Rodin – Giacometti | Pollock – Twombly | Rothko – Serra …
The Looser Collection. Dialogues.
29 April – 30 October 2016
Museum Folkwang presents the Looser Collection from Switzerland in dialogue with works from its own collection. Established by Hubert Looser, this compilation of modern and contemporary art is one of the most significant collections of its kind in Europe, comprising a large number of significant works of Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, Minimal Art and Arte Povera. The dialogue with paintings and sculptures from Museum Folkwang’s own collection results in many kinds of interaction and highlights artistic concepts and themed exhibitions which are in similar veins.
Spread across five rooms, the dialogue straddles a broad array of topics ranging from écriture automatique to drip and action painting, from abstract painterly gestures to monochrome and concept art. The show includes important works by Yves Tanguy, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline Frank Stella, Cy Twombly, Richard Serra, John Chamberlain, Auguste Rodin and Alberto Giacometti . European artists encounter their American counterparts, and a private passion is contrasted with the museum tradition.