The renowned Bielefeld Kunsthalle is about to open their long-awaited exhibition «Mean Expressionism. Trauma and Taboo» next weekend. It is not meant to show expressionism as something evil, but to document the ground-breaking new ideas and approaches to come to terms with the remarkable and often confusing challenges of modernism.
Famous German artists like Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, August Macke, Paula Modersohn-Becker, or Emil Nolde are displayed until March 2018.
The Kunsthalle’s paedagogical team and the Westfalen-Kolleg Bielefeld have been cooperating ever since the European Project DECCA started in 2015. In the course of the ERASMUS plus project VTS was introduced to the Kunsthalle staff so that they decided to train their guides in the technique of VTS.
As a result, the current exhibition will offer different workshops around the topic of colour, expressionism, creative writing, and of course, VTS. The latter can be booked for students of all ages, whereby the participants can decide on VTS only and an additional creative part with the chance of drawing their own expressionists paintings. In correspondence with the goal of the DECCA project the Kunsthalle will focus on the benefits for language learning through VTS.
Learn more about the exhibiton under: https://www.kunsthalle-bielefeld.de/index.php/ausstellungen/aktuell/der-bose-expressionismus-trauma-und-tabu-11-11-17-11-03-18/