“Things can only be diverse and should be diverse,” wrote Donald Judd in 1964 about the art scene in New York, and hence rejected a one-dimensional ordering of art history in favor of an open encounter with works of art.

Bielefeld Contemporary

Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Bielefelder Privatsammlungen

In terms of a “Collection of Collections”, the catalogue accompanying this exhibition takes as its subject the actual act of showing itself. Six individual, private collections from Bielefeld (Hörmann, Christof Kerber, Kölsch & Welschof, OWL Holding, Teutloff Photo + Video Collection and Wannenmacher) include important works by contemporary artists, among them Imi Knoebel, Olaf Nicolai, Susan Philipsz, Richard Prince and Bridget Riley. An artistic and photographic reflection of each collection, developed in cooperation with the Design faculty at the University of Bielefeld, completes the concept.

Hayley Austin, Leidy Churchman, Natalie Czech, Robert Doisneau, Sven Drühl, Latifa Echakhch, Nezaket Ekici, Luke Fowler, Alberto García Alix, Johannes Heinke, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Benedikt Hipp, Herbert Hoffmann, Olaf Holzapfel, Huang Yan, Sven Johne, Geoffrey Johnson, Annette Kelm, Thomas Kiesewetter, Imi Knoebel, Herlinde Koelbl, Karsten Konrad, Thomas Kratz, Eliane Lustner, Jan Maschinski, Kris Martin, Matthias Meyer, Giorgio Morra, Olaf Nicolai, Alexandra Polina, Susan Philipsz, Falke Pisano, Richard Prince, Bernd Ribbeck, Bridget Riley, Damien Roach, Tilo Schulz, David Shrigley, Miriam Vlaming


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"Bielefeld Contemporary"

February 2015

ISBN 978-3-7356-0073-8

17,00 x 24,00 cm

112 Pages

60 colored and 32 b/w illustrations

Softcover, bound

Languages: German


Thomas Thiel, Bielefelder Kunstverein

Roman Bezjak, Juliane Schickedanz, Thomas Thiel

graphic design
Paul Fiebig, Henning Pohlmeyer

Exhibition: “Bielefeld Contemporary”, 14. September – 16. November 2014,  Bielefelder Kunstverein

Further publications of the artist