Kammerspiel: The Gabriele Rauschning Collection
Haus der Graphischen Sammlung – an exhibition by the Museum für Neue Kunst
What does it mean to live with art? To collect and own it? Which artwork marks the beginning of the collection and how do preferences change? Does the emphasis shift? Does one's own view change over time?
A native of Hamburg, Gabriele Rauschning was a lawyer, opera lover, passionate traveller and single woman. Over the course of fifty years, she amassed an extensive collection of graphic art – ranging from Realism via Impressionism, Expressionism, Classical Modernism, all the way to contemporary art. She bequeathed around 150 works by fifty artists spanning 150 years to the Museum für Neue Kunst and the Augustinermuseum. This lively juxtaposition and coexistence is now being shown for the first time by the House of the Graphic Art Collection in two intimate chamber exhibitions.