Since the early 1990s, Andrea Zittel (*1965) has used the arena of her daily life to develop and test prototypes for living structures and situations, gleaning from them an understanding of the ways in which humans construct their values, social norms and belief systems. Based in the California Mojave Desert, near Joshua Tree and its national parklands, the artist has produced works spanning sculpture, drawing, painting, video, textiles and installation that illuminate how we attribute significance to the physical spaces we inhabit, and how qualities we may find concrete and rational are often subjective, arbitrary and invented.
Au rendez-vous des amis. Klassische Moderne im Dialog mit Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Goetz
Rosemarie Trockel, Andrea Zittel
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
September 29, 2020–March 28, 2021
With its multitude of startling new artistic styles, Modernism has remained a source of inspiration for successive generations of later artists. It paved the way for the liberation of perspective, proportion, and colour from formal verisimilitude. This living legacy is vividly reflected in the new display of modern art from our own collection, now presented in relation to 80 contemporary works from the Goetz Collection. The joint display leads to a broadening of artistic media, away from the traditional collection core of paintings to include photography, sculpture, and textile art. Many of the more recent artists also take a critical look at this legacy of Western culture and question how art, then and now, deals with the body, gender, and identity. The show features the art of Francis Bacon, Max Beckmann, Louise Bourgeois, Fischli Weiss, Rodney Graham, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Franz Marc, Pablo Picasso, Oskar Schlemmer, Rosemarie Trockel, Woty Werner, Andrea Zittel, and many more.Link