• Transition exhibition
  • December 18, 2021 – March 20, 2022
  • The Brücke-Museum houses the collection of the estate of Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Part of it is a body of works from more than one hundred cultural works from over 20 regions in the world – among them New Guinea, Congo, Mexico.

    With Transition Exhibition, the entire collection is now being exhibited at Kunsthaus Dahlem for the first time. It is a presentation of the collection as well as a critical engagement with the format of exhibiting collections from colonial contexts.  Contemporary artists and cultural practitioners were invited by curator Paz Guevara to engage with the works and their colonial history. Their artistic interventions offer proposals for new narratives and attempt to problematise and unlearn colonial continuities in the presentation of the collection.

    The intensive artistic engagement with the history of collecting and exhibiting impulses debates on the critical indexing of works from colonial contexts, provenance research and the restitution debate within the Brücke-Museum’s active work through its collection history.

    With works by once known Creators as well as the contemporary artists Manuela García Aldana, Nnenna Onuoha, Saba Innab, Musa Michelle Mattiuzzi, Gabriell Rosell Santillán, Lizza May, and others.

    Curator: Paz Guevara
    Assistant Curator: Franziska Achatzi

    At the same time, the Brücke-Museum is hosting the exhibition Whose Expression? Die Künstler der Brücke im kolonialen Kontext, a cooperation with the Statens Museum, Copenhagen and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

    A cooperation with the Brücke-Museum


    With the kind support of the Karl und Emy Schmidt-Rottluff Stiftung

    The digitisation of the objects is funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Project Partner is the  Forschungs- und Kompetenzzentrum Digitalisierung Berlin (digiS).

    The inreach project Reflections: Colonial Legacies at the Brücke is supported by the “Zeitgeschichte und Erinnerungskultur” project fund of the State of Berlin.

    The project Various Answers is developed as part of  “dive in. Programme for Digital Interactions” of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) through the NEUSTART KULTUR programme.