When in Doubt, Go to a Museum
When in Doubt, Go to a Museum is a new exhibition highlighting the important role played by art collectors. It is being put together by a team from the City Museum of Ljubljana, with Tevž Logar as guest curator.
By showcasing works of art from five distinguished European collections of contemporary art, the exhibition will shine a light on the role of collectors and explore why they are so important, both for artists and the entire art system.
The exhibition will feature a number of world famous artists, including Constantin Brâncuși, Maurizio Cattelan, Shirin Neshat, William Kentridge, Joseph Beuys, Diane Arbus, Jean Arp and Hito Steyerl, the majority of whom have never been made available to audiences in Slovenia before now.
Art collecting is extremely underrated in Slovenia. This exhibition, together with its accompanying publication, conference, guided tours and other events, can therefore be seen as an attempt to highlight the role played by collectors in today’s art system. The five collections can also serve as case studies revealing the ways in which collectors could help facilitate major projects in Slovenia, including those planned for the new Cukrarna Gallery after its scheduled opening in September 2021.
So if you are “in doubt”, come to the City Museum of Ljubljana, where we will do our best to convince you!
Collection Laurent Fiévet
Helena Almeida, Carl Andre, Diane Arbus, Mercedes Azpilicueta, Oliver Beer, Anna Betbeze, Etienne Chambaud, Jean Cocteau, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Rodolphe Delaunay, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Laurent Grasso, Richard Hamilton, Pierre Huyghe, Jean-Louis Igout, Alexandre Lavet, Henri Matisse, Wilfredo Prieto, Anri Sala, unknown amateur photographer, Andy Warhol, Ian Whittlesea.
Joseph Beuys, Sophie Calle, Ištvan Išt Huzjan, William Kentridge, Robert Mapplethorpe, Shirin Neshat, Marjetica Potrč, Hito Steyerl.
Ovidiu Șandor Collection
Dragos Alexandrescu, Jean Arp, Ştefan Bertalan, Constantin Brâncuși, Brassaï, Geta Brătescu, Victor Brauner, André Cadere, Ion Călugăru, Constantin Flondor, F. Brunea-Fox, Harun Farocki & Andrei Ujică, Ion Grigorescu, Marcel Iancu, Wassily Kandinsky, Gherasim Luca, Ana Lupaș, Victor Man, Max Hermann Maxy, Alex Mirutziu, Ciprian Muresan, Vlad Nanca, Paul Neagu, Ioana Nemes, Mihai Olos, Sașa Pană, Paul Păun, Jules Perahim, Eugen Rosca, Arthur Segal, Doru Tulcan, Tristan Tzara, Andra Ursuţa, Ilarie Voronca.
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
Maurizio Cattelan, Nan Goldin, Mona Hatoum, Josh Kline, Barbara Kruger, Yong-Baek Lee, Eva Marisaldi, Paulina Olowska, Raymond Pettibon.
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection (TBA21)
Dana Awartani, Christian Salablanca Díaz, freq_wave curated by Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Yeo Siew Hua, Eduardo Navarro.