22.03.2007 to 15.07.2007


An exhibition of the Kupferstichkabinett - Museum for Prints and Drawings and the Art Library in cooperation with the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation

This exhibition presents over 300 drawings, scupltures, artists' publications and video works from the Marzona Collection. It illuminates the imagery and ideas that formed the universe of those artists who, between 1960 and 1975 in the USA and Western Europe, challenged the art forms of post-war modernism and discovered and postulated new forms and contents of art. This was the time when Minimal Art, Conceptual Art, Arte Povera, Land Art and other such tendencies were establishing themselves. It becomes apparent that paper, as a medium of art, represents an indispensible base. This applies not only to a range of drawings - from project sketch to autonomous statement - but also to posters, invitation cards, and books by artists. The exhibition includes works by Giovanni Anselmo, Stephen Antonakos, Robert Barry, Ronald Bladen, Hanne Darboven, Gilbert & George, Michael Heizer, Sol LeWitt, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mario Merz, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha and others.