Sammlung - Collection

 

This exhibition has been organised to mark the 30th anniversary of the Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund’s collecting activities, and has involved a three-year overhaul of the entire collection. A large number of old and new works from the collection is being displayed, encompassing all the various collection periods – from Minimalism and Conceptual Art in the 1960s and 1970s to contemporary works setting socio-political, performative, glamorous or surreal strategies off against each another. The integration of the collection, which looks at contemporary art production directed at a broad-minded public and provides continual exposure to new and different thematic points of view, into a lively environment, is the central concern of the exhibition. With this purpose in mind, exhibition architecture by Markus Schinwald is being used, which gives the observer the opportunity to have a “new view” of the works.

 

The exhibition architecture of this comprehensive collection presentation has been created by a further development of the display form of Markus Schinwald’s exhibition, which was on view in the museum from 16th February to 18th May 2008. Schinwald, who oriented his spatial design to that of Friedrich Kiesler (1890–1965), has achieved more than a mere arrangement of the works; he has furthered the concept of holistic Correalism, which opposed the dominating advocacy of Functionalism in Kiesler’s time. It is the individual requirements of people or the works themselves that figure in the foreground and for which flexible designs have to be created. In this way the exhibition of the collection works fuses different periods and conceptual foci – whether socio-political approaches, the phenomenon of the “uncanny”, subcultures in music, or the discourse of glamour. The exhibition display uses the “Trager and Leger (T and L) system”, which integrates the spectator into the spatial and temporal context. Kiesler developed the so-called “T+L System” in 1924 for the Internationale Ausstellung neuer Theatertechnik in Vienna. It comprises a flexible, free-standing construction for the presentation of objects and pictures. Within it the spectator is made conscious of his role as “active see-er” (aktiver Sehender), and can follow and develop his/her own analogies and narrative strands. Kiesler described his concept of this architecture in the following terms: “Contact, not separation and resignation. They are set up for participation not isolation.”

 

Curated by Heike Munder and Markus Schinwald

List of works

Carl Andre: Cubolt

Carl Andre

Cubolt
1981
Copper
0.5 x 225 x 675 cm

Art & Language: Homes from Homes II

Art & Language

Homes from Homes II
2000 - 2001
Various materials
Dimensions variable

John Baldessari: Lamp (Zurich No. 2)

John Baldessari

Lamp (Zurich No. 2)
1997–1998
B/W photograph, wallpaper
240 x 240 cm

John Baldessari

Plant (Zurich No. 2)
1997–1998
B/W photograph, wallpaper
240 x 240 cm

Lothar Baumgarten: Nachtflug

Lothar Baumgarten

Nachtflug
1968/1969
Gelatin silver print
28.7 x 24.6 cm

Lothar Baumgarten: Shëprabowë Yãnomãmi

Lothar Baumgarten

Shëprabowë Yãnomãmi
1985
Silkscreen on paper
81 x 116 cm

Lothar Baumgarten: Vom Aroma der Namen

Lothar Baumgarten

Vom Aroma der Namen
1985
Heliography and silkscreen on paper
6 parts: each 84 x 64 cm

Lothar Baumgarten: Äquator

Lothar Baumgarten

Äquator
1985
Silkscreen on paper
74.5 x 106 cm

Lothar Baumgarten: I + I + I

Lothar Baumgarten

I + I + I
1973
Gelatin silver print
18 x 23.6 cm

Lothar Baumgarten: Geronimo

Lothar Baumgarten

Geronimo
1972
Gelatin silver print
29.5 x 19 cm

Lothar Baumgarten: Makunaíma

Lothar Baumgarten

Makunaíma
1971
Gelatin silver print
29.7 x 20 cm

Lothar Baumgarten: Touchwood (Binary Opposition)

Lothar Baumgarten

Touchwood (Binary Opposition)
1970
Gelatin silver print
2 parts: each 18 x 12.5 cm

Lothar Baumgarten: Tableau vivant

Lothar Baumgarten

Tableau vivant
1969
Gelatin silver print
30 x 20 cm

Lothar Baumgarten: Ameisenstaat

Lothar Baumgarten

Ameisenstaat
1968
Gelatin silver print
29.6 x 19.5 cm

Lothar Baumgarten: Urwald (Brassica oleracea)

Lothar Baumgarten

Urwald (Brassica oleracea)
1968
Gelatin silver print
22 x 28.2 cm

Alighiero Boetti: Mappa

Alighiero Boetti

Mappa
1983
Wool on cotton
116 x 178 cm

Christine Borland: L'Homme Double (The Double)

Christine Borland

L'Homme Double (The Double)
1997
Clay, steel, wood, acrylic, documents
Grösse variabel

Olaf Breuning: Hello Darkness

Olaf Breuning

Hello Darkness
2002
Various materials
Ca. 700 x 500 x 300 cm

Heidi Bucher: Bodyshells

Heidi Bucher

Bodyshells
1973
Mother of pearl, pencil, ballpoint pen and colored pencil on paper; recto and verso
11 parts: each 10 x 15 cm

Heidi Bucher: Bodyshells

Heidi Bucher

Bodyshells
1972
Single-channel video on monitor or projection (16 mm film shown on DVD, color, sound)
2:33 min.

