The Collection of Contemporary Art

The collection was established through the donation of contemporary artworks by Sven Herrmann, private collector and founder of the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen. It continues to grow through yearly acquisitions and donations.

Works from the collection are available for loan and regularly presented in the Project Room of the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen.

Eve Sussman, Bathers, 2007
in den Reinbeckhallen

The collection includes works by

Bryan Adams, Nina Ansari, Abel Barroso, Joseph Bascai, Fides Becker, Sibylle Bergemann, Eelco Brand, Phil Collins, Max Delgado, Nikolaus Eberstaller, Angele Etoundi Essamba, Arno Fischer, Rene Francisco, Lutz Friedel, Miklos Gaál, Aliosky Garcìa, Andreas Gefeller, Maya Gold, Dionísio González, Edward B. Gordon, Paul Graham, Isca Greenfield Sanders, Timothey Greenfield Sanders, Sam Grigorian, Jaqueline Brito Jorge, Yamilys Brito Jorge, Yang Kailiang, Kcho, Ola Kolehmainen, Mariléne Oliver, Osmeivy Ortega, Luis Lamothe, Sigalit Landau, Andreas Leikauf, Alexis Leyva, Martin Liebscher, Niko Luoma, Rudi Meisel, Roger Melis, Ibrahim Miranda, Tsering Nyandak, Jyrki Parantainen, Julio Cesar Peña, Dan Perjovschi, Lázaro Saavedra, Charles Sandison, Arthur Sarkissian, Gundula Schulze-Eldowy, Wilken Skurk, Christian Stötzner, Caro Suerkemper, Eve Sussman, Reinerio Tamayo, Santeri Tuori, Janaína Tschäpe, Carlos Quintana, Philipp Valenta, Joel Valdivia, Raissa Venables, Miriam Vlaming, Trak Wendisch, Piet Wessing, Sue Williamson, and Harf Zimmermann.

Introducing the Collection

Offering unique insights into its collection, the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen introduces artists and works in its collection here:

Jyrki Parantainen, Rosemary, 2006

Essay by Dr. Candice M. Hamelin

Belonging to the series Dreams and Disappointments from the mid-2000s, all three works by Jyrki Parantainen in the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen’s current exhibition, a touch of playfulness, are images of images. For decades, the conceptual artist has been photographing landscapes and staged scenes that he then overlays with words and sentences and alters by adding pins […]
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Sue Williamson, Truth Games, 1998

Essay by Dr. Candice M. Hamelin

In the mid-1990s, a liminal period that saw the end of apartheid and the advent of democracy in South Africa, Sue Williamson (*1941 in Lichfield, United Kingdom) began to explore the role that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), a committee tasked with investigating human rights abuses committed between 1960 and 1994, played in the […]
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Paul Graham, a shimmer of possibility, 2018

Essay by Maximiliane Kolle

The trips that Paul Graham took through the United States—the British-born photographer’s adopted home since 2002—for the photo compendium a shimmer of possibility (MACK 2018) seem to meander just like the different photographic genres he moves across. Landscapes, portraits, street scenes, close-ups and still lifes make up this body of work, consisting of twelve individual […]
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Film and graphics – A collection of 15 posters by Cuban artists, 2009

Essay by Solange Lingnau

Accessibility is undeniably one of printmaking’s most important features. From its production to its reception, this art form offers an enormous potential to provoke cultural and socio-political debate. Aligned with the interest of nurturing social discourses, with the activities of the Reinbeckhallen’s onsite printing workshop Werkstatt Neue Drucke and in dialogue with the exhibition program, […]
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Roger Melis, Christa Wolf, 1968

After completing an apprenticeship in photography in Potsdam in the late 1950s, East German photographer Roger Melis began working as a scientific photographer at the Charité, a hospital in East Berlin. Around the same time, Melis was asked to photograph German artists, writers, and singers for a book that was regrettably never realized. Despite this, […]
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Nina Ansari, I Carry no Ca$h, 2011

Nina Ansari (b. 1981 in Tehran) has created an extensive oeuvre comprised of installations, paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photography. With this complexity, she reserves an artistic and conceptual freedom. As different as these media are, they are united through the conceptual approach as well as Ansari´s biography, which runs like a thread through her […]
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Dan Perjovschi, untitled, 2017

Essay by Ekaterina Broytman

Featuring the work of Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi, Drawing Politics was the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen’s second exhibition. Today, almost five years later, the site-specific installation made by the artist in the Reinbeckhallen’s exhibition hall appears, especially given recent events, in a new light and yet loses none of its topicality. Perjovschi worked in the exhibition hall […]