Installation view with works by Ugo Rondinone, Katharina Fritsch, Urs Fischer, Frances Stark and others in the foreground
Installation view with works by Jon Kessler, Francis Alys, Haegue Yang, Bernard Frize, John Bock, El Anatsui, Rebecca Horn and others
Reading area with all Parkett volumes, short artist's video statements, and sketches and letters documenting the collaborations
FROM 30 YEARS IN ONE ROOM
Parkett Exhibition Space
Limmatrasse 268, 8005 Zurich
August 29 – December 20, 2014
Preview: August 27, 2014, 6-8pm
Opening: August 29, 2014, 6-8pm
The exhibition CORNUCOPIA at Parkett’s Space in Zurich presents the editions made by artists for Parkett since its founding thirty years ago—together in one room for the first time. On view are over 200 works, ranging from photographs, prints, and sculptures to video, installations, paintings, and books.
The editions are exhibited chronologically, providing a unique journey across three decades and around the world. The rarely seen diversity and density of these works, assembled together in one single room, is a testimony to the boundless forms and critical ideas expressed by artists today; from the first editions in 1984 by Enzo Cucchi, Sigmar Polke, Meret Oppenheim and others to recent works by Shirana Shahbazi, Valentin Carron, Ragnar Kjartansson, or Cyprien Gaillard; and including iconic works by Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui, Louise Bourgeois, Urs Fischer, Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Anish Kapoor, Beatriz Milhazes, Bruce Nauman, Gabriel Orozco, Gerhard Richter, Cindy Sherman, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Andy Warhol, Yang Fudong and many others.
This exhibition celebrates the poetry and aura of art, not unlike a cabinet of curiosities or Wunderkammer. The works have been exhibited in major museums in Europe, America, and Asia and are in institutional and private collections around the world, including those of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Kunsthaus Zurich. Created especially for Parkett, these works are testimony to the talent of their makers, and a tribute to the enduring nature of art. Every edition, however small or large, contains the essence of an artist’s ideas. While previous shows at Parkett's exhibition space explored specific themes such as "People," "Abstract—Nature," or "Small Is Beautiful," this thirty year anniversary show provides visitors with a view upon the universe of artistic thought under one roof, beyond the limits of geography or time.
In addition to the multitude of works, CORNUCOPIA also features a reading area with all 94 volumes of Parkett, short video statements by Parkett artists, and a selection of sketches, letters, and photographs documenting these collaborations between artists and Parkett.
Parkett’s Space in Zurich presents rotating themed exhibitions as well as projects, events, and talks with artists and curators. The gallery’s library includes every published volume of Parkett and special titles.
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PARKETT EXHIBITION SPACE
Limmatstrasse 268, 8005 Zürich, Tel. 0041 44 500 3864