The anniversary program 25 Years Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg will present the most comprehensive overview of the collection to date. Founded in 1994, the collection now unites more than 600 installations, work groups, and individual works by 100 artists.
A composition by Anne Dudley, played by the BBC Orchestra—but without instruments: Sigh, an eight-part video/sound installation by Sam Taylor-Johnson. A series of peculiar masked portraits with real-surreal daily rituals: Acts of Appearance, photographic works by Gauri Gill, presented for the first time in Europe at documenta 14. A complex wall installation on detached book pages with fifty-eight intricately painted commentaries on the legacy of the colonial era—created by Firelei Báez for the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2018) ...
The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is well known for its thematic and monographic exhibitions: The high-quality collection of the Kunstmuseum is, however, still relatively unknown. We want to change this and so, to kick off the anniversary program 25 Years Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, we will present the most comprehensive overview of the collection to date. Now Is The Time: The programmatic title is derived from Michel Majerus’ equally programmatic work What looks good today may not look good tomorrow (1999) in the collection of the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.
Founded in 1994, the collection now unites more than 600 installations, work groups, and individual works by 100 artists. The key year of the collection is 1968. Almost all the works were created after this epoch-making turning point in contemporary history. In the exhibition, the spectrum ranges from works not shown for quite some time to the most recent acquisitions: from Franz Ackermann via Christian Boltanski and Elizabeth Peyton to Fiona Tan, and Thomas Zipp. In recent years, it has been possible to once again substantially expand the collection—above all with global, female, and political positions—especially thanks to the support of donations from private individuals and the Circle of Friends of the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.
artists in the exhibition
Franz Ackermann, Carl Andre, Nobuyoshi Araki, John M Armleder, Katie Armstrong, Richard Artschwager, Awst & Walther, Firelei Báez, Christian Boltanski, Stanley Brouwn, Jan de Cock, Tony Cragg, René Daniëls, Jan Dibbets, Burhan Doğançay, Fischli/Weiss, Sandra Gamarra, Gilbert&George, Gauri Gill, Liam Gillick, Douglas Gordon, Andreas Gursky, Brian Harte, Eberhard Havekost, Jeppe Hein, Georg Herold, Gary Hill, Rebecca Horn, Pieter Hugo, Jörg Immendorff, Christian Jankowski, Sergej Jensen, Anselm Kiefer, In Sook Kim, Imi Knoebel, Ola Kolehmainen, Jeff Koons, Jannis Kounellis, Pia Linz, Sharon Lockhart, Michel Majerus, Joseph Marioni, Rémy Markowitsch, Maix Mayer, Mario Merz, Radenko Milak, Sarah Morris, Maurizio Nannucci, Bruce Nauman, Julian Opie, Nam June Paik, Verner Panton, Elizabeth Peyton, Daniel Pflumm, Otto Piene, Julius Popp, Prajakta Potnis, Neo Rauch, Thomas Schütte, Mithu Sen, Cindy Sherman, Beat Streuli, Philip Taaffe, Fiona Tan, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Mette Tronvoll, Luc Tuymans, Mariana Vassileva, Jeff Wall, James Welling, Tim Wolff, Erwin Wurm, Thomas Zipp.