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Following the remarkable success enjoyed by the first two guided tours to the exhibition «Ernst Ludwig Kirchner in Davos», the Hermann Geiger Cultural Foundation has decided to replicate the initiative.
The programme consists of seven guided tours, one per week till the end of the exhibition, that will give visitors valuable insights into the artist, who is among the most significant exponents of German expressionism, and the themes of the exhibition.
The calendar is as follows:
Monday 28th August, 9:30 pm
Wednesday 6th September, 9:30 pm
Monday 11th September, 6 pm
Tuesday 19th September, 6 pm
Tuesday 26th September, 6 pm
Thursday 5th October, 6 pm
Monday 9th October, 6 pm
The guided tours are offered at no charge to a restricted number of visitors. Places are subject to availability. To book your participation, please call us on +39 0586 635011 or contact the information desk staff in the exhibition hall. The tours will be held in Italian.
«I wish to remain in the world and for the world. The high mountains here will help me.»
E. L. K.
After his artistic experiences in Dresden and Berlin, which established him as one of the leading figures of German expressionism, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner retired to Davos in 1917, traumatized by World War I and in a life-threatening condition. The health resort in the Grisons, initially seen as a short-term escape, soon became a place of salvation and healing in which he experienced a personal and artistic rebirth.
The exhibition Ernst Ludwig Kirchner in Davos, hosted by the Hermann Geiger Cultural Foundation and organized in cooperation with the Kirchner Museum Davos and the Archive of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s entire oeuvre, Wichtrach/Bern, falls on the centenary of the artist’s move to Switzerland and is a rare occasion to admire in Italy the magnificent works he produced after 1917. The Swiss Alps became the substitute for vibrating urban life; the monumental mountain panoramas replaced the sensory overload of Berlin’s nightlife.
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