ampersand

ampersand
AMPERSAND – A DIALOGUE OF CONTEMPORARY ART FROM SOUTH AFRICA &THE DAIMLER ART COLLECTION
Renate Wiehager for the Daimler Art Collection

In the year of the Football World Cup in South Africa, the Daimler Art Collection aims to continue its long years of addressing and intensively promoting South Africa’s cultural development with an international contemporary art exhibition in Berlin. The presentation is arranged in dialogue form, juxtaposing current performative, conceptual and abstract tendencies in contemporary South African art with selected works from the Daimler Art Collection. At this event in Berlin, the Daimler Art Collection (which concentrates on abstract avant-garde movements and reduced conceptual tendencies from Bauhaus to current contemporary art) presents mainly new acquisitions in the field of international contemporary art for the first time.The presentation of our Ampersand exhibition includes site-specific installations and video art as well as paintings, drawings and photography. About 60 works are shown. While the exhibition does feature selected predecessors, its main thrust is directed at current works from recent years by younger artists (most of whom are between 30 and 40 years old). Works by fourteen international artists from the Daimler Art Collection (including Robin Rhode from South Africa) are shown in a dialogue with sixteen South African artists.

Artists from the Daimler Art Collection:
Robert Filliou, Jan Henderikse, Alicja Kwade, Jim Lee, Marcellvs L., Patrick Fabian Panetta, Robin Rhode, Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié, Pietro Sanguineti, Lasse Schmidt Hansen, Monika Sosnowska, Natalia Stachon, Luca Trevisani and Simone Westerwinter

Artists from South Africa:
Zander Blom,, Dineo Bopape, Willem Boshoff, Kay Hassan, Nicholas Hlobo, Abrie Fourie, Lawrence Lemaoana, Michael MacGarry, Nandipha Mntambo, Athi-Patra Ruga, Lerato Shadie, Rowan Smith, Nontsikelelo Veleko, Mikhael Subotzky, Sue Williamson and James Webb

Authors:
Nadine Brüggebors, Miriam Bürkle, Anna Ewa Dyrko, Christian Ganzenberg, Philipp John, Marilyn Martin, Sandile Ngidi, Astrid Silvia Schönhagen, Claudia Seidel, Sean O’Toole and Renate Wiehager.

128 pages, 27x22cm, softcover with dustjacket
German / English

Published by Hirmer Munich
2010