Germany - Marta Herford - Recently Unpacked - How Art Ages11/10/2011
Marta Herford - The Powerhouse Depot
Recently Unpacked - How Art Ages
8 October 2011 - 8 January 2012
Works of art can't always be looked at and admired; from time to time they also need to rest, to be stored, conserved and restored in specially prepared rooms. This turns museum depots into powerhouses of energy which is periodically released for particular exhibitions. The Powerhouse Depot exhibition project explores issues of the storage of art, its ageing processes and its conservation and restoration along with questions of how we perceive and attach value to works of art. This three part exhibition marks the opening of the new Marta Depot for the Marta Collection.
Recently Unpacked - How Art Ages is a trenchant compilation of works from the depots of three very different museums: the LWL State Museum for Art and Cultural History in Münster, the Stedelijk Museum of Contemporary Art (S.M.A.K.) in Ghent and Marta Herford. Joseph Beuys installation "Wirtschaftswerte" (Economic Values) serves as the starting point for an inspiring dialogue with photographs, paintings, installations and objects by Susanne Albrecht, Matthew Barney, Robert Barry, Joseph Beuys, Sergey Bratkov, Marcel Broodthaers, Peter De Cupere, Franky Deconinck (DC), H.F. Gaudenz von Rustige, Loek Grootjans, Jonathan Horowitz, C. Keller, Louise Lawler, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Pierro Manzoni, Danny Matthys, Navid Nuur, Prieto, Tobias Rehberger, Dieter Roth, Ulrich Rückriem, Wilhelm Sasnal, Julia Schily-Koppers, Oskar Schlemmer, Nedko Solakov, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Friedhelm Tschentscher, Gavin Turk, Aaron van Erp, Hannes Van Severen, Jan Vercruysse, Rudolph von Normann, Lois Weinberger and Jens Wolf.
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