Only here

The Federal Republic of Germany's Contemporary Art Collection Acquisitions from 2007 to 2011

18 January to 14 April 2013

The collection of contemporary art put together by the Federal Republic of Germany documents artistic developments in Germany since 1970.
The Art and Exhibition Hall is delighted to be able to mount its third presentation of works from the Federal Collection.

Only here reflects current artistic production. The exhibition presents more than a hundred of the works bought by the most recent acquisitions committee for the Federal Collection between 2007 and 2011. Ranging from large-scale installations to drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and video, the selection of outstanding works by 78 artists bears witness to the wealth of media and techniques that distinguish contemporary artistic practice.

The exhibition testifies to the high standard of the Federal Collection and shows how the artists' personal experiences, historical developments, collective viewing habits and societal norms and values translate into contemporary art. Personal interpretation and/or the documentation of historical facts find expression in the individual artists' work.

Key to the curatorial concept of the exhibition were fundamental questions and ideas such as historical roots, Fluxus, concrete and visual poetry, self-reflexivity, modernism, values, historical and political referentiality and contemporary relevance.

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  1. Image from exhibition Photo: David Ertl © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH

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