Through this new cycle of exhibitions we also want to look at and explain how certain works of art came to find their place in the MAMCO collection. It thus includes an exhibition on the 1st floor showcasing recent acquisitions and donations and revealing the “stories” behind this process. If the Glicksman’s donation (presented on the 4th floor) is the unexpected result of a “curatorial dialog” and a shared interest in artists such as Guy de Cointet and Michael Asher, meanwhile the museum also acquired the studio collection of Silvia Kolbowski—active in the “Pictures Generation” and institutional critique movements of the 1980s and 1990s—following conversations after one of her works was added to the MAMCO’s collection. Other paintings, drawings, sculptures, or videos found their way into the collection with the help of private collectors, as part of the museum’s active support for a new generation of artists emerging since the early 2000s. This fall’s exhibition cycle therefore serves a dual purpose: it shines a spotlight on the decision-making process behind the expansion of MAMCO’s collection while providing a fresh perspective on recent trends in the current arts scenes.
Exhibition organized by Lionel Bovier, Julien Fronsacq, and Elisabeth Jobin