„past is present is past“ new acquisitions LBBW Collection
Franz Ackermann, Helikopter Nr. 21 (Flucht- und Befreiungsfahrzeug), 2003, Kaufhausbrand (Evasion) 2018, a
The current collection presentation by LBBW explored the relevance and significance of the past in the present time and prompted us to look at the effects and influences of the past.
Curated by Sarah Haberkorn, the LBBW collection exhibition showcased selected works from acquisitions made between 2018 and 2023 by Franz Ackermann, Simon Herkner, Sven Johne, Annette Kelm, Henrike Naumann, Morgaine Schäfer, and Tobias Zielony.
The thematic starting points span from recent contemporary history to the First World War. Tobias Zielony documented youth cultures in East and West Germany during the post-reunification period in his photographs, while Simon Herkner delved into the historical setting of Verdun, creating his own monuments. Impressive installations like Henrike Naumann's "Fun 2000" and Franz Ackermann's "Helicopter No. 21" took us on various time journeys and invited contemplation on history and the present.
The exhibited works underscored the complex relationship between the past and the present, shaping our understanding of the world and our identity. They draw from past events to develop new perspectives and narratives.
16-19 November 2023 at ART COLOGNE | Hall 11.2, Stand B 303