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Art collection of the state of North Rhine – Westphalia in the city of Dusseldorf consists of two art museums: K20, located at Grabbeplatz, and K21, located in the House of Estates. ("Stendehause").
In 1960, the city acquired 88 works by the painter Paul Klee. These works formed the basis of the collection, established in 1961 under the name `` Foundation for the Art Collection of the Land of North Rhine – Westphalia. '' The collection was originally housed in Jagerhof Castle. Almost immediately after the opening of the Art Collection, it was decided to build a new building due to the lack of exhibition space. In 1975, the city authorities announced a competition for the design of a new building, and Dissing + Weitling won the competition. The building was opened in March 1986. The polished black syenite building had a curved facade.
In 1990, the collection was expanded with sculptures, photographs and installations.
Museum on Grabbeplatz, after the joining of the new museum in Stendhaus, it received the name"К20" ("Art of the XX century"). The collection is based on the works of classical modern. Works of art before 1945 are presented in styles – expressionism, cubism, fauvism and '' metaphysical painting '', you can also see the works of painters of the creative association 'Blue Rider', Surrealists and Dadaists.
After 1945, works of art are represented by works of American artists such as Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Marko Rothko and Robert Rauschenberg. European art is represented by the works of Markus Lupertz, Gerhard Richter, Per Kirkeby and Joseph Beuys.
In 1989, an unusual project was carried out in the museum – artists from all over the world were invited here in turn to create works for the largest exhibition hall. The project participants are Richard Serra, Dani Caravan, Daniel Buren and Richard Long.
The Museum in StendhausK21 was inaugurated in April 2002. The museum presents works of art of the late XX – the beginning of the XXI century. The Stendhaus building was built at the end of the 19th century. For many years it housed the Prussian Landtag. In 1949-1988, the parliament of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia was located here. From 1988 to 2002, the building was empty until the Museum of the Art Collection opened in it. Before the opening of the museum, large-scale reconstruction works have been carried out since 1999.
The museum displays works of art since 1980. The works of Nam Yun Paik and Marcel Broodtars are exhibited here. Also in the museum you can see the photographic works of Candida Hefer, Andreas Gursky, Jeff Wall, Thomas Ruff, sculpture by Thomas Schutte and video installations by Eija-Liisa Atila.
In 2004, the museum's exposition was replenished with the Ackerman collection. This includes works by artists Robert Gobert, Sigmar Polke, Georg Herold, Ilya Kabakov, Juan Munoz, Thomas Demand and others.
Both museums now hold changing exhibitions.
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