"ADAM, EVE AND THE SERPENT"
WORKS FROM THE SCHENKUNG SAMMLUNG HOFFMANN
A cooperation between the Bundeskunsthalle and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Schenkung Sammlung Hoffmann
October 29, 2021 to February 13, 2022
With almost 200 top-class works from painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, installation and video art, the Bundeskunsthalle presents a comprehensive overview of modern and contemporary art from the important private collection of Erika and Rolf Hoffmann. The Hoffmanns made their first acquisitions as early as the 1960s. The direct dialogue and an intensive exchange with the artists were the fundamental basis for their decisions. The exhibition allows a deep insight into the collection in its individuality, subjectivity and also privacy - this is how Erika Hoffmann describes the works as "family members".
The dialogic, corresponding and synergetic principle of the collection across borders and generations is clearly recognizable through an open and cross-media presentation. The presentation offers surprising correspondence and reflects fundamental existential and philosophical questions that are timeless and are still valid in our society today. Concepts such as energy, radicalism, innovation, transience, physicality or volatility are created through the work of artists such as Carla Accardi, Yael Bartana, Christian Boltanski, Monica Bonvicini, Isa Genzken, Felix González-Torres, Georg Herold, Barbara Kruger, Yayoi Kusama, Ernesto Neto, Julian Rosefeldt, Frank Stella, Wolfgang Tillmans or Andy Warhol come alive.
A cooperation between the Bundeskunsthalle and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, donated to the Hoffmann Collection