11 Jan - 16 Feb 2008
Unknown Works from Erich Marx
Matthew Barney, Rafal Bujnowski, Walter Dahn, Karin Davie, Udomsak Krisanamis, Roman Lipski, Cindy Sherman
A painting smuggled into Tate Britain by graffiti artist Banksy went unnoticed until it crashed to the floor hours later, reported BBC.
According to Thomas Krens more than 95% of the Guggenheim's collection is in the depot. As most artists wish anyway that their work ends up in a museum, the art critic Walter Grasskamp supposes that the art spaces of tomorrow are depots.*
Following its concept to estrange exhibitions from their usual context, Artnews Projects is happy to start the new year with a collaborative show with Dr. Erich Marx. The exhibition shows some unknown works coming directly from his home or storage. This is our second cooperation with a private collection after the show “1627-2007” curated by Christian Ehrentraut with Old Dutch Masters from the SØR Rusche Collection.
“2041” presents works created in the past 33 years by Matthew Barney, Rafal Bujnowski, Walter Dahn, Karin Davie, Udomsak Krisanamis, Roman Lipski and Cindy Sherman, who all take an important part of the collection, but are very rare displayed in its context. While Bujnowski and Lipski belong to a generation of young polish painters, the rest of the artists in the show have hardly anything in common: precise and chaotic, peaceful and explosive, all the works are fighting for their existence in the shadow of Beuys and Warhol.
Now these works are spontaneously in the spotlight to start a dialogue on their past and future. To be or not to be, do they belong to the depot or to a permanent display? We wish to give these artworks the chance to meet the public again, and try to imagine, where they would be 33 years later in 2041.
* Art Spaces of Tomorrow, Talk at Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, 3 November 2007
Please visit also the exhibitions of Matthew Barney and Roman Lipski in Berlin:
Matthew Barney in the exhibition “Reset – Werke aus der Sammlung Marx” at Hamburger Bahnhof Invalidenstr. 50-51, Berlin, 23 November 2007 – 17 August 2008
Roman Lipski in his first solo show in Berlin at Galerie Birgit Ostermeier
Brunnenstr. 10, Berlin, 11 January – 18 February 2008
Artnews Projects is the experimental space of the internet platform Artnews.org.
2041 is organised by members of Artnews e.V. Please contact us for more information.