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Werke aus der Sammlung Boros
(Works from the Boros Collection)
7 Feb 2004 to 9 May 2004
Press Conference: 5 February 2004, 11 am
Opening: 6 February 2004, 6 pm
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With the exhibition "Works from the Boros Collection" the Museum für Neue Kunst
is taking up its original concept as a collectors’ museum and is presenting the private
collection of Christian Boros from Wuppertal. The exhibition provides a representative
selection from this collection and with 31 artists (born 1962-73) and more than 200 exhibits
it is the largest presentation of this collection to date. Many works are being shown for
the first time. Christian Boros concentrates on collecting art by artists of his own
generation; the exhibition is characterised by extensive groups of works by individual artists.
The exhibition presents the most important trends in contemporary art from Germany and Britain
in the 90s. It shows the artistic positions which, using a wide variety of media,
characterised the 90s. The spectrum ranges from Pop Art to Minimalist trends, action art and
installations. All these artists share a fundamental desire to give vehement expression to
their own generation. Lifestyle, pop generation and artistic crossover are the keywords of
Lutz, Alex, Suzanne & Christoph on beach (b/w), 1993
© Wolfgang Tillmans
The trends in painting which have been the most important since the 90s are represented by
artists such as Franz Ackermann, Michel Majerus und Elizabeth Peyton and the younger
generation including the Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal and the Danish artist Sergej Jensen
who are represented by extensive groups of works. Olafur Eliasson, who is concerned with
the reconstruction of natural phenomena in an artistic context, is also represented with
an important group of works, comprising large-scale sculptures, small-scale installations
and a series of photographic works. A large number of photographs by Wolfgang Tillmans
which came into being over a period of 13 years provide a representative insight into
his work. John Bock, who was inspired by Dadaism and Wiener Aktionismus, and Henrik Olesen,
the object artist, who highlights social injustice using inconspicuous everday objects,
are also represented.
© John Bock
Artists like Tobias Rehberger, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Cosima von Bonin expanded the scope of
artistic forms and media by leaving the institutional setting of the exhibition venue in search
of new locations for artistic production. The crossover between design and art which is
represented by Tobias Rehberger and Stefan Kern in this exhibition while Mark Leckey and
Daniel Pflum explore the boundaries between music and visual art. The large-scale sculptures
by Manfred Pernice use architectural motifs in the analysis of the urban landscape.
Another focal point of this exhibition are British artists. Some of them, such as Tracy Emin,
Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas are among the first generation of the Young British Artists who
in 1997 attracted considerable international attention with the exhibition "Sensation".
Younger artists such as Martin Boyce, Jim Lambie and Paul Morrison represent the most recent
developments in contemporary British art.
with articles by Florian Illies, Silke Immenga and an Interview with Christian Boros
are published on the occasion of the exhibition. Price: EUR 29.
Letzte Änderung: Freitag, 6. Februar 2004 um 16:45:23 Uhr
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