G2 #6
N E W   A C Q U I S I T I O N S
Hildebrand Collection

1 February – 7 May 2017

 

 

Leipzig’s G2 Kunsthalle celebrates its second anniversary of the foundation with a selection of new acquisitions from the Hildebrand Collection, showing the evolution without losing its origins that are at the core of the collection.

With NEW ACQUISITIONS, the Kunsthalle reaches an international audience, and for the first time it gives major consideration to new media and to subjects that, up until this point, had not been at the centre of attention within the collection. Three main themes surround the exhibition – natural philosophy, strategies of appropriation after existing art works and structures of power in politics and the arts.

Exhibiting works from both national and international contemporary artists (in parallel to the permanent collection of mainly Leipzig-based artists), G2’s NEW ACQUISITIONS includes paintings, works on paper, photographs and installations by Judith Bernstein, Melissa Gordon, Anne Imhof, Jeanette Mundt, Raymond Pettibon, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Thomas Ruff and Rirkrit Tiravanija to name just a few.

The arrangement of the works was curated by Anka Ziefer in terms of diversity and plurality, whilst maintaing a respect and understanding of the works in the permanent collection that are shown in the shared space. Ziefer: »As a curator, one of my main goals is to encourage a dialogue between different artistic positions from varied backgrounds and younger emerging names and bring them into a dialogue with art works by established artists.«

text by Amy Binding, Editor in Chief, Independent Collectors

with art works by:
Judith Bernstein
Benjamin Dittrich
Melissa Gordon
Nicolás Guagnini
Stefan Guggisberg
Anne Imhof
Sven Kroner
Andreas Mühe
Jeanette Mundt
Raymond Pettibon
Jochen Plogsties
Thomas Ruff
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
Rirkrit Tiravanija

curated by Anka Ziefer

PRESS & MEDIA (selection)
ArtMapp Blog, 22 March 2017 (link to external source)
BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors, 22 March 2017 (link to external source)
Independent Collectors, 9 March 2017 (link to external source)
kunst:art, no. 54, March/April 2017 (pdf)
Leipziger Volkszeitung, 4/5 February 2017, S. 10 (pdf)
The Leipzig Glocal, 1 February 2017 (link to external source)

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  • Rirkrit Tiravanija, Untitled 2016 (freedom cannot be simulated, thai news, august 20,  2015) , 2016 ,  oil and newspaper on linen ,  217 x 79 cm, photo: Jens Ziehe, © Rirkrit Tiravanija, courtesy neugerriemschneider, Berlin
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    Rirkrit Tiravanija

  • installation view of the exhibition NEW ACQUISITIONS – Hildebrand Collection, 1 February – 7 May 2017, G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig, photo: Dotgain.info, copyright the artists & G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig
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    Untitled, Untitled (Falcon Stand) by Anne Imhof; Believe Me by Jeanette Mundt (right), all 2016

  • installation view of the exhibition NEW ACQUISITIONS – Hildebrand Collection, 1 February – 7 May 2017, G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig, photo: Dotgain.info, copyright the artists & G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig
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    installation view with art works by (from left to right) Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Anne Imhof and Jeanette Mundt

  • installation view of the exhibition NEW ACQUISITIONS – Hildebrand Collection, 1 February – 7 May 2017, G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig, photo: Dotgain.info, copyright the artists & G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig
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    installation view with art works by (from left to right) Nicolás Guagnini, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané and Rirkrit Tiravanija

  • installation view of the exhibition NEW ACQUISITIONS – Hildebrand Collection, 1 February – 7 May 2017, G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig, photo: Dotgain.info, copyright the artists & G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017 (Ruff, Dittrich, Mühe)
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    installation view with art works by (from left to right) Jeanette Mundt, Thomas Ruff, Benjamin Dittrich, Andreas Mühe, Stefan Guggisberg & Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

  • installation view of the exhibition NEW ACQUISITIONS – Hildebrand Collection, 1 February – 7 May 2017, G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig, photo: Dotgain.info, copyright the artists & G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017 (Ruff, Dittrich)
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    installation view with art works by (from left to right) Jeanette Mundt, Thomas Ruff and Benjamin Dittrich

  • installation view of the exhibition NEW ACQUISITIONS – Hildebrand Collection, 1 February – 7 May 2017, G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig, photo: Dotgain.info, copyright the artists & G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
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    installation view with art works by (from left to right) Thomas Ruff, Benjamin Dittrich and Andreas Mühe

  • installation view of the exhibition NEW ACQUISITIONS – Hildebrand Collection, 1 February – 7 May 2017, G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig,  photo: Dotgain.info, copyright the artists & G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig
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    Untitled (Revised Anarchist Etiquette), 2001, by Raymond Pettibon; Fucked by number, 2013 by Judith Bernstein (right)

  • New Acquisitions - Hildebrand Collection
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    New Acquisitions - Hildebrand Collection

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