K20 Collection

  • Installationsansicht, Pierre Bonnard, La terrasse de Vernon, um 1928, Etel Adnan, Persian, 1963 –1964, Etel Adnan, Untitled, 2010/2011, Etel Adnan, Untitled, um 1965 – 1966, Etel Adnan, Hot, um 1960
  • Installationsansicht, Sonia Delaunay, Marché au Minho, 1915 – 1916, Öl und Enkaustik auf Leinwand, Fernand Léger, Le soldat à la pipe, 1916
  • Installationsansicht, Wiebke Siem, o. T., 2007, René Magritte, Le masque vide, 1928, Fouad Kamel, Untitled, um 1940
  • Installationsansicht, Andy Warhol, Big Torn Campbell's Soup Can (Black Bean), 1962, Carmen Herrera, Estructura Roja, 1966/2012, Piet Mondrian, Rhythmus aus geraden Linien, 1937/1942
  • Installationsansicht, Jenny Holzer, Vertical, 2016, Bridget Riley, [Detail of] Bolt of Colour (Wall Painting) [Marfa], 2017, Isa Genzken, Blau-grün-gelbes Ellipsoid 'Joma', 1981, Carmen Herrera, Some Blue Some White, 1992, Carmen Herrera, Alpes, 2015
  • Installationsansicht, Roy Lichtenstein, Big Painting No. 6, 1965, Andy Warhol, A Woman's Suicide, 1962, Jackson Pollock, Number 32, 1950
  • Salon20, photo credit: Katja Illner

In response to the challenges and crises of the twentieth century, artists embarked on a journey to question the world and explore new horizons. While art provided havens and spaces for reflection, it also functioned as both a mirror and an engine for social change. The K20 Collection’s newly redesigned presentation weaves together the diverse histories of abstraction with contemporary issues.

The collection on display at K20 has been assembled since 1961 and includes major works of classical modernism. A selection of over 120 works by Paul Klee gives visitors an impression of the collection’s rich holdings. The exhibition also includes high-profile paintings by artists such as Max Beckmann, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.

In certain sections, pictures from the historical avant-garde enter into dialogue with works by contemporary artists of the non-Western canon, including Etel Adnan, Nevin Aladağ, and Kader Attia. In addition, classical works by the Surrealists Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, Joan Miró, and Max Ernst are complemented by recent acquisitions of Egyptian Surrealism.

Post-World War II movements can be seen through works by artists such as Francis Bacon, Alberto Giacometti, and Helena Vieira da Silva. The monumental installation Palazzo Regale by Joseph Beuys is on permanent display.

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