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Serielle Formationen. 1967/2017

Re-staging of the first German exhibition of international tendencies in Minimalism

03 Jun - 05 Nov 2017

Exhibition view at Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, 2017
Adolf Luther, Peter Roehr, Charlotte Posenenske, Herrmann Goepfert. In the front: gruppe x (Wolfgang Lukowski)
Exhibition view at Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, 2017
Bridget Riley, Yayoi Kusama, Piero Manzoni, Jan Henderikse, Larry Poons, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Dan Flavin, Jan Schoonhoven, Henk Peeters, Michael Steiner. In the front: Sol LeWitt
Exhibition view at Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, 2017
Carl Andre, Peter Roehr, Agnes Martin, Jan Schoonhoven, Ronald Bladen, Christo, Andy Warhol, Arman, Jiri Kolar. In the front : Sol LeWitt. On the right: Victor Vasarely, Almir Mavignier, Jan Henderikse, Bridget Riley, Yayoi Kusama, Piero Manzoni, Jan Henderikse, Larry Poons, Sol LeWitt
Exhibition view at Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, 2017
Henk Peeters, Michael Steiner, Paul Talman, Jan Henderikse, Thomas Lenk, Kuno Gonschior, Hans Haacke, Herrmann de Vries, Raimund Girke. Film: Gerry Schum with Bernhard Höke et al.: "Konsumkunst/Kunstkonsum“, 1968
Exhibition view at Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, 2017
Ewerdt Hilgemann, Jan Henderikse. Display case: Documents of Bernhard Höke "edition et“, 1967, et al.
Exhibition view at Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, 2017
Hans Peter Hoch, Christian Roeckenschuss, Hal Busse, Marie-Luise Heller, Karl-Heinz Adler. Table: Herrmann Glöckner, Mathias Goeritz, Hal Busse
Exhibition view at Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, 2017
Christian Roeckenschuss, Eberhard Fiebig, Konrad Lueg, Eckhard Schene, Hartmut Böhm, Hans Peter Hoch. Table: Mathias Goeritz, Herrmann Glöckner, Hal Busse
Exhibition view at Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, 2017
Eckhard Schene, Hartmut Böhm, Charlotte Posenenske, Hanne Darboven, Franz Erhard Walther
Exhibition view at Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, 2017
Franz Erhard Walther, Wolfgang Schmidt, Markus Raetz, Ewerdt Hilgemann, Eckhard Schene, Hartmut Böhm
Exhibition view at Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, 2017
Mike Steiner, Heinz Mack, Klaus Staudt, Oskar Holweck, Christian Megert, Gerhard von Graevenitz. Film: Kunstszene 66, 1966. Display case: Documents of the historical exhibition "Serielle Formationen“, 1967 and of gruppe x
SERIELLE FORMATIONEN. 1967/2017
Re-staging of the first German exhibition of international tendencies in Minimalism
3 June — 5 November 2017

The exhibition ‘Serielle Formationen’ (‘Serial Formations’), jointly curated by Peter Roehr and Paul Maenz for the Frankfurter Universität’s studio gallery in 1967, can be seen as the first thematic exhibition on Minimalist trends in Germany. In the context of its exhibition series ‘Minimalism in Germany’, which started in 2005, the Daimler Art Collection is making a first attempt to re-stage the historical presentation.

‘Serielle Formationen’ was an outstanding exhibition that brought together the contemporary trends of the period. In particular, it showed artwork by artists from Germany and elsewhere side by side. A total of 62 artworks by 48 artists were selected because they were pictures and objects with ‘serial order’ as a visual feature—although the concepts behind them were highly diverse and sometimes downright contradictory. The European Zero movement was represented, alongside manifestations of Nouveau Réalisme, Pop Art and Op Art and American Minimal and Conceptual Art. The exhibition was accompanied by an ambitious catalogue containing six original graphical works and extensive artwork documentation and artist statements. “The ambition of ‘Serielle Formationen’ was to inform and to identify the differences between seemingly similar art phenomena.” (Maenz)

The exhibition presents works from the Daimler Art Collection as well as loans from German and international collections.

