Fotomuseum Winterthur | Saturday, 01.03. – Sunday, 12.10.2008

Jedermann Collection – Set 5 from the Fotomuseum Winterthur Collection

Last year, Fotomuseum Winterthur acquired the high-caliber American Jedermann Collection, which comprises 177 works by 62 artists with a total of 340 photographs. The list of artists reads like a “Who’s Who” of contemporary art and photography. The main part of the collection is focused on the conceptual photography of the 1960s and 70s, with works by Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Victor Burgin, Hamish Fulton, Michael Heizer, Richard Long, Gordon Matta-Clark, Sol LeWitt, Robert Smithson and many others.

A second part comprises the media-reflecting, post-modern photography of the 1980s with works by Barbara Bloom, Louise Lawler, Cindy Sherman and many others who explored the effects of the mass media such as the cinema, magazines, advertising etc. on our society. This purchase has considerably increased the profile of the collection of Fotomuseum Winterthur. The exhibition Jedermann Collection presents central artistic positions of the 20th century, of land art, concept art and appropriation art.

The purchase of the Jedermann Collection was made possible by substantial contributions from the following foundations, firms and private persons: Artephila Foundation, Volkart Foundation, Georg and Bertha Schwyzer-Winiker Foundation, Hulda and Gustav Zumsteg Foundation, Baugarten Foundation, Hans Barlach/Claus Grossner, Maja Hoffmann (Luma Foundation), Thomas Koerfer and Ringier AG.

The exhibition was curated by Thomas Seelig and Urs Stahel.

Main sponsor: Swiss Re