Kunstmuseum Göttingen / Museum of Art Göttingen

Concept

-2004-

In 2004, Kunstverein Göttingen (Göttingen Art Association) was transformed into Kunstmuseum Göttingen (Göttingen Museum
of Art). A new neon sign over the entrance indicated the restructuring, and an opening ceremony was staged. The small German town’s deep-seated desire to own a museum was fulfilled. Art was presented anew: Jankowski set up spaces for Göttingen University’s historic art collection, works from Göttingen-based private collections, and a temporary exhibition where visitors could see works by Jankowski himself. His exhibition, titled Sweet Home, referred to his own homecoming, since the artist was born in this central German town. At the end of the exhibition, however, Jankowski packed up his neon sign and left, and Kunstmuseum Göttingen was once again a Kunstverein. The museum was merely
a product of the artist’s imagination.

Neon installation

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Oberbürgermeister Jürgen Danielowski inaugurates the exhibition
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Kunstverein Göttingen
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Installation view, Art Basel Miami
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Prof. Dr. Werner Schnell
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Thomas Oppermann
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Prof. Dr. Kurt von Figura
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Gunter Hampel European Trio

Neon installation, 47 x 581 x 17 cm, unique