Exhibition Dedicated Exclusively to Contemporary Cutouts at Hamburger Kunsthalle


HAMBURG.- Scherenschnitte, or “paper cuts,” have reemerged as a highly relevant trend in contemporary art in recent years. What is interesting are the different ways in which artists deal with form and content within the “cutout” medium: Many experiment with unusual techniques and materials, using them to conquer three-dimensional space. They emancipate cutouts from the pure, flat surface, rendering them a spatial or sculptural object. Cut. Scherenschnitte 1970-2010 is the Kunsthalle’s first exhibition dedicated exclusively to contemporary cutouts. The cutouts of Romantic German painter Philipp Otto Runge (1777-1810) have been an important influence for many young artists. Inspired by his ideas of giving the viewer space for his or her imagination