Wednesday, September 18, 2013

M Selection

M Selection 

M Selection presents a selection of works from the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art's collection inZurich. Launched by Gottlieb Duttweiler, founder of Migros, with the creation of Pour-cent culturel in 1957, this collection is dedicated to international contemporary art.

Since its establishment in 1996, the Migros Museum of Contemporary Arthas had one of the most wide-ranging and eclectic collections of contemporary art in Switzerland. The museum has a unique approach to contemporary art, which aims to create an interactive viewing experience. 

This volume is published to coincide with a 2013 exhibition at the Musée Rath in Geneva, which selected twenty-eight of the Migros Museum’s most important pieces to explore influential art movements of the twentieth century. The included essays place each work and artist within a larger context, and explore the broad array of media and historical movements represented, such as pop art, minimalism, performance, painting, and photography. 

This exhibition brings together thirty artists, focuses on the relationship of art with that of the 1970s, through installations, videos and photographs. Several major figures such as Sol LeWitt, Gerhard Richterand Andy Warhol are on display alongside a new generation of artists such as Sylvie Fleury, Christoph Büchel and Douglas Gordon.

Artists featured include: Marc Camille Chaimowicz (French), Cosey Fanni Tutti (British), Thea Djordjadze (Georgian, working in Germany), Hamish Fulton (British), Douglas Gordon (British [Scottish]), Mathilde ter Heijne (Dutch, working in Germany), Daniel Knorr (Romanian, working in Germany), Sol LeWitt (American), Babette Mangolte (French, working in the USA), Bruce Nauman (American), Gerhard Richter (German), 

Markus Schinwald (Austrian), Katharina Sieverding (German), Alina Szapocznikow (Polish, worked in France), Oscar Tuazon (American), Andy Warhol (American), Stephen Willats (British), Christopher Wool (American), and others.

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