Serielle Formationen. 1967/2017

3 Jun 2017 – 5 Nov 2017

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11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00

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Mercedes-Benz Contemporary

Berlin, Germany


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Re-staging of the first German exhibition of international tendencies in Minimalism
Opening: Saturday, June 3, 2017, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., engl. guided tours at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.


The exhibition ‘Serielle Formationen’ (‘Serial Formations’), jointly curated by Peter Roehr and Paul Maenz for the Frankfurter Universität’s studio gallery in 1967, can be seen as the first thematic exhibition on Minimalist trends in Germany. In the context of its exhibition series ‘Minimalism in Germany’, which started in 2005, the Daimler Art Collection is making a first attempt to re-stage the historical presentation.

‘Serielle Formationen’ was an outstanding exhibition that brought together the contemporary trends of the period. In particular, it showed artwork by artists from Germany and elsewhere side by side. A total of 62 artworks by 48 artists were selected because they were pictures and objects with ‘serial order’ as a visual feature—although the concepts behind them were highly diverse and sometimes downright contradictory. The European Zero movement was represented, alongside manifestations of Nouveau Réalisme, Pop Art and Op Art and American Minimal and Conceptual Art. The exhibition was accompanied by an ambitious catalogue containing six original graphical works and extensive artwork documentation and artist statements. “The ambition of ‘Serielle Formationen’ was to inform and to identify the differences between seemingly similar art phenomena.” (Maenz)

The exhibition presents works from the Daimler Art Collection as well as loans from German and international collections.

Participating artists
Carl Andre (USA), Arman (F/USA), Thomas Bayrle (D), Ronald Bladen (CAN), Hans Breder (D/USA), Enrico Castellani (I), Christo und Jeanne-Claude(BG/USA and F/USA), Jan Dibbets (NL), May Fasnacht (D), Eberhard Fiebig (D), Dan Flavin (USA), Raimund Girke (D), Hermann Goepfert (D), Kuno Gonschior(D), Hans Haacke (D), Jan Henderikse (NL), Ewerdt Hilgemann (D), BernhardHöke (D), Donald Judd (USA), Jiří Kolář (CZ), Yayoi Kusama (JP), Walter Leblanc(BEL), Thomas Lenk (D), Sol LeWitt (USA), Konrad Lueg (D), Adolf Luther (D), Piero Manzoni (I), Agnes Martin (CAN/USA), Almir da Silva Mavignier (BR), Henk Peeters (NL), Larry Poons (JP/USA), Charlotte Posenenske (D), MarkusRaetz (CH), Bridget Riley (GB), Peter Roehr (D), Dieter Roth (CH), FelixSchlenker (D), Wolfgang Schmidt (D), Jan Schoonhoven (NL), Klaus Staudt (D), Michael Steiner (USA), Frank Stella (USA), Paul Talman (CH), Günther Uecker(D), Victor Vasarely (HU), Herman de Vries (NL), Andy Warhol (USA), gruppe x (D)

Further works from the Daimler Art Collection related to serial formations by:
Karl-Heinz Adler (D), Hartmut Böhm (D), Hal Busse (D), Hanne Darboven (D), Rolf Glasmeier (D), Hermann Glöckner (D), Mathias Goeritz (D), Gerhard von Graevenitz (D), Marie-Luise Heller (D), Hans-Peter Hoch (D), Oskar Holweck (D), Heinz Mack (D), Christian Megert (CH), Christian Roeckenschuss (D), EckhardSchene (D), Mike Steiner (D) (Loan), Franz Erhard Walther (D)


Renate Wiehager

Renate Wiehager

Peter Roehr

Paul Maenz

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Jiří Kolář

Christo and Jeanne-Claude

May Fasnacht

Raimund Girke

Hans Breder

Ronald Bladen

Eberhard Fiebig

Thomas Bayrle

Dan Flavin

Bernhard Höke

Ewerdt Hilgemann

Enrico Castellani

Hans Haacke

Carl Andre

Jan Henderikse

Jan Dibbets


Hermann Goepfert

Kuno Gonschior

Bridget Riley

Günther Uecker

Christian Roeckenschuss

Karl-Heinz Adler

Oskar Holweck

gruppe x

Almir da Silva Mavignier

Dieter Roth

Victor Vasarely

Thomas Lenk

Hermann Glöckner

Walter Leblanc

Yayoi Kusama

Heinz Mack

Paul Talman

Peter Roehr

Mathias Goeritz

Hartmut Böhm

Eckhard Schene

Konrad Lueg

Jan J. Schoonhoven

Hanne Darboven

Rolf Glasmeier

Larry Poons

Piero Manzoni

herman de vries

Henk Peeters

Franz Erhard Walther

Felix Schlenker

Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt

Frank Stella

Hal Busse

Markus Raetz

Charlotte Posenenske

Wolfgang Schmidt

Christian Megert

Mike Steiner

Donald Judd

Hans-Peter Hoch

Gerhard von Graevenitz

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Adolf Luther

Agnes Martin

Klaus Staudt

Marie-Luise Heller

Michael Steiner

Taking part

Mercedes-Benz Art Collection

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