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13.3.2009-30.5.2009
opening reception: friday, 13.3.2009, 7-9 pm
strausberger platz 19, 10243 berlin
curated by jonathan monk

edgar arceneaux, robert barry, alighiero e boetti, daniel buren, elisabetta catalano, maurizio cattelan, olafur eliasson, ryan gander, mario garcia torres, dan graham, rodney graham, wade guyton, jens haaning, terry haggerty, damian hirst, sol lewitt, jerry mcmillan, allen ruppersberg, ed ruscha, david shrigley, markus sixay, josh smith, ettore sottsass, franz west, christopher williams, ian wilson, johannes wohnseifer

 

we have known for a while that jonathan monk also collects works by other artists, and that there are some parallels between our collections. it thus made sense to invite jonathan to select works from his and our collection for a group exhibition. it was a logical progression from the ten-year contract already uniting the artist and the collector.
the result is a show telling many stories. take, for example, the two “buren” works by christopher williams. jonathan had mentioned they would be at art basel; we got them straight away. when jonathan wanted to purchase the work for himself, he had to settle for a black and white version of the work.
or the photographs by jerry mcmillan, who actually became famous through his photographs of ed ruscha. we acquired the pictures from the show independently of one another; jonathan has one photograph more than we do. both of us have the early artist books by ruscha from the 1960′s and 1970′s. but while there is only one instance of “crackers” in our collection, jonathan has nineteen of them.
we both have a “striped” wall piece. jonathan has one by daniel buren, we have one by terry haggerty, which was installed in our dining room in düsseldorf. terry made another one just for this show, but had to adjust it to the different room dimensions. is it still an original?
both our collections feature works by markus sixay. “i am prepared for you” consists of 150 kilos of confetti that sixay dumped onto the floor at his first exhibition (a nod to the candy works by felix gonzales-torres). this contrasts starkly to sixay’s feather-light beach ball in the monk collection. together they offer a rather offbeat seaside oasis.
jonathan didn’t ask if ian wilson, one of the most radical proponents of conceptual art, would allow both of his circles to be positioned opposite one another in a kind of dialogue. what he does do – as with so many of the works he selected – is showing us the amazing parallels that exist between our two collections.

axel haubrok

 

works (haubrok collection)

edgar arceneaux
morgan fisher’s peugeot, 2006

maurizio cattelan
untitled, 2000

maurizio cattelan
untitled (notepad), 2005

olafur eliasson
drawing machine for all ellipses, 2008

rodney graham
untitled (6), 2005

wade guyton
untitled, 2008

jens haaning
bagdad time, 2005

terry haggerty
0.t. (wall drawing), 2007/2009

jerry mcmillian
ed covered with 12 of his books, 1970

jerry mcmillian
ed ruscha with six of his books balanced on his head, 1970

david shrigley
cocaine and heroin, 2002

david shrigley
untitled (invitation/poster), 2009

markus sixay
i am prepared for you, 2003

franz west
untitled (couch), 1997

christopher williams
supplement 04, 2004

christopher williams
one of 406 ceiling panels (23 3/4 × 23 3/4 inches each)
covered on the back with striped paper (green and white)
each stripe is 8.7 cm
from “frost and defrost: a work in situ by daniel buren”
otis art institute gallery, 2401 wilshire boulevard, los angeles, california
january 28-march 4, 1979
al glicksman, gallery director; christopher d’arcangelo, assistant to aniel buren
douglas m. parker studio, los angeles, california
may 4, 2006, 2006

ian wilson
circle on the floor, 1968

johannes wohnseifer
lightweight mirror, 2008

 

works (monk collection)

robert barry
untitled (closed gallery), 1969

alighiero e boetti
orologio (watch), 1990

daniel buren
a diagonal for a rhodamine wall, 2006

elisabetta catalano
boetti, rome, 1972

ryan gander
enough to start over, 2006

mario garcia torres
contradictory licit registry, 2002

mario garcia torres
untitled (ceramica suro), 2003

dan graham
homes for america, 1966

jens haaning
bagdad time, 2005

damian hirst
beer mat, 1993

sol lewitt
drawing for a sculpture, 1971

jerry mcmillian
ed covered with 12 of his books, 1970

jerry mcmillan
ed ruscha with six of his books balanced on his head, 1970

jerry mcmillan
ed ruscha says goodbye to college joys, 2004

allen ruppersberg
honey i rearranged the collection, 2002

ed ruscha
ed ruscha says goodbye to college joys, 1967

ed ruscha
sweets, meats, sheets (from the tropical fish series), 1975

markus sixay
ceci n’est pas un moyen de sauvetage, 2005

josh smith
untitled (js07223), 2007

ettore sottsass
mirror, 1982

christopher williams
prototype (photo of daniel buren ceiling panel), 2006
courtesy mrm collection, berlin/karlsruhe

ian wilson
the fifth circle on the wall, 1968

13.3.2009-30.5.2009
eröffnung: freitag, 13.3.2009, 19-21 uhr
strausberger platz 19, 10243 berlin
kuratiert von jonathan monk

edgar arceneaux, robert barry, alighiero e boetti, daniel buren, elisabetta catalano, maurizio cattelan, olafur eliasson, ryan gander, mario garcia torres, dan graham, rodney graham, wade guyton, jens haaning, terry haggerty, damian hirst, sol lewitt, jerry mcmillan, allen ruppersberg, ed ruscha, david shrigley, markus sixay, josh smith, ettore sottsass, franz west, christopher williams, ian wilson, johannes wohnseifer

