Zentrum Paul Klee Bern Founded by Maurice E. and Martha Müller and the heirs of Paul Klee
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Exhibitions 07/06—06/10/2013

Satire - Irony - Grotesque. Daumier, Ensor, Feininger, Klee, Kubin

The exhibition takes as its theme the significance of satirical commentary and the grotesque exaggerations in the work of Klee and his contemporaries at the turn of the 20th century.

The exhibition begins with artists – such as Klee’s friends Alfred Kubin and Lyonel Feininger – as well as pioneering models like Honoré Daumier or James Ensor, who provided important stimuli.
”I serve beauty by drawing her enemies. (Caricature, satire)”, Paul Klee wrote in 1901, commenting upon his critical view of the world. In Klee’s early work satirical drawings and caricatures are the most defining elements of his work. Klee as satirist and caricaturist only becomes comprehensible if one takes into account his ”satirical environment”: the Munich magazines of the turn of the century, particularly ”Simplicissimus”. A reading area in the middle of the exhibition offers a glimpse of this world. The many facets to Klee’s love of satire and the grotesque and his sense of irony become visible over the rest of the exhibition. Beginning with his marginal drawings in schoolbooks and jotters as well as his earlier satires, grotesques and ”Inventions”, Klee’s critical and ironic view of the world falls under six thematic headings. These deal with such different questions as relations between the sexes, power and politics, war and militarism, religion and piety or the sly view of an animal world in which human behaviour is reflected.

Begleitprogramm

MI | 12/06/13 | 14:00—15:30 
Einführung für Lehrpersonen 
Zu den Ausstellungen «Satire – Ironie – Groteske» und «Preziosen und Raritäten von Paul Klee» 
Eintritt frei | Ohne Anmeldung 

SO | 25/08/13 | 10:30—12:00 
Familienmorgen «Büchse der Pandora» 
Ein gemeinsamer Ausstellungsbesuch, der die Kleinen zur anschliessenden kreativen Arbeit im Kindermuseum Creaviva anregt, während die Grossen die Führung fortsetzen.
CHF 10 pro Familie plus Ausstellungseintritt | Ab 4 Jahren 
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SO | 08/09/13 | 11:00 
Gespräch «Satire und Ironie in Bild und Sprache» 
Dr. Michael Baumgartner (Leiter Sammlung/Ausstellungen/ Forschung ZPK) im Gespräch mit Gästen. 
Ausstellungseintritt 

SO | 15/09/13 | 11:00—12:00 
Lorenz Pauli «Geschichten aus dem Bauch»
Gemeinsam mit Lorenz Pauli erfinden die Kleinen Geschichten rundum unsere Ausstellung. 
CHF 5 plus Ausstellungseintritt | Ab 5 Jahren

DI | 17/09/13 | 19:30 
Andreas Thiel «Macht – Politsatire 4» 
Es ist unsicherer geworden in der Hölle, seit Bin Laden gestorben ist. Auch in Thiels 4. schwarzer Satire geht es um Politik, Tod und Champagner. Schauen Sie sich, bevor Sie sterben, noch dieses Programm an. 
CHF 28 

SO | 16/06/13 | 15:00—16:00 
SO | 18/08/13 | 15:00—16:00 
MI | 11/09/13 | 13:00—14:00 
SO | 22/09/13 | 15:00—16:00 
Literarische Führung «Der Witz hat über das Leid gesiegt» 
Texte zu den Bildern der Ausstellung vorgelesen von Michaela Wendt. 
CHF 5 plus Ausstellungseintritt 

Führung «Kunst am Morgen» 
CHF 5 plus Ausstellungseintritt 
MI | 03/07/13 | 11:00—12:00 
Mit Michael Baumgartner (Kurator) zur Ausstellung «Satire – Ironie – Groteske» 
MI | 07/08/13 | 11:00—12:00 
Mit Fabienne Eggelhöfer (Kuratorin) zur Ausstellung «Preziosen und Raritäten von Paul Klee» 
MI | 04/09/13 | 11:00—12:00 
Mit Rainer Lawicki (Co-Kurator) zur Ausstellung «Satire – Ironie – Groteske»
MI | 02/10/13 | 11:00—12:00 Mit Dominik Imhof (Kunstvermittler) zur Ausstellung «Satire – Ironie – Groteske» 

