Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst

Piotr Uklanski
Ohne Titel (Tiger, Bursting)
Color photograph on aluminum behind Perspex
49 x 40 cm
Photo: A. Burger, Zurich
Collection migros museum für gegenwartskunst, Zurich

May 28, 2008

migros museum für gegenwartskunst Zürich
1978 – 2008

1st June – 17th August 2008
Press Conference: Friday, 30th May, 2008, 11.30 am
Opening: Saturday, 31st May 2008, 6 pm
Art Basel Reception: Sunday, 1st June, 5 pm

This exhibition has been organised to mark the 30th anniversary of the Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund’s collecting activities, and has involved a three-year overhaul of the entire collection. A large number of old and new works from the collection is being displayed, encompassing all the various collection periods – from Minimalism and Conceptual Art in the 1960s and 1970s to contemporary works setting socio-political, performative, glamorous or surreal strategies off against each another. The integration of the collection, which looks at contemporary art production directed at a broad-minded public and provides continual exposure to new and different thematic points of view, into a lively environment, is the central concern of the exhibition. With this purpose in mind, exhibition architecture by Markus Schinwald is being used, which gives the observer the opportunity to have a “new view” of the works.

The exhibition is curated by Heike Munder and Markus Schinwald.

A comprehensive collection catalogue with text contributions by Lionel Bovier, Dan Fox, Gisèle Girgis & Hedy Graber, Raphael Gygax, Tom Holert, Heike Munder, Bettina Steinbrügge, Philip Ursprung, Astrid Wege, Judith Welter, Jan Verwoert, Tirdad Zolghadr has been published by JRP|Ringier. This itemises the core inventory of the collection for the first time.

Artists shown in the exhibition:
Carl Andre – Art & Language – Atelier van Lieshout – John Baldessari – Lothar Baumgarten – Alighiero Boetti – Christine Borland – Olaf Breuning – Christoph Büchel – Heidi Bucher – Stefan Burger – Tom Burr – Jean-Marc Bustamante – Maurizio Cattelan – Marc Camille Chaimowicz – Spartacus Chetwynd – Marlene Dumas – Elmgreen & Dragset – Berta Fischer – Urs Fischer – Sylvie Fleury – Gabríela Fridriksdóttir – Douglas Gordon – San Keller – Sol LeWitt – Christian Marclay – Olivier Mosset – Juan Muñoz – Bruce Nauman – Olaf Nicolai – Cady Noland – Henrik Olesen – Giulio Paolini – David Renggli – Ugo Rondinone – Ed Ruscha – Robert Ryman –Jean-Frédéric Schnyder – Paul Thek – Rirkrit Tiravanija – Niele Toroni – Piotr Uklanski – Banks Violette – Philip Wiegard –Stephen Willats – Christopher Wool

Sunday, 1st & 15th & 29th June, 13th July, 3rd & 17th August at 3 pm, as well as Thursday, 19th June & 14th August at 6.30 pm. FAMILY GUIDED TOUR: Sunday, 22nd June at 1.30 pm.

Opening hours: Tues / Wed / Fri Midday–6 pm, Thurs Midday–8 pm, Sat / Sun 11 am–5 pm.

Between 5 pm and 8 pm each Thursday museum entrance is free.

migros museum für gegenwartskunst
Limmatstrasse 270
8005 Zürich
T. +41 44 277 20 50
F. +41 44 277 62 86

The migros museum für gegenwartskunst is an institution of the Migros-Kulturprozent.

migros museum für gegenwartskunst

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
May 28, 2008

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