As the legatee of Alexander Archipenko's artistic works, the Saarlandmuseum owns a unique collection of original plaster casts, bronzes and works on paper by one of the most influential pioneering sculptors of the 20th century. Supplemented by loaned works from around the world, this exhibition presented an overview of five decades of Archipenko's artistic development. His early works were influenced by the Cubists' form experiments while the human body played a central role in his later works. This exhibition was the most extensive retrospective in recent decades and helped encourage the preservation and examination of his artistic legacy for the long term.
Artistic director: Kathrin Elvers-Svamberk
Schedule and venue:
18 Oct. 2008 - 18 Jan. 2009 Saarlandmuseum, Saarbrücken
Stiftung Saarländischer Kulturbesitz