außer der reihe
15. December 2019 - 22. March 2020
Our life – sweet and Sauer
Kabinett, Ebene 2 / small exhibition rooms, level 2
exhibition is closed aimed at stemming the spread of coronavirus

Graue Darth Vader-Figur mit rosa Bikinioberteil - eine Installation von Heike Sauer in rosa-glitzernem Design
Darth Vader
Heike Sauer / Foto: Axel M. Blessing
Heike Sauer was born as the daughter of her parents and grew up in the vast expanse of Swabia. After receiving the university-entrance diploma, Sauer enrolled in the Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance in Munich to become a dancer and dance pedagogue. When a busted knee ruined her career, she abandoned the silent years of dancing and started talking, dressed in pink and called herself Marlies Blume. And she talked the way she learned it, in Swabian. This has been going on for 20 years now. She collected numerous awards with Ariane Müller, performed with Martin Wangler (aka Fidelius Waldvogel) and last but not least with Hanna Münch as 'Münch & Sauer'.



The pink thread that ties it all together: black humour, social commentary and a hint of kitsch. Which brings us back to the exhibition. Sauer collects odds and ends to turn them into art. 'KunstKitsch' is how she lovingly calls her colourful works – or 'Gruschd-Upcycling'.

It all sounds very naïve and colourful, but beware: You'll find that the light humour may turn pitch black quite suddenly. Like in the toy shop full of weapons. Behind the colourful knick-knackery of her works there lurks biting satire and sometimes scathing cynicism. 

Sauer picks her material right out of our lives, the things we have come to un-love, the rejected, discarded stuff. Arranged anew, she serves it to us in this exhibition, our life. The way it is: Sweet and sour.

Heike Sauer: Erdbeeren zum Selberpflücken
Erdbeeren zum Selberpflücken. Gruschd-Upcycling von Heike Sauer
Foto: Heike Sauer

Opening: Saturday, 14 December 2019, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
With concept and media artist Thomas T. Tabbert, who is known for his spectacular political projects and a performance by Heike Sauer & Axel M. Blessing.


Guided tours:
Sunday, 12 January 2020, 2 p.m., with the artist Heike Sauer
Thursday, 19 March 2020, 6 p.m. with project manager Tommi Brem

Admission: €3,50 / children €1,50 (for the first child, further children €0,50 each)
Registration: 0731 161 7700 or


Especially for kids

KIDS-KUNST-KITSCH à la Heike Sauer
Colourful, creative, playful, reinterpreted and small sculptural messages.
Let's be little artists.

Saturday, 11 January and Saturday, 14 March 2020 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Project management: Tommi Brem


PLEASE NOTE: Due to construction work on the main elevator, the exhibition on level 2 will be accessible by stair-case only, starting mid January. Accessibility for wheelchair users and those with impaired mobility can be provided by request.
(Tel. 0731 161 77 00).