Remixed! – The new presentation of the Collection

At regular intervals, the museum exploits the potential of special forms of presenting its works to highlight for viewers the inexhaustible diversity of its rich collection. Thus, since April 13 visitors have been able to enjoy a new compilation of works from the collection on display in the halls of the Painting Gallery. Works from different epochs are exhibited next to one another, allowing you to experience individual pieces in a new way – and prompting many a new interpretation.

In what was once the collector’s private residence, pride of place goes to showing works from his own collection and the background to them. Oskar Reinhart left to posterity not only a marvelous collection, but also a platform for presenting it that afforded much creative scope and encouraged reconfigurations of the exhibits. Oskar Reinhart prioritized formal aspects of the artwork over its historical context. He arranged the works in his private home not by school or epoch, but by the harmony of colors and shapes. It seemed obvious when presenting his glorious heritage to the general public to breathe new life into this aesthetic approach. We do not know all the details of Reinhart’s own presentations and any attempt to reconstruct them would therefore invariably mix the collector’s ideas with those of today’s “interpreters”. For this reason, the new constellation follows the collector’s main principle, but consciously combines it with an art-historical outlook.


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