Bernd and Hilla Becher
Franz Erhard Walther
Repetition as an artistic method since the 1960s. The exhibition presents works by leading American and European exponents of Minimal and Conceptual art from the museum collection, supplemented by major loans from private collections.
In December 1967, a piece by the American artist Mel Bochner entitled "The Serial Attitude" was published in the contemporary art magazine Artforum. In the very first sentence, Bochner states that "Serial order is a method, not a style," making it quite clear that for him, seriality was by no means an empty shell or some kind of formal gimmickry; it was a deliberate artistic strategy.
The emergence of Minimal and Conceptual art in the 1960s radically changed the concept of the artwork. Key characteristics of these art movements are serial methods, repetition, a reduction to basic, often geometric structures, and the use of industrial materials.
The exhibition presents works by leading American and European exponents of Minimal and Conceptual art from the Hamburger Kunsthalle collection, supplemented by major loans from private collections.
This collection display accompanies the exhibitions Eva Hesse. One More than One (3rd floor) and Gego. Line as Object (2nd floor) and gives viewers an opportunity to consider these two influential artists against the backdrop of their time.
Josef Albers, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joseph Beuys, Bill Bollinger, Stanley Brouwn, Hanne Darboven, Dan Flavin, Douglas Huebler, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, On Kawara, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Robert Morris, Giulio Paolini, Gerhard Richter, Robert Ryman, Fred Sandback, Franz Erhard Walther.
Curators: Dr. Brigitte Kölle and Dr. Petra Roettig
Assistance: Merle Radtke
Image: Robert Morris (*1931) Wihout title, 1973 Hamburger Kunsthalle © Robert Morris / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012 Photo: Christoph Irrgang
Mira Forte T +49 (0)40 428131204 F +49 (0)40 428542978 Mira.Forte@hamburger-kunsthalle.de
Press conference 31 October 2013, 11.30 a.m.
Glockengießerwall 20095 Hamburg
Tuesdays to Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Visit to the collection, including temporary exhibitions
Adults 12 €
Concessions 6 €
Family Day Ticket 18 €
Golden Friday for Seniors aged 65 and up with special offer in the café 10 €
Children and young people under 18, free admission