In The Space Of The Beholder
02 March - 30 September 2012
Silent Factory, 2000, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Sammlung Moderne Kunst München, 2003 erworben durch PIN. Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne, Foto: Sibylle Forster
IN THE SPACE OF THE BEHOLDER | Contemporary Sculpture
Contemporary Works From The Sammlung Moderne Kunst
2 March - 30 September, 2012
For the viewer, sculpture - with its three-dimensional and material qualities - constitutes a spatial and immediate physical counterpart. It is not seldom that it also conditions the viewer's physical bearing if it needs to be observed from various angles. The way this medium is generally perceived has consequently changed considerably over the past 100 years. It would be inconceivable to think of sculpture today without Marcel Duchamp's readymades or Joseph Beuys' social sculptures. Mark Manders (*1968), for example, works with everyday materials and objects, some of which are found. His 'Silent Factory", however, seems as if it has evolved from the realm of the subconscious in which any link between the objects and their distinct designation has been capped. Works by other international artists document the broad spectrum of contemporary sculpture that ranges from wall reliefs and assemblages to light and film installations. At the same time, they represent a core field of the collection that has emerged d ring the ten-year history of the Pinankothek der Moderne.
Being sponsored by Ernst & Young