MIGROS MUSEUM COLLECTION – TOUR D'HORIZON

NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

After the collection exhibitions in Vaduz, Kassel and Krems, the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst presents a variety of works from the collection before another presentation in Bolzano. The Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund’s collection was created in 1957, when the Migros’s statutes were set down, providing for the Migros-Kulturprozent (Migros Culture Percentage); the late 1970s brought a new focus on international contemporary art and greater professionalization. Divided into four sections, Tour d’Horizon offers insights into the different interests and thematic standpoints that guided acquisition policies over the decades, but also addresses specific aspects and issues of how a collection is built. The show focuses on the presentation of exemplary works that have not been on public display in a long time, if ever. Organized along a chronology of the collection’s acquisitions, the exhibition is accompanied by a program of events that examine a wide range of questions about collecting and the history of the collection.

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February 11th – March 4th, 2012
Opening event: Friday, February 10th, 2012, 18:00
Lothar Baumgarten, Georg Baselitz, Jan Dibbets, Martin Disler, Donald Judd,Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Robert Mangold, A. R. Penck, Giuseppe Penone, Gerhard Richter, Robert Ryman, Klaudia Schifferle

March 7th – 25th, 2012
Atelier van Lieshout, Carlos Amorales

March 28th – April 15th, 2012
Art & Language

April 18th – May 6th, 2012
Gianni Motti

Migros Museum Collection – Tour d’Horizon
Date: February 11th – May 6th, 2012
Opening Hours: 12:00 – 18:00(Thursday till 20:00, Saturday Sunday 11:00 – 17:00)
Closed on Monday, April 6th, May 1st
Place: Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Address: Albisriederstrasse 199A, CH-8047 Zürich
Tel 41 44 277 20 50
http://www.migrosmuseum.ch

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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