Franz Marc, Die Blauen Fohlen, Detail,1913 Kunsthalle Emden – Stiftung Henri Nannen und Schenkung Otto van de Loo Foto: Elke Walford, Fotowerkstatt Hamburger Kunsthalle


The Kunsthalle Emden Collection

05-03-2022 - 06-06-2022

I collected what delighted me, what really got under my skin, what gave me pleasure or also made me mad.

Henri Nannen (1913-1996) wrote this about his passion for collecting. Over decades, the founder and long-time editor-in-chief of Stern magazine built up a top notch collection out of pure gut feeling. Then together with Eske Nannen he donated that collection as the foundation of the Kunsthalle Emden, which was opened in 1986.


Now 70 major works from the collection of the Kunsthalle Emden are guests in Baden-Württemberg Under the heading HERZSTÜCKE, the presentation at the Kunsthalle Tübingen adheres to the common theme of expressive-figurative art throughout the 20th century laid down in the Kunsthalle Emden Collection and ranging from famous masterpieces of German Expressionism, with artists from the Bridge and Blue Rider artists’ groups, to the expressive tendencies of the post-war era and up to the 1990s.

Based on the masterpieces from Emden, the Tübingen-based AI media artist group Lunar Ring has used an AI process to generate new visual phenomena for HERZSTÜCKE, which you can also experience at the Kunsthalle Tübingen.



On Monday the Kunsthalle is open for you and on this day you will receive our audio guide for free!


curated by:

Dr. Nicole Fritz


Lisa Maria Maier


jangled nerves und castX, Stuttgart

artists of the exhibition:

Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Hans Matthäus Bachmayer, Max Beckmann, Erma Bossi, Herbert Brandl, Miriam Cahn, Constant, Gunter Damisch, Sonia Delaunay-Terk, K. O. Götz, Erich Heckel, Reinhold Heller, Bernhard Hoetger, Asger Jorn, Hanns Ludwig Katz, Georg Kolbe, Oskar Kokoschka, Peter Kuckei, André Lhote, August Macke, Franz Marc, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Otto Modersohn, Otto Mueller, Gabriele Münter, David Nash, Emil Nolde, Hermann Max Pechstein, Francis Picabia, Pablo Picasso, Jorma Puranen, Christian Rohlfs, Salomé, Josef Scharl, Helmut Sturm, Cornelius Völker, Bernd Zimmer


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The exhibition is produced in cooperation with Kunsthalle Emden, whom we thank for their dedicated collaboration.