May 29–October 3, 2022
Franz Marc Museum, Kochel am See, Germany
This exhibition, whose title translates to In the Picture, presents Karin Kneffel’s illusionistic paintings of historical artworks installed in unknown spaces and seen through misty or raindrop-spattered windowpanes, alongside source works from the museum’s collection by artists including Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Oskar Kokoschka, and August Macke.
Installation view, Karin Kneffel: Im Bild, Franz Marc Museum, Kochel am See, Germany, May 29–October 3, 2022. Artwork © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany, 2022. Photo: Achim Kukulies
May 1–August 28, 2022
Max Ernst Museum Brühl des LVR, Germany
This exhibition, whose title translates to At the Moment, showcases Karin Kneffel’s work, in which lush and eloquent pictures are perfectly constructed impossibilities—collapsing heterogeneous places and incidents in a flawlessly executed, seductively realist manner. Although many of Kneffel’s sources actually exist, the resulting images are cunningly wrought scenes inspired by the many lives of art, and which highlighting painting’s unique ability to simultaneously uphold and destroy illusions.
Karin Kneffel, Untitled, 2021 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany, 2022. Photo: Ivo Faber
October 12, 2019–March 8, 2020
Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany
Karin Kneffel’s lush and eloquent pictures are perfectly constructed impossibilities—collapsing heterogeneous places and incidents in a flawlessly executed, seductively realist manner. Although many of her sources actually exist, the resulting images are cunningly wrought scenes inspired by the many lives of art, and which highlight painting’s unique ability to simultaneously uphold and destroy illusions.
Karin Kneffel, Untitled, 1998 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany, 2020
June 22–September 29, 2019
Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
This exhibition showcases Karin Kneffel’s artistic development from the early 1990s to the present and includes monumental paintings as well as graphic works.
Karin Kneffel, Untitled, 1996 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany, 2019. Photo: Achim Kukulies
December 1, 2017–June 3, 2018
Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany
For this exhibition, several rooms have been specially designed by artists, and works included range from painting and sculpture to photography and video work, along with multimedia installations. Work by Karin Kneffel and Rachel Whiteread is included.
Karin Kneffel, Untitled, 2008, Miettinen Collection © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany, 2018
Modes of Behavior Towards People When Affection Plays a Part
July 15–November 5, 2017
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
The Kunstmuseum Stuttgart will present a selection from the collection of Alison and Peter W. Klein. The Kleins, who have been collecting for over thirty years, have amassed a varied collection of more than two thousand works by international artists. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Anselm Kiefer, and Karin Kneffel is included.
Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2003/05 © Gregory Crewdson
Karin Kneffel in
We Love Animals: 400 Years of Animal and Man in Art
July 1–October 15, 2017
Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Germany
This exhibition examines the various historical portrayals of humans in relation to animals, via depictions of wild and exotic animals of the sixteenth century, idealistic animal portraits of the Romantic period, and works involving live animals. The show combines some one hundred works to focus on the course of culture-shaped images. Work by Karin Kneffel is included.
Karin Kneffel, Portrait, 1991, Sammlung Landesbank Baden-Württemberg © 2017 VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany
Picture in the Picture
April 30–September 3, 2017
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
Flawlessly seaming together pictures, spaces, and times in a seductively realist manner, Karin Kneffel paints pictures that are perfectly constructed impossibilities. To open up the stories and questions around the creation of these pictures, this exhibition closely examines the artist’s source material and process with extensive workshops as well as supplemental picture and text materials.
Karin Kneffel, Untitled, 2011.
Photo by Achim Kukulies