Edward Curtis

Friendship. Nature. Culture. 44 Years of Daimler Art Collection

Works from the collection 1920-2021

Our anniversary exhibition ›Friendship. Nature. Culture. 44 Years of the Daimler Art Collection‹ looks back on the development of an internationally renowned corporate collection. From over 3,000 artworks in the collection, founded in 1977, about 100 works by ca. 70 artists have been selected. In a broad sense, relating to contemporary phenomena in the context of friendship, nature, and culture, the artistic works from a period of 100 years form networks and explore the interplay between art and human coexistence.

 

Curator:

Renate Wiehager

Head of the Daimler Art Collection

Former Glory

The American flag is an icon of patriotism, imbued with authority and cultural significance. This exhibition of works created in a range of media considers the American flag in the context of our time. As a representation of national identity, the flag purportedly encompasses a diversity of people, but it has also been used to substantiate the idea of American exceptionalism. Spanning more than 150 years, Former Glory questions our emotional connections to the flag and explores its presence in domestic and international communities. Humorous, violent, critical, and sentimental, these varied works acknowledge and reflect on American nationalism and our complex histories.

Reclaimed Baggage @ Northern Illinois University Art Museum

Public Reception:  5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 29, NIU Art Museum

curated by Nr

curated by Nirmal Raja