Menschenskinder

Children‘s Lives between Wish and Reality
20. Sep 2015 – 16. Oct 2016

  • © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Sammlung Rau für UNICEF, Foto: Mick Vincenz
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    August Macke, Clown in a Green Costume, 1912
    © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Rau Collection for UNICEF, photo: Mick Vincenz
  • © 2012 Chris de Bode, All Rights Reserved
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    Chris de Bode, My-Taelle from Haiti Dreams About Being a Clown
    © 2012 Chris de Bode, All Rights Reserved
  • © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Foto: Mick Vincenz
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    Installation View »Menschenskinder. Children's Lives between Wish and Reality«, 2015
    © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, photo: Mick Vincenz
  • © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Sammlung Rau für UNICEF, Foto: Peter Schälchli, Zürich
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    Max Liebermann, Recreation at the Orphanage in Amsterdam, 1876
    © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Rau Collection for UNICEF, Photo: Peter Schälchli, Zürich
  • © Laura Boushnak, All Rights Reserved
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    Laura Boushnak, Yemen: I Read Therefore I Am
    © Laura Boushnak, All Rights Reserved
  • © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Sammlung Rau für UNICEF, Foto: Peter Schälchli, Zürich
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    Joshua Reynolds, Portrait Rebecca Watson, 1758
    © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Collection Rau for UNICEF, Photo: Peter Schälchli, Zurich
  • © Alessio Romenzi, All Rights Reserved
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    Alessio Romenzi,Syria: Children between all frontiers
    © Alessio Romenzi, All Rights Reserved
  • © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Foto: David Ertl
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    Installation View »Menschenskinder. Children’s Lives between Wish and Reality«, 2015
    © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, photo: David Ertl
  • © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Sammlung Rau für UNICEF, Foto: Ars Servandi, B. Grober
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    Stanislas Lepine, Rue du Mont-Cenis at Montmartre, n.d.
    © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Rau Collection for UNICEF, Photo: Ars Servandi, B. Grober
  • © Niclas Hammarström, All Rights Reserved
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    Niclas Hammarström, Syria: Leaving Home
    © Niclas Hammarström, All Rights Reserved
  • © An-Sofie Kesteleyn, All Rights Reserved
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    An-Sofie Kesteleyn, Her first Gun
    © An-Sofie Kesteleyn, All Rights Reserved
  • © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Sammlung Rau für UNICEF, Foto: Mick Vincenz
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    Abraham van den Tempel, Portrait of a young Nobleman, vor 1662
    © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Rau Collection for UNICEF, Photo: Mick Vincenz
  • © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Foto: Mick Vincenz
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    Installation View »Menschenskinder. Children's Lives between Wish and Reality«, 2015
    © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, photo: Mick Vincenz
  • © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Sammlung Rau für UNICEF, Foto: Peter Schälchli, Zürich
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    Giandomenico Tiepolo, Allegoric Portrait of a young girl as Flora, 1780–90
    © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Rau Collection for UNICEF, Photo: Peter Schälchli, Zürich
  • © Anastasia Taylor-Lind, All Rights Reserved
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    Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Russia: Young Beauties for the Catwalks of the World
    © Anastasia Taylor-Lind, All Rights Reserved
  • © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Sammlung Rau für UNICEF, Foto: Mick Vincenz
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    Anonym (Tirol), Feathered Angel, ca. 1470-80
    © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Rau Collection for UNICEF, Photo: Mick Vincenz
  • © 2011 Chris de Bode, All Rights Reserved
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    Chris de Bode, Children's Dreams: Aniket dreams of Flying
    © 2011 Chris de Bode, All Rights Reserved

About the exhibition

Children were one of the main concerns of the art collector and philanthropist Gustav Rau, who worked in the Democratic Repubilc of the Congo as a paediatrician. This is clearly reflected in many of the paintings and sculptures in his high-quality art collection. After his death, he bequeathed his art works to UNICEF. In the 10th exhibition in the Kunstkammer Rau in the Arp Museum, a selection of works is presented in an exciting dialogue with prize-winning photographs from the international competition "UNICEF Photo of the Year" to mark World Children's Day 2015. The fascinating comparison between the historic paintings and outstanding reportage photos displays a focus on children and childhood – from the Middle Ages to the present day. They tell of the blessing of children in the works of Van der Plaes and Sjöström, but also portray the hard daily routine of many children in the slums and crisis regions of the earth in those of Michelin and Bleasdale. Viewers look over the shoulder of orphan girls in Amsterdam with Liebermann and those of present-day schoolchildren in Yemen with Boushnak. And they experience children's development from infancy to youth and learn something of the social role-playing and the lives of children across the ages.

The exhibition catalogue features articles by: Jürgen Heraeus, Oliver Kornhoff, Cornelia Funke, Susanne Blöcker, Peter-Matthias Gaede, Martin Dornes, Una M. Röhr-Sendelmeier, Klaus Hurrelmann

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Exhibition Catalogue (German)

Menschenskinder Katalog

Menschenskinder. Kinderleben zwischen Wunsch und Wirklichkeit

20 September 2015 to 14 August 2016

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Curator - Rau Collection for UNICEF

Dr. Susanne Blöcker

02228-9425-68
bloecker@arpmuseum.org

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