Tour d'Horizon - Works from the collection of the Migros Museum für Gegenwarts­kunst

February 11–May 20, 2012

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
February 11–March 4, 2012

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

Art & Language
March 28–April 15, 2012

Gianni Motti 

April 18–May 20, 2012

Opening: Friday, February 10, 6 pm

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.


Program of events

February 15, 2012, 7pm: Artist Talk with Klaudia Schifferle, held by Jacqueline Burckhardt (more)

March 4, 2012, 3pm: Tour of the Collection's Storage Facility (more)

March 7, 2012, 6pm: Sausages, bread and talk for the opening of the second part of "Tour d’Horizon" (more)

March 21, 2012, 7pm: Lecture by Cuauhtémoc Medina (curator Manifesta 9)

March 28, 2012, 6pm: Film Screening "Conceptual Paradise" by Stefan Römer for the opening of the third part of "Tour d’Horizon" (more)

April 1, 2012, 3pm: «Nothing is Perfect» – Performative tour of the exhibition with San Keller (more)

April 15, 2012, 3pm: Tour of the Collection's Storage Facility (more)

April 18, 2012, 6pm: Artist Action by Gianni Motti for the Opening of the Fourth Part of "Tour d’Horizon" (more)

May 2, 2012, 9pm: Panel discussion "Collection on Tour – Prospects on the collection of the migros museum für gegenwartskunst» (more)


Curated by Judith Welter

Visitor address
Limmatstrasse 270
CH–8005 Zurich

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Opening hours
Tue/Wed/Fri 11 am–6 pm
Thu 11 am–8 pm
Sat/Sun 10 am–5 pm
Public Holidays

Adults: CHF 12
Reduced: CHF 8
Thu 5-8 pm: Free admission