Article Number: 11246
Soft Cover, English, Thread Stitching, 240 Pages, 2018, MUMOK
Karola Kraus

Optik Schröder II

€ 24.00

The exhibition Optik Schröder II shows a representative cross-section of Alexander Schröder's collection. With important works by Kai Althoff, Tom Burr, Bernadette Corporation, Claire Fontaine, Gelitin, Isa Genzken, Anne Imhof, Sergei Jensen, Pierre Klossowski, Manfred Pernice, Martha Rosler or Reena Spaulings she is one of the most prominent German private collections for contemporary art.

On the basis of the works, one can discern some decisive conceptual tendencies and settings in the Western art development of the past three decades: the relation to the social, queer life, institutional and economic critique, the examination of public spaces and architecture, poetry or current forms of critical painting , The endeavors to structurally undermine or transform the traditional role models of the artist, of the art production and of the distribution channels are shown by the prominently represented collectives of art.

This summary overview reveals a collection character that has been continuously developed since the mid-1990s, thanks to its close proximity to the artists and its sensitivity to new developments. The collection exemplifies a philosophy of collecting based on contemporaneity, curiosity, connoisseurship, humor, stubbornness and an outstanding aesthetic sense. Sprache: Englisch