22 – Painting from the art collection of the city of Lingen (Ems)

Reinhard Wieczorek, Henning Rethmeier, Annette Venebrügge, Dagmar Demming, Thomas Jessen, Beate Spalthoff, Ildefons Höyng, Jochen Twelker, Barbara Steppe, Rolf Bier, Karin Kneffel, Andrea Scrima, Antje Majewski, Matthias Kanter, Amalia Theodorakopoulos, Cornelius Völker, Annelise Coste, Julia Oschatz, Birgit Megerle, Kim Nekarda, Marieta Chirulescu, Éder Oliveira

With the group exhibition „22 – Painting from the Art Collection of the City of Lingen (Ems)“, Kunsthalle Lingen presents an overview of a large part of a municipal art collection that has grown steadily since the awarding of the first Lingen Art Prize in 1983. The number 22 includes all the recipients of the now renowned and established award of the Lingen Art Prize since then until last year 2016. Presented at a glance in the two exhibition rooms of the Kunsthalle, the viewer can read both what kind of painting was and is current in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, and a piece of history of this traditional medium is conveyed. In retrospect, it is also possible to say who among the current and former award winners are today among the renowned positions in contemporary art history, because some of the artists on display hold professorships at renowned art academies, while others have ceased to work artistically.

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