 

dass jonathan monk auch arbeiten anderer künstler sammelt, wussten wir schon länger, auch, dass es einige parallelen zwischen unseren sammlungen gibt. die idee jonathan zu bitten, werke aus unserer und seiner sammlung auszuwählen und sie dann in einer gemeinsamen ausstellung zu zeigen, liegt also nah. es war nur ein weiterer schritt, nachdem der künstler und die sammler sich bereits durch einen 10-jahres-vertrag aneinander gebunden hatten.
heraus gekommen ist eine ausstellung, die viele geschichten erzählt: zum beispiel die beiden “buren”-arbeiten von christopher williams. jonathan hatte uns anlässlich der art basel auf die arbeit hingewiesen und wir haben sie gleich erworben. als jonathan diese arbeit dann auch selbst kaufen wollte, blieb für ihn nur noch die schwarz-weiße variante.
oder die fotos von jerry mcmillan, der sich eigentlich nur einen namen dadurch gemacht hat, dass er ed ruscha fotografierte. wir haben die gezeigten fotos unabhängig von einander erworben, allerdings hat jonathan eine arbeit mehr. wir beide haben die berühmten frühen ruscha-bücher aus den 1960ern und 70ern gesammelt. die “crackers” befinden sich jedoch nur einmal in unserer sammlung – jonathan hat 19 davon.
wir beide haben jeweils eine “streifen”- wandarbeit: jonathan eine von daniel buren, wir eine arbeit von terry haggerty, die in unserem esszimmer in düsseldorf installiert ist. terry hat sie für diese ausstellung noch einmal gemacht, musste sie allerdings an die anderen dimensionen anpassen. ist es noch das original?
in beiden sammlungen befinden sich arbeiten von markus sixay. “i am prepared for you”, das sind 150 kg konfetti, die sixay bei seiner ersten ausstellung auf den boden geschüttet hat (in anlehnung an die bonbon-arbeiten von felix gonzales-torres). welch’ ein gegensatz zu dem federleichten wasserball von sixay aus der sammlung monk. beide zusammen gaben ein ziemlich schräges strandidyll.
ob ian wilson, einer der radikalsten konzeptkünstler, damit einverstanden war, dass seine beiden “kreise” direkt gegenübergestellt wurden und so mit einander in kommunikation traten, hatte jonathan nicht gefragt. aber auch hier wird eine verblüffende parallele aufgezeigt – wie bei vielen der anderen arbeiten, die aus er den beiden sammlungen ausgesucht hat.

axel haubrok

 

arbeiten (sammlung haubrok)

edgar arceneaux
morgan fisher’s peugeot, 2006

maurizio cattelan
untitled, 2000

maurizio cattelan
untitled (notepad), 2005

olafur eliasson
drawing machine for all ellipses, 2008

rodney graham
untitled (6), 2005

wade guyton
untitled, 2008

jens haaning
bagdad time, 2005

terry haggerty
0.t. (wall drawing), 2007/2009

jerry mcmillian
ed covered with 12 of his books, 1970

jerry mcmillian
ed ruscha with six of his books balanced on his head, 1970

david shrigley
cocaine and heroin, 2002

david shrigley
untitled (invitation/poster), 2009

markus sixay
i am prepared for you, 2003

franz west
untitled (couch), 1997

christopher williams
supplement 04, 2004

christopher williams
one of 406 ceiling panels (23 3/4 × 23 3/4 inches each)
covered on the back with striped paper (green and white)
each stripe is 8.7 cm
from “frost and defrost: a work in situ by daniel buren”
otis art institute gallery, 2401 wilshire boulevard, los angeles, california
january 28-march 4, 1979
al glicksman, gallery director; christopher d’arcangelo, assistant to aniel buren
douglas m. parker studio, los angeles, california
may 4, 2006, 2006

ian wilson
circle on the floor, 1968

johannes wohnseifer
lightweight mirror, 2008

 

arbeiten (sammlung monk)

robert barry
untitled (closed gallery), 1969

alighiero e boetti
orologio (watch), 1990

daniel buren
a diagonal for a rhodamine wall, 2006

elisabetta catalano
boetti, rome, 1972

ryan gander
enough to start over, 2006

mario garcia torres
contradictory licit registry, 2002

mario garcia torres
untitled (ceramica suro), 2003

dan graham
homes for america, 1966

jens haaning
bagdad time, 2005

damian hirst
beer mat, 1993

sol lewitt
drawing for a sculpture, 1971

jerry mcmillian
ed covered with 12 of his books, 1970

jerry mcmillan
ed ruscha with six of his books balanced on his head, 1970

jerry mcmillan
ed ruscha says goodbye to college joys, 2004

allen ruppersberg
honey i rearranged the collection, 2002

ed ruscha
ed ruscha says goodbye to college joys, 1967

ed ruscha
sweets, meats, sheets (from the tropical fish series), 1975

markus sixay
ceci n’est pas un moyen de sauvetage, 2005

josh smith
untitled (js07223), 2007

ettore sottsass
mirror, 1982

christopher williams
prototype (photo of daniel buren ceiling panel), 2006
courtesy mrm collection, berlin/karlsruhe

ian wilson
the fifth circle on the wall, 1968