Cosmos Arp

Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Hans Arp - a pair of avant-garde artists
from May 14, 2023

  • Sophie Taeuber-Arp mit Dada-Kopf, Zürich 1920 | Foto: Nic Aluf, © Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin / Rolandswerth
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    Sophie Taeuber-Arp with Dada head, Zurich 1920
    © Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin / Rolandswerth; Photo: Nic Aluf
  • Hans Arp, 1926 | Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin / Rolandswerth
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    Jean Arp, 1926
    © Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin / Rolandswerth
  • Hans Arp | Aus dem Reich der Gnomen | 1949 | © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck
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    Hans Arp | Aus dem Reich der Gnomen | 1949
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck
  • Schenkung von 20 Gips-Skulpturen von Hans Arp an das Arp Museum | Foto: Helmut Reinelt
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    Donation of 20 plaster sculptures by Hans Arp to the Arp Museum
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023: Photo: Helmut Reinelt
  • Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Wachen (Marionette für König Hirsch), 1918, Museum für Gestaltung / Kunstgewerbesammlung / Züricher Hochschule der Künste
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    Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Wachen (Marionette für König Hirsch), 1918, Museum für Gestaltung / Kunstgewerbesammlung / Züricher Hochschule der Künste
    © and photo: Kunstgewerbesammlung, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, ZHdK
  • Entstehungsprozess des interaktiven Exponats „Virtueller Spiegel: Die Marionetten Sophie Taeuber-Arps“, 2023 | © Hochschule Mainz
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    Creation process of the interactive exhibit "Virtual Mirror: Sophie Taeuber-Arp's Marionettes", 2023
    © Hochschule Mainz
  • Still des Kurzfilms Marionettes in Motion, Marina Rumjanzewa, 7 Minuten, 2021, produziert von Anita Hugi für Narrative Boutique (Zürich-Paris), in Koproduktion mit dem Kunstmuseum Basel; Kooperation: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Kunstgewerbesammlung / ZH
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    Still of the short film Marionettes in Motion, Marina Rumjanzewa, 7 minutes, 2021, produced by Anita Hugi for Narrative Boutique (Zurich-Paris), in co-production with Kunstmuseum Basel; Cooperation: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Kunstgewerbesammlung / ZHdK; Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Clarissa, Marionette zu König Hirsch, 1918
  • Sophie Taeuber-Arp | Komposition mit Kreisen und Halbkreisen | 1938 | Sammlung Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck
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    Sophie Taeuber-Arp | Composition with Circles and Semi-circles | 1938
    © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Photo: Mick Vincenz
  • Hans Arp, Hans Arp, Pagodenfrucht auf Schale, 1934 | Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck; © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023; Foto: Mick Vincenz
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    Hans Arp, Pagodenfrucht auf Schale, 1934,
    © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck; © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023; Photo: Mick Vincenz
  • Ausstellungsansicht »Kosmos Arp« | Foto: Helmut Reinelt
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    Exhibition view »Cosmos Arp«
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023; Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck | Photo: Helmut Reinelt
  • © Sammlung Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Foto: Mick Vincenz
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    Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Ovale Composition with Abstract Motifs, 1922
    © Collection Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, photo: Mick Vincenz
  • Ausstellungsansicht »Kosmos Arp« | Foto: Helmut Reinelt
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    Exhibition view »Cosmos Arp«
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023; Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck | Photo: Helmut Reinelt
  • LS 326 | Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Vier Räume mit gebrochenem Kreuz, 1932 | Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck
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    Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Four Spaces with Broken Cross, 1932
    © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Photo: Mick Vincenz
  • Hans Arp/Kurt Schwitters, 7 Arpaden Merz 5 (Hrsg. Kurt Schwitters), 1923 (Auswahl)
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    Jean Arp, Schnurrhut (1923), Blatt aus: 7 Arpaden, Merz 5. Arp Mappe, Zweite Mappe des Merzverlags (Hg. Kurt Schwitters)
    © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023
  • Hans Arp | Verwandlung des Reliefs 'Kopf mit grüner Nase' von 1923, 1964 | © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, VG Bild-Kunst 2023
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    Hans Arp | Verwandlung des Reliefs 'Kopf mit grüner Nase' von 1923, 1964 | © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, VG Bild-Kunst 2023
    © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, VG Bild-Kunst 2023 | Photo: Mick Vincenz

»Rules cannot be established, neither for forms nor for colours.«

Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1922)


»ARP is there. no one should miss to visit arp.«  

                         Hans Arp (1917)

Like no other couple, Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Hans Arp influenced the art of their time. Faced with the major social issues of the 20th century, they sought a radical new beginning. The Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck is the only museum in the world dedicated to this groundbreaking artist couple on the basis of its top-class collection. More than 400 works are housed in the extraordinary architecture of the historic station building and Richard Meier's light-filled building.

 

Pacifism, equality and ecology manifested themselves extraordinarily early in the lives and work of the two. In rebellion against existing social values and conventions, they constantly reinvented themselves and their works, but never left their artistic and conceptual home: abstraction.

 

The innovative radiance of Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Hans Arp, which remains unbroken to this day, is shown in the new collection presentation by means of the development of the two artists' works. Hans Arp created outstanding works of organic abstraction. Nature was a constant source of inspiration for his sculptures, reliefs and works on paper. He also produced experimental and lyrical texts in the creative environment of Dada and Surrealism. With her works developed from geometric forms, Sophie Taeuber-Arp is one of the pioneers of modern art. As a painter, textile designer and architect, she shaped a new unity of art, craft and technology.

 

The exhibition condenses their lives, creative milestones and historical cross-references into a broad panorama. Interactive stations also offer an immersive experience into the vast cosmos of modernism which can be brought to life with your own questions.

More Information

Curator - Arp Collection

Astrid von Asten M.A.

+49 2228 9425-25
vonasten@arpmuseum.org

Curatorial Assistant

Meike Eiberger M.A.

+49 2228 9425-15
eiberger@arpmuseum.org

Sponsor

Ministerium für Familie, Frauen, Kultur und Integration Rheinland-Pfalz
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