Moved by an enthusiasm for intense colour and bold expressive gestures, Thomas Olbricht has spent the last 30 years collecting abstract art in a wide variety of styles. At me Collectors Room, he will present a selection of his current favourites, drawn from his collection of 350 abstract works by ninety different artists. At the same time, with the installation of new seating arrangements, Oriental carpets and reading materials, Olbricht is transforming the exhibition spaces into a multi-sensory experience. This will allow the exhibition visitor to relax with music or have a drink while delving more deeply into the artworks on display.
My Abstract World brings together a selection of international artists, from established figures like Bernard Frize, Joseph Marioni and Katharina Grosse to representatives of a younger generation, including Ali Banisadr, Paul Fägerskiöld and David Ostrowski.
Etel Adnan, Ahmed Alsoudani, John M Armleder, Jo Baer, Ali Banisadr, Max Bill, GL Brierley, André Butzer, Shen Chen, Ouyang Chun, Albrecht Demitz, Paul Fägerskiöld, Mark Flood, Bernard Frize, Andreas Golder, Kuno Gonschior, Henriette Grahnert, Katharina Grosse, Wang Guangle, Peter Halley, Federico Herrero, Olaf Holzapfel, Vladimir Houdek, Callum Innes, John Isaacs, Robert Janitz, Sergej Jensen, Imi Knoebel, Caroline Kryzecki, Robert Longo, Marcin Maciejowski, Joseph Marioni, Sarah Morris, David Nicholson, David Ostrowski, Daniel Pflumm, Sigmar Polke, Liang Quan, Gerhard Richter, Sterling Ruby, Thomas Ruff, Chen Ruo Bing, Adrian Sauer, Thomas Scheibitz, Martina Steckholzer, Henning Strassburger, Christine Streuli, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rosemarie Trockel, Tatiana Trouvé,Brent Wadden, Ekrem Yalcindag, Toby Ziegler, Heimo Zobernig
Credits and copyrights:
Bernard Frize, Puxo, 2011 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016
Ali Banisadr, Foreign Lands, 2015 © the artist, Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Federico Herrero, Blue Mountain, 2008, Courtesy the artist; Sies+Höke, Düsseldorf, Photo Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf
Katharina Grosse, o.T., 2015 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016, Photo Roman März, Berlin
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