The collection Stefan Heinemann
Karl-Heinz Adler, Birgir Andresson, Robert Barry, Georg Baselitz, Bernd und Hilla Becher, Joseph Beuys, Norbert Bisky, Martin Boyce, Ralf Brück, Chargesheimer (Carl-Heinz Hargesheimer), Hanne Darboven, Jacopo de’ Barbari, Klaus Dennhardt, Molina Cortés Domingo, Birgit Eggert, Ayse Erkmen, Georg Ettl, Eva & Adele, Robert Filliou, Joel Fisher, Jakob Flohe, Günther Förg, Tony Franz, Eberhard Göschel, Holger Kasten-Grauberg, Owen Gump, Beate Gütschow, Ian Finlay Hamilton, Georg Hartung, Eberhard Havekost, Erwin Heerich, Peter Herbstreuth, Christine Hill, Hirschvogel, Matthias Hoch, Candida Höfer, Paul Hofmann, Hans Hollein, Olaf Holzapfel, Holger John, Konrad Karsten, Edmund Kesting, Ute Klophaus, Karl Kowalke, Stefan Krauth, Ferdinand Kriwet, Robert Kusmirowski, Werner Lieberknecht, Peter Makolies, Ralf Meyer-Ohlenhof, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Peter Moors, Wilhelm Mueller, Olaf Nicolai, Frank Nitsche, Claes Oldenburg, Lisa Pahlke, Mimmo Paladino, Panamarenko, Giulio Paolini, A.R. Penck, Giuseppe Penone, Jack Pierson, Stefan Plenkers, Sigmar Polke, Reinigungsgesellschaft, Silke Riechert, Patrick Rieve, Julian Röder, Jenny Rosemeyer, Dean Sameshina, Thomas Scheibitz, Jürgen Schieferdecker, Jürgen Schön, Jan Schoonhoven, Henrik Schrat, Paola Serino, Wolfgang Smy, Heidi Specker, Christine Starke, Gunther Starke, Inga Svala Thorsdottir, Till Exit, Barbara Trautmann, Günther Uecker, Max Uhlig, Andreas von Weizsäcker, Claus Weidensdorfer, Lawrence Weiner, Karen Weinert, Nicole Wermers, Monika Zakova, Herbert Zangs
The Dresden lawyer Stefan Heinemann already discovered the collection and promotion of contemporary art and culture as his great passion in his youth. Over the years, this passion has grown into an impressive collection of contemporary art, which speaks artistically the language of its time, and simultaneously shows a part of Heinemann’s varied and extensive commitment to art and culture in Dresden.
There are collections in which, above all other concerns, the collector’s own emphatic relationship to art, to common life and artistic thinking is looming: encounters, friendships and the conditions of life. The Stefan Heinemann Collection can be read as a biographical development of values, design preferences, thematic and content-related affinities and an intense desire for art and culture.
In this respect, the selection of works for the exhibition is close to the life and character of the collector, and is shaped by the diversity and openness of his perspective on art. In addition to the numerous works that have entered the collection through personal references and ties of friendship, works of different artists dealing with text, typography and lines form a special focus. Furthermore, a selection of photographs and drawings gives an overview of the range of artistic languages that Stefan Heinemann has been gathering in his collection.
The Kunsthaus Dresden shows „I am not my target audience. The Heinemann Collection“ in order to honor Stefan Heinemann’s continuous commitment to art and culture in Dresden.