The exhibition in the Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen is showing, for the first time in Baden-Württemberg, the whole range of media art from the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection: from early video and photographic artists like Nam June Paik and Roman Signer to young international artists like Sylvie Fleury, Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié and Takehito Koganezawa. One specific focal point of the exhibition is contemporary South African art. In all over 100 works by 27 artists from ten countries will be on show.
The holdings of the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection, which was founded in 1977, now number approximately 1,200 works by about 300 German and international artists. All the works are shown on the company’s premises, and the selection is changed regularly. The collection represents an important spectrum of 20th century abstract art development and pictorial ideas, right down to the present day.
In the early 1990s—following the artistic trends of the times—a start was made on collecting new media works as well as focusing on painting: photography, neon, video, object art and light-boxes. This aspect has been systematically expanded in recent years.