Mori Art Museum

Art Is for the Spirit

02 Feb 2008 - 06 Apr 2009

© Sarah Morris
Midtown - PaineWebber (with Neon), 1998
Gloss household paint on canvas
152.4 x 152.4 cm
ART IS FOR THE SPIRIT
Works from The UBS Art Collection

2 February – 6 April, 2008

Warhol, Lichtenstein, Basquiat, Richter, Gursky, Araki, Morimura, Sugimoto, Miyamoto, Hatakeyama... Featuring around 140 works by 60 prominent international artists from The UBS Art Collection, the Exhibition represents a new partnership between an art museum and a corporate collection, as well as a new perspective on the theme of
“Art and Life.”

A world-class collection of contemporary art assembled by UBS, a global financial services firm, focuses on American and European paintings since the 1950s and European photographs since the 1990s. In recent years, the Collection has expanded into a more global one by incorporating works from Asia and Latin America. Selected works from the 1,000 plus collection has been divided into three sections, “Body,”
“Built World” and “Space,” exploring the connections between artists’ ideas and the world.

Participating Artist List
Darren Almond Thomas Flechtner Yasumasa Morimura Nobuyoshi Araki Günther Förg Sarah Morris Richard Artschwager Mark Francis Óscar Muñoz John Baldessari Lucian Freud Walter Niedermayr Stephan Balkenhol Andreas Gursky Julian Opie Olivo Barbieri Philip Guston Qin Ga Jean-Michel Basquiat Doug Hall Gerhard Richter Alighiero e Boetti Richard Hamilton Susan Rothenberg Jonathan Borofsky Naoya Hatakeyama Thomas Ruff Cao Fei Damien Hirst Edward Ruscha Vija Celmins Candida Höfer Sean Scully Chen Chieh-Jen Gary Hume Cindy Sherman Sandor Chia Alfred Jensen Kiki Smith Francesco Clemente Alex Katz Thomas Struth Chuck Close Ellsworth Kelly Hiroshi Sugimoto Tony Cragg Guillermo Kuitca Fred Tomaselli Michael Craig-Martin Lee Bul Massimo Vitali John Curring Roy Lichtenstein Andy Warhol Olafur Elliasson Brice Marden Fischili/Weiss Ryuji Miyamoto

 

Tags: Darren Almond, Nobuyoshi Araki, Araki, Richard Artschwager, John Baldessari, Stephan Balkenhol, Olivo Barbieri, Jean Michel Basquiat, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Alighiero e Boetti, Jonathan Borofsky, Lee Bul, Vija Celmins, Po-i Chen, Chen Chieh-Jen, Francesco Clemente, Chuck Close, Tony Cragg, Michael Craig-Martin, Cao Fei, Günther Förg, Mark Francis, Lucian Freud, Andreas Gursky, Philip Guston, Doug Hall, Richard Hamilton, Naoya Hatakeyama, Damien Hirst, Candida Höfer, Gary Hume, Alfred Jensen, Alex Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Guillermo Kuitca, Roy Lichtenstein, Brice Marden, Ryuji Miyamoto, Yasumasa Morimura, Sarah Morris, Oscar Muñoz, Walter Niedermayr, Julian Opie, Gerhard Richter, Susan Rothenberg, Thomas Ruff, Ed Ruscha, Sean Scully, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, Thomas Struth, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Fred Tomaselli, Massimo Vitali, Andy Warhol