Stefan Burger: Abstraktion und Blattmimese

Stefan Burger

Abstraktion und Blattmimese
2007
Single-channel video projection or on monitor (color, sound)
8:50 min.

Tom Burr: Spiraling (The Blood of a Poet) No. 2–5

Tom Burr

Spiraling (The Blood of a Poet) No. 2–5
2005
Plywood, painting, book pages, thumbtacks
4 Teile: je 74 x 74 cm

Jean-Marc Bustamante: Feuille

Jean-Marc Bustamante

Feuille
1992
Steel color varnished
173 x 142 x 1 cm

Christoph Büchel: AKE 0453 PE

Christoph Büchel

AKE 0453 PE
2006
Various materials
3 parts: 205 x 126 x 107 cm , 204 x 250 x 195 cm, 194 x 124 x 98 cm

Maurizio Cattelan: If a Tree Falls in the Forest and There is no One Around it, Does it Make a Sound

Maurizio Cattelan

If a Tree Falls in the Forest and There is no One Around it, Does it Make a Sound
1998
Taxidermized donkey, television, bridles, cotton cloth, cord
150 x 154 x 46 cm

Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Shoe Waste?

Marc Camille Chaimowicz

Shoe Waste?
1971/2005
B/W photograph, hand developed silver gelatine
5 parts: dimensions variable

Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Partial Eclipse

Marc Camille Chaimowicz

Partial Eclipse
1980–2003
Slide projection (2 series, each with 80 slides)
Grösse variabel

Spartacus Chetwynd: Walk to Dover

Spartacus Chetwynd

Walk to Dover
2005/2007
Single-channel video projection or on monitor (color, sound)
11:33 min.

Marlene Dumas: Indifference

Marlene Dumas

Indifference
1993–1994
Oil on canvas
100 x 300 cm

Elmgreen & Dragset: Drama Queens

Elmgreen & Dragset

Drama Queens
2007
Single-channel video on monitor (color, sound)
41:43 Min.

Berta Fischer: Ohne Titel

Berta Fischer

Ohne Titel
2004
Acrylic glass
Dimensions variable (ca. 300 x 60 x 40 cm )

Urs Fischer: More Sweet Feelings, Worries and Other Stuff

Urs Fischer

More Sweet Feelings, Worries and Other Stuff
1998–1999
India ink, pencil, synthetic resins, felt-tip pens, spray paint, adhesive tape, paper, corrugated cardboard, wood, dispersion, screws, glass
181 x 250 x 9.5 cm

Urs Fischer: Glaskatzensex – Transparent Tale

Urs Fischer

Glaskatzensex – Transparent Tale
2000
Wood, chip board, silicon, glass, latex, acrylic, felt-tip pens, spotlight
Ca. 160 x 560 x 600 cm

Sylvie Fleury: Blue Notes & Incognito

Sylvie Fleury

Blue Notes & Incognito
2004/2014
Metal plates, make-up
0.5 x 300 x 300 cm

Sylvie Fleury: First Spaceship on Venus

Sylvie Fleury

First Spaceship on Venus
1995
Aluminum, steel, audio tape, loud speaker
350 x 130 x 130 cm

Gabríela Fridriksdóttir: Melancholy

Gabríela Fridriksdóttir

Melancholy
2001
Canvas, base coat, paint, wood, branches
Ca. 98 x 35 x 80 cm

Douglas Gordon: Instructions (Number 3a)

Douglas Gordon

Instructions (Number 3a)
1993
Wall text, b/w photographs, instruction
Dimensions variable

San Keller: Nothing Is Perfect

San Keller

Nothing Is Perfect
2005
Ebony pointer with gold plated point
4 x 92 x 4 cm

Sol LeWitt: Geometric Figures

Sol LeWitt

Geometric Figures
1977
Wood, acrylic, glue
6 parts: each 151 x 151 x 3 cm

Olivier Mosset: Red Star

Olivier Mosset

Red Star
1990
Acrylic on canvas
195 x 205 x 4.5 cm

Juan Muñoz: Living in a Shoe Box (For Konrad Fischer)

Juan Muñoz

Living in a Shoe Box (For Konrad Fischer)
1993
Shoe box, resin, motor, steel
Dimensions variable

