Museum fur Konkrete Kunst — Raw Materials: From DIY to the Museum
May 25, 2012 – September 16, 2012
Opening: Friday May 25, 2012
Arman, Hartmut Böhm, Michael Beutler, Bill Bollinger, Tony Cragg, Stefan Eberstadt, Mike Figgis, Fischli and Weiss, Christian Frosch, Tom Früchtl, Rolf Glass Meier, Knut Henrik Henriksen, Ottmar Hoerl, Christian Jankowski, Alicja Kwade, Camill liver Stefan Löffelhardt, Russell Maltz, Mathieu Mercier, Patrick Fabian Panetta, Katinka Pilscheur, Thomas Rentmeister, Anselm Reyle, Kai Richter, Benjamin Sabatier, Andreas Slominski, Haim Steinbach, Gerold Tagwerker, Heiko Tappenbeck, Artur Dieter Trantenroth, Günther Uecker, Timm Ulrichs Martin Wöhrl, Erwin Wurm, Heimo Zobernig and beat Zoderer
Sandpaper, drain pipes, plywood, wallpaper or paint bucket – since the 1960s, artists are increasingly using such simple materials from the hardware store for their work. “Raw material” sculptures, videos, photographs and installations by 36 artists presented for the first time and gives a comprehensive overview of this remarkable aspect of international contemporary art. The familiar everyday materials to develop a surprising aesthetic effects and are sometimes treated with great humor and wit. It’s not just about the reality character of art but also about the mechanisms of perception by the viewer.
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