What is not visible is not invisible (group show)
SongEun ArtSpace, Seoul
24 March - 20 May 2017
As part of our regular collection series, SongEun ArtSpace presents the selected artworks from FRAC (Fonds Régionaux d’Art Contemporain). FRACs are French Regional Collections of Contemporary Art created in 1982 as part of the policy of devolution of power set by the government via regional councils in order for art to be present in each and every one of France’s twenty three regions. Today, the FRACs’ collections gather 26,000 works from 5,400 French and foreign artists. A part from collecting artworks as their first mission, they also display it for all kinds of audiences and invent new ways to educate to contemporary creation. Platform is the umbrella organisation of the 23 French Regional Collections of contemporary in France. This national network regularly coordinates collective projects abroad in order to show the FRACs’ collections internationally.
This exhibition has been curated by Laurence Gateau (Director of FRAC des Pays de la Loire) and Anne-Claire Duprat (General Secretary of Platform) in discussion with the FRAC Directors and with the SongEun ArtSpace, and is a selected works of twenty eight French and foreign artists from the FRACs collections.
Art into Life! Collector Wolfgang Hahn and the 60s (group show)
10 November 2017 - 24 June 2018
In the 1960s, a new avantgarde movement emerged in the Rhineland. It was to break down the parameters of artistic disciplines, with an new internationally networked generation of artists coming from nouveau réalisme, Fluxus, and new music. One of the first collectors of their works was Wolfgang Hahn, chief restorer at the Wallraf Richartz Museum in Cologne. In 1978 his collection of around 400 works came to Vienna, where it is now one of mumok’s key collections. In the exhibition Art into Life! Collector Wolfgang Hahn and the 60s, mumok now presents the major works from the Hahn Collection.
The slogan “art into life” was taken literally in the 1960s. The aim was to overcome an obsolete tradition in painting, using everyday objects, texts, and musical scores instead of creating classical painting and sculpture. All the works shown in this exhibition, beginning with Door by Joseph Beuys and ending with Wolf Vostell‘s action objects, are indebted to this expanded concept of art. Happenings, actions, and performances of new music are well represented, with works by Allan Kaprow, Nam June Paik, and John Cage. Prominent works of Pop art by George Segal, Claes Oldenburg, and Tom Wesselman enter into dialogue with material images from nouveau réalisme, which is a focus of the Hahn Collection, including works by Daniel Spoerri, Jean Tinguely, and Niki de Saint Phalle.