Euro-Centric, Part 1

December 5, 2007 - November 28, 2008


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.


Artists in the exhibition:

John Armleder
Christian Boltanski
Andre Butzer
Maurizio Cattelan
Tony Cragg
Walter Dahn
Nathalie Djurberg
Marlene Dumas
Urs Fischer
Peter Fischli and David Weiss

Axel Geis
Thomas Helbig
Georg Herold
Andy Hope 1930
Anselm Kiefer
Richard Long
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 


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