Contemporary German Art from the Collection

June 11-September 06, 2004

This exhibition highlights works from SFMOMA's rich holdings of contemporary German art in a range of media — painting, sculpture, installation, and photography — by artists including Katharina Fritsch, Georg Herold, Rebecca Horn, Martin Kippenberger, and Sigmar Polke, among others. Rather than proposing any stylistic unity or national trends, this exhibition provides an overview of some of the radically diverse art practices taking place in Germany during the past two decades.

screenprint with two men's faces

Martin Kippenberger, The Alma Band, from the portfolio Gute Rckentwicklung kennt keine Ausreden (Good Reverse Development Knows No Excuses), 1988; collection SFMOMA, Ruth and Moses Lasky Fund, purchase estate of Martin Kippenberger