Collecting for the Future
Artists cross borders. As willfull and critical trend setters, they help us understand contradictory subjects. They call our attention to borders and rip them down. The concept of ”freedom” will be at the center of the exhibition, as both a precondition of artistic action and its result. Constraint generates static identities; a multiplicity of perspectives and meanings are only conceivable in freedom.
Globalization and digitalization increase the flow of people, goods, and data, by which freedoms become at the same time possible and vulnerable. With works by Marina Abramović, Joseph Beuys, A. R. Penck and Nancy Spero, the exhibition will start with artists whose activities were guided by the demand for freedom. They represent a transition in art; art, life, and perception became connected to a new view of art that is still influential today.
Around 140 works by 40 artists will be shown in the exhibition, including works by Christiane Baumgartner, Marc Brandenburg, Lutz Dammbeck, Thomas Demand, Markus Draper, Marlene Dumas, Olafur Eliasson, Tracey Emin, William Forsythe, Isa Genzken, Mona Hatoum, Olaf Holzapfel, Roni Horn, Zuzanna Janin, Mark Lammert, Stephanie Lüning, Julie Mehretu, Jacqueline Merz, Ernesto Neto, Andreas Rost, Adrian Sauer, Wolfgang Tillmans, Sandra Vasquez de la Horra and Tobias Zielony.