13. June 2010  –  1. August 2010

Featuring artworks by:
Monster Chetwynd   Gustav Metzger   Katharina Sieverding

This collection presentation emphasizes on its space-filling, performative installations. Purchasing for the collection has resulted largely from exhibition productions, or working with the artist. In this way it has been possible to acquire various large installative works.


For the performance of "The Fall of Man, A Puppet Extravaganza", first shown at the Tate Triennial in 2006, Spartacus Chetwynd (*1973 London) constructed a complex stage installation. Chetwynd not only reconstructs and deconstructs elements of theatrical history, but takes the virtual representation of power and culture as her theme.

Gustav Metzger's (*1926 Nurenberg) "Liquid Crystal Environment" (1965–1998) was premièred at a rock concert by The Who at the Round House in London in 1966. His kaleidoscopic liquid crystal structures provided a psychedelic stage set.

Katharina Sieverding’s (*1945 Prague) work "Transformer" (1973–74) circles around the complex and multi-layered question of individual identity and its relation to existing social structures.


Curated by Heike Munder

List of works

Monster Chetwynd: The Fall of Man, A Puppet Extravaganza

Monster Chetwynd

The Fall of Man, A Puppet Extravaganza
Cardboard, glue, paper, plastic tubes, sand bags, spotlights
Dimensions variable

Gustav Metzger: Liquid Crystal Environment

Gustav Metzger

Liquid Crystal Environment
5 slide projectors, liquid crystals, glass slides, mechanical control
Dimensions variable

Katharina Sieverding: Transformer

Katharina Sieverding

Slide-show installation (8 slide projectors each with 80 slides)
Dimensions variable

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