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DANIELA ROSSELL, Untitled (Inge and her mother Emma in living room) – from the series ‘Ricas y Famosas’, 2000. © Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali, New York

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Queensize

Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection at me Collectors Room, Berlin.

As one of the largest bed sizes, “queensize” at the me Collectors Room Berlin serves as the springboard for the exhibition, with the bed seen as a key existential site of human experience, a symbol of death and birth, temptation and eroticism, dreams and nightmares.

The selected artists present us with their own distinctive view of human existence and of what makes us uniquely ourselves: our innermost being and innermost needs, our desires and passions. The collection investigates the disparities between how we see ourselves and how others see us, and asks whether there really is such a thing as the specifically female view.

I wasn't interested so much in the women artists themselves, but their works, which is why the Olbricht Collection ended up containing 150 female positions by now.

Thomas Olbricht
DAWN MELLOW, Mia Farrow, 2010. © Dawn Mellor, Photo: Jana Ebert
DAWN MELLOW, Mia Farrow, 2010. © Dawn Mellor, Photo: Jana Ebert
ELIZABETH PEYTON, Paul Peyton (Dad), 1995. © Elizabeth Peyton
ELIZABETH PEYTON, Paul Peyton (Dad), 1995. © Elizabeth Peyton
JITKA HANZLOVÁ, Jaqueline Chelsea –_from the series ‘Female’, 1999. © Kicken Berlin
JITKA HANZLOVÁ, Jaqueline Chelsea –_from the series ‘Female’, 1999. © Kicken Berlin
MARLENE DUMAS, Nobody’s Baby, 2000. Courtesy the artist
MARLENE DUMAS, Nobody’s Baby, 2000. Courtesy the artist
DANIELA ROSSELL, Untitled (Inge and her mother Emma in living room) – from the series ‘Ricas y Famosas’, 2000. © Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali, New York
DANIELA ROSSELL, Untitled (Inge and her mother Emma in living room) – from the series ‘Ricas y Famosas’, 2000. © Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali, New York
MONA HATOUM, Untitled (wheelchair), 1998. © Mona Hatoum. Courtesy White Cube. Photo: Edward Woodman
MONA HATOUM, Untitled (wheelchair), 1998. © Mona Hatoum. Courtesy White Cube. Photo: Edward Woodman
LOUISE BOURGEOIS, YES, 2004. © The Easton Foundation & VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014
LOUISE BOURGEOIS, YES, 2004. © The Easton Foundation & VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014
MONIKA BAER, Ohne Titel, 2004. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
MONIKA BAER, Ohne Titel, 2004. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
Queensize – Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection, 2014 (installation view).
© me Collectors Room Berlin, Photo: Bernd Borchardt
Queensize – Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection, 2014 (installation view). © me Collectors Room Berlin, Photo: Bernd Borchardt
Queensize – Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection, 2014 (installation view). 
© me Collectors Room Berlin. Photo: Bernd Borchardt
Queensize – Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection, 2014 (installation view). © me Collectors Room Berlin. Photo: Bernd Borchardt

me Collectors Room/Olbricht Collection is included in the Art Guide.

For a virtual round tour through the collection follow this link.