Peter Piller, Maria Lassnig

'Von Erde schöner. Die Sammlungen des MGK Siegen', Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen
May 28, 2021 - February 13, 2022

The new presentation of the museum’s collection, “Von Erde schöner” (Prettier from Earth), continues the dialogue between the Lambrecht-Schadeberg Collection and the Contemporary Art Collection at MGKSiegen which began last year. The title of the exhibition is borrowed from Peter Piller’s photo series of the same name. The winner of the Rubens Promotional Award (2004) has developed his own fields of collection from a firm’s estate comprising 20,000 aerial photographs of German single-family homes.

In a similar way, “Von Erde schöner” seeks connecting threads within our own collection, so highlighting a special interest in spatial themes. The relations between natural and artificial landscapes, the relationships between people, architecture and places, and the construction of pictorial space play a role, as well as questions of distance, proximity and our personal perceptions of space. “Von Erde schöner” undertakes a cartography of the museum’s own collection.


Participating artists: Francis Bacon, Bernd und Hilla Becher, Katalin Deér, Götz Diergarten, Christian Falsnaes, Lucian Freud, Rupprecht Geiger, Andreas Gursky, Hans Hartung, Candida Höfer, Mischa Kuball, Maria Lassnig, Armin Linke, Giorgio Morandi, Simone Nieweg, Peter Piller, Sigmar Polke, Yvonne Rainer, Bridget Riley, Emil Schumacher, Thomas Struth, Antoni Tàpies, Wolfgang Tillmans, Niele Toroni, Cy Twombly, Fritz Winter


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