“Aby Warburg. Mnemosyne Bilderatlas” at ZKM Karlsruhe

On the occasion of the 150th birthday of Aby Warburg (1866-1929), the ZKM Karlsruhe is exhibiting a complete reconstruction of his Bilderatlas in original size. All panels will be provided with detailed commentary for the first time.


Aby Warburg, Tafel 37 des Mnemosyne Bilderatlas, historische Aufnahme der Originaltafel © Warburg Institute, London

Aby Warburg, Tafel 37 des Mnemosyne Bilderatlas, historische Aufnahme der Originaltafel © Warburg Institute, London


In addition, two of the total 63 panels can be exhibited for the first time since 1929 as exactly as Warburg himself had in mind: with the original images from the Warburg Institute in London. Furthermore, 13 “artists’ panels” which have been exhibited by contemporary artists for this occasion can be viewed. Among the artists featured are Linda Fregni-Nagler, Andy Hope 1930, Sarah Lehnerer, Jochen Lempert, Jannis Marwitz, Paul McCarthy, Olaf Metzel, Matt Mullican, Albert Oehlen, Tal R, Elfie Semotan, Christian Vind and Peter Weibel. (more…)