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Michel Majerus

Mental Yellow. High Noon. The KiCo Collection (group show)
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
4 May - 20 August 2017

The KiCo Foundation was established in 2009 by the husband-and-wife collectors couple Hans-Gerd Riemer and Doris Keller-Riemer who began collecting young contemporary art about 20 years ago. Right from the beginning, it was important for them to cooperate with public museums. As a result, they have been working closely and continuously with the Kunstmuseum Bonn since 1995, their cooperation with the Lenbachhaus München beginning a little later. The selection of the artworks and the decision to buy them is always made in direct contact between the collectors and the directors of the Kunstmuseum Bonn and the Lenbachhaus. When acquiring new works, a special focus is put on how well the works complement the two museums' collections.

It is both the collectors' and the museums' idea to not only buy single works, but installations occupying entire rooms or groups of works that give a better insight into the artists' oeuvres.

Thus, over the last 20 years, a first-class collection has been established that originates in color painting and meanwhile comprises the entire spectrum from picture-based contemporary art to installation.

Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn


Additional:

Ida Ekblad, Michel Majerus, Richard Prince et al.

Faithless Pictures (group show)
National Museum, Oslo
9 February - 13 May 2018

Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboy), 1989. Photo: Astrup Fearnley Museum
Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboy), 1989. Photo: Astrup Fearnley Museum

The complex relationship between image and reality has long been one of the most important topics in art.

In this exhibition, the National Museum shows works from the last four decades by more than forty prominent artists. Using a variety of approaches, they all address the surfeit of images we see all around us.

The visual deluge that supposedly represents our lives, our times, our world. News clips, holiday snaps, flickers from the depths of the internet. A fragmented intermediate world, half illusion, half reality. Excerpts and selections. And in the midst of it all: glimpses of truth. Images with the power to change the world.

New times, new questions

It is forty years since Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince and the Pictures Generation entered the art scene with their incisive critiques of the clichéd visual culture of television and commercial magazines. A world obsessed with images and illusion.

We are living through a technological revolution. The torrent of images and the balance of power are changing. A smartphone camera in everyone’s pocket. The immediacy and reach of social media. These are new times, and art is posing new questions.

Play, borrow, steal

This exhibition presents iconic, pioneering statements alongside entirely new works. Artists conduct their explorations across a broad front. From film and photo to sculpture and painting. On old newspaper and pages from magazines. From Vibeke Tandberg’s staged images of herself as a young bride and Hito Steyerl’s search for her past as a bondage model, to Alfredo Jaar’s non-photo of Osama Bin Laden’s death and Mike Bouchet’s scintillating porn fragments.

The featured artists address the power of the image over reality and our own self-understanding. They expose the illusion, the manipulation, the masks. They play, borrow, steal. Take control of unclaimed images that define the world. And ask: What truth is possible?


Michel Majerus

Exhibition #3 (group show)
Sammlung Boros, Berlin
2017 - 2022

Im Bunker werden Werkgruppen aus der Privatsammlung Boros gezeigt.

Folgende Künstler sind in der aktuellen Ausstellung Sammlung Boros #3 zu sehen:
Martin Boyce, Andreas Eriksson, Guan Xiao, He Xiangyu, Uwe Henneken, Yngve Holen, Sergej Jensen, Daniel Josefsohn, Friedrich Kunath, Michel Majerus, Fabian Marti, Kris Martin, Justin Matherly, Paulo Nazareth, Peter Piller, Katja Novitskova, Pamela Rosenkranz, Avery Singer, Johannes Wohnseifer.

Sammlung Boros, Berlin


Michel Majerus

Michel Majerus. Laboratorium für die Feststellung des Offensichtlichen (solo show)
Michel Majerus Estate, Berlin
28 April 2017 - 3 March 2018