08. - 22.07.2023

Doris Ziegler - Passage

02.07. - 17.09.2023

The so-called Passagen-Zyklus (1988 - 1994) by Doris Ziegler will be shown in the Orangerie of the Gera Art Collection from July 2 to September 17, 2023. Since the "discovery" of the paintings in the much-discussed exhibition "Point of No Return" at the Leipzig "Museum der Bildenden Künste" in 2019, it is another presentation in a museum after the exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Moritzburg in spring 2023.
Be cordially invited to experience the exhibition in the particularly charming rooms of the Orangerie!

Respectively - Martina Geist, Katharina Hinsberg, Annette Schröter

16.06. - 12.08.2023

in correspondence with artists from our classics program:
Max Ackermann - Eugen Batz - Peter Brüning - Jacques Germain - Hermann Glöckner - Kurt Günther - Otto Ritschl - Max Uhlig

On the one hand, our new exhibition reveals a field of tension in the correspondence between the classics from our gallery program - works of abstraction, expressionism and surrealism - and contemporary women artists. This opens the possibility for new ways of seeing and categorization - and also for trouvailles. You will be surprised!
On the other hand, the different approaches and techniques of the artists are also interesting:
Martina Geist - The artist from Stuttgart, who varies the oldest printing technique, the woodcut in a new way and sets new accents by combining the boundaries between print, printing block, graphics, painting and object. In this way she has developed a new visual language.
Katharina Hinsberg - The exhibition features specifically colored pencil drawings on paper, cut out. Her central design tool is the line.
Annette Schröter - The special feature of her work lies in a completely new interpretation of the classic paper cut. Again and again the Leipzig artist takes up the challenge to create a different kind of painting with her works.

The exhibition will open on Friday, June 16, 2023, starting at 5:00 pm at Leibnizstraße 26 in the presence of the artists. At 18:00 Hedwig Döbele will give an insight into the work of the artists and on the exhibition concept.
You are cordially invited. We are looking forward to your coming! Registration is not necessary.
Hedwig and Johann Döbele

HIERZULANDE - Pictures from the Palatinate at the open storage of Döbele Kunst Mannheim, Richard-Wagner-Str. 56

27.04. - 03.06.2023

If something is to be good, it must be done with passion. This is also true for our upcoming art exhibition: an exhibition that has been put together with a lot of perseverance and dedication by a private collector - himself from the Palatinate. The passion for the region in the triangle between Karlsruhe, Mannheim and Kaiserslautern, for the Wine Route, the Palatinate Forest, for castles, palaces, rural life and the people themselves has finally produced a wonderful collection of paintings from the past century.

Our upcoming exhibition shows this art from the Palatinate, almost 50 works by 25 artists who came from this region or chose it as their home. You can experience how versatile their perception and view of the homeland is from April 27th in the rooms of our exhibition depot in Richard-Wagner-Str. 51!

Exhibition from April 27 - June 3, 2023

We would like to invite you to the opening on Thursday, 27.04.2023, at 7 pm!

The introductory speech will be held by Dr. Heinz Höfchen, Offenburg (curator of the Pfalzgalerie in Kaiserslautern for many years).

Doris Ziegler - Das Passagen-Werk. Paintings - at the gallery rooms of Döbele Kunst Mannheim at Leibnizstraße 26

14.04. - 27.05.2023

First brought to public attention by the sensational exhibition "Point of No Return" at Leipzig's Museum der Bildenden Künste in 2019, the paintings can now be seen again in two parallel exhibitions:

At Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale) | "I am You" | Feb. 26-May 21, 2023.

At Döbele Kunst Mannheim | "Melancholy and World Theater" | 14.04. - 27.05.2023

Paintings from the years 1977 to 2016 are shown at the Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale) with great resonance. The title of the solo show there is the 1988 main work "Ich bin Du!" - a self-portrait in nude androgynous double form, provocative at the time of its creation, which is being offered by Döbele Kunst Mannheim. The public and the press were unanimously enthusiastic about the unexpected new discovery of this artist: In March 2023, the reviewer of the Berliner Zeitung and Frankfurter Rundschau, Ingeborg Ruthe, wrote with fascination how masterfully and authentically Doris Ziegler succeeded in reporting "in austere stylistics on the struggle of human existence between political storms and self-assertion.

While the cabinet exhibition in Halle (Saale) features excerpts from the complete works of the artist represented by Döbele, the focus in the gallery is pointedly on the "Passagen-Werk" created between 1988 and 1994. This cycle of paintings is undoubtedly the main artistic achievement of the painter, who was born in Weimar in 1949.

