MEISSEN Opens Museum of Modern Art
The porcelain manufactory Meissen has now opened a museum of contemporary art in Meissen. The first visitor was Wing-Kun Tam, the international president of the Lions Club, accompanied by a high-ranking delegation of Lions Club representatives.
The museum shows works by artists from all over the world. These porcelain artworks were made at the MEISSEN® artCAMPUS, established two years ago.
After the successful exhibition at Leipzig’s Baumwollspinnerei, this museum is now a further step towards our goal of positioning the Meissen manufactory in the international field of contemporary art.
At the same time, we hope this will be one more reason for people from all over the world to visit our city’, explains Christian Kurtzke.
"We are using the building’s façade as a canvas." The motif chosen is Rauchzug by the German artist K. O. Goetz, one of the first works created on the artCAMPUS – the original is exhibited in the museum. Goetz, who is looking forward to celebrating his 100th birthday in 2014, is one of the leading representatives of abstract, informel art, and he has received the German Federal Cross of Merit.
"Step by step, the exhibition of modern art in the building will be extended; explanatory texts on the artists and their works are being prepared.
The porcelain manufactory made a conscious decision against a grand opening and chose a ‘quiet’ start so as to be able to expand the exhibition step by step. The concept is to devote different storeys to various cultures and regions of the world, beginning with German/European art, via the Middle East/Asia all the way to Latin America. Renowned artists from around the globe will be invited to create works on the artCAMPUS in Meissen.