The exhibition features 19th and 20th century works from the Graphic Collection at the Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts and investigates the artist’s movement into unknown regions using three exemplary topical focuses. First there is voluntary travel, undertaken as educative or study trips to discover foreign worlds, to recollect the primitive nature of life and above all to expand one’s own artistic horizon. Then there is exile or emigration, usually precipitated by outside forces for political, economic or ideological reasons, which in itself, in its involuntary experience of unknown regions, led to a certain cultural assimilation. But moving into unfamiliar areas does not necessarily have to be physical in nature, involving departure from a certain location. Instead, in times of personal, social or political crises, the process is revealed in some artists as a withdrawal into personal solitude, as a kind of ‘internal emigration’, as it were.
5 € / 3,50 € (Dauerausstellung / permanent exhibion); 8 € / 5,50 € (Wechselausstellung / current exhibion);
Am 1. Mittwoch im Monat Eintritt frei (free on 1st Wednesday in month); bis 18 Jahre Eintritt frei (free until the age of 18)
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