Tour d'Horizon - Werke aus der Sammlung migros museum für gegenwartskunst


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


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.


The fourth and final section of the exhibition project Tour d’Horizon—Works from the collection of the migros museum für gegenwartskunst brings the first presentation of a spectacular new work the museum purchased last year: Gianni Motti’s room-sized piece Moneybox (2009). The work consists of 20.000 one-dollar bills suspended on wires from the gallery ceiling and just beyond the visitor’s reach. Motti charts a humorous approach to the interrelation between art and money. The presentation of this work concludes the migros museum für gegenwartskunst’s exhibition programming at Hubertus Exhibitions; over the summer, the museum will move back to its home at the freshly renovated Löwenbräu-Areal.



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

List of works

Carlos Amorales: Arena Dos de Mayo

Carlos Amorales

Arena Dos de Mayo
Single-channel video projection (color, sound)
14:24 min.

Art & Language: Homes from Homes II

Art & Language

Homes from Homes II
2000 - 2001
Various materials
Dimensions variable

Atelier van Lieshout: AVL-Shakertable, AVL-Shakerchair, AVL-Men

Atelier van Lieshout

AVL-Shakertable, AVL-Shakerchair, AVL-Men
Wood, polyester, polyurethane foam
Dimensions variable

Atelier van Lieshout: Installation Saucisson

Atelier van Lieshout

Installation Saucisson
Various materials
Dimensions variable

Georg Baselitz: Nude and Eagle

Georg Baselitz

Nude and Eagle
Oil on canvas
2 Teile: je 250 x 200 cm

Lothar Baumgarten

51 x 61 cm

Lothar Baumgarten

Verlorene Früchte
51 x 61 cm

Jan Dibbets: Saenredam InK Zürich

Jan Dibbets

Saenredam InK Zürich
Pencil, b/w photograph collage on paper
3 parts: 2 parts each ca. 145 x 300 cm; 1 part 73 x 73 cm

Martin Disler: Ohne Titel

Martin Disler

Ohne Titel
Acrylic and gouache on paper
137.5 x 100 cm

Martin Disler: Ohne Titel

Martin Disler

Ohne Titel
India ink and acrylic on paper
140 x 100 cm

Donald Judd: Progression

Donald Judd

Burnt Siena enamel on cold-rolled steel
37.5 x 196 x 65 cm

Sol LeWitt: All Combinations of Six Geometric Figures

Sol LeWitt

All Combinations of Six Geometric Figures
168 x 98 cm

Richard Long: Stone Line

Richard Long

Stone Line
10 x 110 x 1040 cm , 208 stones

Robert Mangold: Gray Ellipse / Yellow Frame

Robert Mangold

Gray Ellipse / Yellow Frame
Acrylic and pencil on canvas
228 x 366 cm

Gianni Motti: Moneybox

Gianni Motti

One-dollar bills, wire, paper clips
Dimensions variable

A.R. Penck: Ohne Titel

A.R. Penck

Ohne Titel
Acrylic on cardboard; 55 parts
Ca. 300 x 300 cm

Giuseppe Penone: Soffio di foglie / Albero d’acqua

Giuseppe Penone

Soffio di foglie / Albero d’acqua
Bronze, plaster, terracotta
Ca. 160 x 84 x 160 cm

Gerhard Richter: Abstract Painting (425-2)

Gerhard Richter

Abstract Painting (425-2)
Oil on wood
62 x 91 x 1.5 cm

Robert Ryman: Painting with Steel and Line

Robert Ryman

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

Klaudia Schifferle: Um des Reimes Willen (Original artwork for the book "Um des Reimes willen")

Klaudia Schifferle

Um des Reimes Willen (Original artwork for the book "Um des Reimes willen")
B/W photograph, ink on paper; 2 sheets each mounted on support
36 parts: each 18.4 x 13.5 cm

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