The Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst celebrates its twentieth anniversary – an excellent occasion to turn the focus on the institution itself.
The section of the exhibition on view in the downstairs galleries “Museum Revisited – 1996–2016” shines a spotlight on the everyday operations of the museum and presents unusual glimpses of what is going on behind the scenes, with particular emphasis on the art education activities. Publications, posters, photographic and video documentation, and archival materials trace the outlines of the Museum’s work over the past two decades. A parallel cycle on display in the upstairs rooms showcases works from the collection: the selection combines performative and process-based oeuvres from 1960 to 1982 with a sprawling sculpture by Karla Black (b. Alexandria, Scotland, 1972; lives and works in Glasgow) that takes up over 3,000 square feet. The two segments of the show are connected by an “interlude” featuring a work by Eva Koťátková (b. Prague, 1982; lives and works in Prague).
Museum Revisited – 1996–2016
Collection Revisited – 1960–1982
Eva Koťátková: Collection of Suppressed Voices
Special Reception: 01.12. 2016, 6pm
Karla Black: Principles of Admitting
Special Reception: 08.12.2016, 6pm
The exhibitions are curated by Heike Munder (Director, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst), Raphael Gygax (Curator, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst), and Nadia Schneider Willen (Collection Curator, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst).