Collection on Display: «Experimental Arrangements»


29. August 2015  –  8. November 2015

Featuring artworks by:
Mark Dion   Maria Eichhorn   VALIE EXPORT   Hans-Peter Feldmann   Mai-Thu Perret   Hito Steyerl   Victor Vasarely   Peter Weibel   Cathy Wilkes

The exhibition format Collection on Display showcases selected works from the collection of the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst.Titled

Experimental Arrangements, the new installation gathers works that are designed as test assemblies or (pseudo-scientific) experiments, or visualize and contemplate the production and classification of knowledge. Artistic practices work with, and reflect on, new scientific insight, technological progress, the characteristics of highly specialized materials, as well as man’s double role as an object as study and researcher. Many of the works on display focus on the significance of the (mimetic) image as a form of exposition and the question of the (re)presentation or (re)interpretation of "existing" utopias. All works are recent acquisitions and on view in the museum for the first time. The arrangement of exhibits from the collection thus becomes an experimental setup that generates a narrative or brings certain perspectives into focus.

List of works

Mark Dion: Grotto of the Sleeping Bear - Revisited

Mark Dion

Grotto of the Sleeping Bear - Revisited
Plaster, books, porcelain, alarm clock, lantern, walking stick, hat, spade, axe, cartridge case, ruler, axle, foilage, glass, wood
109 x 121 x 223 cm

Maria Eichhorn:  輸入禁制品 / Prohibited Imports

Maria Eichhorn

輸入禁制品 / Prohibited Imports
Wall-mounted vitrine (wood, glass), books, magazines
47.5 x 76.5 x 38 cm

VALIE EXPORT: Aus der Mappe der Hundigkeit

VALIE EXPORT In cooperation with Peter Weibel

Aus der Mappe der Hundigkeit
B/W photograph
2 Teile: je 79.5 x 120 cm

Hans-Peter Feldmann: Handabdruck Poster

Hans-Peter Feldmann

Handabdruck Poster
Nicht datiert
Inkjet print on paper
10 parts: 75 x 61 cm each

Mai-Thu Perret: An Evening of the  Book

Mai-Thu Perret

An Evening of the Book
Wallpaper, 3-channel videoprojection (16mm film transferred to DVD, b/w, sound)
Dimensions variable

Hito Steyerl: HOW NOT TO BE SEEN: A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File

Hito Steyerl

HOW NOT TO BE SEEN: A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File
Single channel video projection (HD, color, sound) in architectural environment
14 min. , Dimensions variable

Victor Vasarely: NB 22 Caope

Victor Vasarely

NB 22 Caope
Porcelain (enameled)
198 x 198 cm

Cathy Wilkes: Quarter Moon

Cathy Wilkes

Quarter Moon
Various materials
Dimensions variable

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