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Dionysus: Intoxication and Ecstasy
DRESDEN , GERMANY  •  Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden  •  6 February - 10 June 2014
 
 
Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, joy and fertility known to the Romans as Bacchus has inspired a multitude of images. His countenance, his story, his religious mystery cult have fascinated people throughout the ages. His ritual veneration symbolises the joy of life and escapism from reality, beatitude and rapture, with his mixed mortal and divine parentage making him more easily accessible to man than the distant gods of Olympus.

In Renaissance and Baroque art he is the divine representative of the triumph of life, and his image was used to enhance the status of rulers in courtly festivities: not only the delirium induced by wine but also his triumphant processions, led by himself and his bride Ariadne followed by excited satyrs and dancing maenads, are part of the canon of Dionysian images.

Featuring more than 80 works of art including antique sculptures and vases as well as paintings, drawings and prints by Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck and Annibale Carracci as well as Lovis Corinth, Franz von Stuck and Max Beckmann this exhibition, which has been organised in association with the Bucerius Kunst Forum Hamburg, illustrates the vibrant and exuberant sphere of the Dionysian, from antiquity down to modern times. The masterpieces from the Dresden collections are supplemented by valuable loans from European and American museums.

 

Contact: Semperbau am Zwinger
Theaterplatz 1
01067 Dresden

Tel: (49) 3 51 / 49 14 2000

A class of its own: photography as action space
DRESDEN, GERMANY  •  Kupferstich-Kabinett  •  1 February - 18 May 2014
 
 
Timm Rautert (born 1941), who lectured from 1993 to 2008 at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, is one of the most important catalysts for current trends in German photography. The exhibition presents a group of younger photographers that has formed around Timm Rautert. His groups of works are compared with pieces by his ex-students, among others Claudia Angelmaier, Viktoria Binschtok, Bernhard Fuchs, Sven Johne, Ricarda Roggan, Adrian Sauer, Sebastian Stumpf, Anett Stuth and Tobias Zielony.

Contact: Kupferstich-Kabinett
Residenzschloss
Taschenberg 2
D - 01067 Dresden
Tel: (49) 3 51 / 49 14 2000



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