curated by Evelyne Bucher and Eliza Lips
June 2 to September 11, 2022
New from the Collection is the title of a new exhibition series in which Museum Haus Konstruktiv, at irregular intervals, will show works from its collection that either have been recently acquired, or about which there is news to report.
The in-house collection is the heart of any museum: The works it contains are catalogued, restored if necessary and often presented either in the establishment itself or on loan elsewhere. They exemplify certain developments in art history and thus constitute both sensory visual aids and illuminating research material. Our collection is constantly being enlarged by means of generous donations or targeted purchases. With the commencing exhibition series, Museum Haus Konstruktiv wishes to provide ongoing insight into current activity involving our collection of constructivist-concrete and conceptual art by showing new acquisitions or reporting news about older collection pieces: a newsletter in exhibition form. The series starts with a presentation of works by Frank Badur (b. 1944), Ueli Berger (1937–2008), Imi Knoebel (b. 1940), Joseph Kosuth (b. 1945), Dóra Maurer (b. 1937), Jean Mauboulés (b. 1943), Timo Nasseri (b. 1972), Ruth Pfalzberger (b. 1949), Michael Riedel (b. 1972), Romy Weber (b. 1936) and Dominik Stauch (b. 1962).
1) New from the Collection, installation view, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, 2022. Photo: Stefan Altenburger
2) Imi Knoebel, Basel Fenster 10 Ed. (design no. 8 of 12), 2020, acrylic on plastic foil, 101.4 x 161.6 x 4.5 cm, Collection Museum Haus Konstruktiv; Donated by Galerie von Bartha, Basel. Photo: Andreas Zimmermann
3) New from the Collection, installation view, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, 2022. Photo: Stefan Altenburger