Serielle Formationen 1967/2017

Re-staging of the First German Exhibition of International Tendencies in Minimalism

Exhibition catalogue, edited by Renate Wiehager for Daimler Art Collection
texts (German/English) by Siegfried Bartels, Nadine Henrich, Daniel Lippitsch, Paul Maenz, Meredith North, Michaela Filla-Raquin, Peter Roehr, Frederik Schikowski, Renate Wiehager
240 p with180 coloured illustrations
320 x 260 mm, softcover

ISBN 978-3-86442-215-7

48,00 €

»Minimalism in Germany«

In 1967, Peter Roehr and Paul Maenz curated the ­exhibition »Serial Formations« at University of Frankfurt’s studio gallery, one of the first ever exhibitions on Minimal Art in Germany. Within the framework of the exhibition series »Minimalism in Germany«, launched in 2005, Daimler Art Collection is attempting to re-stage this ­historically significant presentation. At that time, it had comprehensively summarized current international minimalist trends, and juxtaposed them with positions by German artists. The selection criterion for the 62 works in total by 48 artists was the principle of serial order as a visual aspect of images and objects. The concepts they were based on, however, could be quite diverse and even contradictory. The European Zero movement was represented, as well as American Minimal and ­Concept Art, aspects of Nouveau Réalisme, Pop and Op Art – Paul Maenz wrote in the accompanying catalog, »the ambition of ›Serielle Formationen‹ was to inform and to identify the differences between seemingly similar art phenomena«. The unique feature of the publication on the current exhibition in Berlin is the complete reprint of the, now very sought-after, original catalog, which is an excellent example of early conceptual book design.

Artists exhibited 1967/2017: Carl Andre, Arman, Thomas Bayrle, Ronald Bladen, Hans Breder, Enrico Castellani, Christo und Jeanne-Claude, Jan Dibbets, May Fasnacht, Eberhard Fiebig, Dan Flavin, Raimund Girke, Kuno Gonschior, Hermann Goepfert, Hans Haacke, Jan Henderikse, Ewerdt Hilgemann, Bernhard Höke, Donald Judd, Yayoi Kusama, Walter Leblanc, Thomas Lenk, Sol LeWitt, Konrad Lueg, Adolf Luther, Piero Manzoni, Anges Martin, Almir da Silva Mavignier, Henk Peeters, Larry Poons, Charlotte Posenenske, Markus Raetz, Bridget Riley, Peter Roehr, Dieter Roth, Felix Schlenker, Wolfgang Schmidt, Jan Schoonhoven, Klaus Staudt, Michael Steiner, Frank Stella, Paul Talman, Günther Uecker, Victor Vasarely, Herman de Vries, Andy Warhol, Gruppe X

Artists form the context: Karl-Heinz Adler, Hartmut Böhm, Hal Busse, Hanne Darboven, Rolf Glasmeier, Hermann Glöckner, Mathias Goeritz, Gerhard von Graevenitz, Marie-Luise Heller, Hans-Peter Hoch, Oskar Holweck, Heinz Mack, Christian Megert, Christian Roeckenschuss, Ulrich Rückriem, Eckhard Schene, Mike Steiner, Franz Erhard Walther

Daimler Contemporary Berlin, House Huth, June 3 – November 5, 2017