Osthaus Museum Hagen

""Paradigms of Art – Installation and Object Art

The Osthaus Museum Hagen Art District – a focal point of municipal identity – is named after the art collector Karl Ernst Osthaus (1874–1921), who inaugurated the world’s first museum for contemporary art in Hagen in 1902. The museum presents its collection in the former Folkwang building, designed by the Belgian Jugendstil architect Henry van de Velde. In keeping with the tradition established by Karl Ernst Osthaus, the collection features, in particular, among other things, applied art, handicraft, and object art – the transformation of social life with the help of art was the main goal of the museum’s founder.

Within the framework of CHINA 8, the Osthaus Museum Hagen is thus presenting Paradigms of Art: installations and objects which can enrich everyday life and influence standards of living. Here, art functions as a ‘dissident’ – not in a political sense but rather in terms of aesthetics. It provokes, combines images, and generates new contexts in which conventional guidelines are no longer valid. The artists search for a paradigm shift, fully aware that it cannot be brought to completion by art alone, but that it can indeed be promoted. Within the framework of CHINA 8, the Osthaus Museum Hagen is presenting seventeen positions of contemporary Chinese art.

With works by:
Cang Xin, Dong Yuan, Huang Min, Jasper Fung, Kum Chi Keung, Lam Yau-Sum, Liu Jianhua, Lin Tiamiao, Ma Jun, Shao Fan, Shao Yinong, Shen Fan, Song Dong, Tang, Kwok Hin, Trevor Yeung, Yin Xiuzhen, Yuan Yuan
Lin Tiamiao Statue, 2013 (Detail) © Lin Tiamiao

Lin Tiamiao
Statue, 2013 (Detail)
© Lin Tiamiao

Kum Chi Keung Floating Cloud, 2012 © Schoeni Private Collection

Kum Chi Keung
Floating Cloud, 2012
© Schoeni Private Collection

Osthaus Museum Hagen

Contact

Osthaus Museum Hagen
Museumsplatz 3
58095 Hagen
phone: +49 2331-207 3138
fax: +49 2331-207 402
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www.osthausmuseum.de

Opening hours
Tuesday–Sunday 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

Entrance fees
Adults 6.00 €, concessions 4.00 €
Free for children under 6 years of age
CHINA 8 Combi-Ticket 18.00 €, concessions 10.00 €