From May on, Louisiana will be showing 130 works from Gabriele Münter’s extensive oeuvre, several of which have not been exhibited before.
Hitherto the German painter Gabriele Münter (1877-1962) has not occupied much space in the history of art. Her work has usually been seen and interpreted in the context of German Expressionism and with the focus on her relationship and collaboration with Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) in the milieu around the artist group “Der Blaue Reiter” (1911-1914).
Louisiana’s exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective presentation of the painter for several decades. With this exhibition Louisiana wishes to help widen the narrow view of Münter’s work by opening up new aspects of her multifaceted work and bringing out its stylistic diversity and artistic independence.
(Photo: Gabriele Münter, Dame im Sessel schreibend, 1929, oil on canvas, 61,5 x 46 cm, © Gabriele Münter -und Johannes Eichner-Stiftung, München / VISDA 2018, Photo: Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, München)