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Cosmos Arp

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

  • Sophie Taeuber-Arp | Komposition mit Kreisen und Halbkreisen | 1938 | Sammlung Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck
    Sophie Taeuber-Arp | Composition with Circles and Semi-circles | 1938 | Collection Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck
    © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck

Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Hans Arp influenced the art of their time like no other couple, for which they sought a radical new beginning in view of the major social issues of the 20th century.

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 continues to inspire with his avant-garde language games, which originated in the creative sphere 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 fine and applied arts. In their lives and work, themes such as pacifism, equality and ecology were manifested at an unusually early stage and are still relevant today.

In Richard Meier's bright new building, the new permanent exhibition shows the development of the two artists' works with a view to their great, innovative radiance, which continues to have an effect to the present day. In a tour, their lives, creative milestones and historical cross-references are condensed into a broad panorama. Through interactive stations, the vast cosmos of modernity can be experienced and brought to life with one's own questions. 

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

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