The German Connection

Simon Watson / Scenic

The German Connection is a curated exhibition of emerging artists who have lived or worked in Germany and whose artworks are in the private collection of a New York couple. This exhibit is currently installed in their triplex loft which was specially designed to showcase some of the collection's 1,000 works by contemporary artists.
The German Connection focuses on emerging artists and includes Franz Ackermann, Kai Althoff, John Bock, Torben Giehler, Lothar Hempel, Olafur Eliasson, Eberhard Havekost, Martin Honert, Thomas Kiesewetter, Stefan Kürten, Antje Majewski, Jonathan Meese, Nader, Frank Nitsch, Ulrike Ottinger, Manfred Pernice, Neo Rauch, Tobias Rehberger, Daniel Richter, Matt Saunders, Thomas Scheibitz, Andreas Slominski, Olav Westphalen. Major works by each of these artists have been installed in thematic zones-performance, architecture, and landscape-on two floors. Throughout the installation-in a supporting and contextualizing role-are works by established artists such as Stephan Balkenhol, Katarina Fritsch, Andreas Gursky, Georg Herold, Jörg Immendorff, Martin Kippenberger, Sigmar Polke, Thomas Ruff, Gerhard Richter and Thomas Schütte.
The German Connection is the second installation from the collection curated by Simon Watson/Scenic. The previous exhibition cycle included approximately 275 artworks by
Janine Antoni, Matthew Barney, Nayland Blake, John Currin, Lucky DeBellvue, Kim Dingle, Peter Doig, Marlene Dumas, Nicole Eisenman, Anna Gaskell, Gelatin, Nan Golden, Leon Golub, David Hammons, Anish Kapoor, Karen Kilimnik, Mike Kelley, William Kentridge, Michael McCaslin, Anette Messenger, Tracey Moffatt, Juan Muñoz, Jack Pierson, Eizabeth Peyton, Gary Simmons, Richard Tuttle, Leo Villareal, Christopher Wool, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, Nancy Spero, Fred Tomaselli, Nari Ward, Sue Williams and Lisa Yuskavage.
Although this exhibition is not open to the public, you can visit to see installation views of The German Connection.


Neo Rauch, übung, 1999, 200 x 300 cm

Olafur Eliasson, Kaleidoskopic telescope, 2001


Olafur Eliasson, Kaleidoskpic telescope, 2001

Torben Giehler, Lhoste, 2002


Franz Ackermann, Untitled (Pacific no. 42, A location your business will treasure), 1998


Franz Ackermann, Mental Map, Near Cinelandia, 1997


Frantz Ackermann, (Untitled) Mental Map; Circus B, 2000


Martin Honert, Nikolaus (Santa Claus), 2002


Thomas Kiesewetter, Untitled, 2001


Ulrike Ottinger, Freak Orlando, 1981 c-print 60 x 90 cm


Daniel Richter, Zurberes, 2000


Eberhard Havekost, Sniper 1, M98, Oil on canvas, 11.8 x 15.75 inches

Eberhard Havekost, Sniper 2, M98, Oil on canvas, 11.8 x 15.75 inches


Eberhard Havekost, Sniper 3, M98, Oil on canvas, 11.8 x 15.75 inches


Stefan Kürten, Perfect Day, 2002


Kai Althoff, untitled 2000, 30 x 32 cm aquarel on paper


Kai Althoff, untitled 2000, 30 x 32 cm aquarel on paper