In Mannheim, eight paintings from the "Passagen-Werk" are now available, which is already a novelty considering the art-historical significance of these paintings. In addition, all the paintings come directly from Doris Ziegler's Leipzig artist's studio, where, completely unnoticed by the public, they have survived the political upheavals and art-historical reassessments.

The Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle/Saale presents: ICH BIN DU! - Doris Ziegler: Painting

26.02. - 21.05.2023

The Kunstmuseum Moritzburg in Halle an der Saale shows Doris Ziegler in a cabinet exhibition Ich bin Du! between February 26 and May 21, 2023.

Döbele Kunst Mannheim represents Doris Ziegler and her work.

CONTRA - Art from our show room

10.12.2022 - 11.02.2023

Artistic positions of the post-war period between abstraction and figuration are presented in the show room at Richard-Wagner-Str. 51. Individual contemporary positions complete the selection and some drawers certainly still hold surprises. A discovery visit is worthwhile.
Cordial invitation!

Realism Leipzig School - Tübke - Mattheuer - Ziegler

20.11.2022 - 04.02.2023

At the end of this year, we would like to introduce you to three important protagonists of the so-called Leipzig School in our new exhibition. As is characteristic for the Leipzig painters, they have been committed to realism in the most diverse ways in the course of their artistic work. Experience Werner Tübke, Wolfgang Mattheuer and Doris Ziegler in our exhibition at Leibnizstraße 26.

The World on the Upper Rhine - Photographs by Robert Häusser from the 1960s

22.09. - 12.11.2022

The 30 most beautiful motifs of the series "The World on the Upper Rhine" by Robert Häusser have been published by Döbele Kunst Mannheim in a very small edition of 10 copies.
The first 8 works on our website cost 1.200,- EUR, all further works are available for 980,- EUR. The edition can be viewed at any time by prior arrangement by mail or telephone. Do not hesitate to contact us for a visit.

Intermediate tones - the summer exhibition in the Schaudepot

23.07. - 10.09.2022

Zwischentöne - the summer exhibition at Döbele Kunst Mannheim at the Schaudepot (viewable storage).

30 works of art move from the storage to the exhibition rooms, including rare and sought-after works from the Dresden collection.

Selected - classic positions in Leibnizstraße

16.07. - 10.09.2022

Selected - The summer exhibition at Döbele Kunst Mannheim - private.

Classic modern meets modern classic. In our rooms in Leibnizstraße a fine selection of our Classic program is juxtaposed with established contemporary positions.

The Finishing - Mona Pourebrahim & Hamidreza Yaraghchi

23.04. - 16.07.2022

At first, the title of our new exhibition "The Finishing" seems a bit misleading, as this double show is the long-awaited new beginning, a spring awakening from the long pandemic hibernation, so to speak. A new beginning that we have been longing for for two years and that we now want to celebrate with two fresh artist positions.

But "The Finishing" can also be translated as "The Refining," and so it is in this spirit that we are pleased to introduce Mona Pourebrahim and Hamidreza Yaraghchi.

We are looking forward to your visit! Hedwig and Johann Döbele

Highlights from the art fair program

10.02. - 16.04.2022

Doris Ziegler presents "Boot II" from 1987, an early major work.
Hermann Glöckner impresses with his joy of experimentation.
Bodo Rott surprises us with his optically deceptive world of images.
Max Uhlig with his portraits and landscapes demands one thing: to invest time so that his art unfolds completely.
Igor Oleinikov has accompanied us for many years.

The Freedom of Thought

30.10.2021 - 29.01.2022

The freedom of art is a fundamental right and one of the most protected in the German catalog of fundamental rights. From today's perspective, it is hard to imagine what it meant to work non-figuratively as an artist in the 1950s/60s, contrary to the expectations of the state apparatus of the GDR. However, the intense political discussions about the role of art as an instrument of popular education already in the early years of the GDR made any deviating aesthetic positioning be understood as hostile to the state. It is therefore all the more astonishing, and has so far been all too little discussed, how courageously and defiantly a whole series of artists stood up to this.

Herta Günther (1934-2018) - Pastels

04.09. - 09.10.2021

In her pastels Herta Günther used the potential of oil painting in combination with the technique of drawing, she also mastered both methods.
Mainly she painted with the three colors that have been used since the beginning of pastel painting in the 15th century: Black, white and red.
This reduced color palette, the picture details as well as the striking figures give her paintings a captivating appeal.
Their looks and poses are unusual and when looking into the pictures the viewer tries to look behind the facades of the portrayed and to guess what shaped them.
Herta Günther found her "types" during visits to cafés and bars. Here she observed, then pulled out the pen, sketched and noted the essentials.

