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New Acquisitions

In their second IC Online Exhibition, Leipzig’s G2 Kunsthalle celebrates its second anniversary of the foundation with a selection of new acquisitions from the Hildebrand Collection, showing the evolution without losing its origins that are at the core of the collection.

With G2 “#6 New Acquisitions”, the Kunsthalle reaches an international audience, and for the first time it gives major consideration to new media and to subjects that, up until this point, had not been at the centre of attention within the collection. Three main themes surround the exhibition – natural philosophy, strategies of appropriation after existing art works and structures of power in politics and the arts. Exhibiting works from both national and international contemporary artists (in parallel to the permanent collection), G2 “#6 New Acquisitions” includes paintings, works on paper, photographs and installations by Judith Bernstein, Melissa Gordon, Anne Imhof, Jeanette Mundt, Raymond Pettibon, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané and Rirkrit Tiravanija to name just a few.

The arrangement of the works was curated in terms of diversity and plurality, whilst maintaing a respect and understanding of the works in the permanent collection that are shown in the shared space. The permanent collection includes artworks by Henriette Grahnert, Uwe Kowski, Peter Krauskopf, Rosa Loy, Neo Rauch, Daniel Richter, Christoph Ruckhäberle, David Schnell, Matthias Weischer and many other mainly Leipzig artists.

Here, we share installation views from the new exhibition, G2 “#6 New Acquisitions”.

JUDITH BERNSTEIN, Fucked by number, 2013. © the artist
JUDITH BERNSTEIN, Fucked by number, 2013. © the artist

As a curator, one of my main goals is to encourage a dialogue between different artistic positions from varied backgrounds and younger emerging names and bring them into a dialogue with art works by established artists.

ANKA ZIEFER, CURATOR OF THE G2 KUNSTHALLE
NICOLÁS GUAGNINI, Work #14, 2012
Courtesy Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf. © the artist. Photo: Enrico Grundert
NICOLÁS GUAGNINI, Work #14, 2012 Courtesy Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf. © the artist. Photo: Enrico Grundert
ANNE IMHOF, Untitled, 2016. Courtesy Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne. © the artist
ANNE IMHOF, Untitled, 2016. Courtesy Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne. © the artist
MELISSA GORDON, Playboy (Cacophony), 2008. © the artist
MELISSA GORDON, Playboy (Cacophony), 2008. © the artist
(l–r) RAYMOND PETTIBON, Untitled (Revised Anarchist Etiquette), 2001; JUDITH BERNSTEIN, Fucked by number, 2013 (installation view of the exhibition
(l–r) RAYMOND PETTIBON, Untitled (Revised Anarchist Etiquette), 2001; JUDITH BERNSTEIN, Fucked by number, 2013 (installation view of the exhibition "NEW ACQUISITIONS – Hildebrand Collection", 1 February – 7 May 2017, G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig). © the artists and G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig. Photo: Dotgain.info
(l–r) ANNE IMHOF, Untitled, 2016; Untitled (Falcon Stand), 2016; JEANETTE MUNDT, Believe Me, 2016 (installation view of the exhibition
(l–r) ANNE IMHOF, Untitled, 2016; Untitled (Falcon Stand), 2016; JEANETTE MUNDT, Believe Me, 2016 (installation view of the exhibition "NEW ACQUISITIONS – Hildebrand Collection", 1 February – 7 May 2017, G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig). © the artists & G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig. Photo: Dotgain.info
(l–r) THOMAS RUFF, press++20.33, 2015; BENJAMIN DITTRICH, KEN17-SW, 2016; ANDREAS MÜHE, Mühe für Diekmann, 2009 (installation view of the exhibition
(l–r) THOMAS RUFF, press++20.33, 2015; BENJAMIN DITTRICH, KEN17-SW, 2016; ANDREAS MÜHE, Mühe für Diekmann, 2009 (installation view of the exhibition "NEW ACQUISITIONS – Hildebrand Collection", 1 February – 7 May 2017, G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig). © the artists; G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig; VG Bild- Kunst, Bonn 2017. Photo: Dotgain.info
(l–r) JEANETTE MUNDT, Believe Me, 2016; THOMAS RUFF, press++20.33, 2015; BENJAMIN DITTRICH, KEN17-SW, 2016 (installation view of the exhibition
(l–r) JEANETTE MUNDT, Believe Me, 2016; THOMAS RUFF, press++20.33, 2015; BENJAMIN DITTRICH, KEN17-SW, 2016 (installation view of the exhibition "NEW ACQUISITIONS – Hildebrand Collection", 1 February – 7 May 2017, G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig). © the artists; G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Photo: Dotgain.info
JOCHEN PLOGSTIES, Untitled (after Cindy Sherman, untitled filmstill 15, 1978), 2016. Courtesy ASPN, Leipzig and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. © the artist. Photo: Uwe Walter Berlin/Leipzig
JOCHEN PLOGSTIES, Untitled (after Cindy Sherman, untitled filmstill 15, 1978), 2016. Courtesy ASPN, Leipzig and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. © the artist. Photo: Uwe Walter Berlin/Leipzig
THOMAS RUFF, press++20.33, 2015
Courtesy David Zwirner, London/New York and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. © the artist
THOMAS RUFF, press++20.33, 2015 Courtesy David Zwirner, London/New York and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. © the artist
ANDREAS MÜHE, Mühe für Diekmann, 2009. Courtesy carlier | gebauer, Berlin and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. © the artist
ANDREAS MÜHE, Mühe für Diekmann, 2009. Courtesy carlier | gebauer, Berlin and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. © the artist
BENJAMIN DITTRICH, KEN17-SW, 2016. © the artist and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Photo: Björn Siebert
BENJAMIN DITTRICH, KEN17-SW, 2016. © the artist and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Photo: Björn Siebert

The G2 Kunsthalle is included in the Art Guide.