Collection on Display: Christoph Schlingensief


22. November 2014  –  8. February 2015

Featuring artworks by:
Christoph Schlingensief

Christoph Schlingensief, Kaprow City, 2006/2007, Sammlung Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, © Nachlass Christoph Schlingensief, Foto: Stefan Altenburger

Collection on Display presents selected works from the collection of the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst.

The third part of the current cycle, which is about excess in terms of form and motif, presents the room-filling installation Kaprow City (2006/2007) by Christoph Schlingensief (1960–2010). Excess is a universal theme in art, a theme that is applied in terms of both motif and form in equal measure, in the sense of a postmodern work concept without boundaries. Schlingensief's work links in with these notions: by means of his excessive agglomerations of materials and unconventional narrations, he creates flowing transitions between art genres. The work 18 Happenings in 6 Parts (1959) by American artist Allan Kaprow (1927–2006) served Schlingensief as a basis for Kaprow City. The latter was originally conceived as a walk-through installation on a revolving stage at Volksbühne in Berlin. On the occasion of his largest solo exhibition during his lifetime, at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in 2007/2008, Schlingensief added to the work in the sense of a (re-)deconstruction and supplemented the setting with sequences from the 2007 film Fremdverstümmelung, as well as other films of his.

List of works

Christoph Schlingensief: Kaprow City

Christoph Schlingensief

Kaprow City
Various materials
350 x 1800 x 1500 cm

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