Georges Braque
Dance of Shapes
10.10.2020 — 24.1.2021

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 2020 © Foto: Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI / Georges Meguerditchian / Dist. RMN-GP

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Information on the applicable hygiene measures and precautions to protect visitors and employees can be found here.


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. 


In order to prevent infections and protect your health, we are suspending the distribution of devices such as audio guides or electronic guidance systems until further notice. Instead the BKF Guide can be downloaded free of charge to your own smartphone.  

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Instead of the public guided tours, we offer you an introduction to the exhibition in the seated auditorium, subject to the minimum distance.

The short lecture takes you in about 30 minutes through the topics of the exhibition David Hockney. Works from the Tate Collection. Our art educators will give you an initial overview and explain the diverse work of the British artist, using individual illustrations of his works. You can visit the exhibition on your own before or after the event.

The introduction will take place in the seated auditorium of the Bucerius Kunst Forum, considering the minimum distance. The number of participants is limited, we recommend to book your tickets online in advance.

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