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ID VenueKunsthalle Erfurt
Start Date24. mars 2013
End Date16. juni 2013
NamePeter Behrens. From Jugendstil to Industrial Design
DescriptionPeter Behrens’ (1868–1940) artistic work encompasses all areas of applied art: book design and typography, painting and graphic reproduction, ceramic works such as tiles, pitchers and vases, furniture of all kinds and for every purpose, porcelain services, jewellery, silver and pewter articles such as cutlery and sets, wallpaper, textiles such as clothing, fabrics, carpets, table cloths, napkins and wall hangings, drinking glasses, carafes and glass vases, advertising art, posters and much more. Although he was a self-educated industrial designer, Peter Behrens was first and foremost an architect. During the first three decades of the 20th century, numerous villas, residential buildings, industrial facilities and worker housing estates were built according to his designs. Peter Behrens has influenced or played a decisive role in designing practically every area of life, the working world, its products and amenities. Like Henry van de Velde, Peter Behrens was an »all-around« artist, too. After 1901, he established himself as one of the most important architects of modernism, leaving behind a rich legacy of industrial and administrative buildings, villas and entire housing estates. Behrens is also renowned for his role as mentor to Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and even Le Corbusier for a time. From Jugendstil to Industrial Design Thanks to the fervent interest in Behrens’ works by a private collector from Hamburg over many decades, the Kunsthalle Erfurt can now exhibit a vast collection of furnishings and household articles designed by this exceptional artist. The collection contains nearly the entire oeuvre of Behrens’ handicraft, excellent furniture, books and other artworks associated with the artist. Concurrent with the major exhibition of Henry van de Velde’s complete works in Weimar, this exhibition focuses on Peter Behrens artistic works, supplemented with selected pieces by other renowned designers. The Hamburg collection offers a myriad of comparative examples, including rare works by Christopher Dresser who remains relatively unknown in Germany. Older than Behrens by a generation, this English designer was one of the pioneers of modernism around 1900. Precious handcrafted works produced in the Viennese workshops of Josef Hoffman and Kolo Moser, and works by Richard Riemerschmid and Henry van de Velde round off this extraordinary panorama. For the first time since 1980, visitors have the opportunity to rediscover the extensive range of works by Peter Behrens during the Van de Velde Year 2013. It offers a unique opportunity to experience simultaneous exhibitions, featuring two of Germany’s most important designers of modern times. An exhibition of the Van de Velde Year 2013 in Thuringia, organised by the Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Type of eventExhibition