Albert Oehlen – “big paintings by me with small paintings by others”
Artists’ own collections are often among the most interesting. Sensitive and intense, artist collectors are veritable natural connoisseurs, who are immune to trends and have special access to the art market and a genuine passion for the works. Many artists are art collectors, but there are few opportunities to see their collections. In September 2021, MASI will dedicate a large-scale exhibition to Albert Oehlen, a leading contemporary artist and keen collector.
The artist himself selected the works, which will be displayed in contrast to some of his most significant paintings.
“I could say something about each work, but I’m too lazy. In any case, I can affirm that most of them are, in one way or another, connected to my own work. I greatly admire some of these artists. […] The exhibition at MASI is about placing my works in relation to those of my collection and making this relationship perceptible.” (Albert Oehlen).
In addition to Oehlen’s paintings, the exhibition will feature works by many international artists, including Mike Kelley, Daniel Richter, Bruno Goller, Christopher Wool, Jeff Koons, Konrad Klapheck, Malcolm Morley, Martin Kippenberger, Peter Brüning, Richard Artschwager and William Copley.
Richard Artschwager / Hans Bellmer / Peter Brüning / Gernot Bubenik / Werner Büttner / Willem de Kooning / Michaela Eichwald / Gino de Dominicis / Bruno Goller / John Graham / Duane Hanson / Jever / Hans Josephsohn / Martha Jungwirth / Mike Kelley / Konrad Klapheck / Ferdinand Kriwet / Eugène Leroy Richard Lindner / Paul McCarthy / Birgit Megerle / Malcolm Morley / Markus Oehlen / Ed Paschke / Joyce Pensato / Richard Phillips / Christina Ramberg Daniel Richter / Matthias Schaufler / Julian Schnabel / Hans Schweizer / Rebecca Warren / Franz West / Karl Wirsum
- MASI LAC
- Piazza Bernardino Luini 6, 6900 Lugano
- Tue / Wed / Fri: 11 am – 6 pm
Thurs: 11 am – 8 pm
Sat / Sun / Public Holidays: 10 am – 6 pm
- Full price: CHF 20.–/Reduced: CHF 16.–/Ticino Ticket/IoInsegno: CHF 14.–
- Albert Oehlen, Senza titolo, 2005 / 1997, Oil on canvas, 210 x 300 cm, Photo: Lothar Schnepf © 2021, ProLitteris, Zurich
- Albert Oehlen, Space is the Place, 2020, Oil on canvas, 250 x 250 cm, Photo: Simon Vogel © 2021, ProLitteris, Zurich
- Albert Oehlen, I 3, 2009, Collage on canvas, 170 x 240 cm, Photo: Stefan Rohner © 2021, ProLitteris, Zurich -
- Willem de Kooning, Untitled, 1984, oil on canvas, 223.5 x 195.6 cm, Foto: Stefan Rohner © The Willem de Kooning Foundation / 2021, ProLitteris, Zurich
- Duane Hanson, Man with Walkman, 1989, Mastic de carrosserie, polychrome, technique mixte avec accessoires, 132.1 x 61 x 106.7 cm, Photo: Courtesy Gagosian Gallery © 2021, ProLitteris, Zurich
- Richard Lindner, Solitaire, 1973, Oil on canvas, 180 x 200 cm, Photo: Marco Lietz © 2021, ProLitteris, Zurich
- Birgit Megerle, Radiation, 2018, Oil on canvas, 110 x 85 cm, Photo: Stefan Korthe © 2021, ProLitteris, Zurich
- Malcolm Morley, First Class Cabin, 1966, Mixed media on canvas, 56 x 81.5 cm, Photo: Simon Vogel © 2021, ProLitteris, Zurich
- Richard Phillips, Venetia Cuninghame Left (After John D Green), 2002, Oil, aluminium, foil and graphite on linen, 213.5 x 164.4 cm, Photo: def image © 2021, ProLitteris, Zurich
- Daniel Richter, Untitled, 1995, Oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm, Photo: Simon Vogel © 2021, ProLitteris, Zurich
- Julian Schnabel, Portrait of Albert Oehlen, 1997, Oil, wax, resin and enamel on canvas, 273 x 258 x 12.5 cm, Photo: def image © Julian Schnabel / 2021, ProLitteris, Zurich
- Peter Brüning, Objektbild Rhein, 1966/67 ca., Colour-framed sawn chipboard, wooden slats, 170 x 110 cm, Photo: Courtesy Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin © 2021, ProLitteris, Zurich