Books from the Brandhorst Collection
Under the title “Spot On”, recently acquired blocks of works by various different artists will be shown in two rooms on the ground floor. The presentations will alternate during – and beyond – the anniversary year and its accompanying exhibition “Forever Young – 10 Jahre Museum Brandhorst”.
From 2 May 2020 books from the Brandhorst Collection will be on display. The exhibition presents notable recent acquisitions from the last few years by Jacqueline Humphries, Arthur Jafa, Ed Ruscha, and many more.
Fig.: Ed Ruscha, Old Book Back Then, 2011, Photo: Haydar Koyupinar, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich © Ed Ruscha. Courtesy the artist and Gagosian
ca. 60 minutes
About the exhibition
For the Museum Brandhorst, artists’ publications play a significant role in both their collection and their program. With exhibitions such as Reading Andy Warhol (2014), Ed Ruscha: Books & Paintings (2013) or Picasso Artists’ Books (2010), the importance of books as an artistic medium has been repeatedly brought to the fore. This Spot On exhibition presents notable recent acquisitions from the last few years that address the book as a space for reflection and a formal medium on the one hand, and as a site of political debate on the other.
With books and works by Richard Artschwager, Paul Chan, Jacqueline Humphries, Arthur Jafa, Kara Walker, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner, and many more.