Bruce Nauman: My Name as Though It Were Written on the Surface of the Moon

Bruce Nauman

My Name as Though It Were Written on the Surface of the Moon
1968
Neon tubes with clear glass tube brackets
Ca. 28 x 518 x 5 cm

Olaf Nicolai: Dresden 1968

Olaf Nicolai

Dresden 1968
2000
Polystyrene, light bulbs, cable
230 x 165 x 135 cm

Cady Noland: Ohne Titel (Brick Wall)

Cady Noland

Ohne Titel (Brick Wall)
1993–1994
Silkscreen on aluminum
153 x 306 x 1 cm

Henrik Olesen: Some Gay-Lesbian Artists and/or Artists Relevant to Homo-Social Culture Born between c. 1300–1870

Henrik Olesen

Some Gay-Lesbian Artists and/or Artists Relevant to Homo-Social Culture Born between c. 1300–1870
2007
4 collages (photographic paper on paper), wood, 2 padded chickens, 1 padded rooster
Dimensions variable

Giulio Paolini: Summa copiosa

Giulio Paolini

Summa copiosa
1982
Wall illustration (graphite), 19 bay leaves; 10 picture parts (b/w photographs, pencil on handmade paper); framed
Ca. 280 x 200 x 1.5 cm

David Renggli: You, Can You Recommend Your Psychiatrist?

David Renggli

You, Can You Recommend Your Psychiatrist?
2007
1001 pictures; framed
Dimensions variable

Ugo Rondinone: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Ugo Rondinone

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
1996
India ink on paper on canvas, painted wood, loud speakers, Hi-Fi unit, CD
Dimensions variable

Ed Ruscha: Westward Ho

Ed Ruscha

Westward Ho
1986
Acrylic and paint powder on paper
153 x 102 cm

Robert Ryman: Painting with Steel and Line

Robert Ryman

Painting with Steel and Line
1978
Oil and silverpoint on paper, steel
54.5 x 49.6 cm

Jean-Frédéric Schnyder: Ohne Titel (M)

Jean-Frédéric Schnyder

Ohne Titel (M)
1986
Oil on canvas
95 x 95 cm

Rirkrit Tiravanija: Ohne Titel (Bon voyage Monsieur Ackermann)

Rirkrit Tiravanija

Ohne Titel (Bon voyage Monsieur Ackermann)
1995
Opel Commodore GS coach (year of construction 1969, converted) with an on-board kitchen in the boot, iron stand with 3 video cameras, 3-channel video installation on 3 monitors
Dimensions variable

Niele Toroni: Empreintes de pinceau no. 50 répétées à intervalles réguliers

Niele Toroni

Piotr Uklanski: Ohne Titel (A Leaf)

Piotr Uklanski

Ohne Titel (A Leaf)
1999
Color photograph on aluminum behind Perspex
102 x 89 cm

Piotr Uklanski: Ohne Titel (Pink Sun)

Piotr Uklanski

Ohne Titel (Pink Sun)
1999
Color photograph on aluminum behind Perspex
41 x 60.5 cm

Piotr Uklanski: Ohne Titel (Flowers)

Piotr Uklanski

Ohne Titel (Flowers)
1998
Color photograph on aluminum behind Perspex
67.5 x 100 cm

Piotr Uklanski: Ohne Titel (Tiger, Bursting)

Piotr Uklanski

Ohne Titel (Tiger, Bursting)
1998
Color photograph on aluminum behind Perspex
49 x 40 cm

Banks Violette: Beneath the Remains

Banks Violette

Beneath the Remains
2005
Graphite on paper
58.5 x 58.5 cm

Philip Wiegard: Kulissenphoto (1)

Philip Wiegard

Kulissenphoto (1)
2001/2006
B/W photograph, Perspex
96 x 96 cm

Philip Wiegard: Kulissenphoto (2)

Philip Wiegard

Kulissenphoto (2)
2001/2006
B/W photograph, Perspex
96 x 96 cm

Philip Wiegard: Kulissenphoto (3)

Philip Wiegard

Kulissenphoto (3)
2001/2006
B/W photograph, Perspex
96 x 96 cm

Philip Wiegard: Kulissenphoto (4)

Philip Wiegard

Kulissenphoto (4)
2001/2006
B/W photograph, Perspex
96 x 96 cm

Stephen Willats: Learning to Live within a Confined Space

Stephen Willats

Learning to Live within a Confined Space
1978
Collage (gouache, b/w photographs) on photographic paper
4 parts: each 132 x 100 cm

Christopher Wool: Ohne Titel

Christopher Wool

Ohne Titel
1992
Enamel on aluminum
229 x 153 cm

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