Der Arp ist da!
Max Ernst Museum Brühl
September 28, 2014 to February 22, 2015
The year 1914 saw the beginning of a life-long friendship between the 28-year old Hans Arp (1886-1966) and the five-year younger Max Ernst (1891-1976). Throughout this friendship Arp and Ernst frequently collaborated on projects and publications. Moreover, their respective biographies show certain parallels: Both of these modern masters would receive the Grand Price of the 27th Venice Biennale in the summer of 1954 sixty years ago. While Arp was honored for his sculptural oeuvre Ernst received the prize for his paintings. The exhibtion "Arp is here! 100 years of friendship Hans Arp and Max Ernst" at the Max Ernst Museum Brühl reconstructs Arp's original Venice presentation, featuring the sculptures and wood reliefs alongside a selection of documents and photographs by the likes of Man Ray and Ernst Scheidegger. The exhibition contains works from important museum collections in Germany, France, Switzerland and the US, complemented by several loans by the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck.