Bernd and Hilla Becher
Fischli and Weiss
A Swiss Collection of Conceptual Photography. It contains works from the 1970s until today by artists ranging from John Baldessari, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Sigmar Polke, Imi Knoebel, Martin Kippenberger, Thomas Ruff, Andreas Gursky, Fischli/Weiss, Roman Signer, Richard Prince, Jeff Wall, Hiroshi Sugimoto, to Stan Douglas, Ken Lum and Gabriel Orozco. Established by Ruedi and Thomas Bechtler in 1990 and constantly complemented by Cristina Bechtler, Ruedi Bechtler und Bice Curiger, the collection has become one of the best and most comprehensive international collections.
From June 23 until September 25, 2011 Kunstmuseum Bonn presents under the title 'THROUGH THE LOOKING BRAIN’ the photography collection of Swiss Zellweger Luwa AG which has never been shown in public before.
Established by Ruedi and Thomas Bechtler in 1990 and constantly complemented by Cristina Bechtler, Ruedi Bechtler und Bice Curiger (Kunsthaus Zürich), the collection has become over the last 20 years one of the best and most comprehensive international collections in the field of conceptual photography.
The collection contains works from the 1970s until today, including main works by artists ranging from John Baldessari, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Sigmar Polke, Imi Knoebel, Martin Kippenberger, Thomas Ruff, Andreas Gursky, Fischli/Weiss, Roman Signer, Richard Prince, Jeff Wall, Hiroshi Sugimoto, to Stan Douglas, Ken Lum and Gabriel Orozco.
Luwa AG was founded by Hans and Walter Bechtler who already displayed art on their premises in the early 1950s. In 1955, Walter Bechtler established the foundation for art in public space which has given important impulses to the Swiss museum landscape.
After its presentation in Bonn, the exhibition will move to Kunstmuseum St. Gallen.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog with essays by Stephan Berg, Konrad Bitterli, David Company, Stefan Gronert and an interview with Bice Curiger.
Working with Jörg Sasse’s “Speicher I”
On the occasion of the new presentation of our collection, “Color and Content”, visitors are welcome to rearrange Jörg Sasse’s exhibition space together with students participating in the ArtAbend.
Image: Doug Aitken, The Movement, 2000
Wednesday, 6 July 2011, 7 p.m. "In dialogue": discussion with Dr. Ludger Derenthal, Director of the Museum of Photography, Berlin, and curator Dr. Stefan Gronert.
PHILOSOPHIE : KUNST 2009-2011:
Thursday, 7 July 2011: symposium: ‘Photography between documentation and performance’ (part of a collaborative project between the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich). Venue: auditorium, speakers: Dominic McIver Lopes, Klaus Sachs-Hombach, Kendall L. Walton, Michael Wetzel and Herta Wolf.
Wednesday, 13 July 2011, 7 p.m. "Cross pass": Through the Martin Schumacher, Head of the Cultural Department of the 1 06 Federal City of Bonn, talks with Prof. Stephan Berg.
Events held in conjunction with the Beethovenfest Bonn: Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 12 p.m.: film director Enrique Sánchez Lansch shows visitors selected works in the exhibition.
Saturday, 17 September 2011, 12 p.m.: violinist Julian Rachlin shows visitors selected works in the exhibition.
Dr. Ute Herborg-Oberhäuse T. +49(0)228 77-6223 F -6206 firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening of the exhibition: June 22 2011, h 8p.m.
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2 - 53113 Bonn
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. as well as 23 June (Corpus Christi). Closed on Monday.
Admission: Adults 7 Euros, reduced fee 3.50 Euros; groups from 1 02 10 persons 5.60 Euros, reduced fee 2.80 Euros; family ticket 14 Euros; free admission for children up to the age of 12, for school classes and members of the Society of Friends of the Kunstmuseum Bonn.