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.
“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