press release

Private/Corporate IV is the fourth in a series of exhibitions, which was initiated in 2002, and in which the DaimlerChrysler Collection presents itself in a dialogue with an international private collection once a year. The previous co-operations have always revolved around a focusing on what is characteristic for both the private collector invited and the development of the DaimlerChrysler Collection: conceptual trends and international contemporary art positions (dialogue with Paul Maenz, Berlin, 2002), Minimal and Post-minimal art (dialogue with Ileana Sonnabend, New York, 2003), German positions in the borderland of Abstraction, Figuration and Minimalism (dialogue with Heliod Spiekermann, Düsseldorf, 2005).

Anupam Poddar (*1974), the dialogue partner for Private/Corporate IV, ranks among the most significant art collectors in India. The extensive collection was initiated by his mother, Lekha Poddar. The rather small number of significant private collections in India have one thing in common, namely that they have concentrated exclusively on national art to date. In contrast to other Indian collectors, Poddars collection comprises of various genres. Pictures, objects, sculptures, installations, photography and video art are arranged with selected representatives of Indian folk art. The exhibition Private/Corporate IV comprises over 60 works by some 30 artists, most of them from India, from the collections of Anupam Poddar and DaimlerChrysler.

From the Poddar Collection: Jyothi Basu, Sheba Chhachhi, Krishanaraj Chonat, Atul Dodiya, Anita Dube, Probir Gupta, Shilpa Gupta, Subodh Gupta, N.S. Harsha, Anant Joshi, Bharti Kher, Sonia Khurana, Pushpamala N., T.S. Nagarajan, Jagannath Panda, Ravinder Reddy, T.V. Santosh, Mithu Sen, Dayanita Singh (all IND).

From the DaimlerChrysler Collection: Daniele Buetti (CH), Tobias Hauser (D), Georg Herold (D), Alfredo Jaar (RCH), Sonia Khurana (IND), Justin Ponmany (IND), David Salle (USA), Dayanita Singh (IND), K.R.H. Sonderborg (D), Tamara K.E. (GUS)