Exhibition on view

Museum Without Borders
Art–Design / Dunkirk–Krefeld
Haus Esters, Haus Lange

Opening: April 28, 11.30 a.m.

Museum Without Borders. Art–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld brings together two institutions - the Kunstmuseen Krefeld and the Regional Fund for Contemporary Art of Northern France (FRAC Grand Large - Hauts-de-France), based in Dunkerque (Dunkirk). Both aim to bring art and design closer to the public. This year, they are also celebrating 50 years of town twinning - an occasion for a special "aller-retour": works from the FRAC collection will be on display in Krefeld until the fall, followed by a return visit to Dunkirk in 2025. More than 100 works by around 65 artists and designers from the FRAC Grand Large, including many interactive, changeable works of art and experimental design, have temporarily moved into Haus Lange Haus Esters. The heart of the exhibition is the presentation in the two iconic villas and their gardens. Some of the installations have been adapted for the Mies houses by the artists themselves. Offsite projects in the urban space are also waiting to be discovered. The focus is on influential international and French positions from the 1990s to the present day, which received less attention in Krefeld at the time. The artists and designers in this group exhibition cross boundaries in an experimental way, critically question the legacy of modernism and put visitors in an active role. They ask: Where, when and how can art take place? What role do everyday life, fashions and people play in it? The French perspective of this exhibition project expands our understanding of the most important art and design developments of the present day.

Artists and designers: Saâdane Afif, Céline Ahond, Volker Albus, Miriam Bäckström, Aldo Bakker, Jurgen Bey, Walead Beshty, Olga Boldyreff, Tord Boontje, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Angela Bulloch, André Cadere, Stéphane Calais, Pier Giacomio & Achille Castiglioni, Maurizio Cattelan, Helen Chadwick, Pierre Charpin, Céline Condorelli, Angela de la Cruz, Jesse Darling, Honoré D’O, Florence Doléac, Latifa Echakhch, Pauline Esparon, Didier Faustino, Sylvie Fleury, Claire Fontaine, Front Design, Piero Gilardi, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Joseph Grigely, Fabrice Gygi, Lise Haller Baggesen, Ineke Hans, Leni Hoffmann, Jakob + Macfarlane, Hella Jongerius, Dirk van der Kooij, Kueng Caputo, Joris Laarman, Stéphane Magnin, matali crasset, Mathieu Mercier, Bruno Munari, Yves Netzhammer, Tony Oursler, Olgoj Chorchoj, Erez Nevi Pana, Nefeli Papadimouli, Philippe Parreno, Bruno Peinado, Daniel Pflumm, Andrée Putman, Julien Prévieux, Radi Designers, Philippe Ramette, Tobias Rehberger, Tejo Remy, Denis Santachiara, Bruno Serralongue, Gabriel Sierra, Florian Slotawa, SMARIN, Robert Stadler, Simon Starling, Studio 65, Studio Formafantasma, Studio Thus That, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Tatiana Trouvé, Gilles & Vincent Turin, Isabelle Vannobel, Maxim Velcovsky, Barbara Visser, Vogt + Weizenegger

Museum Without Borders is a collaboration and collection exchange between the Kunstmuseen Krefeld and the FRAC Grand Large – Hauts-de-France in Dunkirk.

Curator: Katia Baudin

Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Sylvie Fleury und Philippe Parreno in Haus Esters, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © Sylvie Fleury, Philippe Parreno, Foto: Dirk Rose
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Sylvie Fleury und Philippe Parreno in Haus Esters, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © Sylvie Fleury, Philippe Parreno, Foto: Dirk Rose
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Bruno Peinado und Claire Fontaine in Haus Lange, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024, Foto: Dirk Rose
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Bruno Peinado und Claire Fontaine in Haus Lange, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024, Foto: Dirk Rose
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster in Haus Lange, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024, Foto: Dirk Rose
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster in Haus Lange, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024, Foto: Dirk Rose
Nefeli Papadimouli, Espacentres (objects to connect), 2019,
Sperrholz, Farbe / Plywood, paint
© Nefeli Papadimouli, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France
Nefeli Papadimouli, Espacentres (objects to connect), 2019, Sperrholz, Farbe / Plywood, paint © Nefeli Papadimouli, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Rirkrit Tiravanija und Andrée Putman in Haus Esters, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © Rirkrit Tiravanija, courtesy Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York & VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024 für Andrée Putman, Foto: Dirk Rose
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Rirkrit Tiravanija und Andrée Putman in Haus Esters, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © Rirkrit Tiravanija, courtesy Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York & VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024 für Andrée Putman, Foto: Dirk Rose
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Nefeli Papadimouli in Haus Esters, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © Nefeli Papadimouli, Foto: Dirk Rose
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Nefeli Papadimouli in Haus Esters, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © Nefeli Papadimouli, Foto: Dirk Rose
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Simon Starling, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024, Foto: Dirk Rose
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Simon Starling, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024, Foto: Dirk Rose
Studio Formafantasma, Ore Stream, Low Chair, 2017 © Studio Formafantasma / Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France,
Photo: Omar Golli
Studio Formafantasma, Ore Stream, Low Chair, 2017 © Studio Formafantasma / Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France, Photo: Omar Golli
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Jurgen Bey, Joris Laarman, Studio 65 in Haus Lange, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © Jurgen Bey, Joris Laarman, Studio 65, Foto: Dirk Rose
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Jurgen Bey, Joris Laarman, Studio 65 in Haus Lange, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © Jurgen Bey, Joris Laarman, Studio 65, Foto: Dirk Rose
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Stéphane Calais und Céline Ahond in Haus Esters, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © Céline Ahond & VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024 für Stéphane Calais, Foto: Dirk Rose
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Stéphane Calais und Céline Ahond in Haus Esters, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © Céline Ahond & VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024 für Stéphane Calais, Foto: Dirk Rose
Celine Condorelli, Play for Today, 2021,
Cold resin paint on asphalt  
© Celine Condorelli  
Photo: FRAC Grand Large
Celine Condorelli, Play for Today, 2021, Cold resin paint on asphalt
© Celine Condorelli
Photo: FRAC Grand Large
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Joseph Grigely und Helen Chadwick in Haus Lange, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © Joseph Grigely, Helen Chadwick, Foto: Dirk Rose
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Joseph Grigely und Helen Chadwick in Haus Lange, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © Joseph Grigely, Helen Chadwick, Foto: Dirk Rose
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Tobias Rehberger vor Haus Esters, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © Tobias Rehberger, Foto: Dirk Rose
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Tobias Rehberger vor Haus Esters, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © Tobias Rehberger, Foto: Dirk Rose
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Piero Gilardi in Haus Lange, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © Piero Gilardi, Foto: Dirk Rose
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Piero Gilardi in Haus Lange, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © Piero Gilardi, Foto: Dirk Rose
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster in Haus Lange, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024, Foto: Dirk Rose
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster in Haus Lange, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024, Foto: Dirk Rose
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Robert Stadler in Haus Lange, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024, Foto: Dirk Rose
Museum grenzenlos. Kunst–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld, Installationsansicht mit Robert Stadler in Haus Lange, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Collection Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024, Foto: Dirk Rose

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