Who killed the painting?

Works from the Block Collection

Catalogue in conjunction with the exhibition at the Neues Museum | Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design in Nürnberg October 31, 2008 – January 25, 2009 and in the Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst August 29, 2009 – January 3, 2010.

René Block has left his unique and vivid imprint on the art scene of the last few decades. And yet the committed curator, gallerist, publisher, collector and honorary professor at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen has always, ever since the nineteen-sixties, moved deliberately beyond established norms and outside narrow borders. His collection, with works by Joseph Beuys, Nam June Paik, George Brecht, Wolf Vostell, Arthur Køpcke and others, numbers among those with the most international significance in the area of Fluxus.

Ever since the nineteen-nineties, the interest of this versatile individual of deep convictions has been focused above all on recent art from the European periphery: Turkey, the countries of southeastern Europe, and Scandinavia. In highly acclaimed international exhibitions, he has presented such artists as Mangelos, Gülsün Karamustafa, Sanja Iveković, Ayşe Erkmen and Maaria Wirkkala. Their works, along with those of other, previously unknown young artists, have found a place in the collection and thereby had an enduring impact upon it.

Texts:  Lars Blunck, Barbara Heinrich, Thomas Heyden, Michael Hirsch, Natasa Ilic, Gabriele Knapstein and Wolfgang Rathert

Ed.  Neues Museum in Nürnberg
256 pages
23 x 16 cm

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