Prager (born in Herne, Westphalia on 19 December 1944) is a renowned German sculptor, drawer and printmaker working in Concrete Art. His sculptures may be found at many public locations, for example, in front of the Berliner Nationalgalerie or the Bonner Kunstmuseum. Less known are Prager's works on paper, which are being shown in this exhibition. They share a common stringency and systematic approach with Prager's sculptures, although they constitute an entirely different group of works with respect to their free treatment of variation and change. In connection with this exhibition, Prager's sculpture "Axis with three Disks" from 1986 is returning to its traditional location before the LVR-LandesMuseum in Bonn.

Europe on the Move. A Journey through the Early Middle Ages

15 November 2018 - 12 May 2019

Europe on the Move.

A Journey through the Early Middle Ages

The Western Roman Empire ended in 476 CE with the onslaught of the Great Migration of the Peoples. To our way of thinking, this date marks the beginning of the "Dark Ages", with the decline of the culture of Antiquity in economics, trade and education. In all of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, the Roman Empire that had united them was followed by the politically splintered Early Middle Ages with the Germanic successor empires of the Franks, Visigoths, and many others. In the eastern part of the Mediterranean world, however, the cultural heritage of Antiquity lived on yet for centuries in the Byzantine Empire.

This exhibition presents a surprisingly complex and multifaceted picture of the Late Antique and Early Medieval period in the regions between Ireland and Spain in the west and Egypt and Hungary in the east. For all the differences in the way they dealt with their antique heritage, this epoch has been characterized by fascinating connections between the various life worlds with their downright exuberant cultural diversities. Ca. 150 precious objects from the most important European museums give eloquent testimony to the active exchange of ideas, beliefs, traditions, and traded goods. In the exhibition you will encounter remarkable people, who traversed, explored, and mediated between the distant worlds for us in their lives as pilgrims, scientists, tradesmen, and travelers.

This exhibition is the result of an international cooperation under the auspices of the CEMEC Project (Connecting Early Medieval European Collections) sponsored by the European Union. Museums in Amsterdam, Athens, Bonn, Brussels, Budapest, Dublin, Jaén, and Rome as well as numerous scientific and technical partners from Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Ireland have made it possible to join together to present outstanding objects in connection with innovative media and mediation techniques. In this way, exciting and often new notions come about of a world unjustly regarded as being so far away. With its ideas, religions and cultures, it continues to influence Europe and the Mediterranean region even today.


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