Artist News

Vivian Greven at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart


September 29, 2018 - February 24, 2019

Ecstasy is one of the oldest and one of the most astounding phenomena of European and non-European cultures. In its cultural significance and complexity, ecstasy also entered the visual arts and engaged in extraordinary alliances with the related disciplines of music and dance. Beginning in the fall of 2018, the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart will, for the first time, trace these and other connections as it dedicates itself to the phenomenon of ecstasy in a large thematic exhibition. Drawing from paradigmatic examples from antiquity to the present, the exhibition illuminates the various spiritual, political, psychological, social, sexual, and aesthetic implications of euphoric and intoxicated states between asceticism and excess.

Artists included:
Marina Abramovic, Pablo Amaringo, Eleanor Antin, Jean Benner, Charlotte Berend-Corinth, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Joseph Beuys, Antoine Bourdelle, Louise Bourgeois, Günter Brus, Bernardo Cavallino, Larry Clark, Lovis Corinth, Giovanni Battista Crespi, Salvador Dalí, Rineke Dijkstra, Otto Dix, Marlene Dumas, Raymond Duncan, Hugo Erfurth, Klaus Eschen, Nan Goldin, Dan Graham, Vivian Greven, Andreas Gursky, Ayrson Heráclito, Ferdinand Hodler, Ludwig von Hofmann, Carsten Höller, Christoph Keller, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Joachim Koester, Gérard de Lairesse, Wifredo Lam, La Monte Young, Henri Laurens, Charles LeBrun, Mark Leckey, Gustav Machatý, Madame d’Ora, Victor Magito, Albert Maignan, André Masson, Henri Michaux, Emil Nolde, Jürgen Ovens, Paul Pfeiffer, Pablo Picasso, Sigmar Polke, Man Ray, Aura Rosenberg, Gregor Rozanski, Charlotte Rudolph, August Scherl, Egon Schiele, lgirdas Šeškus, Jeremy Shaw, Valdette Ribeiro da Silva, Dash Snow, Luis Casanova Sorolla, Franz von Stuck, Wolfgang Tillmans, Israhel van Meckenem, Moses van Uyttenbroeck, Gustave Vanaise, Andy Warhol, Hannah Wilke, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Marian Zazeela, Francisco de Zurbarán