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How does an entire continent redefine itself? What is a European? How do present-day Europeans deal with the memory of two world wars? How does the inheritance of a colonial past impact the current generation? How do contemporary artists deal with the weight of their own cultural history? How do these artists define themselves through their desire to participate in a dialogue of NOW? Is there a contemporary European aesthetic? “Euro-Centric, Part 1” is the first of a series of exhibitions over the coming years that will attempt to address these questions.

This major exhibition will be presented in 16 of the 27 galleries that constitute the RFC exhibition space.

Euro-Centric artists:

John Armleder Christian Boltanski Andre Butzer Maurizio Cattelan Walter Dahn Nathalie Djurberg Marlene Dumas Urs Fischer Peter Fischli and David Weiss Axel Geis Thomas Helbig Georg Herold Andreas Hofer Anselm Kiefer Jonathan Meese Bjarne Melgaard Olivier Mosset Mai-Thu Perret Anselm Reyle Anri Sala Thomas Schütte Rosemarie Trockel Erik van Lieshout

Euro-Centric, Part 1: New European Art from the Rubell Family Collection December 5, 2007 - November 28, 2008 Andro Wekua Franz West Thomas Zipp

Euro-Centric, Part 1
New European Art from the Rubell Family Collection

mit John Armleder, Christian Boltanski, André Butzer, Maurizio Cattelan, Walter Dahn, Nathalie Djurberg, Marlene Dumas, Urs Fischer, Fischli / Weiss, Axel Geis, Thomas Helbig, Georg Herold, Andreas Hofer, Raoul de Keyser, Anselm Kiefer, Jonathan Meese, Bjarne Melgaard, Olivier Mosset, Mai-Thu Perret, Anselm Reyle, Anri Sala, Thomas Schütte, Rosemarie Trockel, Erik van Lieshout, Andro Wekua, Franz West, Thomas Zipp