June 28, 2014 - Kunstpalais - RE: COLLECT
June 28, 2014


Vanessa Beecroft, Vogue Hommes, 2002. Two carbon prints, 61 x 49 cm each. Municipal Collection Erlangen.

28 June–31 August 2014

Palais Stutterheim
Marktplatz 1
91054 Erlangen

T + 49 (0) 9131 86 2735
info [​at​] kunstpalais.de

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Ulf Aminde (Germany), Vanessa Beecroft (Italy), Joseph Beuys (Germany), Anna & Bernhard Blume (Germany), Marcel Broodthaers (Belgium), Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller (Canada), Natalie Czech (Germany), Hanne Darboven (Germany), Robert Filliou (France), Nan Goldin (USA), Jack Goldstein (Canada), Eugen Gomringer (Switzerland), Camille Henrot (France), Peter Hutchinson (USA), Christian Jankowski (Germany), Eva Kotátková (Czech Republic), Robert Longo (USA), Nasan Tur (Germany), Andy Warhol (USA)

Curator: Ina Neddermeyer

The Municipal Collection Erlangen assembles more than 4,500 significant works of art. Started in the 1960s, the collection reflects the variety of contemporary graphic art spanning from small drawings to space-filling installations, from edition works and multiples to unique copies of graphic art.

Under the title RE: COLLECT the Municipal Collection will be exhibited for the first time at the Kunstpalais. Significant graphics are selected for the exhibition and presented together with works of contemporary art. Of main significance is the question which discourses from the second half of the 20th century can be transferred to the present. The exhibited works of contemporary art are not limited to graphics, but include video installations, photography and space installations.

RE: COLLECT examines central aspects of the contemporary art discourse: the involvement with society and science, the value of art, the human body, language and music. It is illustrated how central art movements from the 1960s and 1970s like performance art, conceptual art, Land Art and Pop Art resonate in contemporary art. With various references the exhibition examines in which ways international artists deal with topics and subjects today, which also constitute essential aspects of the Municipal Collection Erlangen.

The Kunstpalais
As a new venue for contemporary art in Erlangen, the Kunstpalais opened in the Palais Stutterheim in June 2010. With two solo shows, one collection related exhibition and one group exhibition every year relevant contemporary approaches in the international art scene are presented.

The exhibition Glück happens (Happiness happens) with Mona Hatoum, Tobias Rehberger, Runa Islam, Christian Jankowski, Erwin Wurm, Aleksandra Mir and others served as the prelude in 2010.

In the following year iRonic. Die feinsinnige Ironie der Kunst (The Subtle Irony of Art) with John Bock, Mark Dion, Ragnar Kjartansson, Anton Henning, Peter Land, Shannon Bool, Brigitte Kowanz and others was exhibited.

In 2012 the exhibition Töten (Killing) brought together among others the artists Jenny Holzer, Taryn Simon, Björn Melhus, Anri Sala, Yves Netzhammer, Kitty Kraus, Eva & Franco Mattes and Parastou Forouhar.

The topic of last year’s thematic exhibition was Freiheit! (Freedom!). Among others Ai Weiwei, Johanna Billing, CAMP, Bouchra Khalili, Klara Lidén, Lars Ramberg, Nedko Solakov and Artur Zmijewski participated in the exhibition that dealt with the Arab Spring and investigated the idea of freedom from a non-European point of view.

This year the group exhibition Affekte (Affects) examined how much socities worldwide are driven by affects. Among others Bill Viola, Cyprien Gaillard, Aernout Mik, Santiago Sierra and Meiro Koizumi dealt with affects erupting in terms of protests on the streets against social and political injustices as well as in the digital world.

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