1 April to 29 August 2021

FORESTA NERA – An exhibition of selected works by Friedemann Hahn

Museum für Neue Kunst

Large formats and bold colours applied with rapid brushstrokes are the salient features of Friedemann Hahn’s paintings (b. 1949). Their various titles, such as “Painting and Guns”, “Glauser”, “Le Samourai”, or “Lichtung (after E. L. Kirchner)”, embody diverse, complex frames of reference. Hahn's work revolves around stories drawn from literature, art and the temperaments of individual artists, the milestones of film noir, as well as troves of works from popular culture. Hahn is particularly fascinated by modern legends about people who wander along the brink of their individual social event horizons, a theme he negotiates anew time andtime again.

In a compact presentation of his paintings, the Museum für Neue Kunst is showing works from its own holdings, supplemented by loans from the artist. In a room that normally houses the museum's permanent collection, the show endeavours to present an outline sketch of the painter, who is an avid moviegoer and bibliophile.

Friedemann Hahn is intimately connected to the region; the southern Black Forest was the epicentre of his life and work for a long time. Born in Singen am Hohentwiel, he studied painting at the Freiburg Branch of the State Academy in Karlsruhe under Peter Dreher and at the Academy in Düsseldorf under K. O. Götz. He was appointed professor of painting at the Kunsthochschule Mainz in 1991, where he taught painting until 2014. He now lives in Schleswig-Holstein where he writes, paints and goes for long walks with his dog “Käpt’n”.

A German-English reader will be published to accompany the exhibition. Along with numerous illustrations, it contains texts by eight authors with highly individual takes on Friedemann Hahn's visual world.

Abstraktes Gemälde  von Friedemann Hahn
Museum für Neue Kunst – Städtische Museen Freiburg, Friedemann Hahn, Der Tod des Malers, 2020 © Friedemann Hahn, Foto: Ina Steinhusen
Abstraktes Gemälde  von Friedemann Hahn
Museum für Neue Kunst – Städtische Museen Freiburg, Friedemann Hahn, Foresta-Nera, 2009 © Friedemann Hahn, Foto: Bernhard Strauss
Museum für Neue Kunst – Städtische Museen Freiburg, Friedemann Hahn, Foresta Nera, Ausstellungsansicht, Foto: Bernhard Strauss
Museum für Neue Kunst – Städtische Museen Freiburg, Friedemann Hahn, Foresta Nera, Ausstellungsansicht, Foto: Bernhard Strauss
Abstraktes Gemälde  von Friedemann Hahn
Museum für Neue Kunst – Städtische Museen Freiburg, Friedemann Hahn, Martyre, 2020 © Friedemann Hahn, Foto: Ina Steinhusen
Museum für Neue Kunst – Städtische Museen Freiburg, Friedemann Hahn, Foresta Nera, Ausstellungsansicht, Foto: Bernhard Strauss
Museum für Neue Kunst – Städtische Museen Freiburg, Friedemann Hahn, Foresta Nera, Ausstellungsansicht, Foto: Bernhard Strauss
© Städtische Museen Freiburg. Foto: Bernhard Strauss
Museum für Neue Kunst – Städtische Museen Freiburg, Friedemann Hahn, Glauser, 2015 © Friedemann Hahn, Foto: Axel Killian
Museum für Neue Kunst – Städtische Museen Freiburg, Friedemann Hahn, Foresta Nera, Ausstellungsansicht, Foto: Bernhard Strauss
Museum für Neue Kunst – Städtische Museen Freiburg, Friedemann Hahn, Foresta Nera, Ausstellungsansicht, Foto: Bernhard Strauss

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m

Admission fees

3 euros / concession 2 euros
Free entry for those under 27 and with the Museums-PASS-Musées.

with special exhibition
7 euros / concession 5 euros

Contact

Museum für Neue Kunst
Marienstraße 10a
79098 Freiburg im Breisgau
Tel.: +49 (0)761 / 201-2583
mnk@stadt.freiburg.de
Contact persons

Für den Zugang und den Fahrstuhl wird eine Assistenz benötigt, nicht aber für dass WC