20 – An Exhibition in Three Acts

Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Celebration? Realife Revisited, 1972–2000,
Sammlung Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Photo: Stefan Altenburger

Opening: Friday, 14.10.2016, 6–9pm followed by a party

The Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst celebrates its twentieth anniversary – an excellent occasion to turn the focus on the institution itself. We will try to envision its future while also looking back on its past, undertaking a searching and multifaceted examination of the history of the museum and its collection as well as our curatorial program. The section of the exhibition on view in the downstairs galleries Museum Revisited – 1996–2016 shines a spotlight on the everyday operations of the museum and presents unusual glimpses of what is going on behind the scenes, with particular emphasis on our art education activities. Publications, posters, photographic and video documentation, and archival materials trace the outlines of our work over the past two decades. A parallel cycle on display in the upstairs rooms showcases works from the collection: the selection combines performative and process-based oeuvres from 1960 to 1982 with a sprawling sculpture by Karla Black (b. Alexandria, Scotland, 1972; lives and works in Glasgow) that takes up over 3,000 square feet. The two segments of the show are connected by an “interlude” featuring a work by Eva Koťátková (b. Prague, 1982; lives and works in Prague). More information mm20.ch

Museum Revisited – 1996–2016


Collection Revisited – 1960–1982

Eva Koťátková: Collection of Suppressed Voices
Special Reception: 01.12. 2016, 6pm

Karla Black: Principles of Admitting
Special Reception: 08.12.2016, 6pm

The exhibitions are curated by Heike Munder (Director, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst), Raphael Gygax (Curator, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst), and Nadia Schneider Willen (Collection Curator, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst).

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CH–8005 Zurich

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Thu 11 am–8 pm
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Reduced: CHF 8
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