29.07.2021 to 19.09.2021 | 17:00 | Exhibition

Ludwig van Beethoven. Powerful, Tempestuous, Revolutionary.

"Artists from all over the world interpret Beethoven and his work". Under this motto, the Museum of History and Art in Durango, Mexico and the University Museum of the University of Bonn are showing prints on the music and life of Ludwig van Beethoven in parallel exhibitions. The exhibition "Beethoven: Powerful, Stormy, Revolutionary" is a cooperation with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).


Gráfica a Distancia / Graphic from the Distance

The exhibition "Beethoven: Powerful, Stormy, Revolutionary" is a tribute to the fascination and admiration of artists, teachers and students from the Faculty of Fine Arts at UNAM in Mexico and international visual artists led by the collective Gráfica a Distancia - Graphic from the Distance.
Artists from all over the world whose artworks were created at UNAM were invited to participate.
On display are Bonn artists and artists from all over Germany, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Norway, Spain and the USA.
The international artist collective "Gráfica a Distancia" is also exhibiting the artworks in two places simultaneously, in Germany and Mexico: in the Museo de Historia y Arte Contemporáneo in the Palacio de los Gurza in Durango and in the Bonn University Museum. The universality of Beethoven, the artists say in a statement about their plan, allows for a creative connection between artists from different continents for one exhibition.
The group of artists is concerned with creating sustainable and less polluting prints and is looking for new ways to make art in an environmentally friendly way. The selection of the 50 "Beethoven" exhibits on display in Durango and Bonn was made by the curator of the parallel exhibition, Fernanda Block. The Mexican artist lives and works in Bonn. "I want to pay tribute to the person and genius of Beethoven," she explains about her motivation to curate this exhibition.
On 29 July 2021, the exhibition was opened digitally via Facebook.
From 30 July, it can be visited in analogue form at the reopened Universitätsmuseum Bonn, Regina-Pacis-Weg 1, 53113 Bonn, Wednesdays to Sundays, 12.00 to 16.30, until 19 September 2021.


Universitätsmuseum Bonn
Regina-Pacis-Weg 1
53113 Bonn

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Wed-Sun 12.00 - 16.30

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