Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg

""New Figuration – Narrative Sculpture

The Duisburg-born sculptor, painter, and graphic artist Wilhelm Lehmbruck (1881–1919) is considered to be one of the most important German sculptors of the classical modern era. Numerous works from his oeuvre form the core of the collection of the museum in Duisburg named after him. Today, the institution places the work of Lehmbruck alongside international sculpture from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries by, among others, Constantin Brâncuși, Alberto Giacometti, Auguste Rodin, and Pablo Picasso. This is also the case within the framework of the exhibition CHINA 8: the sculptures exhibited here tell us stories from China’s past, present, and future.

Chinese sculptors are interested in many ways in the social dimension of human activity, adopting at times a fundamentally critical position. Based on traditional sculptural techniques, various forms of expression and new narratives are developed for which the treatment of the respective material is pushed to its limits, the conventional language of forms is overcome, and new contexts are created. With works by thirteen artists, the Lehmbruck Museum is presenting, both indoors and outdoors, the new figuration of contemporary Chinese sculpture.

With works by:
Fang Lijun, Geng Xue, Jaffa Lam, Jiang Jie, Ren Rong, Shi Jinsong, Sui Jianguo, Wang Mai, Xiang Jing, Xu Bing, Yang Xinguang, Yue Minjun, Zhan Wang
Fang Lijun 2013.7.27, 2013 Springs Center of Art

Fang Lijun
2013.7.27, 2013
Springs Center of Art

Xiang Jing Bang!, 2002 Courtesy of the artist

Xiang Jing
Bang!, 2002
Courtesy of the artist

Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum –
Zentrum Internationaler Skulptur
Düsseldorfer Straße 51
47049 Duisburg

phone: 0203-283 2630 / 3294
fax: 0203-283 3892

Opening hours
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

Entrance fees
Adults 8.00 €, concessions 5.00 €
Children under 14 years accompanied by a family member, and those accompanying the visually impaired and dementia sufferers free of charge.
CHINA 8 Combi-Ticket 18.00 €, concessions 10.00 €