Publikation 
Satire - Ironie – Groteske. Daumier, Ensor, Feininger, Klee, Kubin, mit Texten von Stephan Dahme, Fabienne Eggelhöfer, Rainer Lawicki, Osamu Okuda, Xavier Tricot, Eva Wiederkehr Sladeczek, Vorwort von Peter Fischer, Hrsg.: Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Kerber Verlag, 2013, ca. 144 Seiten.

Sponsor
Museumsstiftung für Kunst der Burgergemeinde Bern
Exhibitions
Today 10:00 - 17:00 Su 02.10 10:00 - 17:00 Tu 04.10 10:00 - 17:00 We 05.10 10:00 - 17:00 Th 06.10 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee. I am a Painter Fr 19.02 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 20.02 10:00 - 17:00 Su 21.02 10:00 - 17:00 Tu 23.02 10:00 - 17:00 We 24.02 10:00 - 17:00 Chinese Whispers Recent Art from the Sigg und M+ Sigg Collections Today 10:00 - 17:00 Su 02.10 10:00 - 17:00 Tu 04.10 10:00 - 17:00 We 05.10 10:00 - 17:00 Th 06.10 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee. Pictures in Motion We 13.01 10:00 - 17:00 Th 14.01 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 15.01 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 16.01 10:00 - 17:00 Su 17.01 10:00 - 17:00 Klee Highlights (while remodeling the Collection Exhibition) Sa 17.10 10:00 - 17:00 Su 18.10 10:00 - 17:00 Tu 20.10 10:00 - 17:00 We 21.10 10:00 - 17:00 Th 22.10 10:00 - 17:00 About Trees Fr 19.06 10:00 - 18:00 Sa 20.06 10:00 - 18:00 Su 21.06 10:00 - 18:00 Tu 23.06 10:00 - 18:00 We 24.06 10:00 - 18:00 Klee in Bern Fr 19.06 10:00 - 18:00 Sa 20.06 10:00 - 18:00 Su 21.06 10:00 - 18:00 Tu 23.06 10:00 - 18:00 We 24.06 10:00 - 18:00 Klee & Kandinsky Sa 14.02 10:00 - 17:00 Su 15.02 10:00 - 17:00 Tu 17.02 10:00 - 17:00 We 18.02 10:00 - 17:00 Th 19.02 10:00 - 17:00 Klee in Bern Tu 10.02 10:00 - 17:00 We 11.02 10:00 - 17:00 Th 12.02 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 13.02 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 14.02 10:00 - 17:00 Catherine Gfeller ZIG ZAG ZPK Fr 30.01 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 31.01 10:00 - 17:00 Su 01.02 10:00 - 17:00 Tu 03.02 10:00 - 17:00 We 04.02 10:00 - 17:00 Henry Moore Tu 21.10 10:00 - 17:00 We 22.10 10:00 - 17:00 Th 23.10 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 24.10 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 25.10 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee. Special class – not for sale Fr 05.09 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 06.09 10:00 - 17:00 Su 07.09 10:00 - 17:00 Tu 09.09 10:00 - 17:00 We 10.09 10:00 - 17:00 ANTONY GORMLEY. EXPANSION FIELD Tu 01.07 10:00 - 17:00 We 02.07 10:00 - 17:00 Th 03.07 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 04.07 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 05.07 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee. Space Nature Architecture We 16.04 10:00 - 17:00 Th 17.04 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 18.04 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 19.04 10:00 - 17:00 Su 20.04 10:00 - 17:00 Taking a Line for a Walk Tu 11.03 10:00 - 17:00 We 12.03 10:00 - 17:00 Th 13.03 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 14.03 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 15.03 10:00 - 17:00 The Journey to Tunisia. Klee, Macke, Moilliet Fr 22.11 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 23.11 10:00 - 17:00 Su 24.11 10:00 - 17:00 Tu 26.11 10:00 - 17:00 We 27.11 10:00 - 17:00 Between «Brücke» and «Blauer Reiter». Hanna Bekker vom Rath, a pioneer of modernism Tu 15.10 10:00 - 17:00 We 16.10 10:00 - 17:00 Th 17.10 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 18.10 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 19.10 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee – Life and Work Tu 20.08 10:00 - 17:00 We 21.08 10:00 - 17:00 Th 22.08 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 23.08 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 24.08 10:00 - 17:00 Olaf Breuning — The Grid Fr 07.06 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 08.06 10:00 - 17:00 Su 09.06 10:00 - 17:00 Tu 11.06 10:00 - 17:00 We 12.06 10:00 - 17:00 Satire - Irony - Grotesque. Daumier, Ensor, Feininger, Klee, Kubin Th 23.05 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 24.05 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 25.05 10:00 - 17:00 Su 26.05 10:00 - 17:00 Tu 28.05 10:00 - 17:00 Preciosities and Rarities by Paul Klee Tu 29.01 10:00 - 17:00 We 30.01 10:00 - 17:00 Th 31.01 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 01.02 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 02.02 10:00 - 17:00 Klee and Jawlensky - An Artist’s Friendship Sa 19.01 10:00 - 17:00 Su 20.01 10:00 - 17:00 Tu 22.01 10:00 - 17:00 We 23.01 10:00 - 17:00 Th 24.01 10:00 - 17:00 From Japonism to Zen. Paul Klee and the Far East Tu 31.07 10:00 - 17:00 We 01.08 10:00 - 17:00 Th 02.08 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 03.08 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 04.08 10:00 - 17:00 Master Klee! Teacher at the Bauhaus Mo 28.05 08:00 - 20:00 Tu 29.05 08:00 - 20:00 We 30.05 08:00 - 20:00 Th 31.05 08:00 - 20:00 Fr 01.06 08:00 - 20:00 Die Alpen aus der Vogelperspektive Open-Air Fotoausstellung Tu 22.05 10:00 - 17:00 We 23.05 10:00 - 17:00 Th 24.05 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 25.05 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 26.05 10:00 - 17:00 Higher beings - Sigmar Polke and Paul Klee Tu 06.03 10:00 - 17:00 We 07.03 10:00 - 17:00 Th 08.03 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 09.03 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 10.03 10:00 - 17:00 Uncanny. Witches, phantoms and demons in Paul Klee Tu 24.01 10:00 - 17:00 We 25.01 10:00 - 17:00 Th 26.01 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 27.01 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 28.01 10:00 - 17:00 Bürgi Archive Donation Tu 20.09 10:00 - 17:00 We 21.09 10:00 - 17:00 Th 22.09 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 23.09 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 24.09 10:00 - 17:00 Eiapopeia. The child within Klee Tu 24.05 10:00 - 17:00 We 25.05 10:00 - 17:00 Th 26.05 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 27.05 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 28.05 10:00 - 17:00 Klee and Cobra. A child’s play Tu 08.03 01:00 - 01:00 We 09.03 01:00 - 01:00 Th 10.03 01:00 - 01:00 Fr 11.03 01:00 - 01:00 Sa 12.03 01:00 - 01:00 Paul Klee. hilarious Collection 2011 Tu 25.01 10:00 - 17:00 We 26.01 10:00 - 17:00 Th 27.01 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 28.01 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 29.01 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee - Franz Marc. Dialog in Pictures Tu 12.10 10:00 - 17:00 We 13.10 10:00 - 17:00 Th 14.10 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 15.10 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 16.10 10:00 - 17:00 Lust and Vice. The 7 Deadly Sins from Dürer to Nauman. Tu 07.09 10:00 - 17:00 We 08.09 10:00 - 17:00 Th 09.09 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 10.09 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 11.09 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee. Line, Form and Colour Tu 01.06 10:00 - 17:00 We 02.06 10:00 - 17:00 Th 03.06 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 04.06 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 05.06 10:00 - 17:00 Klee meets Picasso Tu 09.03 10:00 - 17:00 We 10.03 10:00 - 17:00 Th 11.03 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 12.03 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 13.03 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee. Rare Fruits Tu 15.09 10:00 - 17:00 We 16.09 10:00 - 17:00 Th 17.09 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 18.09 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 19.09 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee. Life, Work and Responses Tu 25.08 10:00 - 17:00 We 26.08 10:00 - 17:00 Th 27.08 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 