Magazine, English, Thread Stiching, 2004
Which artworks do artists consider important and influential? Which pieces would artists like to see exhibited? What artworks have had an influence on other artists' work?
Artists' Favourites investigates these questions inviting a distinct group of internationally active artists to each select and introduce an artwork of personal significance. In addition, each artist has been asked to elaborate on the reasons behind her or his choice. These statements are presented alongside the artworks in the gallery spaces. By selecting on of their favourite artworks the artists begin a conversation regarding their own individual practice and about particular influences on their work. Consequently building a net of relationships, references and affinities that go further than their own practice and the artwork they have selected for the exhibition. In essence the selected works hold an altered significance, standing not only for themselves and the artists that created them but in addition representing the artists who selected them. The result - a subjective and multifarious collection of artists' individual choices - suggests the associative relationships between artists and artworks, whilst at the same time mirroring the broad spectrum of contemporary practice.
Act II – Artworks chosen by: Art & Language, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Ghada Amer, Daniel Buren, Janet Cardiff, Martin Creed, Olafur Eliasson, Ceal Floyer, Liam Gillick, Eberhard Havekost, Susan Hiller, Koo Jeong-a, Cildo Mereiles, Vik Muniz, Rivane Neuenschwander, Cornelia Parker, Tino Sehgal, Luc Tuymans, Gillian Wearing.
Act II Chantal Akerman, Carl Andre, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Gary Hill, Martin Honert, Jeff Koons, Piero Manzoni, Chris Marker, Charles Ray, Ed Ruscha, Fred Sandback, Rosemarie Trockel, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner ... Jens Hoffmann (ed.)