Past 2. December until 27. January 19

Xylon – Holzschnitt Now!

Xylon Germany and Switzerland with guests are exhibiting their works on two floors of the Wandel-Hallen.

Jo Achermann / Anna Arnskötter / Franca Bartholomäi / Brigitte Benkert / Franz Bucher / Bettina Bürkle / Nikolaus Cinetto / Claudia Comte / Christine Ebersbach / Frank Eissner / Peter Emch / Michael Falkenstein / Katharina Fischborn / René Fehr-Biscioni / CHC Geiselhart / Bruno Gentinetta / Gotthard Glitsch / Patrick Graf / Philipp Hennevogl / Constantin Jaxy / Gabriela Jolowicz / Peter Kalkowksy / Stefanie Kath / Christop / Kleinstück / Volker Lehnert / Judith Lenz / Markus Lörwald / Jörg Mandernach / Albert Mauerhofer / Marcel Mayer / Christian Müller / Josef Felix Müller / Roswitha Pape / Thierry Perriard / Hartmut Pienik / Editha Pröbstle / Jürgen Raiber / Angelina Rolla / Andreas Rosenthal / Monika Schaber / Stefanie Schilling / Thomas Schwarz / Lothar Seruset / Gabriele Sperlich / Johannes Stugalla / Ulrich Tarlatt / Martin Thönen / Jan Peter Thorbecke / Klaus Tinkel / Kaspar Toggenburger / Sebastian Utzni / Bettina van Haaren / Rolf Winnewisser / Iréne Eydler / Wolfgang Zät / Bernd Zimmer / Lukas Zimmermann

Since 1997, the wood cutters' association XYLON Germany has had its office at the Kunstmuseum Reutlingen. It is one of the most renowned initiatives that was founded in post-war Germany in the 1950s: As early as 1953, an international woodcut exhibition took place in the Kunsthaus Zurich, in which the artists HAP Grieshaber, Erich Heckel, Gerhard Marcks, Ewald Mataré, Otto Pankok, Max Pechstein and Karl Rössing were involved. At the suggestion of the Belgian wood cutter Frans Masereel, the XYLON Societé Internationale des Graveurs sur Bois was founded on September 26, 1953. Masereel was its first president. The aforementioned German artists founded the XYLON/German Section e.V. at the same time as this international association. XYLON Germany is currently one of the most active associations of its kind in the world with its members setting new impulses with letterpress, especially the woodcut, and expanding the medium to include important contemporary aspects. In the exchange between artists and XYLON as well as the scientific and curatorial work of the art museum, the oldest printed medium is maintained and constantly further developed in Reutlingen.

A catalog has been published for the exhibition.