Passion Fruits picked from the Olbricht Collection

01.05.2010 to 12.09.2010 

The first show of selected works from the Olbricht Collection, auspiciously entitled PASSION FRUITS, presents the outcome of a passionate engagement with art. Curated by Wolfgang Schoppmann, a longstanding advisor and companion of Thomas Olbricht in Essen, it reflects in both concentrated and expansive form the overall concept of the collection.

The stimulating entrée to the exhibition, a work by the young artist Corinne von Lebusa entitled “Ich geh mit Dir, wohin ich will” [I’ll go with you wherever I want], proffers a host of lover-icons spurred on by lust and longing. No less surprising impressions and opportunities for subjective experience follow: sheer astonishment in the “Kunst- und Wunderkammer”, the encounter with icons of contemporary culture, apotheoses of female beauty, feminist reflections, vegetable deformations of the figure, classical clarity and marbled astringency, fantasy-driven pictorial production and graphic art which enters surreal symbolic territory, unorthodox appropriations and quiet warnings. This diversity in contemporary art is represented – and that is a particular mark of the collection – by an equal number of female and male artists –  picked from the Olbricht Collection.

Passion Fruits, Installationsansicht, 2010 © me Collectors Room Berlin, Photo Bernd Borchardt Passion Fruits, Installationsansicht, 2010 © me Collectors Room Berlin, Photo Bernd Borchardt Passion Fruits, Installationsansicht, 2010 © me Collectors Room Berlin, Photo: Bernd Borchardt

View here some selected press reviews about PASSION FRUITS – picked from the Olbricht Collection.

Gerhard Richter – Portraits from the Olbricht Collection

Gerhard Richter – Portraits from the Olbricht Collection

Gerhard Richter has secured an international reputation as one of the most important and successful German artists of current times. The exhibition’s focus is also on human images – one of the central themes of Richter’s editioned works since the 1960s.

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