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"Comtemporary Art from the DaimlerChrysler Collection - a Comprehensive Portrait of the Collection"
2004-10-05 until 2004-11-07
Iziko-SA National Gallery
Cape Town, ,
DaimlerChrysler AG owns one of the world's most prestigious corporate art collections and a selection of about 200 of its most important works, from Josef Albers to Andy Warhol, from Sylvie Fleury to Jane Alexander is touring South Africa in 2004. The exhibition at Iziko South African National Gallery coincides with the celebration of German unification and the German Cultural Weeks.
The DaimlerChrysler Collection reflects significant developments in 20th century abstract art, starting with groups of work from the Concrete, Constructivist, Minimalist and Conceptual art movements, then moving on to the most recent international trends in abstract art. Parts of the collection are dedicated to car-related art, contemporary South African art and new media. The art works have been specially assembled and are presented to give South African viewers a tour of the last fifty years of international art production and history.
A major feature of this project is the education programme. Educational aims and concepts have been worked out with South African institutions and learners of all ages will receive, free of charge, the ABC of the DaimlerChrysler Art Collection. A Work Book for Learners and Students in South Africa. The book is published in English, isiVenda, isiXhosa and isiZulu. Workshops with artists and a trainee programme for museum staff and guides are being organised, so that this unique exposure to major international works of art, which have never been seen in South Africa, will impact fully and as widely as possible.
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