Identity not Proven. New Acquisitions in the Federal Collection
08.05.2022 – 03.10.2022
Identity not Proven presents a selection of works that have been purchased for the collection of the Federal Republic of Germany by an honorary expert commission over a five-year period (2017–2021). The display will be complemented this year by purchases made by another acquisition commission with funds from NEUSTART KULTUR. 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 dialogic concept of the exhibition is based on themes such as contemporary political and social relevance, postcolonial discourse, the constructs and construction of history, urbanity as well as individual or collective identities. The exhibition illustrates how historical and current developments, collective habits of seeing or questioning images translate into contemporary art. Ranging from large-scale installations to drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, video works, the selection bears witness to the wealth of media and techniques that distinguish contemporary artistic practice.
Contemporary Art Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany
Acquisitions from 2017 to 2021 and Acquisitions NEUSTART KULTUR from 2020 to 2021