50 Years of the Supporters’ Circle for Contemporary Art   11.09.2021 – 30.01.2022

50 Years of the Supporters’ Circle for Contemporary Art

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Supporters’ Circle for Contemporary art in the Kunstverein Bremen. The Supporters’ Circle has sponsored an exhibition of contemporary art every year since 1971 at the Kunsthalle Bremen as well as providing funds for acquisitions.

This exhibition series has always played a defining role: A Gerhard Richter show in 1973 was followed by presentations of works by Antoni Tàpies, Andy Warhol, Walter Stöhrer, Emil Schumacher, Georg Baselitz, Jerry Zeniuk, Isa Genzken, Anna and Bernhard Blume, Peter Campus, Jörg Sasse, Norbert Schwontkowski, William Kentridge, Marcel Odenbach, Sarah Morris, Andreas Slominski, Thomas Hirschhorn, Mary Reid Kelley, Fernando Bryce and Rosa Barba.

 

(Fig.: Otto Piene, The Proliferation of the Sun, 1967 (Detail), performance with hand-painted mm slides, gift from the Supporters’ Circle for Contemporary Art 1998, Kunsthalle Bremen – Der Kunstverein in Bremen / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021)