October 6, 2012-June 9, 2013
The collection of the Migros Genossenschafts Bund came into being in 1957 with the establishment of the statutes of Migros and the Migros Kulturprozent. Today the core-inventory of the collection is around 450 works. While acquisitions in the 1970s concentrated on Minimal Art, German painting and important Swiss positions, the major focus over the last two decades has been on contemporary art (e.g. Maurizio Cattelan, Spartacus Chetwynd, Christoph Büchel, Urs Fischer, Douglas Gordon, Rachel Harrison, Mark Leckey, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Tatiana Trouvé, Christoph Schlingensief) and their important predecessors (e.g. Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Gustav Metzger, Katharina Sieverding, Paul Thek). Installative works, as well as works that deal with spatial construction, performativity or social political questions, have taken on special significance. More recent purchases for the collection have for the most part emerged from work produced for exhibitions. As a result, over the decades various large-scale installative works have been acquired, and exhibition activity is very tightly linked to the collection’s activity.
In this exhibition, the collection of the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst will correspond with the collection of the Museion Bolzano.
The exhibition will be curated by Heike Munder and Letizia Ragaglia.