28.08 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 29.08 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee’s Graphic Work. Eberhard W. Kornfeld’s Passion Tu 26.05 10:00 - 17:00 We 27.05 10:00 - 17:00 Th 28.05 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 29.05 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 30.05 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee. Carpet of Memory Tu 24.02 10:00 - 17:00 We 25.02 10:00 - 17:00 Th 26.02 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 27.02 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 28.02 10:00 - 17:00 Dream and Reality. Contemporary Art from the Near East Tu 03.02 10:00 - 17:00 We 04.02 10:00 - 17:00 Th 05.02 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 06.02 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 07.02 10:00 - 17:00 In Search of the Orient. From Bellini to Klee Tu 04.11 10:00 - 17:00 We 05.11 10:00 - 17:00 Th 06.11 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 07.11 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 08.11 10:00 - 17:00 A Collector’s Eye on Paul Klee Tu 09.09 10:00 - 17:00 We 10.09 10:00 - 17:00 Th 11.09 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 12.09 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 13.09 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee. Movement in the Workshop Tu 27.05 10:00 - 17:00 We 28.05 10:00 - 17:00 Th 29.05 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 30.05 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 31.05 10:00 - 17:00 Lost Paradise. The Angel’s Gaze Tu 13.05 10:00 - 17:00 We 14.05 10:00 - 17:00 Th 15.05 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 16.05 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 17.05 10:00 - 17:00 In Paul Klee’s Enchanted Garden Tu 13.05 10:00 - 17:00 We 14.05 10:00 - 17:00 Th 15.05 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 16.05 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 17.05 10:00 - 17:00 East of Eden. A Garden Show Tu 22.01 - We 23.01 - Th 24.01 - Fr 25.01 - Sa 26.01 - Genesis. The Art of Creation Tu 26.06 10:00 - 17:00 We 27.06 10:00 - 17:00 Th 28.06 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 29.06 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 30.06 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee. Theatre here, there and everywhere Tu 12.06 10:00 - 17:00 We 13.06 10:00 - 17:00 Th 14.06 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 15.06 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 16.06 10:00 - 17:00 Collection presentation Ad Parnassum Tu 13.02 10:00 - 17:00 We 14.02 10:00 - 17:00 Th 15.02 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 16.02 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 17.02 10:00 - 17:00 Oscar Wiggli. Körper – Raum – Klang Tu 30.01 10:00 - 17:00 We 31.01 10:00 - 17:00 Th 01.02 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 02.02 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 03.02 10:00 - 17:00 Rémy Zaugg. My neighbour Death and perception Tu 05.09 - We 06.09 - Th 07.09 - Fr 08.09 - Sa 09.09 - Paul Klee. Melody and Rhythm Tu 27.06 10:00 - 17:00 We 28.06 10:00 - 17:00 Th 29.06 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 30.06 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 01.07 10:00 - 17:00 Upsetting the Balance Contemporary Art at the Zentrum Paul Klee Tu 28.03 10:00 - 17:00 We 29.03 10:00 - 17:00 Th 30.03 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 31.03 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 01.04 10:00 - 17:00 Max Beckmann. Dream of Life Tu 01.11 10:00 - 17:00 We 02.11 10:00 - 17:00 Th 03.11 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 04.11 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 05.11 10:00 - 17:00 Paul Klee and his illness Tu 21.06 10:00 - 17:00 We 22.06 10:00 - 17:00 Th 23.06 10:00 - 17:00 Fr 24.06 10:00 - 17:00 Sa 25.06 10:00 - 17:00 Opening exhibition Kein Tag ohne Linie
Programme from August to October