GfZK

Collection Alphabet

12 Jul 2014 - 15 Mar 2015

Azra Akšamija >Der Gefallene Engel (The Fallen Angel)<; Fotograf: Hans-Christian Schink
COLLECTION ALPHABET
Azra Akšamija, Horst Bartnig, Carlfriedrich Claus, Hanne Darboven, Hartwig Ebersbach, Heike Grüß, Franziska Jyrch, Clara Montoya, Matt Mullican, Via Lewandowsky, Christian Riebe, Michael Scheffer, Antje Schiffers, Maya Schweizer, Kiki Smith, Slaven Tolj, Rosemarie Trockel, Franz West, Otto Zitko
12 July 2014 – 15 March 2015

Curated by Heidi Stecker and Franciska Zólyom

A collection is a chronicle, a portrait, a research instrument. Whether you write it or read it, it allows multiple experiences and discoveries to be made, opens up new mental horizons and perspectives of observation. Again and again, new details and associations between objects come to light. Collections are a reflection of their own genesis just as much as the systems of order upon which they are based.
This year’s exhibition of works from the GfZK collection is concerned with revealing and questioning these systems. The artworks on display focus on writing, script, archives and libraries. A further emphasis is placed on memory and history, the cultural influence of images, and the exploration of time.
From A to Z – not always in alphabetical order – the exhibition presents aspects of collecting, and invites visitors to begin an open and individual collection of their own.
 

Tags: Horst Bartnig, Carlfriedrich Claus, Hanne Darboven, Hartwig Ebersbach, P. Horst, Via Lewandowsky, Matt Mullican, Maya Schweizer, Kiki Smith, Rosemarie Trockel, Franz West, Otto Zitko