Marion Baruch, Kunstmuseum Luzern
Collective Exhibition- werden und vergehen. Zustandsberichte aus der Sammlung
Vito Acconci, Robert Amrein, René Auberjonois, Marion Baruch, Auguste Baudovy, Joseph Beuys, Alighiero Boetti, Heidi Bucher, Michael Buthe, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Jan Dibbets, Charles Georges Dufresne, Anton Egloff, Hans Emmenegger, Leopold Haefliger, Anton Henning, Anton Herrmann, Matthew Day Jackson, Vassily Khmeluk, Joseph Kosuth, Urs Lüthi, Ana Mendieta, Meret Oppenheim, Giuseppe Penone, Dieter Roth, Christoph Rütimann, Willy Spiller, Ernesto Tatafiore, Paul Thek, André Thomkins, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Félix Valloton, Maurice De Vlaminck, Aldo Walker, Franz Erhad Walther, David Weiss, Marc Zumstein, Robert Zünd
Curated by Alexandra Blättler
Art is not always conceived as being for eternity. Colours fade, materials disintegrate, important information on the work is lost. Every collection has works that raise questions and tell exciting stories. And the context in wich the art is shown always plays a role. Are sketches and documentations of actions artworks ? What about ephemera in the form of invitation cards that are only intended to be used once ? So, when and where is an artwork an artwork ?
In our collection presentation we show works whose status or mode of presentation is unclear, wich have changed, or which tell stories about their origins. Melted wedges of fat, performances in the from of a document, works in individual parts that cannot be put together again and empty boxes are all just as much components of the exhibition as a sprouting table. The status reports from the collection are diverse and highlight the becoming and decaying of art that can occasionally also led to an insurance case.