The current exhibition at the Migros Museum in Zürich links recent collection acquisitions to older works of the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst collection. This year it is celebrating its 30th year jubilee with, amongst others, works by Monica Bonvicini, Christoph Büchel, Maurizio Cattelan, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Dan Flavin, Gilbert & George, Douglas Gordon, Mark Leckey, Bruce Nauman, Cady Noland, Katharina Sieverding, Stephen Willats and Cathy Wilkes. The exhibition is curated by Heike Munder.
The actual concern of the collection concept is to make contact with contemporary art production and direct it at a broad-minded public in a lively and vital environment. Purchases for the collection have arisen, for the most part, from works produced for exhibitions, or at the very least in working together with the artists involved.
At the end of May a comprehensive exhibition catalogue will be published by JRP|Ringier, featuring text contributions by Nicolas Bourriaud, Dan Fox, Raphael Gygax, Tom Holert, Heike Munder, Philip Ursprung, Astrid Wege, Judith Welter, Jan Verwoert and Tirdad Zolghadr. This is to provide, for the first time, a complete inventory of the core form and substance of the collection. Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Opening, May 31, 2008.
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