The fourth volume in a series of publications on the Wemhöner Collection spans the period from the 1940s to the present day. Whether the works bear the hallmarks of Minimalism, Abstraction, informal or figurative painting, or the Italian Transavanguardia, and whether their creators are the greats of art history, regionally known artists or representatives of the current international art scene, collector Heiner Wemhöner associates each work with encounters and conversations that often stretch quite some way back in time. His collection, parts of which are often displayed in exhibitions, now also includes drawings, photographs, films, sculptures and installations. Yet this has in no way changed his fascination with painting – with the authenticity of the brushstroke, the sweep of the blade or the moirés of acid. While the accompanying essays in this book focus in particular on the production aesthetics of the individual works, the collection’s momentum and spirit resonates in a curated series of plates that also includes works crossing the boundaries between media. ABOUT PAINTING not only documents a collection; it is a book about painting.
Please notice: The book will be published in April 2016.
Artists Darren Almond, Stephan Balkenhol, Georg Baselitz, Miriam Böhm, Guillaume Bruère, Sandro Chia, Primo Conti, Valérie Favre, Simon Cantemir Hausì, Anton Henning, Robert Holyhead, Massimo Kaufmann, Imi Knoebel, Liu Wei, Lu Song, Mino Maccari, Gualtiero Nativi, Ni Youyu, Michael Nowottny, Hans op de Beeck, Qui Zhijie, Sebastian Lloyed Rees, Ottone Rosai, Michael Sailstorfer, Erik Schmidt, Norbert Schwontkowski, Serse, Shen Fan, Peter Stauss, Sun Xun, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Marianna Uutinen, Erik van Lieshout, Jorinde Voigt, Jan Voss, Brigitte Waldach, Frank Wiebe, Yang Jiechang