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As the 10th stage of its world tour, around 120 works of the Daimler Art Collection are currently on show at MALBA Buenos Aires. The exhibited high profile works range from Oskar Schlemmer via Andy Warhol to international Contemporary Artists: On show are installations, sculptures, photography as well as video works from the Daimler Art Collection.

A unique key component of the exhibition is a comprehensive educational program for school and college students, which was developed in collaboration with the education department of the museum. The aim of the program is to examine the content of the exhibition, its works and artists as integral part of school lessons or studies. Therefore students receive a 200 page educational booklet about the exhibition, developed by Daimler's Art Collection department, free of charge. In the run-up to the exhibition, museum employees, teachers, professors and art history students have been trained to provide their young audience with key information and details of the exhibition. Furthermore a shuttle service was set up by Mercedes-Benz to provide transport opportunities for the students from their schools to the museum.

The exhibition, curated by Renate Wiehager, head of the Daimler Art Collection, is a high-quality collection of works covering a range of styles and content, documenting modern and contemporary art developments in the last 100 years. With its 120 pieces on show, it also offers a comprehensive portrait of one of the most important German corporate collections. The works were created between 1909 and the present, and represent artists as Andy Warhol, Willi Baumeister, Josef Albers, Oskar Schlemmer, Max Bill, Julio Le Parc, François Morrelet, Sylvie Fleury, Liam Gillick, Philippe Parreno, Zinny/Maidagan and other young artists from Europe, South Africa, Latin America, Asia and Australia.

The world tour of the Daimler Art Collection started in 2003 at ZKM in Karlsruhe and at the DIA in Detroit. It continued until today in important museums in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Tokyo, São Paulo, Palma de Mallorca, Madrid and Singapore.

The Daimler Art Collection, founded in 1977, now comprises around 1,800 pieces by about 600 international artists. It focuses on an abstract-constructive, conceptual or minimalist image concepts. The collection includes work groups of public sculptures, photography and video as well as car-related art and commissioned art works. Initially the collection followed the development of art in the first half of the 20th century around Stuttgart and Southern Germany, later expanding to include related German, European and International Artists.

Geometry in 20th Century Art from the Daimler Art Collection
Highlights of 20th Century and Contemporary International Art from
the Daimler Art Collection (1909-2009)
Kurator: Renate Wiegaher

Künstler: Andy Warhol, Willi Baumeister, Josef Albers, Oskar Schlemmer, Max Bill, Julio Le Parc, François Morellet, Sylvie Fleury, Liam Gillick, Philippe Parreno, Dolores Zinny & Juan Maidagan ...