The Rubell Family Collection

Euro-Centric, Part 1: New European Art from the Rubell Family Collection

05 Dec 2007 - 28 Nov 2008

Installation View

John Armleder
Christian Boltanski
Andre Butzer
Maurizio Cattelan
Walter Dahn
Nathalie Djurberg
Marlene Dumas
Urs Fischer
Peter Fischli and David Weiss
Axel Geis
Thomas Helbig
Georg Herold
Andreas Hofer
Anselm Kiefer
Jonathan Meese
Bjarne Melgaard
Olivier Mosset
Mai-Thu Perret
Anselm Reyle
Anri Sala
Thomas Schütte
Rosemarie Trockel
Erik van Lieshout
Andro Wekua
Franz West
Thomas Zipp

December 5, 2007 - November 28, 2008

How does an entire continent redefine itself? What is a European? How do present-day Europeans deal with the memory of two world wars? How does the inheritance of a colonial past impact the current generation? How do contemporary artists deal with the weight of their own cultural history? How do these artists define themselves through their desire to participate in a dialogue of NOW? Is there a contemporary European aesthetic? “Euro-Centric, Part 1” is the first of a series of exhibitions over the coming years that will attempt to address these questions.
This major exhibition will be presented in 16 of the 27 galleries that constitute the RFC exhibition space.

Tags: John M. Armleder, Christian Boltanski, André Butzer, Maurizio Cattelan, Walter Dahn, Nathalie Djurberg, Marlene Dumas, Urs Fischer, Axel Geis, Thomas Helbig, Georg Herold, Andy Hope 1930, Anselm Kiefer, Erik van Lieshout, Jonathan Meese, Bjarne Melgaard, Olivier Mosset, Mai-Thu Perret, Anselm Reyle, Anri Sala, Thomas Schütte, Rosemarie Trockel, Fischli & Weiss, Andro Wekua, Franz West, Thomas Zipp