Participating artists
Carl Andre (USA), Arman (F/USA), Thomas Bayrle (D), Ronald Bladen (CAN), Hans Breder (D/USA), Enrico Castellani (I), Christo und Jeanne-Claude (BG/USA and F/USA), Jan Dibbets (NL), May Fasnacht (D), Eberhard Fiebig (D), Dan Flavin (USA), Raimund Girke (D), Hermann Goepfert (D), Kuno Gonschior (D), Hans Haacke (D), Jan Henderikse (NL), Ewerdt Hilgemann (D), Bernhard Höke (D), Donald Judd (USA), Jiří Kolář (CZ), Yayoi Kusama (JP), Walter Leblanc (BEL), Thomas Lenk (D), Sol LeWitt (USA), Konrad Lueg (D), Adolf Luther (D), Piero Manzoni (I), Agnes Martin (CAN/USA), Almir da Silva Mavignier (BR), Henk Peeters (NL), Larry Poons (JP/USA), Charlotte Posenenske (D), Markus Raetz (CH), Bridget Riley (GB), Peter Roehr (D), Dieter Roth (CH), Felix Schlenker (D), Wolfgang Schmidt (D), Jan Schoonhoven (NL), Klaus Staudt (D), Michael Steiner (USA), Frank Stella (USA), Paul Talman (CH), Günther Uecker (D), Victor Vasarely (HU), Herman de Vries (NL), Andy Warhol (USA), gruppe x (D)

Further works from the Daimler Art Collection related to serial formations by:
Karl-Heinz Adler (D), Hartmut Böhm (D), Hal Busse (D), Hanne Darboven (D), Rolf Glasmeier (D), Hermann Glöckner (D), Mathias Goeritz (D), Gerhard von Graevenitz (D), Marie-Luise Heller (D), Hans-Peter Hoch (D), Oskar Holweck (D), Heinz Mack (D), Christian Megert (CH), Christian Roeckenschuss (D), Eckhard Schene (D), Mike Steiner (D) (Loan), Franz Erhard Walther (D)

Curator 2017: Renate Wiehager
Curators 1967: Paul Maenz and Peter Roehr
 

Tags: Karl-heinz Adler, Carl Andre, Arman, Thomas Bayrle, Ronald Bladen, Hartmut Böhm, Hans Breder, Hal Busse, Enrico Castellani, Hanne Darboven, Jan Dibbets, May Fasnacht, Eberhard Fiebig, Dan Flavin, Raimund Girke, Rolf Glasmeier, Hermann Glöckner, Hermann Goepfert, Mathias Goeritz, Kuno Gonschior, Gerhard von Graevenitz, Hans Haacke, Marie-Luise Heller, Jan Henderikse, Ewerdt Hilgemann, Hans-Peter Hoch, Bernhard Höke, Oskar Holweck, Christo und Jeanne-Claude, Donald Judd, Jiri Kolár, Yayoi Kusama, Walter Leblanc, Thomas Lenk, Sol LeWitt, Konrad Lueg, Adolf Luther, Heinz Mack, Paul Maenz, Piero Manzoni, Agnes Martin, Almir da Silva Mavignier, Christian Megert, Henk Peeters, Larry Poons, Charlotte Posenenske, Markus Raetz, Bridget Riley, Christian Roeckenschuss, Peter Roehr, Dieter Roth, Ulrich Rückriem, Eckhard Schene, Felix Schlenker, Wolfgang Schmidt, Jan Schoonhoven, Klaus Staudt, Mike Steiner, Michael Steiner, Frank Stella, Paul Talman, Günther Uecker, Victor Vasarely, Herman de Vries, Franz Erhard Walther, Andy Warhol, Renate Wiehager, gruppe x

 
 
Selected Works
Oscar Tuazon Burn the Formwork (2017)
Xavier Le Roy with Scarlet Yu Still Untitled (2017)
Michael Smith Not Quite Under_Ground (2017)