Kunsthaus Graz * Inventory
05-06-06 e-flux (servicio de noticias on-line)
* Dan Graham, “Public Space/Two Audiences”, 1976
Works from the Herbert Collection
June 10 – September 3, 2006
Opening: Friday, June 9, 2006, 7pm
Kunsthaus Graz am
Lendkai 1, A-8020 Graz
The Anton and Annick Herbert Collection housed in the Belgian City of Ghent represents important positions in Conceptual, Minimal Art, and Arte Povera that can be described as paradigmatic. The collection is marked by two historical cornerstones; 1968 and 1989. It is on the one hand the political events of these two years that exert their influence on this extraordinary collection and thus lend it an unmistakeably political profile. But it is above all the choice of the work that uniquely reflects these periods of European change on an intellectual and philosphical level. The artists, for whom Annick and Anton Herbert have shown and continue to show such a committed interest, have each been involved in a radical new orientation, charging their works of art with critical consciousness.
Together with the Austrian artist Heimo Zobernig a radical presentation has been devised that aims to follow the collection’s chronological sequence.
Artists: Carl Andre, Giovanni Anselmo, Art & Language, John Baldessari, Robert Barry, Marcel Broodthaers, Stanley Brouwn, Daniel Buren, Jean-Marc Bustamante, André Cadere, Hanne Darboven, Jan Dibbets, Luciano Fabro, Gilbert & George, Dan Graham, Douglas Huebler, Donald Judd, On Kawara, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Mario Merz, Reinhard Mucha, Bruce Nauman, Giulio Paolini, A.R. Penck, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Schütte, Robert Smithson, Niele Toroni, Jan Vercruysse, Didier Vermeiren, Lawrence Weiner, Franz West, Ian Wilson, Heimo Zobernig.
On the occasion of this exhibition Kunsthaus Graz hosts a symposium on the relation between knowledge, collecting and art:
Does Art Know?
Collection and Knowledge in Discourse
Symposium, June 9 – June 10, 2006
The extent, to which a collection can represent a point of self-reflexivity for the museum as a location in the collection of knowledge and its presentation, is also to be discussed within the framework of this symposium with the participation of artists of the exhibition and museum specialists.
Friday, June 9
1:30pm Peter Pakesch
1:45pm Vladimir M. Petrov
Bridging the Gap between Intuition and Concept: Reflection and Expositions
2:30pm Karl Acham
Ars Longa – Scientia Brevis: On Continuity and Change in Art and Science
3:45pm Panel Discussion
Art and Knowledge: Karl Acham, Jan Debbaut, Luciano Fabro, Dan Graham, Vladimir M. Petrov, Michelangelo Pistoletto.
Moderated by Hans-Joachim Müller
7pm Opening of the exhibition
Inventory – Works from the Herbert Collection
Saturday, June 10
10am Peter Pakesch, Anton Herbert
10:15am Bettina Habsburg-Lothringen
Museums as Sites of Science(popularisation)
10:30am Paul Horwich
Entertainment and Knowledge: Art and Collection
11:15am Sophie Richard
Okey Dokey: The ‘Hidden’ Knowledge of Art Collections
12:30am Panel Discussion
Collection and Knowledge:
John Baldessari, Paul Horwich, Joseph Kosuth, Sophie Richard, Lawrence Weiner.
Moderated by Martin Prinzhorn
Student groups have free entry after registration.