14 September 2016 – Late March: My Abstract World

Collage_My Abstract WorldMoved 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 works by ninety different artists.At the same time, with the installation of new seating arrangements featuring Danish-designed furniture and Oriental carpets, Olbricht is transforming the exhibition spaces into a multi-sensory experience. This will allow the exhibition visitor to relax and have a drink while delving more deeply into the artworks on display and the reading materials.

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 Fägerkjöld and David Ostrowski.

With:
Etel Adnan, Ahmed Alsoudani, John M. Armleder, Jo Baer, Ali Banisadr, Max Bill, GL Brierley, André Butzer, Ouyang Chun, Albrecht Demitz, Paul Fägerskiöld, Mark Flood, Daniel Pflumm, Bernard Frize, Andreas Golder, Henriette Grahnert, Katharina Grosse, Peter Halley, Federico Herrero, Jochen Hiltmann, Olaf Holzapfel, Vladimir Houdek, Callum Innes, Robert Janitz, Imi Knoebel, Caroline Kryzecki, Robert Longo, Marcin Maciejowski, Joseph Marioni, Sarah Morris, David Ostrowski, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Sterling Ruby, Adrian Sauer, Thomas Scheibitz, Martina Steckholzer, Henning Strassburger, Christine Streuli, Rosemarie Trockel, 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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