„Identität nicht nachgewiesen“ Neuerwerbungen der Sammlung des Bundes /„Identity not proven“ New Acquisitions for the Federal Art Collection at Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany, May 7 – October 3, 2022
The Bundeskunsthalle regularly presents exhibitions of works from the collection of the Federal Republic of Germany. The latest iteration shows a selection of some 170 works that were purchased by the expert commission in the most recent five-year period (2017-2021) as well as works that were acquired by an expanded commission with funds from NEUSTART KULTUR (2020-2021). The curatorial team hopes that the mixture of the two sets of acquisitions will not only prove topical and relevant but also offer a representative cross-section of contemporary art, including some very recent works.
The curatorial concept was developed in collaboration with a team of members of the acquisitions commissions. The title of the exhibition, a quotation taken from one of the works, articulates the demands made on the works: diversity, tolerance and the critical analysis of individual or collective identities are criteria that inform the selection. Moreover, the dialogue-based concept of the exhibition addresses themes such as contemporary political and social relevance, postcolonial discourse, posthumanism, constructions of history, urbanity and aesthetics.
Later this year the exhibition will travel to NEUES MUSEUM.Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design Nuremberg and Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz.Museum Gunzenhauser.