February 9, 2012 - Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst - Tour D’Horizon
February 9, 2012

Tour D’Horizon

Gianni Motti, “Moneybox,” 2009.
One dollar bills, wire, paper clips. Dimensions variable.
Collection migros museum für gegenwartskunst Zurich.
Photo: Gianni Motti.

Tour D’Horizon
Works from the collection of the migros museum für gegenwartskunst
11 February–6 May 2012

Opening:
Friday, 10 February 2012, 6pm

Lothar Baumgarten, Georg Baselitz, Jan Dibbets, Martin Disler, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt,
Richard Long, Robert Mangold, A. R. Penck, Giuseppe Penone, Gerhard Richter, Robert Ryman,
Klaudia Schifferle

11 February–4 March 2012

Atelier van Lieshout, Carlos Amorales
7–25 March 2012

Art & Language
28 March–15 April 2012

Gianni Motti
18 April–6 May 2012

migros museum für gegenwartskunst / Hubertus Exhibitions
Albisriederstr. 199a
CH-8047 Zurich

hubertus-exhibitions.ch / migrosmuseum.ch

After the collection exhibitions in Vaduz, Kassel and Krems, the migros museum für gegenwartskunst presents a variety of works from the collection before another presentation in Bolzano. The Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund’s collection was created in 1957, when the Migros’s statutes were set down, providing for the Migros-Kulturprozent (Migros Culture Percentage); the late 1970s brought a new focus on international contemporary art and greater professionalization. Divided into four sections, Tour d’Horizon offers insights into the different interests and thematic standpoints that guided acquisition policies over the decades, but also addresses specific aspects and issues of how a collection is built. The show focuses on the presentation of exemplary works that have not been on public display in a long time, if ever. Organized along a chronology of the collection’s acquisitions, the exhibition is accompanied by a program of events that examine a wide range of questions about collecting and the history of the collection.

Collections manager and exhibition’s curator: Judith Welter

PROGRAM OF EVENTS:
Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 7pm: Artist Talk with Klaudia Schifferle, held by Jacqueline Burckhardt.
Sunday, March 4, 2012, 3pm: Tour of the collection’s storage facility.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 6pm: Sausages, bread and talk // Opening of the second exhibition part.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 7pm: Lecture by Cuauhtémoc Medina on Manifesta 9
Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 6pm: Film screening Conceptual Paradise by Stefan Römer // Opening of the third exhibition part
Sunday, April 1, 2012, 3pm: Nothing is Perfect – Performative tour through the exhibition with San Keller
Sunday, April 15, 2012, 3pm: Tour of the collection’s storage facility
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 6pm: Artist action by Gianni Motti // Opening of the fourth exhibition part
Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 7pm: Panel discussion “Collection on Tour – Prospects on the collection of the migros museum für gegenwartskunst” with Rein Wolfs, Karin Pernegger, Letizia Ragaglia and Heike Munder

Further information on the program of events can be found at migrosmuseum.ch.

PRESS: Please contact presse@migrosmuseum.ch for images and more information.

EXHIBITION INSTALLATION: The museum remains closed for exhibition installation on Tuesday, March 6 and 27 and April 17. On Wednesday, March 7 and 28 and April 18, the new sections of the exhibition will open at 6pm.

HOLIDAYS: The museum remains closed on Good Friday, April 6, and on Tuesday, May 1. It will be open on Easter Sunday, April 8, and Easter Monday, April 9, from 11am to 5pm.

OPENING HOURS: Tue / Wed / Fri 12–6pm, Thu 12–8pm, Sat / Sun 11am–5pm. Free admission Thursdays 5–8pm.

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Postal Address:                                     
migros museum für gegenwartskunst
Postfach 1766
CH-8031 Zurich

T +41 44 277 20 50
F +41 44 277 62 86
info@migrosmuseum.ch

An institution of the Migros Culture Percentage. migros-kulturprozent.ch

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