DAS FORUM | 15.10.2023 – 28.04.2024
Historical needlework and sewing tools
The first presentation of Ariadne’s Naaikussen in the rooms of the Draiflessen Collection introduces highlights and marks the start of the scholarly treatment of this outstanding collection. At the same time, it is a tribute to the passionate collector, who would have turned ninety in 2023.
STUDY ROOM | 15.10.2023 – 28.04.2024
The Narrative Power of Printmaking
The advent of printmaking in the fifteenth century revolutionized the dissemination of images. Whereas in the past, for example, altarpieces and paintings were only accessible to a select audience, the new mediums of the woodcut and copperplate engraving suddenly made it possible to produce images relatively quickly, cheaply, and in large editions.
MAIN SPACE | 28.04.2024 – 04.08.2024
SPACES EMBODIED brings together artistic positions that look at the spheres of humankind and space not as independent entities, but rather as part of complex processes of interdependence.
STUDY ROOM | 06.11.2024
On the Power of Communication
With the aid of exemplary objects, the showcase exhibition traces the interplay of speech and speechlessness, of communication and misunderstanding.
MAIN SPACE | 20.10.2024 – 16.02.2025
The exhibition focuses on select twentieth- and twenty-first-century artworks primarily focus on the relationship between language, text, and image.
DAS FORUM | 15.05.2024 – 20.10.2024
The History of C&A Stores in Model and Image
The exhibition shows that the architectural model is far more than a mere working tool—it is both a design for the future and an artifact of times gone by.
STUDY ROOM | 15.05.2024 – 20.10.2024
On the Short Life Span of Ceremonial Architecture
In early modern European culture, celebrations were opulent, performed as a matter of course. An essential part of the lavishly staged coronations, anniversaries, victory celebrations, or state visits, of weddings or birthdays, were the ephemeral, that is to say, short-lived, ceremonial structures.
DAS FORUM | 06.11.2024
In Search of Company Vocabulary
In search of company vocabulary, the exhibition in the DAS Forum sets out to uncover the functions of special languages, and not only in the case of C&A. Such languages create an identity, conceal meaning, and serve a practical purpose.
15.10.2023 - 25.02.2024
Who does not know the thread of life, the golden thread? Who is not interwoven with others? We encounter threads in myths, language use, and also in art, where they are often used as metaphors, models, or mediums. Therefore, this exhibition thematically explores the symbolic meanings of thread for people and human life.
05.04.2023 - 16.07.2023
THE STATE OF AFFAIRS?
How can we (survive) in the age of rapid climate change? The Draiflessen Collection is addressing this pressing question and exploring the state of affairs. During the planned period, the museum will offer different event formats such as lectures, workshops and excursions.
15.02.2023 - 20.08.2023
CAUTION, GLASS! A dual exhibition
This showcase exhibition places a focus on the play of light and the intense luminosity of stained-glass painting—an art form that flourished during the late Gothic and Renaissance periods, especially in Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. It marks the first-ever presentation of the silver-staines unipartite panels of the Liberna Collection, which date from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
30.10.2022 - 26.02.2023
THE FINAL BID. Michael Pinsky
Sustainability is a subject that none of us can afford to ignore today. But the word is used in so many different ways that it is in danger of deteriorating into an empty sound bite, and of triggering a sense of overwhelming challenge rather than motivation. Many people wonder if they can make any difference at all and what possible measures they might take.
22.06.2022 - 15.01.2023
IN SEARCH OF CLUES
Whether a drawing is unequivocally attributed to an artist depends on a number of different givens. If the artwork is signed, there is a high probability of scoring a hit. But how do attributions actually work in the case of drawings that are not signed?
22.06.2022 - 15.01.2023
THE ARCHIVE COLLECTION
In 2021, to celebrate its 180-year anniversary, C&A published a retro collection which focussed on its own fashion creations from decades ago and which is the topic of this presentation in DAS Forum.
21.05.2022 - 09.10.2022
Renee van Bavel THE MIRROR OF PEACE
The presentation of Renee van Bavel and THE MIRROR OF PEACE on the occasion of the 59th Biennale Arte in Venice was a project of the Draiflessen Collection in collaboration with Abbazia di San Giorgio Maggiore - Benedicti Claustra Onlus.
08.05.2022 - 31.07.2022
THE ART OF REPLICATION
The exhibition shows plaster casts, copies of paintings, graphics and architectural models from the 19th century that admit different perspectives on this question: To what extent were or are practices of copying and replication a way of producing new things?