The Municipal Collection Erlangen assembles more than 4.500 significant works of art. Started in the 1960s the collection reflects the variety of contemporary graphic art spanning from space installations to small drawings, from edition works and multiples to unique copies of graphic art.
Under the title RE: COLLECT the Municipal Collection will be shown at the Kunstpalais for the first time. For this exhibition significant graphics are selected and juxtaposed with works of contemporary art. Of main significance is the question which discourses from the past can be transferred to the present and how artists today deal with the themes and motives of the collection. The exhibited works of contemporary art are not limited to the medium of graphic, but include video installations, photography and space installations.
The exhibition examines central aspects of the contemporary art discourse: the confrontation with society, the value of art, the body, language and music. It shows how central art movements from the 1960s and 1970s (Performance Art, Conceptual Art, Land Art and Pop Art) resonate in contemporary art and how artists today deal with these themes and motifs, which are essential aspects of the Municipal Collection.
Ulf Aminde (DE), Vanessa Beecroft (IT), Joseph Beuys (DE), Anna & Bernhard Blume (DE), Marcel Broodthaers (BE), Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller (CA), Natalie Czech (DE), Hanne Darboven (DE), Robert Filliou (FR), Nan Goldin (US), Jack Goldstein (CA), Eugen Gomringer (CH), Camille Henrot (FR), Peter Hutchinson (US), Christian Jankowski (DE), Eva Kotátková (CZ), Robert Longo (US), Nasan Tur (DE), Andy Warhol (US)