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Von Erde schöner

The collections of the MGKSiegen

The new presentation of the museum’s collection, “Von Erde schöner” (Prettier from Earth), continues the dialogue between the Lambrecht-Schadeberg Collection and the Contemporary Art Collection at MGKSiegen which began last year. The title of the exhibition is borrowed from Peter Piller’s photo series of the same name. The winner of the Rubens Promotional Award (2004) has developed his own fields of collection from a firm’s estate comprising 20,000 aerial photographs of German single-family homes.

In a similar way, “Von Erde schöner” seeks connecting threads within our own collection, so highlighting a special interest in spatial themes. The relations between natural and artificial landscapes, the relationships between people, architecture and places, and the construction of pictorial space play a role, as well as questions of distance, proximity and our personal perceptions of space. “Von Erde schöner” undertakes a cartography of the museum’s own collection.

Francis Bacon
Bernd und Hilla Becher
Katalin Deér
Götz Diergarten
Christian Falsnaes
Lucian Freud
Rupprecht Geiger
Andreas Gursky
Hans Hartung
Candida Höfer
Mischa Kuball
Maria Lassnig
Armin Linke
Giorgio Morandi
Simone Nieweg
Peter Piller
Sigmar Polke
Yvonne Rainer
Bridget Riley
Emil Schumacher
Thomas Struth
Antoni Tàpies
Wolfgang Tillmans
Niele Toroni
Cy Twombly
Fritz Winter

1 Event and 68 Works in the collection