Thomas Olbricht and Harald Falckenberg
24 Jun - 21 Aug 2011
24 June - 21 August, 2011
Two of the most important collections of contemporary art will be brought together in a joint show this summer at Deichtorhallen. One main feature of the collection of doctor and chemist THOMAS OLBRICHT, who lives in Essen and Berlin, is a clear proclivity for eclecticism, in which context his programmatic focus lies on memento mori depictions. By contrast, Hamburg-based lawyer HARALD FALCKENBERG is more interested in the grotesque, the political and the provocative.
The show presents a good cross section of contemporary art, with both decidedly contrasting themes and others that are placed in mutually complementary juxtaposition, such as death, sexuality, youth, images of women, the child-like, the private, the public, and the various forms of abstract art. The narrative element is very strongly present in the works of both collections. Beauty and horror, humor, everyday life and tragedy, not to mention political aspects all converge here, often in a surprising manner. The exhibition at Deichtorhallen shows both the many different layers to these two private collections and various unknown aspects of them.
On view will be about 200 high-grade works by over 100 international artists:
FRANCIS ALŸS, RICHARD ARTSCHWAGER, DONALD BAECHLER, JOHN BALDESSARI, JOHN BOCK, COSIMA VON BONIN, MARC BRANDENBURG, ULLA VON BRANDENBURG, AA BRONSON, BERLINDE DE BRUYCKERE, WERNER BÜTTNER, JONAS BURGERT, ANDRÉ BUTZER, MAURIZIO CATTELAN, JAKE AND DINOS CHAPMAN, PHIL COLLINS, GEORGE CONDO, JOHN CURRIN, THOMAS DEMAND, STEPHAN DILLEMUTH / NILS NORMAN, MARK DION, ELMGREEN & DRAGSET, MARLENE DUMAS, CARROLL DUNHAM, SAM DURANT, JIMMIE DURHAM, WILLIAM EGGLESTON, NICOLE EISENMAN, ARMEN ELOYAN, ERRÓ, VALIE EXPORT, ERIC FISCHL, SYLVIE FLEURY, LEE FRIEDLANDER, FRANZ GERTSCH, THOMAS GRÜNFELD, JEPPE HEIN, GEORG HEROLD, DAMIEN HIRST, BETHAN HUWS, JOHN ISAACS, CHRISTIAN JANKOWSKI, CHANTAL JOFFE, RAY JOHNSON, GLENN KAINO, MIKE KELLEY, CLAY KETTER, MARTIN KIPPENBERGER, MICHAEL KIRKHAM, RAGNAR KJARTANSSON, GUSTAV KLUGE, PETER LAND, JEAN-JACQUES LEBEL, WOLFE VON LENKIEWICZ, SHERRIE LEVINE, SHERRIE LEVINE & JOOST VAN OSS, ROBERT LONGO, SARAH LUCAS, JOSEPH MARIONI, JASON MARTIN, KRIS MARTIN, PAUL McCARTHY, JONATHAN MEESE, BJARNE MELGAARD, DAWN MELLOR, JOHN MILLER, SARAH MORRIS, TAKASHI MURAKAMI, YOSHITOMO NARA, YOSHITOMO NARA/ HIROSHI SUGITO, MANUEL OCAMPO, ALBERT OEHLEN, C.O. PAEFFGEN, IRVING PENN, MANFRED PERNICE, RAYMOND PETTIBON, RICHARD PHILLIPS, SIGMAR POLKE, RICHARD PRINCE, GED QUINN, MARC QUINN, DANIEL RICHTER, GERHARD RICHTER, DANIELA ROSSELL, DIETER ROTH, THOMAS RUFF, ADRIAN SAUER, THOMAS SCHEIBITZ, GREGOR SCHNEIDER, THOMAS SCHÜTTE, NORBERT SCHWONTKOWSKI, ANDRES SERRANO, CINDY SHERMAN, FLORIA SIGISMONDI, ROMAN SIGNER, TARYN SIMON, ANDREAS SLOMINSKI, KLAUS STAECK, PAUL THEK, WOLFGANG TILLMANS, GAVIN TURK, HERBERT VOLKMANN, ANDY WARHOL, MATTHIAS WEISCHER, FRANZ WEST, FRANZ WEST /MATHIS ESTERHAZY, JOHANNES WOHNSEIFER, ERWIN WURM, EKREM YALCINDAG, HEIMO ZOBERNIG