RUBELL FAMILY COLLECTION/MASS MOCA
Life After Death
New Leipzig Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection
Edited and with essays by Mark Coetzee and Laura Steward Heon. Introduction by Ric Collier, Robin Held, Joe Thompson and Jack Rasmussen.
In December 2000, a group of five young German artists, all recent graduates of the prestigious Leipzig Art Academy, organized a small exhibition of their works in Leipzig. Unsurprisingly, the exhibition attracted no notice from the international contemporary art community. From that humble beginning, the "New Leipzig School" has expanded to a dozen artists and grown to be an international phenomenon. On March 19, 2005, MASS MoCA presented the country’s foremost collection of paintings from the New Leipzig School--a collection built by the Rubell Family in Miami--for the first time, and what followed was an international avalanche of attention and demand. That exhibition, Life After Death, and this corresponding publication, include 62 key works by the most sought-after painters of the moment, including Tilo Baumgartel, Tim Eitel, Martin Kobe, Neo Rauch, Christoph Rückhaberle, David Schnell and Matthias Weischer.
Santa Fe: Site Santa Fe, 4/21/06-6/19/06
Washington D.C.: Katzen Arts Center Museum, 9/5/06-10/29/06
Seattle: Frye Art Museum, 2/16/07-6/3/07
Salt Lake City: Salt Lake Art Center, 6/23/07-9/30/07
Kansas City: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 11/6/07-2/3/08