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Minimal Illusions – Villa Merkel

| Working with the Collection Reinking 
Villa Merkel und Bahnwärterhaus, Galerien der Stadt Esslingen am Neckar from February 19th – March 17th 2006. 

One of Germany’s youngest collectors and mediators, and at the same time an early promoter of later highly regarded positions, is exclusively showing a selection of outstanding works by more than forty artists from Europe, overseas, and Japan. Contexts, related attitudes, and opposites are the themes of the exhibition. The works comment on each other in an exciting course that transcends historical boundaries.
What, for example, do Ulrich Rückriem have in common with Günter Tüzina or Wulf Kirschner, Robert Rauschenberg with Urs Frei, Jonathan Meese with David Reed, what connects Tom Früchtl, Reiner Splitt, Johannes Esper or Stefan Panhans? How do strategies of current minimal art create connections between yesterday and today?

Minimal Illusions – Works with the Rik Reinking Collection transforms Villa Merkel and Bahnwärterhaus into an exciting temporary museum, set up as an interplay between two axes of vision, that of the collector Rik Reinking and that of the curator Andreas Baur.

“DEIM – stylehunting”| Mirko Reisser (DAIM)
Courtesy: Villa Merkel – Galerien der Stadt Esslingen / Reinking Collection | Photo © MRpro

Galerien der Stadt Esslingen am Neckar
Pulverwiesen 25
73726 Esslingen am Neckar, Germany