SCHIFF AHOY. CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THE BRANDHORST COLLECTION

SCHIFF AHOY. CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THE BRANDHORST COLLECTION

Date(s): Jun 9, 2016 – Feb 1, 2017
Location: Museum Brandhorst, Theresienstraße 35a, 80333 München, Germany

The exhibitions ‘Dark Pop’ and ‘YES! YES! YES! Warholmania in Munich’ took Pop Art and its artistic successors as their focal points. The long-term exhibition for the coming spring strikes a lighter note – at least at first glance. The exhibition’s point of departure are works of minimal and post-minimal art, Arte Povera, and conceptual art from the Brandhorst Collection. The period in which these artists developed their own idiom – the late 1960s and early 1970s – was a pioneering era in contemporary art. Artists challenged the static and final nature of a work, challenged the role of the viewer, and engaged in alternative artistic formats and channels of distribution. In the exhibition, these innovations provide points of connection among works from the museum’s collection and dramatically reveal questions that have remained relevant to this day.

The exhibition places special focus on recent purchases of the past two years, most of which are presented to the public for the first time.

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