Georges Braque
Dance of Shapes
10.10.2020 — 30.4.2021

Georges Braque: Le guéridon rouge / The Red Guéridon (detail), 1939 –1952, Collection Centre Pompidou, Musée national d‘art moderne, Paris Schenkung George Braque, 1965 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021 © Foto: Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI / Georges Meguerditchian / Dist. RMN-GP

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In accordance with the current decree of the Hamburg Senate the exhibition in the Bucerius Kunst Forum will remain closed until further notice from Monday, November 2, 2020, in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus SARS CoV2. There will be no exhibitions or events on site. You can find our digital event programme (in German) here.

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About the exhibition

In autumn 2020, the Bucerius Kunst Forum will present a Georges Braque retrospective, the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s paintings to be mounted in Germany in 30 years. Braque is regarded as the initiator of Cubism and one of the premier artists of the twentieth century. The exhibition traces Braque’s astonishing creative diversity and sheds light on the various stylistic phases and formal shifts in his work – from the Fauvism of his early career to his final, nearly abstract series in the post-war period.

The exhibition is being organised in cooperation with the Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne, Paris.

The exhibition is sponsored by Bucerius Kunst Club, ExxonMobil, Bankhaus Lampe and Lampe Asset Management.

The BKF-Guide to the exhibition is supported by "Ursula Garbe Stiftungsfonds für Kunst und Kultur in Hamburg" by the Haspa Hamburg Stiftung.

Georges Braque
Dance of Shapes

Exhibition Catalog

Editor Kathrin Baumstark, Andreas Hoffmann and Brigitte Leal
Texts by Uwe Fleckner, Christopher Green, Jeanne-Bathilde Lacourt, Brigitte Leal, Maximilien Theinhardt and Pierre Wat
Description 218 pages, with images of works from the exhibition
Publishing company Hirmer Verlag, Munich
Price in the exhibition 29,90 euro

In the interview, Kathrin Baumstark, Artistic Director of the Bucerius Kunst Forum, explains the concept of the exhibition Georges Braque. Dance of Shapes and introduces Georges Braque and his creative diversity: From his early Fauvist works, through the development of Cubism, to his last, almost abstract series in the post-war period, the retrospective presents the multifaced work of this important French painter. 

You can also experience our audio tour of the exhibition from the comfort of your own home. Simply download our BKF Guide as an app on your smartphone.


Digital Services

The Bucerius Kunst Forum offers a variety of digital offerings that bring the exhibition Georges Braque. Dance of Shapes closer to you at home and on the road. Our young visitors also have the opportunity to engage with art, creativity and the artists shown through our digital services.

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