Stephan Melzl
MIX & MATCH

15 September 2022 - 14 January 2024
Group exhibition

Pinakothek der Moderne, München, Germany

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Marking the 20th anniversary of the Pinakothek der Moderne, the curators of the Sammlung Moderne Kunst have joined heads in rehanging the collection, in a new display titled MIX & MATCH. Characterised by a spirit of curiosity and experimentation, the new hang invites visitors to rediscover the collection in themed galleries and unconventional juxtapositions that transcend epochs, styles, and media.

Key works of painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation art, and printmaking serve as the springboard into topics of vital relevance to 21st-century life, such as community, migration, work, the environment, and conflict and violence. The new hang also illuminates genres and subjects steeped in an art-historical tradition – like the nude, the self-portrait, or the forest, as well as tropes like the grotesque, the spiritual, or the irrational.

The new collection presentation features some 350 works and series spanning 120 years of art history, on view in 25 galleries. True to the idea of mixing and matching, the works were selected as snapshots of specific moments in recent history with the potential to shed light on current urgent debates, offering visionary and unexpected perspectives on the past and the imminent future.

Among the artists of the anniversary year are:
Herbert Achternbusch, Bas Jan Ader, Etel Adnan, Siegfried Anzinger, Ida Applebroog, Joannis Avramidis, Monika Baer, Lewis Baltz, Georg Baselitz, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Max Beckmann, Laurenz Berges, Benjamin Bergmann, Joseph Beuys, Aenne Biermann, Karl Blossfeldt, Alighiero Boetti, André Butzer, Heinrich Campendonck, Lovis Corinth, David Claerbout, Robert Delaunay, Rineke Dijkstra, Peter Doig, César Domela, Carroll Dunham, Tracey Emin, Dan Flavin, Max Ernst, Omer Fast, Lee Friedlander, Otto Freundlich, Franz Gertsch, Rupprecht Geiger, Carl Grossberg, Katharina Grosse, Andreas Gursky, Hans Hartung, Haubitz + Zoche, Florence Henri, Jenny Holzer, Axel Hütte, Alexej Jawlensky, Asger Jorn, Wassily Kandinsky, On Kawara, Mike Kelley, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Jochen Klein, Oskar Kokoschka, Helmut Kolle, Käthe Kollwitz, Germaine Krull, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Bo Christian Larsson, Maria Lassnig, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Eva Leitolf, Zoe Leonard, Carl Lohse, August Macke, René Magritte, Mark Manders, Franz Marc, Henri Matisse, Jonathan Meese, Stephan Melzl, Olaf Metzel, Giorgio Morandi, Otto Mueller, Nicholas Nixon, Henrik Olesen, Martin Parr, Beate Passow, A. R. Penck, Paul Pfeiffer, Pablo Picasso, Adrian Piper, Sigmar Polke, Carl Theodor Protzen, Neo Rauch, Franz Radziwill, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Germaine Richier, Gerhard Richter, August Sander, Christian Schad, Josef Scharl, Oskar Schlemmer, Michael Schmidt, Bernard Schulze, George Segal, Friedrich Seidenstücker, Tschabalala Self, Gino Severini, Renée Sintenis, Thomas Steffl, Norbert Tadeusz, Rosemarie Trockel, Luc Tuymans, Andy Warhol, Jeff Wall, Fritz Winter, Amelie von Wulffen.