The second temporary exhibition in the new Josef Albers gallery is devoted to acquisitions and donations from some 45 years of museum history. The Bottrop Josef Albers art collection can be presented to the public on a representative scale for the first time thanks to the newly acquired exhibition space of 700 square meters.
Whereas previously it was only possible to selectively present the collection of international art assembled in recent decades, the newly established presentation now offers a comprehensive insight into the museum's collection activities since its founding in 1976.
While in the first decades works of concrete and constructivist art were added to the art collection - expanded to include representatives of abstract painting, also influenced by color and rhythm, to monochrome images - color painting and photography have been added to the repertoire in recent years. The exhibition is therefore devoted to works by renowned artists such as Laurenz Berges, Pia Fries, Günter Fruhtrunk, Bernhard Fuchs, Raimund Girke, Kazuo Katase, Hubert Kiecol, Aurélie Nemours, Simone Nieweg, Bridget Riley, Victor Vasarely and others. Eight inviting themed rooms provide new perspectives on the collection.
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Bridget Riley, Stream of Change, 1987, Oil on canvas © Bridget Riley