September 25, 2016 - January 15, 2017
"Leben ist Glühn" Der Expressionist Fritz Ascher
"To Live is to Blaze with Passion" The Expressionist Fritz Ascher
Fritz Ascher, Male Head, 1919. Mixed media on paper, 26,6 x 22 cm. Private collection. ©Bianca Stock
The first ever Fritz Ascher Retrospective is on view at the Felix-Nussbaum-Haus in Osnabrück from September 25, 2016 until January 15, 2017. website link
This first comprehensive retrospective of Fritz Ascher's art shows a representative group of ca. 80 works (30 paintings and 50 works on paper), which span his whole oeuvre from first academic studies to monumental Expressionist figure compositions to late landscapes.
The emotional immediacy, intensity and authenticity of Fritz Ascher’s work insures its relevance for today’s viewers. At the same time, it raises interesting questions about individuality and artistic integrity in response to conditions of extreme duress and to political tyranny.
The exhibition is under patronage of the German Minister of Culture and Media Prof. Monika Grütters.
A comprehensive German/English catalogue with essays by Jörn Barfod, Eckhart Gillen, Wiebke Hölzer, Ingrid Mössinger, Ori Z. Soltes and Rachel Stern accompanies the exhibition. catalogue link
The Fritz Ascher retrospective will travel from Osnabrück to the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz - MUSEUM GUNZENHAUSER (March 4 - June 11, 2017), the Museum Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in der Villa Oppenheim (December 8, 2017 - March 11, 2018) and the Potsdam Museum (December 10, 2017 - March 11, 2018). Afterwards it will travel to the US.