FRITZ ASCHER SOCIETY Newsletter #12, February 2017

Dear Friends,

I am very excited to invite you to the opening of the Fritz Ascher exhibition at the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz MUSEUM GUNZENHAUSER on March 4, 2017 at 7:30pm.

For the first time ever, Fritz Ascher’s “Golem” from the collection of the Jewish Museum Berlin will here be reunited with other works he created between 1913 and 1933.

The Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz is home to an important collection of German Expressionism, dominated by artwork of the locally founded Expressionist group Brücke and especially Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, who grew up in Chemnitz, along with Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Erich Heckel. The Museum Gunzenhauser is home to the vast Expressionist art collection of Alfred Gunzenhauser, with the worldwide largest collection of works by Otto Dix (1891-1969) and Alexej von Jawlensky (1865-1941).

Here, the presentation of Fritz Ascher’s work will be complemented with a parallel presentation of Expressionist art from the museum collection. Ascher's work can here be experienced in the context of the artists who surrounded him.

"Leben ist Glühn" Der Expressionist Fritz Ascher / “To Live is to Blaze with Passion" The Expressionist Fritz Ascher at the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz MUSEUM GUNZENHAUSER will be on view from March 5 until June 18, 2017: http://kunstsammlungen-chemnitz.de/index.php?loc=ghm&content=exposition_detail&xid=36&id=349.

I hope to see you there!

Rachel Stern, Director and CEO

Fritz Ascher, Horse and Rider, ca. 1918. Mixed media on paper, 13.3 x 10.5 in. Private collection ©Bianca Stock, Munich 2016