Thank you

3 – December 17, 2011
Strausberger Platz, Berlin

Franz Ackermann, Michael Beutler, Pierre Bismuth, Cezary Bodzianowski, Peter Bonde, Carol Bove, Martin Boyce, Tom Burr, Matt Calderwood, Alan Charlton, David Claerbout, Martin Creed, Raoul de Keyser, Ólafur Elíasson, Elmgreen & Dragset, Doug Fishbone, Morgan Fisher, Albrecht Fuchs, Günther Förg, Douglas Gordon, Dan Graham, Wade Guyton, Jens Haaning, Terry Haggerty, Konstantin Haubrok, Lone Haugaard Madsen, Isabell Heimerdinger, Candida Höfer, Jacob Kassay, Stefan Kern, Tim Lee, David Lieske, Tobias Madison, Rodney McMillian, Klaus Merkel, Jonathan Monk, Christopher Muller, Jorge Pardo, Manfred Pernice, Peter Piller, Paola Pivi, Mathias Poledna, Stephen Prina, Florian Pumhösl, Daragh Reeves, Tobias Rehberger, Davis Rhodes, Thomas Ruff, Karin Sander, Bojan Šarčević, Barbara Schmidt Heins, Gregor Schneider, Santiago Sierra, Markus Sixay, Andreas Slominski, Florian Slotawa, Joel Tauber, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jan Timme, Jens Ullrich, Günter Umberg, Kelley Walker, Franz Erhard Walther, Pae White, Christopher Williams, Johannes Wohnseifer, Erwin Wurm, Michel Würthle, Haegue Yang, David Zink Yi, Heimo Zobernig, Willem de Rooij

Opening: December 1, 2011, 7 – 9 pm

The publication Thank you is available via our website.

My wife Barbara and my son Konstantin asked the most important artists from our collection to contribute an artwork for my sixtieth birthday. With a bit of nudging from my wife, seventy-three artists each sent a work. Originally, the contributions were to be compiled in a book, yet it soon became apparent that it had to be a box. Their techniques and formats were too diverse. I didn’t have the slightest idea about the whole thing and was taken by complete surprise when an elaborately designed box filled with very personal works by amazing artists was placed upon my birthday table. I can’t thank enough all the participating artists, not to mention the galleries, which supported this. The same goes for my family as well as Michael Neff, who not only organized everything but also kept it a secret from me for months on end. How best to thank them? By making the book after all, which brings all the works together, and by sending it to all involved, in thanks. This book is now complete – organized and lovingly designed by my son.

Axel Haubrok

Tobias Rehberger, Untitled (2011)
Tobias Rehberger, Untitled (2011)
Tobias Rehberger, Untitled (2011)
Tobias Rehberger
Untitled, 2011
Thank you, Installation view
Thank you, Installation view
Thank you, Installation view
Thank you
Installation view