Head over Heels. Doris Ziegler - Painting

03.07. - 07.08.2021

The world exists through change and transition. In Doris Ziegler's painting "Kopfüber" (Head over heels) (1992), time seems to be out of joint and the figure-personnel in the midst of an upheaval in search of hold. The figures' postures avoid any sense of security and symbolize the intrusion of the unforeseen into the static of life's plans.
The exhibition presents a panorama of the Leipzig artist's oeuvre, from self-portraits to figure paintings (including Passagenbilder) and architectural paintings.

The exhibition will be accompanied by the monograph "DORIS ZIEGLER. The Passage Work - Painting". Edited by Dr. Paul Kaiser, with essays and image texts as well as the catalog raisonné of the paintings (1970-2020), Weimar 2020, ISBN 978-3-00-066335-2, 39,90 €.

The baroque Hassebrauk (1905-1974)

26.06. - 07.08.2021

The title of the exhibition already points to Hassebrauk's great arc of color. To the opulence of things he added an opulence of color, thus creating a singular artistic signature with a high recognition value.

In the exhibition Döbele Kunst Mannheim shows an exquisite selection of market-fresh paintings and pastels, in which the inner connection of the artist with the epoch of opulence and pleasure - the baroque - is represented. For art connoisseurs certainly a new discovery!

Igor Oleinikov - Light Magic

30.04. - 19.06.2021

2021 art KARLSRUHE will be closed due to corona.
Under the slogan "Corona does not stop art" we show the planned One-Artist-Show with Igor Oleinikov in the open storage at Richard-Wagner-Str. 51.

Igor Oleinikov has created new works for this one-artist show. The light itself enters into a magical connection with the depicted. His early works from the Düsseldorf period already show this light phenomenon.

Face to Face - Our classics

30.04. - 19.06.2021

2021 art Karlsruhe will be closed due to Corona.
Following the slogan "Corona does not stop art" we show the classic stand planned there in the premises of Leibnizstraße 26.

Only in direct confrontation, face to face, the full effect - not only of art - is revealed. After a year at distance, we all long for this direct confrontation.

Max Uhlig: The Moving Line in Expressive Rhythm

03.11.2020 - 27.02.2021

This exhibition in our open storage at Richard-Wagner-Strasse 51 has been extended until 27.02.2021.

The Corona - regulations decree the closing of the rooms in the open storage. But here on the website you can see all the works on display - with a click on the picture or the headline!

And we can phone, e-mail, Skype, Facetime or conference with Zoom - there is always a way to find a contact.

Use the free time to visit our website more often. We try to keep the news interesting and we are looking forward to your opinion. We will be happy to answer your questions or send you exposés of the artworks.

The exhibition shows how diverse Max Uhlig's work is. From early drawings of the 60s with artist portraits and Dresden cityscapes to motifs from the Baltic Sea, Mecklenburg, Erzgebirge, Dresden to France, portraits, street scenes and vines.

Our Classics. Face to face.

17.10.2020 - 27.02.2021

Face to face is difficult in corona times. The exhibition in our rooms -private- in 68165 Mannheim, Leibnizstr. 26 was extended until 27.02.2021.

The Corona - regulations do decree that the rooms -private- in Leibnizstr. 26 will remain closed to the public. But here on the website you can view all the exhibited works - with a click on the picture or the headline!

And we can phone, e-mail, connect with Skype and Facetime or confer with Zoom - there is always a way to find a contact.
Use the free time to visit our website more often. We try to keep the news interesting and we are looking forward to your opinion. We will be happy to answer your questions or send you exposés of the artworks.

It is still going on. About 30 exhibits of our Classic program are waiting for your view.
We offer artworks by the classics: Max Ackermann, Gerhard Altenbourg, Horst Antes, Willi Baumeister, Peter Brüning, Rolf Cavael, Emil Cimiotti, Hermann Glöckner, Karl Otto Götz, Kurt Günther, Robert Häusser, Gerhard Hoehme, Dietrich Klinge, Brigitte Matschinsky-Denninghoff, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Igor Oleinikov, Otto Ritschl, Bernard Schultze, Emil Schumacher, K.R.H. Sonderborg, Werner Stötzer, Rolf Szymanski, Fred Thieler, Max Uhlig, Andy Warhol and Doris Ziegler.

Igor Oleinikov - Paths - at the open storage - extended until 09/19/2020

11.07. - 19.09.2020

To document Oleinikov's artistic paths, we are showing in this exhibition, among other things, pictures not previously known to the public.

The full effect of the artworks is only revealed to us in the analogue confrontation with the original - face to face.
Therefore we cordially invite you to visit us.

