Emil Wachter: Stillness and Movement
Exhibition view Emil Wächter
Watercolors on Dance
Sun, October 03, 2010 – Sun, January 30, 2011
Karlsruhe artist Emil Wachter is well-known to a broad public far beyond the region, above all, among painters, sculptors and to the creators of ecclesiastical art. Owing to their memorable features, his extensive works of stained-glass windows are especially fascinating. His many themes are drawn from both Christian and Jewish cultural contexts. Alongside his ecclesiastical works, however, Wachter has created an especially varied and comprehensive oeuvre of paintings, watercolors and drawings, in which worldly themes and Far Eastern aesthetics encounter one another.

The exhibition at the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, arranged on the occasion of his 90th birthday, presents a selection from his current work on the theme of dance. In 65 works in India ink and watercolors he depicts with overwhelming creative energy the many-sided spectrum of motifs between stillness and movement, between figuration and abstraction.
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst