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In the organizer's words:

Peter Tuma (*1938 in Wolsdorf, district of Helmstedt) can look back on a career as a painter and draughtsman spanning more than 60 years. In his early works, the artist created small-format views of mountains, greenhouses and landscapes, some of which are in the collection of the Sprengel Museum in Hanover. Today, Tuma works primarily in large formats, for which he combines different colors with rapid brushstrokes.

"Emerging unrest" is not only the title of one of his artworks, but also reflects the feeling that overcomes him in the face of climate change and the current social and political world situation. The exhibition shows Peter Tuma's large-format works, which address issues such as advancing climate change, the destruction of the environment and digitalization.

In his 2020 essay on the artist, Ulrich Krempel, former director of the Sprengel Museum Hannover, draws attention to the diversity of Tuma's views of the world, and of us in it, and comments: "Tuma's views and perspectives, his drawings and the large constructed paintings, bring together the things in them in multiple, new, often irritating or melancholy ways. And even if people are absent from these pictures, these compositions are always about them. This art is always about insights into the circumstances in and around us." (quoted from: Ulrich Krempel, Malerei, in: Peter Tuma. Am Wege / En Route, Kerber Verlag, Berlin 2020, p.10 - 47)

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Sprengel Museum Hannover Kurt-Schwitters-Platz 1 30169 Hannover

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