The Adventure of our Collection II
Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, 2017
Photo: Volker Döhne
|THE ADVENTURE OF OUR COLLECTION II
KAISER WILHELM MUSEUM
The Kaiser Wilhelm Museum opened its doors for the first time 120 years ago. Since then, a lot of people have dedicated themselves passionately to the museum. It was Krefeld citizens who at the end of the nineteenth century drummed up the funds to build the museum, and who presented it with its first core collection. At the end of the 1960s, young artists such as Christo, Hans Haacke, Timm Ulrichs, Bernar Venet and many more took a deep look at Museum Haus Lange and devised projects tailored to it, thus founding the site-specific tradition that has continued to this day.
A crossover of works from the Late Middle Ages to the present, including sculptures and paintings, photographs, art prints, arts and crafts objects, and video pieces, reflects the truly fascinating story of the collection and the museum. After the re-opening of the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum in summer 2016 and the first presentation from the holdings, The Adventure of Our Collection II shows the museum as an interactive center where personal passions, social awareness and artistic programming all come together.
Curator: Dr. Sylvia Martin
The catalogue and the reopening have been kindly backed by