the starting point for our collection was a work by raoul de keyser, purchased in 1988. during the first few years, the collection focused on painting, but then we started concentrating more and more on conceptual art, especially by artists of the first and second generations.
among others, artists in the collection include: carol bove, martin boyce, stanley brouwn, martin creed, cerith wyn evans, hans-peter feldmann, morgan fisher, günther förg, rodney graham, wade guyton, georg herold, rodney mcmillian, jonathan monk, joyce pensato, stephen prina, florian pumhösl, karin sander, gregor schneider, andreas slominski, wolfgang tillmans, franz west, christopher williams, ian wilson, haegue yang, and heimo zobernig.
in 2002, we began regularly showing works from our collection at exhibitions in diverse locations. a first survey exhibition was held at the abteiberg museum in mönchengladbach that same year. more than fifty exhibitions have been shown in berlin since 2005, the first in an apartment on xantener straße, then in our space on strausberger platz, and most recently at FAHRBEREITSCHAFT. we were invited to present our collection at deichtorhallen hamburg and at the fondation hippocrène in paris. in berlin, we opened the festival tanz im august (dance in august) with an exhibition on the revolving stage of the hau hebbel am ufer theater. at the paris bar, the renowned artists’ haunt in berlin, we exhibited works from the collection, while on strausberger platz we simultaneously showed works that otherwise hung in the paris bar. in addition, we organized two artist film festivals, at kino international and at arsenal cinema on potsdamer platz, as a kickoff to berlin art week.