Sonderausstellung 2020: ECHO - Die Aura der Antike: Werner Kroener

ECHO - Die Aura der Antike: Werner Kroener

20th June 2020 to 12th September 2021



Ancient art is old, but up-to-date – this is demonstrated by this exhibition with works by Werner Kroener, all of which take ancient originals as their starting points. Werner Kroener ventured into his first exhibition of this kind in 2016 with the successful exhibition entitled “Time Codes – The Power of Images” in Munich’s Glyptothek. For the exhibition at the Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier, depictions of objects from ancient times from Trier and Munich are juxtaposed with Kroener’s digital, self-luminous paintings. The result is a poetic, colourfully shimmering interplay between the idealised ancient art and its interpreted image. The exhibition also proves clearly that important aspects of life can still be addressed by

ancient art even today.


Werner Kroener, born in 1944 in Koblenz, describes his intentions: “I feel like a guide in the current tsunami of imagery. I would like to encourage the viewer to compare and decipher the images and to explain images with images”.