Contemporary Art

Mario Merz, Ohne Titel (Iglu), 1989
Kunst Museum Winterthur, Ankauf mit Mitteln der Jubiläumsstiftung Kunstverein Winterthur 2004
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Gerhard Richter, Waterfall (847–1), 1997
Oil on canvas, 126 x 90 cm
Purchase with help from the Funds for Charitable Purposes of the Canton of Zurich, 1998

Richard Artschwager, Janus, 2005
Kunst Museum Winterthur, Ankauf mit Mitteln aus dem Legat Curt und Erna Burgauer 2007
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Rita McBride, Resonance I – III, 2006
Fir wood and brass, 201 x 15 x 1 cm, Purchased with funds from the Curt und Erna Burgauer bequest, 2006
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American Minimal and Post-minimal Art, exemplified by artists such as Carl Andre, Robert Mangold, Richard Tuttle and Richard Artschwager, as well as the Italian Arte Povera from the 1960s with Mario Merz, Luciano Fabro and Gilberto Zorio, among others, form the basis for the collection of international contemporary art in the Kunst Museum Winterthur. It distinguishes itself through an emphasis on certain painters and sculptors. The Museum contains the most important group of paintings and drawings by the German artist Gerhard Richter in Switzerland, as well as singular sculptural ensembles by Richard Deacon, Isa Genzken, Thomas Schütte and Rita McBride. An extensive group of works by the American artist Matt Mullican pays attention to the so-called Pictures Generation, which combines conceptual traditions with the approach of appropriating mass media artistically and translating them into their own imagery.

Due to limited space, the collection of contemporary art is exhibited in rotating excerpts.

Audio Guide

A guide to 40 main works of the collection, German and English CHF 3