The Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus presents the exhibition "Mentally Yellow. High Noon", a presentation of art from the KiCo Collection. Assembled by Doris Keller-Riemer and Hans-Gerd Riemer, Bonn, the KiCo Collection has been hosted by the Kunstmuseum Bonn and the Lenbachhaus Munich since the mid-1990s. Initially focused on monochrome color painting, it has steadily grown over the course of two decades to encompass a wide spectrum of contemporary art, including several expansive installations. In purchasing new art, the Riemers have sought to buy complete ensembles or entire self-contained rooms. The works are given on permanent loan to the public museums, and decisions concerning acquisitions are made in close collaboration and coordination between the collectors and the two museums. The KiCo Collection thus also complements the museums’ own holdings in helpful and interesting ways. Its contributions have allowed the Lenbachhaus as well as the Kunstmuseum Bonn pursue their own distinctive collection-building programs, a form of support that will remain vital in years to come.
Artists represented in the exhibition:
Franz Ackermann, Karla Black, Martin Boyce, Thomas Demand, Thea Djordjadze, Olafur Eliasson, Isa Genzken, Katharina Grosse, Wade Guyton, Marcia Hafif, Charline von Heyl, Judith Hopf, Daniel Knorr, Sarah Morris, Rolf Rose, Thomas Scheibitz, Adrian Schiess, Wolfgang Tillmans, Corinne Wasmuht
Curated by Eva Huttenlauch and Matthias Mühling