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View into the Collection #3
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Complementing the exhibition “Dóra Maurer. SO SEHEN UND ANDERS SEHEN” we show works of Minimal Art and Conceptual Art from our own collection. These art movements, which emerged in the USA in the 1960s, form a focal point in the collection of Kunsthalle Bielefeld. They are characterized by a reduction to elementary forms, adherence to mathematical laws, and an emphasis on concept, idea, sequence, and process. American representatives of this abstract formal language include Dan Flavin, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, and Louise Nevelson. With a selection of multiples by the sculptor and draftsman Ulrich Rückriem, we juxtapose these with a German artist who has been pursuing similar approaches since the late 1960s. In addition, with the work “Theme and Variations I (Leap)” by photographer Gottfried Jäger, created between 1960 and 1965, we present an essential work that led to the founding of Generative Photography in Bielefeld in 1968.