Less is More: The Daled Collection

On view last spring at the Haus der Kunst, Munich: “less is more: pictures, objects, concepts from the collection and archive of herman and nicole daled 1966–1978.”

According to the Haus der Kunst:

In keeping with the aim of conceptual art that places the intellectual content of a work above its realisation, they consider themselves not collectors but communicators and producers: they provide artists with the opportunity to also realise works outside of established market mechanisms. their intense engagement with conceptual art, one of the most important movements in recent art history, goes far beyond usual collecting practices. this is not only apparent in the actual works, but also in the meticulously archived documents containing actions and works.

Lectures were given by Anthony D’Offay and Daniel Buren. A catalog, A Bit of Matter and a Little Bit More, edited by Patrizia Dander and Ulrich Wilmes with essay by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, was published by Koenig. A press release can be found at Wechselausstellungen.de. Reviews have appeared in Art Press 369 (July-Aug. 2010) pp. 14-16; Lapiz 261 (Apr.-May 2010), p. 21; and Artforum (Sept. 2010).