Elmgreen & Dragset | powerless structure, fig. 21 (queer bar), 1998
Elmgreen & Dragset | powerless structure, fig. 21 (queer bar), 1998
Elmgreen & Dragset | powerless structure, fig. 21 (queer bar), 1998
Elmgreen & Dragset
Powerless Structure, fig. 21 (Queer Bar), 1998

No return

January 27 – April 28, 2002
Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

Peter Bonde, Maurizio Cattelan, Martin Creed, Raoul de Keyser, Ólafur Elíasson, Elmgreen & Dragset, Günther Förg, Douglas Gordon, Isabell Heimerdinger, Jeppe Hein, Candida Höfer, Callum Innes, Donald Judd, Stefan Kern, Martin Kippenberger, Imi Knoebel, Michel Majerus, Jonathan Monk, Christopher Muller, Cady Noland, Jorge Pardo, Manfred Pernice, Paola Pivi, Tobias Rehberger, Thomas Ruff, Gregor Schneider, Santiago Sierra, Andreas Slominski, Florian Slotawa, Simon Starling, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rosemarie Trockel, Luc Tuymans, Cosima von Bonin, Johannes Wohnseifer

The publication No Return: Sammlung Haubrok is available via our website.

Axel Haubrok has collected contemporary art for several years and is now directing his attention and activities toward the young, international art scene. He is especially interested in conceptual spatial installations. Take for example, Tobias Rehberger, Gregor Schneider, Jonathan Monk or Paola Pivi, who work with circular processes to bring ideas together in new contexts. These contexts determine the works’ artistic form. And, works of art become like film stills in a story. In preparation, ten rooms and a museum hall were cleared out and new exhibition concepts were developed. As the re-organization and new development of large, public collections of contemporary art continues to be shaped largely by private collections, this relationship has been made transparent and linked analogously to the artistic process.
The exhibition No return – originally a marketing title – is to be understood as a work-in-progress. During a 3-month time period, several artistic scenarios were changed, and in the case of Florian Slotawas, formed anew.

exhibition text of Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

Exhibition website of Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

No Return Installationsansicht
No Return Installationsansicht
No Return Installationsansicht
No Return
Installationsansicht
Paola Pivi, Alicudi 1:1 project (2001) (detail)
Paola Pivi, Alicudi 1:1 project (2001) (detail)
Paola Pivi, Alicudi 1:1 project (2001) (detail)
Paola Pivi
Alicudi 1:1 project, 2001
(detail)
Simon Starling, Waratah (artichoke, kogle, zapfen, pomme de pin) (2001)
Simon Starling, Waratah (artichoke, kogle, zapfen, pomme de pin) (2001)
Simon Starling, Waratah (artichoke, kogle, zapfen, pomme de pin) (2001)
Simon Starling
Waratah (artichoke, kogle, zapfen, pomme de pin), 2001
Left: Manfred Pernice, untitled (1998); Middle: Manfred Pernice, Bell II, 11 (1998); Right: Manfred Pernice, Bell II, 14 (1998)
Left: Manfred Pernice, untitled (1998); Middle: Manfred Pernice, Bell II, 11 (1998); Right: Manfred Pernice, Bell II, 14 (1998)
Left: Manfred Pernice, untitled (1998); Middle: Manfred Pernice, Bell II, 11 (1998); Right: Manfred Pernice, Bell II, 14 (1998)
Left: Manfred Pernice
untitled, 1998

Middle: Manfred Pernice
Bell II, 11, 1998

Right: Manfred Pernice
Bell II, 14, 1998
Douglas Gordon, This is what you want (1998) (detail)
Douglas Gordon, This is what you want (1998) (detail)
Douglas Gordon, This is what you want (1998) (detail)
Douglas Gordon
This is what you want, 1998 (detail)

List of Works

Peter Bonde
untitled (223), 1997

Peter Bonde
untitled (LSD), 1997

Maurizio Cattelan
untitled, 2000

Martin Creed
Work no. 270: The lights off, 2001

Raoul de Keyser
untitled, 1988

Ólafur Elíasson
3D fivefold symmetry, 2000

Ólafur Elíasson
Highlighter, 1999

Elmgreen & Dragset
Powerless structure, Fig. 21 (queer bar), 1998

Günther Förg
Villa Wittgenstein, 1986/1998

Günther Förg
untitled, 1996

Günther Förg
Wandteilung, 1986/1993

Günther Förg
untitled, 1993

Günther Förg
untitled, 1992

Günther Förg
untitled, 1988

Douglas Gordon
This is what you want, 1998

Isabell Heimerdinger
I was Andy Warhol’s Dracula, 2000

Isabell Heimerdinger
Interior #15, 2000

Jeppe Hein
Moving walls, 2001

Candida Höfer
Festspielhaus Recklinghausen III, 1997

Callum Innes
Agitated vertical white, 1995

Callum Innes
Cadmium red pale, 1995

Callum Innes
Formed painting in grey, 1994

Donald Judd
untitled (25R), 1982

Stefan Kern
Sven, 1998

Martin Kippenberger
Das Ende des Alphabets, 1990

Imi Knoebel
untitled, 1991

Imi Knoebel
untitled, 1991

Michel Majerus
MoM block 81, 1999

Michel Majerus
MoM block 82, 1999

Michel Majerus
MoM block 88, 1999

Jonathan Monk
The distance between me and you, 2001

Christopher Muller
From head to toe, 1991/1992

Cady Noland
Blank for serial, 1989

Jorge Pardo
Lamp 030100, 2000

Jorge Pardo
untitled, 2000

Jorge Pardo
untitled, 2000

Jorge Pardo
Baby blue, 1998

Manfred Pernice
Bell II, 11, 1998

Manfred Pernice
Bell II, 14, 1998

Manfred Pernice
untitled, 1998

Paola Pivi
Alicudi 1:1 project, 2001

Tobias Rehberger
untitled (Familie), 1999

Tobias Rehberger
Brancusi, 1997

Thomas Ruff
04h 40m / -45°, 1992

Gregor Schneider
ur1 u14 (Schlafzimmer), 1988/1997

Gregor Schneider
Blutroter Wind, 1993

Santiago Sierra
133 persons paid to have their hair dyed, 2001

Andreas Slominski
Hundemassenfang, 2000

Florian Slotawa
Museumssprints, 2000/2001

Florian Slotawa
Gesamtbesitz des Künstlers, 1995–2000

Florian Slotawa
Hotelarbeiten, 1998/1999

Florian Slotawa
Gesamtbesitz 1996, 1996

Simon Starling
Waratah (Artichoke, kogle, zapfen, pomme de pin), 2001

Wolfgang Tillmans
Blushes #67, 2000

Wolfgang Tillmans
Saros, 1999

Wolfgang Tillmans
Isa Genzken – Atelier, 1993

Rosemarie Trockel
Plus–minus, 1987

Luc Tuymans
Spiegel II, 1992

Cosima von Bonin
Gertrude Jekyll (#17), 2000

Johannes Wohnseifer
Vater weint, 2001