Sophienstraße 21
10178 Berlin

Guided tour 16 SEP, 11am—4pm
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Admission 10 €

Chiharu Shiota “Inside - Outside", 2009, Sammlung Hoffman

Sammlung Hoffmann

Erika and Rolf Hoffmann began collecting contemporary art in 1968 for the inspiration and stimulation of living with it. Today, Erika Hoffmann opens her home to the public on Saturdays to share this experience with others.

Rolf and Erika Hoffmann began acquiring works in the 1960s based on personal interest. Their collection includes works by artists of various generations and nationalities. Due to the proximity of their Mönchengladbach home to Düsseldorf’s bustling art scene, the pair first encountered the ideas and works of the German Group ZERO (Günther Uecker, Heinz Mack, Otto Piene). Later on, as a consequence of more frequent trips to the U.S., works by American artists (Frank Stella, Bruce Nauman, Mike Kelley, Fred Sandback) were added. Following their 1997 move to Berlin, the Hoffmanns became increasingly interested in Eastern Europe and Asia and acquired works from the likes of Olga Chernysheva (Russia), Fang Lijun (China), Katarzyna Kozyra (Poland) and Hiroshi Sugimoto (Japan).

Other artists whose works shape the distinct character of the collection include AKDolven, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Bill Beckley, Marcel Broodthaers, Günther Förg, Isa Genzken, Nan Goldin, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Astrid Klein, Sylvia Kolboswki, Georg Herold, François Morellet, Ernesto Neto, Hermann Nitsch, Arnulf Rainer, Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol and Franz West.