Mercedes-Benz Art Collection

Chinese Contemporary Art

12 Jul 2016 - 17 Dec 2017

Liu Ding, Yu Honglei, Yin Xiuzhen, Xu Zhen produced by MadeIn Company, Cao Fei
Cao Fei
Chen Chieh-Jen, Liu Zheng, Liu Ding
Xu Zhen produced by MadeIn Company, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
Zhang Peili, Sibylla Dumke, Qui Zhijie, Natalie Czech
Natalie Czech, Lee Kit, Zhao Zhao, Wu Hao
Yang Fudong
Ding Yi
Utopia Group, Yang Fudong

New Acquisitions for the Daimler Art Collection
20 artists with around 40 works from 1990 to today

Since 2013, the Daimler Art Collection has strengthened its international profile by adding to it a significant new aspect of global contemporary art – through the acquisition of more than 40 artworks by approximately 20 Chinese artists. In the course of 2015 and 2016 these newly acquired artworks will be shown in a number of exhibitions held in Berlin and Stuttgart.

The Chinese artworks relate to a number of areas of special interest of the Daimler Art Collection, among others especially in terms of abstract and conceptual art tendencies as well as in new media forms. At the same time, these artworks represent an entirely new and distinctive complex within the collection – both culturally and aesthetically. The selected acquisitions of the Daimler Art Collection are centered around artists from the key regions of Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. A forward-looking acquisition policy was developed that focuses mainly on the youngest generation of artists (those born circa 1980). Additionally, thanks to our collaborations with some major galleries, we were able to acquire significant artworks by artists who have already achieved an international reputation, plus a number of historically significant works. Taken together, these acquisitions provide an insight into a nation that is the subject of fascinating and heated discussion, and a nation that will be of critical and global importance in the 21st century – not only because of its thousands of years of tradition, but also because of its rapid economic and cultural development.

Artists: Arakawa+Gins, Cao Fei, Natalie Czech, Ding Yi, Sibylla Dumke, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Guan Xiao, Lee Kit, Li Ran, Liu Ding, Liu Zheng, Ma Qiusha, Rune Mields, Pak Sheung Chuen, Qiu Zhijie, Max Uhlig, Utopia Group, Wang Sishun, Xu Zhen produced by Made In Company, Yang Fudong, Yin Xiuzhen, Yu Honglei, Zhang Peili, Zhang Ding, Zhao Zhao, Zheng Chongbin, Zheng Guogu

Curator: Renate Wiehager

Visits of the exhibition in Stuttgart-Möhringen are only possible with prior registration.
Phone: 49 711 17 92 695

Visitor address:
Daimler AG
Corporate Art Department
Epplestraße 225
70567 Stuttgart-Möhringen

Tags: Arakawa+Gins, Zheng Chongbin, Pak Sheung Chuen, Natalie Czech, Liu Ding, Zhang Ding, Sibylla Dumke, Cao Fei, Yang Fudong, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Utopia Group, Zheng Guogu, Yu Honglei, Lee Kit, Rune Mields, Zhang Peili, Ma Qiusha, Li Ran, Wang Sishun, Max Uhlig, Renate Wiehager, Guan Xiao, Yin Xiuzhen, Ding Yi, Zhao Zhao, Xu Zhen, Liu Zheng, Qiu Zhijie