“How to Be Unique” is the result of reflection from the private collection of Jochen Kienzle and the resulting innovative perception of it, with the exhibition exploring the interlacing of textual, structural, and lingual elements and painting with a special emphasis on their material manifestations.
The exhibition at the Kienzle Art Foundation featured thirty-two international artists from three generations and from eight nations, with the dominant aspect lying with the dominant dialogue being between the United States and Europe. The occasion for the exhibition was the decision that parts of the collection of Jochen Kienzle will go on a long-term loan to the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz from the fall of 2016.
Growing continuously since the 1980s, the Jochen Kienzle Collection’s main focal points are American art from the 1970s, especially New York. In order to preserve and to add to his collection, Jochen Kienzle founded the Kienzle Art Foundation, with the aim to rediscover marginalized or quasi-forgotten artistic positions from the 1960s – regardless of established categories and to make them available to succeeding generations.
Together with the Kienzle Art Foundation we present works from the 2016 exhibition “How to Be Unique”.