Collection Revisited 1960-1982

 

Collection Revisited – 1960-1982, Exhibition view Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Photo: Stefan Altenburger

Ever since it was founded, the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst has intensively addressed the positions of artists whose work is characterised by the use of performance-based, processual or social-interventionist strategies. This has been demonstrated by solo exhibitions, such as those by Gianni Motti (2004), Spartacus Chetwynd (2007) or Karla Black (2009), and retrospectives on artists like Heidi Bucher (2004), Tadeusz Kantor (2008) or Xanti Schawinsky (2015). Many such artists, who often confront a collection with complex curation issues, have found their way into the collection. The collection presentation Collection Revisited – 1960-1982 looks at artists from this period who use these artistic strategies to criticise and change social circumstances and the role of women, but also the rules of the art scene and a male hegemonic writing of art history. A new in-depth art-historical reception of many of these artists has taken place just in the last ten years.

List of works

Theo Altenberg: Kommune Friedrichshof Schüttkasten

Theo Altenberg

Kommune Friedrichshof Schüttkasten
1974
C-Print
82 x 110 cm

Judith Bernstein: Union Jack Off Flag

Judith Bernstein

Union Jack Off Flag
1967
Charcoal and oil stick on paper
48.3 x 63.5 cm

Heidi Bucher: Bodyshells

Heidi Bucher

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

Graciela Carnevale: Archive of Tucumán Arde

Graciela Carnevale

Archive of Tucumán Arde
1967–1975/2014
Documents, photographs, posters, newspaper, archive box
Dimensions variable

Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Celebration? Realife Revisited

Marc Camille Chaimowicz

Celebration? Realife Revisited
1972–2000
Assemblage of various materials
Dimensions variable

Cosey Fanni Tutti: Life Forms

Cosey Fanni Tutti

Life Forms
1973–1979
Color photographs, text images
12 parts: 8 parts each 60.5 x 45.5 cm; 1 part 45.5 x 60.5 cm, 3 parts each 61 x 46 cm

VALIE EXPORT: Metanoia

VALIE EXPORT

Metanoia
2011
Perspex box, 29 DVDs of various performances and films
Box: 14.4 x 18.7 x 19.8 cm

Graciela Gutiérrez Marx: Mamablanca Treasure

Graciela Gutiérrez Marx

Mamablanca Treasure
1981/2013
Inkjet print on paper
2 parts: each 54 x 39 cm

Graciela Gutiérrez Marx: Material Metamorphosis

Graciela Gutiérrez Marx

Material Metamorphosis
1981/2013
Inkjet print on paper
40 x 68 cm

Eustachy Kossakowski: Tadeusz Kantor - Der Brief, Warsaw

Eustachy Kossakowski

Tadeusz Kantor - Der Brief, Warsaw
1967
B/W photograph
10 parts: each 45 x 44 cm

Eustachy Kossakowski: Tadeusz Kantor - Panorama-Happening am Meer, Osieki

Eustachy Kossakowski

Tadeusz Kantor - Panorama-Happening am Meer, Osieki
1967
B/W photograph
11 parts: each 45 x 44 cm

Anna Maria Maiolino: Entrevidas

Anna Maria Maiolino

Entrevidas
1981
B/w photograph
3 parts: each 120 x 77 cm

Babette Mangolte: Touching II & Collage 2

Babette Mangolte

Touching II & Collage 2
2008-2010
Inkjet prints, table, single-channel video on monitor (b/w, sound)
Grösse variabel

Babette Mangolte: Trisha Brown "Accumulation", 1973. Sonabend Gallery, NYC

Babette Mangolte

Babette Mangolte: Lucinda Childs, Rehearsal of solo for "Dance" in her studio, 1978

Babette Mangolte

Babette Mangolte: Yvonne Rainer "Performance". Rehearsal at Hofstra University, NYC, 1972

Babette Mangolte

Gustav Metzger: Liquid Crystal Environment

Gustav Metzger

Liquid Crystal Environment
1965–66/1998
5 slide projectors, liquid crystals, glass slides, mechanical control
Dimensions variable

Letícia Parente: In

Letícia Parente

In
1975
Single-channel video on monitor (Portapak, b/w, sound)
1:17 min.

Luis Pazos: Transformaciones de masas en vivo

Luis Pazos

Transformaciones de masas en vivo
1973/2011
B/w photograph
8 parts: 7 parts each 22 x 32 cm , 1 part 32 x 22 cm

Maria Pinińska-Bereś: Hot Tears (Gorące tzy)

Maria Pinińska-Bereś

Hot Tears (Gorące tzy)
1982
Plywood, kettle, gauze, stones, acrylic paint
154 x 96 x 204 cm

Xanti Schawinsky: transition

Xanti Schawinsky

transition
1960
Oil on canvas
203.4 x 381.4 cm

Katharina Sieverding: Transformer

Katharina Sieverding

Transformer
1973–1974
Slide-show installation (8 slide projectors each with 80 slides)
Dimensions variable

Alina Szapocznikow: Cendrier d'ambiance

Alina Szapocznikow

Cendrier d'ambiance
1972
B/w photographs, contact sheet, letter
75 x 115 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

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