Battle:Reloaded

Margret Eicher: Media Tapestries

01.10.2022 — 08.01.2023

 

Over the past 20 years Margret Eicher has created an impressive and very individual oeuvre consisting of large textile works. Her tapestries are contemporary artworks that engage in media criticism of the pictorial worlds that overwhelm us daily in the form of advertising and news. From these Eicher selects profane motifs which she alienates digitally and sometimes places in a context with works familiar to us from art history.

Margret Eicher uses the computer-based Jacquard process for the elaborate production of media-critical montages. She has her tapestries made in Flanders and in this way relates to a long tradition of form and décor and the aura of European tapestry design. This is especially true of the most recent work which represents the special highlight of the exhibition and lent it its title: BATTLE:RELOADED. The tapestry, measuring 1.20 x 30 metres, catapults the viewer into a dramatic sequence of images with a ego-shooter perspective. Based on the narrative of the Bayeux Tapestry (11th century), a “pseudo-narrative” was created – a sequence of scenes around antithetical themes of contemporary life in which structural and physical struggle, rioting and protest play an essential role.

In the exhibition, this unique work is juxtaposed with more than a dozen other large-scale tapestries that illustrate Margret Eicher’s development since the turn of the millennium. In total, the show brings together 20 works, created between 2008 and 2022.

Foto: Marcus-Andreas Mohr

We look forward to your visit!

Following the current SARS-CoV-2 con­tain­ment act of the State go­vern­ment of Saxony-Anhalt, official proof of vacci­na­tion or re­co­very and the obli­ga­tion to wear a mask du­ring your vi­sit have been suspended. Please familiarise yourself with our recommendations for visitors:

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Opening hours

Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun, Public holidays 10 am – 6 pm
   
Wed, 24/12 and 31/12 closed
   
Special opening hours: 16.11.2022, 28.12.2022, 04.01.2023 10 am – 6 pm

 


Ticket Prices

Ticket special exhibitions incl. permanent exhibition

 13 Euro, reduced 9 Euro
 

This ticket gives you access to the entire museum, including the special ex­hibi­tions „BATT­LE:RE­LOADED“, „Fab­rics, Tex­tu­res, Sur­faces“ and „Paths to the Castle of Mo­dernism“. Tickets are available in our online shop (only in German) and at the ticket desk on-site.

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Reduced fees

Admission is free for children up to the age of 18. For groups of 10 or more (prices per person) concessionary admission prices apply.

Information on concessionary admission prices
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The media tapestries in this exhibition address unsettling controversial themes in our contemporary society. We are aware of the fact that some of the works contain images that you may find distressing. We have decided against putting trigger warnings in front of each piece, considering that the content is based on quotations from freely available media; the images have been interpreted by the artist and transformed precisely in order to throw such glorification of violence or sexist attitudes into question and promote discussion.

In the exhibition we offer you the opportunity to share your own opinion with us. The artist, the curatorial team and the museum management will be glad to enter into a dialogue with you.

Margaret Eicher studied with Prof. Fritz Schwegler and Prof. Rolf Sackenheim at the State Academy of Art in Düsseldorf. She lives and works in Berlin.

Important solo exhibitions took place e. g. in the Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin (2021), in the Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (2020/21), in the Sprengel Museum Hanover (2017), in the Kunstmuseum Ahlen and Angermuseum, Erfurt (2014), in the Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe (2013), in the Kunstmuseum Heidenheim (2012), in the Museum Liner, Appenzell (2007), in the Ludwig Forum, Aachen (2004), as well as in the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (2000).

Works by the artist are included in various public and private collections in Germany and abroad, e. g. in the Kunstmuseum Ahlen, the Sprengel Museum Hannover, the Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, the Badisches Landesmuseum and the ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, the Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, the Kunsthalle Mannheim and the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart.

www.margreteicher.de

Margret Eicher. BATTLE:RELOADED

Vo. 26 of the Writings for the Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale)

Published by Christian Philipsen in association with Tho­mas Bauer-Fried­rich and Ulf Dräger

leporello
English / German

36 pages | full display of the work BATT­LE:RE­LOADED that can be opened to a width of 5.4 metres
Köln : Wienand Verlag, 2022
ISBN: 978-3-86832-733-5

Special edition 99 Euro

signed and numbered by the artist

Standard edition 49 Euro

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BATTLE:RELOADED
Margret Eicher: Media Tapestries

01.10.2022 — 08.01.2023

Curator

Ulf Dräger