BEZIEHUNGSWEISE(N) [RELATIONSHIP(S)] Part I - extended until 09/19/20

04.07. - 19.09.2020

Diverse relationships are important for humans as social beings, this has recently been shown by the imposed social distancing.
The now beginning loosening holds the chance to establish new relationships and to maintain existing ones. We want to revive and strengthen the connection to our art friends and customers.

Accrochage at the open storage

01.02. - 04.04.2020

Döbele Kunst Mannheim shows an Accrochage at the open storage with 100 works by over 40 artists, including many works that were last exhibited a long time ago or even never before.

Our Classics III

11.01. - 29.02.2020

For the third time, Döbele Kunst Mannheim is offering a selection of works under the title "Our Classics" that claims criteria such as classicism, permanence and timelessness.

On view are positions by Horst Antes, Willi Baumeister, Rolf Cavael, Eberhard Göschel, Karl Otto Götz, Gerhard Hoehme, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Wolfgang Paalen, Stefan Plenkers, Oskar Schlemmer, Bernard Schultze, Werner Stötzer, Fred Thieler and Max Uhlig.

Timeless - Herta Günther’s Images of People

23.11. - 21.12.2019

About one and a half years after Herta Günther's death, Döbele Kunst Mannheim shows selected pastels, mixed media and oil paintings with the exhibition "Timeless - Herta Günther's Images of People" in the newly established open storage at Richard-Wagner-Strasse 51.

Bridgehead. Dresden art - newly discovered

14.09. - 02.11.2019

East German art from the second half of the 20th century is currently undergoing a serious reassessment.
Döbele Kunst Mannheim offers with the exhibition "Brückenkopf. Dresden Art - Rediscovered" different positions of Dresden art with works, by artists such as Hermann Glöckner, Max Uhlig, Stefan Plenkers, Ralf Kerbach, Angela Hampel and Elke Hopfe.

Igor Oleinikov "For art" - extended until 29/06/2019

11.05. - 29.06.2019

To mark the end of the exhibition in Mannheim, Igor Oleinikov is bringing seven new oil paintings with him, which will be presented to the public for the first time.
Already in the 25 sketches "St. Igorius" Oleinikov gives insights into his thoughts, his ideas and his actions. On the Finissage afternoon he will personally explain his thought processes and creations in more detail.

We cordially invite you to celebrate the finissage on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 16:00 to 19:00 in the presence of Igor Oleinikov.

Max Ackermann - pastels - pure painting and drawings - meditations

06.04. - 04.05.2019

Max Ackermann was given a long and hard-working life. With his work spanning more than seven decades, he succeeded in building a bridge from the 19th to the late 20th century.
In the technique of pastel, to be classified between painting and drawing, he found in his late work the solution in his search for harmony between form and color.


15.12.2018 - 28.02.2019

Britta Lumer | Claudia Tebben | Robert Häusser

Each of the oeuvres is independent and different. They do not enter into any comparison and yet they reinforce the meaning of the other. In the joint exhibition these metaphors can be felt. This is highly inspiring and exciting.

Accompanying the exhibition, we invite you to a talk with the artists and the photo historian Prof. Dr. Claude W. Sui on Saturday, 01/26/2019 at 7 p.m..

our classics II

15.09. - 30.11.2018

For the second time, Döbele Kunst Mannheim shows artworks for which selection criteria such as innovative strength paired with timelessness are claimed.
Outstanding individual positions invite us to take a closer look and encourage us to sensitize our perspectives.

Max Ackermann | Georg Baselitz | Ernst Bursche | Eberhard Freudenreich | Hermann Glöckner | Walter Gramatté | Herta Günther | Robert Häusser | Adolf Hölzel | Myriam Holme | Edmund Kesting | Janina Lamberty | Ernst Wilhelm Nay | Igor Oleinikov | Tanja Pohl | Barbara Reck-Irmler | Otto Ritschl | Dagmar Röderer | Max Uhlig | Conrad Westpfahl and others

Far from blah: The power of words

23.06. - 28.07.2018

Barbara Reck-Irmler at Döbele Kunst Mannheim

The power of words intensifies more and more in our networked world. In the age of short messages, they reach us as hashtags, as private messages, as business emails, as messages in advertising, politicians use them, and for a long time now, artists have also taken up language and writing as artistic material.

Robert Häusser (1924-2013) The photographic, artistic work

05.05. - 09.06.2018

Like hardly any other artist, Robert Häusser shaped the development of contemporary photography. With his presence at this year's ART COLOGNE (19.-22.4.18) through our gallery, a new look at an oeuvre is offered, which is more current than ever with regard to current developments of the medium.

