As the first public display of a selection of works from the Alex Hank Collection, Heimat brings together eighteen artists spanning from 1910 to 2019. In contrast to today’s rapidly moving, image-saturated world, this exhibition celebrates the physical tangibility of the sculptures and paintings on display, placing an emphasis on the relationship between object, light and space. An avant-garde, politically charged and forward-looking approach present in all of the works, is what unifies varying mediums and practices.
The exhibition includes works by Matthew Barney, Marlene Dumas, Dan Flavin, Alberto Giacometti, Jenny Holzer, Anne Imhof, Toba Khedoori, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, On Kawara, John McCracken, Philippe Parreno, Neo Rauch, Gerhard Richter, Egon Schiele, Richard Serra, DeWain Valentine, Lawrence Weiner, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
Heimat is the first iteration of a series of projects that Alex Hank will be implementing in different contexts, showcasing compendiums of the collection to explore and identify separate narratives about the self and contemporary art and culture. Similarly to Doug Aitken´s installation Mirage Gstaad (currently on view in Gruben as part of Elevation1049, and partly funded by Alex Hank), this exhibition is free and open to the public from June 5th to November 15, 2019 inviting the community of Gstaad, Saanenland and the wider public