On the second exhibition level, the gallery offers an insight into its collection at the opening. The exhibition neither follows a strictly chronological sequence nor does it obey a fixed thematic script. [Collection 98], that is eight rooms that are sufficient unto themselves, a game of juxtaposition, intersecting paraphrases from four decades. In addition to permanent loans from the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI, the Ostdeutschen Sparkassenstiftung in Freistaat Sachsen and the German federal government, the collection includes works acquired by the museum itself, donations from artists and collectors as well as works that came to Leipzig through the commitment of the members of the Förderkreis. Collection] is an annually recurring museum project presented in different compositions.
[Press release from the archive of the GfZK]
Heidi Stecker: The [Collections]. On the Collection Exhibitions 1998, 1999 and 2000. in: Stiftung NEUE KULTUR, Potsdam/Berlin (ed.): Klaus Werner: Für die Kunst. Cologne, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König 2009, p. 205f.
Heidi Stecker: 1998: The Opening. in: Steiner, Barbara/Stecker, Heidi (ed. by): Sammeln. Inventory Catalogue of the Gallery of Contemporary Art. Leipzig 2007 ff.