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Mashup alert! Daimler Contemporary goes contemporary

by Johanna Thompson
Despite its prime Potsdamer Platz location in one of the busiest and most central areas of Berlin, the Daimler Collection remains a bit of a secret, brilliantly hidden in plain sight. To find it one must avoid getting sucked into the nearby shopping mall, multiplex theatre, or one of the uncountable restaurants. Look for Haus Huth, the only remaining historical building at Potsdamer Platz. A doorman will let you in. Take the elevator to the top and you’ll suddenly find yourself in a quiet... [more]
Posted by Johanna Thompson on 11/27/13
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Konzept Kunst

by Erik Wenzel
The collection of the Daimler Corporation focuses on “abstract and geometrical pictorial concepts, from which it derives its distinctive character,” which is an excellent starting point for conceptual approaches to art marking. It seems like Sol LeWitt is becoming lionized as the unchallenged father of the conceptual art, his practice bridges the pictorial and the sculptural and provides a through-road from Minimalism to hardcore “conceptual art” as it were. And while luminaries of the... [more]
Posted by Erik Wenzel on 10/24/11
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1960's Trends in Abstract Art

    This exhibition shows important trends in 1960s abstract art in Germany from the Daimler Art Collection: Constructivism, Zero, Minimal Art, Concept und Seriality. Starting from predecessors in the 1950s – such as Josef Albers, Norbert Kricke, Herbert Zangs, Siegfried Cremer – the show looks at developments in abstract art in the cities of Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Krefeld, Stuttgart, Berlin, Munich the also considers neighbouring Swiss approaches. We are presenting about 60 works... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 4/10/10
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Works on Paper

      The show is presenting a selection from the Daimler Art Collection's wide-ranging holdings of works on paper for the first time, complemented by sculpture, videos and picture objects. About 60 works by 28 artists are being shown, dating from about 1960 to the present day. In each case the presentation will stage dialogues between classical Minimalist positions from the 1960s and international contemporary art. The concept of dialogue between works from different periods and styles... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 2/1/10
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South African Art & Culture

This year the Mercedes-Benz Award for South African Art and Culture will be awarded for the tenth year running. A distinctive feature of this award is that it has been awarded in a different artistic discipline each year. For the first time, the award for 2009 offers an opportunity to take stock of recent trends in South African fashion. The independent jury selected the label Black Coffee from Johannesburg as this year’s winner. Parallel to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (July 2009),... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 8/15/09
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