6/27/2011 - ars viva 09/10 – Geschichte / History
In a time of increasing media dominance, where we are exposed daily to ever greater amounts of data, and our sense of time is steered seasonally and by the speed of the fashion and design industries (amongst others), even the most up-to-date things rapidly become outmoded. In this context, the preoccupation with history appears to offer a possibility to pause and slow down. This year the renowned ars viva exhibition, organised by the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft, awarded prizes to Mariana Castillo Deball, Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda and Dani Gal, artists who have converged anew on the term «history», accommodating societal developments not purely attributed to confusing and increasingly rapid forums of communication.
1/1/2001 - Collection: Spartacus Chetwynd, Gustav Metzger, Katharina Sieverding
This collection presentation emphasizes on its space-filling, performative installations. Purchasing for the collection has resulted largely from exhibition productions, or working with the artist. In this way it has been possible to acquire various large installative works.