Capita Selecta

11 June 2016 to 29 January 2017

The exhibition Capita Selecta features a selection of the Groninger Museum’s multifaceted collection of contemporary art. One of the collection’s focal points is art at the interface of the visual arts, fashion, design and photography. In this area, the museum seeks to purchase extraordinary haute couture pieces or unique design items, which fill up spaces like large sculptures. Fashion and design are presented in this exhibition in the same way as ‘autonomous’ art is. For each exhibition room stimulating combinations have been assembled, which mutually reinforce each other and invite the viewer to discover similarities and differences.


This exhibition shows sculptures by Joost van den Toorn, which address themes such as violence, sex and religion in a humorous manner, yet always with a melancholic undertone. Furthermore, works from the following artists are on show: Nacho Carbonell, Jan Schoonhoven, René Daniëls, Martin Disler, Cyprien Tokoudagba, Viktor & Rolf, Andy Warhol, Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin, Maartje Korstanje, Bernhard Willhelm & Jutta Kraus, Ai Weiwei and Chi Peng.