Fragile Sense of Hope – Art Collection Telekom 10 Ocotober – 23 November 2014

This fall, the Deutsche Telekom will debut parts of its art collection Art Collection Telekom with the exhibit “Fragile Sense of Hope” at me Collectors Room/Olbricht Foundation in Berlin.

Šejla Kamerić, 30 Years After, 2006, Courtesy Šejla Kamerić“Fragile Sense of Hope” conveys the aesthetic and intellectual journey of building a young collection with a focus on contemporary art from Eastern and Southeastern Europe. With insights into the narrative power of this largely unknown art scene, the exhibit offers the unexpected discovery of a high artistic standard that is often defined by other art historical developments in Eastern Europe. The exhibit broadens horizons and invites visitors to contemplate the fragility of Europe’s many private and public hopes. The Art Collection Telekom would like to document and shape Eastern Europe’s exciting artistic developments, while responding to the societal and political impact of the fall of the Iron Curtain. By supporting the visual arts, the collection aims to contribute to the appreciation of Europe’s cultural diversity.

On display will be works by Mihuț Boșcu Kafchin, Danica Dakić, Stanisław Dróżdż, Petra Feriancová, Igor Grubić,Aneta Grzeszykowska, Nilbar Güreş, Petrit Halilaj, Vladimír Houdek, Šejla Kamerić, Ali Kazma, Genti Korini, Eva Kotátková, Zofia Kulik, Şükran Moral, Ciprian Mureșan, Vlad Nancă, Paul Neagu, Paulina Ołowska, Roman Ondák, Dan Perjovschi, Agnieszka Polska, Nedko Solakov, Mladen Stilinović and Nil Yalter.

An accompanying program will feature talks and discussions about the status of the contemporary art scene in Eastern Europe.

The exhibit is curated by Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher, and organized in conjunction with the me Collectors Room/Olbricht Foundation.

Credit: Šejla Kamerić, 30 Years After, 2006, Courtesy Art Collection Telekom

EXOTICA and 4 other cases of the self 17 September 2014 – 22 February 2015

‘EXOTICA and 4 other cases of the self’ centres on the question of the self in the modern day and uses the Wunderkammer Olbricht as an integral part of the…

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From 7 December 2014: Queensize – Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection

From 7 December 2014: Queensize – Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection

me Collectors Room/Olbricht Foundation will present its first ever exhibition dedicated entirely to women artists, in a show entitled ‘Queensize – Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection’, opening on 7 December 2014. With close to 60 artists, the exhibition represents a third of all women artists featured in the collection. The some 150 works on display in all manner of media stem from such respected artists as Helene Appel, Louise Bourgeois, Nathalie Djurberg, Marlene Dumas, Klara Kristalova, Sükran Moral, Elizabeth Peyton, Patricia Piccinini, Cindy Sherman, Taryn Simon, and Carolein Smit, to name but a few.

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EXOTICA and 4 other cases of the self 17 September 2014 – 22 February 2015

EXOTICA and 4 other cases of the self 17 September 2014 – 22 February 2015

‘EXOTICA and 4 other cases of the self’ centres on the question of the self in the modern day and uses the Wunderkammer Olbricht as an integral part of the exhibition. In examining the individual as a cabinet of curiosities, new definitions of the historical categories emerge: artificialia, naturalia, scientifica, miarbilia and exotica become instinct, simulacra, mind, oddities, and exotica, enabling exciting and surprising relationships between the objects of the cabinet of curiosities and contemporary artworks.

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The Wunderkammer Olbricht

The Wunderkammer Olbricht

The practice of maintaining ‘cabinets of curiosities’ evolved during the Renaissance and Baroque. Such cabinets were collectors’ rooms in which precious artworks (artificialia), rare phenomena of nature (naturalia), scientific instruments (scientifica), objects from strange worlds (exotica), and inexplicable items (mirabilia) were preserved.

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programme for children

programme for children

With a scavenger hunt through the exhibition Schöne Grüsse Thomas Schütte and Wunderkammer Olbricht we want to take our young visitors through the whole exhibit.

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Audio guide for the Wunderkammer Olbricht

An audio guide will guide visitors through the Wunderkammer Olbricht. The hour-long tour offers you detailed insight into the general principles behind a ‘cabinet of marvels’, as well as into key, individual exhibits.

 

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Guided Tours

Our art communications partners from art:berlin can provide you with an insight into the Olbricht Collection and the Wunderkammer through a variety of guided tours. After the tours, we cordially invite you to get together in our me Café for communal reflection upon the artworks.

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