Exhibition "Friedel Anderson. Until now"

To mark Friedel Anderson’s 70th birthday, the Wenzel-Hablik-Museum and the Detlefsen-Museum in Glückstadt are presenting a joint exhibition entitled “Bis jetzt” (Until now) with a representative selection of the artist’s paintings. Various groups of works are on display in the two museums, dating from 1984 to the present day. During the same period, the Prinzesshof District Museum in Itzehoe will be exhibiting works by Friedel Anderson’s artistic companions under the title “Von Freunden und Wegbegleiter” (Of friends and companions ).

The Wenzel-Hablik-Museum shows views from the Alsen cement factory in Itzehoe, which was closed in 1982 and relocated to Lägerdorf, and from which numerous buildings were demolished from 1986 onwards. Fascinated by the morbid aura of the ruined landscape, Anderson created views from the remaining, partially dismantled and rubbish-strewn buildings. Using a masterful technique, he shows the lighting moods of the interiors, corroded materials and remnants of past industrial culture.

His numerous trips to Venice between 2004 and 2023 resulted in views of the canals, the famous churches and remote places such as the island of Burano in the lagoon. The painter was not interested in postcard views, but in the structures of decaying facades, strong color contrasts on the city’s firewalls, hazy atmospheres in the air over the water and reflections of light at night. In 2005, following in the footsteps of Wenzel Hablik’s journey to the Orient in 1910, the artist undertook his own trip to Turkey, which, like his predecessor, took him to Istanbul and the city of Bursa on the Asian side of the Bosporus.

In addition, a number of paintings from recent years are on display, such as the landscapes that Anderson created in 2022/23 following a trip to Ahrenshoop and the Darß peninsula. The painter was particularly fascinated by the light and shadow effects of the spruce and larch forest to the west of the peninsula, the thickness of its trees and the view of the beach forest from the seaward side. During the pandemic years, he mainly created large views of the landscape around the Stör and the former Alsengel area, which is known as Bellerkrug after a former restaurant. Friedel Anderson is based there in a converted residential and studio building in one of the former Alsen buildings.

The exhibition is accompanied by a joint catalog published by the Detlefsen Museum.

Duration: July 14, 2024 – November 03, 2024
Opening on July 14, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.

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