7 May to 12 September 2021
It is difficult to imagine our everyday lives without emojis. They have spread worldwide via messenger and social media and expanded our possibilities of expression by thousands of pictorial symbols. In the process, they are changing our language and the way we communicate digitally. As a symbolic language beyond words, they bridge boundaries and fundamentally alter modes of communication. Do they expand our possibilities of expression or do they further restrict them through rigid categories and graphic typifications? Where do they come from? The exhibition tells the story of the modern pictogram from its beginnings in the 1920s until to the present day and shows how social change and design coexist and influence one another.
1 April to 29 August 2021
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.
1 May to 26 September 2021
Paranormal phenomena have always been a source of fascination to people. In Freiburg they have been scientifically examined since the 1950s. The photographer and photo journalist Leif Geiges (1915–1990) worked for many years with the parapsychologist Hans Bender, professor at Freiburg University and founder of the Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health.
13 March to 13 June 2021
The women in medieval cloisters were "buochmeisterinne" in many different ways. For them books played a central role, whether in education, religious teaching and liturgy or in the administration. But what manuscripts were there in Adelhausen and other Dominican cloisters? Who organised their acquisition and use? The exhibition presents pieces from the city, the Adelhausen Foundation and other loans.
28 November 2020 to 19 September 2021
Crowning achievements of art and milestones of the early sciences: the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Blaise developed into an internationally renowned place of research during its almost thousand year history and built up a superb art collection.
13 September 2020 to 9 January 2022
What did life look like before the city of Freiburg was founded? The final part of the exhibition trilogy freiburg.archaeology answers this question from two perspectives – chronological und geographical.