Now Robert Häusser is strategically represented by "Döbele Kunst Mannheim" in cooperation with Museums Management Mannheim GmbH, subsidiary of the Curt-Engelhorn-Stiftung. The aim is to establish him as a modern classic on the art and photography market.

Art Cologne 2018 - one Artist Robert Häusser - Photography

19. - 22.04.2018

For the first time, the work of Robert Häusser will be comprehensively presented at ART COLOGNE.

The internationally renowned photographer Robert Häusser is considered a pioneer of contemporary photography. As one of the most important representatives of Classical Modernism, he created a series of images as early as 1941/42 that represent highlights of recent photography.

Walter Gramatté - Works from the years 1916 to 1929

17.03. - 28.04.2018

With Walter Gramatté, Döbele Kunst Mannheim shows an artist who has found his own personal style beyond so-called "-isms". On display are, in addition to watercolors and oil paintings, rare prints that he made in a small edition with a hand press.


18.11.2017 - 03.03.2018

What makes a classic? Perfection of form, harmony, timelessness, recognizability, innovativeness, familiarity and recognition are characteristics to hint at a few.

The exhibition is set up over a longer period of time. It changes its presentation profile during this time. A repeated visit remains exciting.

Scout and philosopher - Igor Oleinikov - Painting

16.09. - 21.10.2017

Igor Oleinikov's pictures tell stories, but do not reveal their ultimate secret. The sitters, mostly lone warriors, seem far from everyday life and enraptured by spiritual elements.

Opening event on Saturday, 09/16/2017, 7 pm, together with the artist.
Introduction by Johann Döbele.

DESPITE EVERYTHING Kerbach - Leiberg - Scheib - Schleime - Stangl

14.07. - 26.08.2017

Five artists - Ralf Kerbach, Helge Leiberg, Hans Scheib, Cornelia Schleime and Reinhard Stangl - met while studying in Dresden in the 70s, discussed, made music, films, books and of course art together.

Hedwig and Johann Döbele have always been committed to breaking down East-West thinking in their decades of gallery work and are pleased to present the exhibition "Trotz alledem" at the anniversary show MALSTRÖME at the Mannheimer Kunstverein.

Max Uhlig: Vignes - Paysages de Provence

20.05. - 01.07.2017

With the exhibition "Vignes - Paysages de Provence" Döbele Kunst Mannheim honors the artist Max Uhlig in the year of his 80th birthday.
On display are oil paintings, pastels and watercolors by Max Uhlig, which were created between 1991 and 2011 in his then summer studio in Faucon, near Mont Ventoux.

LINE FORM PAPER Eberhard Freudenreich

23.03. - 29.04.2017

Eberhard Freudenreich prints it, cuts it, draws on it and currently he also folds it - paper. In his latest works he takes the material, which in art is otherwise mainly anchored in the second dimension as a picture carrier, into the third dimension.

Vernissage on Thursday, 03/23/2017 at 7pm - together with the artist.
The introduction will be held by Eva Wick M.A. A catalog will be published.

Herta Günther - between dream and knowledge

26.01. - 04.03.2017

Herta Günther (b.1934) observes people very closely. She draws from the everyday, visits pubs, cafes and restaurants - places where people meet. This is how her street and interior scenes are created. One believes to know the sitters, feels connected to them, their looks nevertheless do not reveal everything, something mysterious surrounds them.

Opening on Thursday, 01/26/2017 at 7pm.
Hedwig Döbele will hold the introduction.

From Bauhaus to new beginnings - Eugen Batz + Xanti Schawinsky

19.11.2016 - 14.01.2017

With the exhibition "Vom Bauhaus zum Aufbruch" Döbele Kunst Mannheim participates in the current scene discourse that rediscovers and reevaluates the art of the post-war period.
The artists Xanti Schawinsky (1904-1979) and Eugen Batz (1905-1986) studied at the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau. They developed their own art profiles beyond the Nazi era into the 40s and 50s awakening years and into the 70s.

Opening on Sunday, 11/20/2016 at 11:30 am.
The introductory words will be held by the art historian and curator of the exhibition Eva Wick.

Werner Tübke

23.09. - 22.10.2016

With Werner Tübke, Döbele Kunst Mannheim shows a virtuoso of the Leipzig School. With over 30 works, a chronological selection of the great oeuvre is shown, ranging from portraits to landscapes to the scene images typical for Tübke and thus offers an overview of the stylistic diversity of the painter and graphic artist.

Opening on Friday 9/23/16 at 7:00 pm. Introduction will be held by Dr. Eduard Beaucamp, Frankfurt.