Kunstraum Alexander BürkleExhibitions


Robert-Bunsen-Straße 5
79108 Freiburg

Tues–Fri 11 am – 5 pm
Sun 11 am – 5 pm

Admission free

Stand heute – Annette Merkenthaler / Todays state – Annette Merkenthaler

31 March 2019 – 30 June 2019

The Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle will be opening for a solo show by Freiburg artist Annette Merkenthaler on Sunday, March 31st, 2019 titled “Stand heute” (Todays state). The exhibition will include many works from the last 30 years never before shown in a museum context, as well as a large-scale room installation designed specifically for the exhibition site. 

Landscapes have become one of Annette Merkenthaler's key focal areas as her work explores the interplay between photography, sculpture, and installation. Her images, which deliberately undermine the expectations viewers might have for spectacular representations of landscape, showing motifs from her surroundings (such as her garden), not only introduce fundamental questions about the reception of landscapes, but also refer to an underlying construction of sight. Merkenthaler's work manifests an artistic view of the world between nature and the city, chaotic growth and design, authenticity and artificiality, and ultimately between reality and illusion.

Annette Merkenthaler was born in 1944 in the Upper Bavarian town of Bayrischzell. She lives and works in Freiburg im Breisgau. 


Program of events

Open for friends - Program for children, young people, families and adults


The goal of our work as mediators is to introduce art to our visitors, young and old alike, in a vivid, active, and experiential way. We are convinced that experiencing the diversity of modern visual art is of social value, and can build bridges between cultures.


Public tours

Sunday, 04/14/19, 11 AM

Guided tour with Ulrike Prasch M.A.


Monday, 04/29/19, 7 PM

Guided tour with Dr. Julia Galandi-Pascual


Sunday, 6/30/2019, 11 AM

Guided tour with Eveline Weber M.A.


Family tour

Sunday, 05/05/19, 11 - 12 AM

Guided tour with Ulrike Prasch M.A.


Artist talk

Monday, 5/13/2019, 7 PM

“And to see how the grass grows”– Part 1

Tour through the exhibit with Annette Merkenthaler, in discussion with Dr. Julia Galandi-Pascual, Eveline Weber and Ulrike Prasch 

Monday, 5/20/2019, 7 PM

“And to see how the grass grows”– Part 2

Tour through the grounds of the Alexander Bürkle company with Annette Merkenthaler, in discussion with Andreas Treffeisen, Head of Quality Management at Alexander Bürkle



Monday, 6/3/2019, 7 PM

“Paradise Lost. The Garden in Art”

by Judith Elisabeth Weiss, Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin (Leibniz Center for Literary and Cultural Research)


Family workshop

Sunday, 5/19/2019, 14 - 17 AM

Images over Images

After a joint visit to the exhibition, family members of all ages can get creative and try out the key design features used in Annette Merkenthaler's art for themselves.

Young and old visitors can design images just as multi-layered as their families.

Led by Hilde Bauer and Ulrike Prasch M.A.

15 EUR per family, incl. material costs. Registration requested, Tel.: 0761 5106 606 (minimum of 5 participants).


Workshop for adults

Sunday, 06/02/19, 2 - 4:30 PM

Reception by association

Following an associative, dialog-focused tour through the tour through the exhibition, attendees will be able to experiment with different artistic techniques in a practical segment.

Led by Christina Hanser and Ulrike Prasch M.A.

15 EUR per person, incl. material costs. Registration requested Tel.: 0761 5106 606 (minimum of 5 participants)


A private viewing

Would you like to book a tour or workshop with a group of friends, relatives, colleagues or customers? We offer a diverse range of artistic programming for any age group. We would be happy to organize exclusive tours and events, even outside of normal opening hours. Information at Tel.: 0761 5106 606.


Imaging images -Program for school classes

In an age of digital realities, discovering an original artwork is an important experience. We offer a diverse program of tours and workshops for school classes, during which we both orally guide visitors through exhibitions and allow them to experience the art through their own creative work. School classroom visits are individually planned and designed. Information at Tel.: 0761 5106 606.


Teacher afternoon

Monday, 01/04/19, 5 - 6:30 PM

With tour through the exhibition and presentation of teaching formats, based on art curriculum. Registration requested. Tel.: 0761 5106 606.