November 15, 2019
Fondazione Marguerite Arp, Locarno. Photograph by Skadi Heckmueller.
Join us at Dominik Mersch Gallery on Thursday 28 November from 6-8PM for the launch of the highly-anticipated book ‘PRIVATE ACCESS’ by Skadi Heckmueller, which shares her knowledge about the most interesting private collections in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
‘PRIVATE ACCESS’ provides an insider look into many different collections, including some that have only recently opened their doors and have not yet caught the attention of the wider public. Having travelled for several months hunting down the most unusual art collections, she is full of stories and tips to inspire and help you to find these hidden collections. There will be an opportunity to meet with Skadi and purchase your own signed copy to take on your next trip to Europe.
“There is probably one nearby: all over the world, art collectors have installed their private treasures in homes and apartments designed or converted for this purpose. But you might never know where they are. Private Access showcases over ninety private museums of contemporary and modern art in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland that are accessible to visitors, including established destinations as well as genuine insider tips: many of these collections did not open their doors until recently and have not yet caught the attention of the wider public.
The pocket-sized book featuring numerous colour illustrations is a highly informative combination of museum and travel guide. Privatzugang 2 not only presents exciting glimpses of very different art collections and biographical sketches of the collectors; it also describes the architecture of the buildings and spotlights unusual features of the art on display. Up-to-date addresses, opening hours, admission fees, information on how to get there, and other details of interest collected in a colour-coded special section helps you plan your visit. With recommendations on fine dining and the best coffee in the neighbourhood and notes on other art highlights nearby, the book promises unforgettable experiences.”
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