Our CollectionContemplation and Meditation in Contemporary Art

In a field marked by opposing poles of East and West, speed and deceleration, extroversion and inwardness, the Dr. Christiane Hackerodt Arts and Culture Foundation has chosen the twin concepts of “meditation” and “contemplation” as the selection criteria for works in the collection.

The Dr. Christiane Hackerodt Arts and Culture Foundation is constantly expanding its collection of contemporary art. Choosing meditation and contemplation as the selection criteria for acquiring contemporary art puts the spotlight on artists whose work radically – i.e. from the root – interrogates and infuses reality, inviting the viewer to leave behind the familiar and to approach experience anew. In short, their work asks the spectator to define what matters to them. Works by artists of the Zero and Gutai groups above all corresponds closely to the collection’s thematic preoccupations.

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