Über den Umgang mit Menschen, wenn Zuneigung im Spiel ist.
curated by Ulrike Groos and Klaus Gerrit Friese
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
15 July – 5 November 2017
Alison and Peter W. Klein have been collecting art for nearly thirty years. Continually expanded since the end of the 1980s, their highly diverse collection is an impressive testament to an emotional desire to view and experience art. Their most recent acquisition is Anna Oppermann’s piece »Ensemble with Decoration (Modes of Behavior towards People When Affection Plays a Part) – Decoration with Birches, Pears, and Frame« (1969-1984-1992). With its puzzling poetry, the almost playfully added parenthetical clause characterizes Oppermann’s work overall. Hence it spontaneously became the overarching concept for the entire exhibition, also because the aspect of an affection for art and people appears symptomatic of the Kleins’ (artistic) enterprise. In October 2007 the Kleins opened the museum KUNSTWERK in their hometown Nussdorf and since then have presented works from the Klein Collection in changing exhibitions.
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