Opening: Thursday, November 21, 2024

Field Test #4: Køpcke – Roth looks at the artworks and documents of Arthur Køpcke and Dieter Roth alongside those of Shigeko Kubota, George Maciunas, Yoko Ono, Robin Page, Benjamin Patterson, and others in ANDERSCH COLLECTION/ARCHIVE.

Køpcke and Roth are especially intriguing for Museum Abteiberg, as both artists have had significant works in the museum’s collection for decades. Now, with ANDERSCH COLLECTION/ARCHIVE, these works can be placed in a richer context. Moreover George Maciunas, considered the initiator of Fluxus, emerges as a central figure within the Fluxus network.

Dorothee and Erik Andersch bequeathed ANDERSCH COLLECTION/ARCHIVE to Museum Abteiberg in 2017 – a compilation of artworks, a small library, and various archival materials related to more than 50 artists. The museum’s long-term goal is to establish the collection and its associated Schaumagazin as a key resource for research on Fluxus and art of the 1960s and 1970s.

In preparation, the Field Test exhibition series serves to systematically inventory and explore the extensive collection and gradually present it to the public. At the same time, a series of experiments will test various elements for the proposed Schaumagazin.

Field Test #4: Køpcke – Roth was curated by Melanie Seidler.
ANDERSCH COLLECTION/ARCHIVE project is directed by Felicia Rappe.

The presentation of Field Test #4: Køpcke – Roth was made possible with support from the Hans Fries-Stiftung.

Fig.: Dieter Roth, Kleiner Sonnenuntergang (Small Sunset), 1968, ANDERSCH COLLECTION/ARCHIVE at Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, © Dieter Roth Estate, courtesy of Hauser & Wirth, photo: Achim Kukulies