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With Ian Anüll, Ferdinand Baudrexler, Rudolf Blättler, Katinka Bock, Louise-Cathérine Breslau, Luciano Castelli, Lovis Corinth, Maurice de Vlaminck, Raoul Dufy, Roland Duss, Hans Emmenegger, Terry Fox, Anton Henning, Ferdinand Hodler, Hans Holbein d.J., Monika Kiss Horváth, Irma Ineichen, Otto Lehmann, Max Liebermann, Urs Lüthi, Rémy Markowitsch, Aristide Maillol, Kaspar Meglinger, Max Pechstein, Léopold Robert, Ugo Rondinone, Erna Schillig, Leni von Segesser, Paul Signac, Chaïm Soutine, Paul Thek, André Thomkins, Felix Vallotton, Max von Moos, Jeff Wall, Ilse Weber, Rolf Winnewisser, Robert Zünd

“Where do you come from?”—this can be a problematic question, depending on the context. For provenance research it is a major question. The collection exhibition in 2024 highlights how works enter the Kunstmuseum Luzern. It not only deals with questions about the origins of a work of art, it also covers how the collection is expanded despite limited financial means. How do donations come about? What is a living will, and how is a permanent loan regulated contractually?

The conditions under which works find their way into the museum are as diverse as the history of their genesis. Often places and circumstances influence a work of art: the living conditions of the artist, the architecture of the exhibition space, whether or not it is a commissioned work. Provenance research tracks the ownership of a work. The focus is on cultural property looted by the Nazis, in particular works of art that belonged to Jewish families and of which they were deprived either by expropriation or forced sale during the Nazi era. Among other things, the exhibition presents as yet not fully resolved cases pertaining to the collection of the Kunstmuseum Luzern.

Friday, 23.02., from 6 pm

curated by Alexandra Blättler

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