The exhibition presents the Frauen (Women) series by Thomas Schütte, a group of 18 large bronze, steel and aluminium sculptures made between 1999 and 2009. Some of the reclining, crouching and standing figures call to mind classic female nudes, while others are so distorted that the female shape is barely recognizable. The figures, positioned on steel tables, are depictions of the human body in various physical and emotional states. This is the first time the entire Frauen (Women) series is on display in Germany, at Museum Folkwang. Moreover, two other groups of ceramic studies will be presented; made between 1997 and 1999 and some of them served as the basis for the artist’s subsequent work on his Frauen (Women) series.
The exhibition is made possible by
Please note the exhibitions with works by Thomas Schütte in Berlin and Basel:
Schöne Grüße Thomas Schütte, me Collectors Room Berlin / Stiftung Olbricht, September 14, 2013 – March 23, 2014
Thomas Schütte, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, October 6, 2013 – February 2, 2014