Crossing Borders. Collecting for the Future
Artists: Zuzanna Janin, Tacita Dean, Tracy Emin, Félix González-Torres, Mona Hatoum, Sandra Vasquez de la Horra, Eberhard Havekost, Olaf Holzapfel, Roni Horn, Jacqueline Merz, Carsten Nicolai, Thomas Ruff und Wolfgang Tillmans.
In 2020 the Kupferstich-Kabinett is celebrating its 300th anniversary. In the first half of the year, we have looked back at 300 years of collecting. In the second half, opening on November 14, we will look towards the future. The long-settled title is „Crossing Borders“ – an uncanny paradox to what is the reality of most of the people in these times. The exhibition will show works of our own collection combined with those of Sammlung Hoffmann and some loans and new acquisitions.
A small booklet with short texts in both English and German to all works will be issued for the opening of the show.
The Kupferstich-Kabinett sees itself as a museum that can offer fascination and orientation, where engagement with works of art can help inform the broad-ranging questions that characterise our present-day world: questions about identity, age, anonymity, participation and freedom. It is also hoped that the anniversary activities will point the way for collecting in the coming centuries. For the fundamental essence of the Kupferstich-Kabinett is as a place not only of preservation but also of openness and dynamism.
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photo: Zuzanna Janin, gold-pen on paper, 20 x 30 cm,
drawing from the serie HomeFuckingIsKillingProstitution, 1990-1997