The current installation, “ailleurs,” includes works by Carla Accardi, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Monica Bonvicini, Richard Deacon, Rineke Dijkstra, Carrol Dunham, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Katharina Grosse, Fang Lijun, Georg Herold, Zuzanna Janin, Hubert Kiecol, Silke Otto-Knapp, Joachim Koester, Jannis Kounellis, Ad Reinhardt, Rivka Rinn, Thomas Ruff, Anri Sala, Eran Schaerf, Marike Schuurman, Jochen Seidel, Ettore Spalletti, Cy Twombly, Francesca Woodman, among others.

In the 1960s, due to their home in the Rheinland, Erika and Rolf Hoffmann engaged frequently with the area’s art scene, particularly the so-called ZERO group. This heightened their awareness of various international links to ZERO, as well as of arte povera. Through their links to the Museum Mönchengladbach, they befriended Marcel Broodthaers, James Lee Byars, and Braco Dimitrijevic; through Galerie m in Bochum, they encountered François Morellet, Arnulf Rainer, and Richard Serra.

Nearby in Cologne, the Hoffmanns came to appreciate Isa Genzken, Georg Herold, Astrid Klein, Chris Newman, Albert Oehlen, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Ruff, and Wolfgang Tillmans.

While traveling, the Hoffmanns deepened their understanding of international artists and their praxes. These included Nobuyoshi Araki, Bill Beckley, Miriam Cahn, Fang Lijun, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roni Horn, Mike Kelley, Yayoi Kusama, Ana Mendieta, Bruce Nauman, Fred Sandback, Carolee Schneemann, Chiharu Shiota, Nancy Spero, Frank Stella, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Andy Warhol.

After the fall of the Iron Curtain, the Hoffmanns also grew more familiar with the works of younger Polish and Russian contemporaries such as Olga Chernysheva, Zuzanna Janin, Katarzyna Kobro, and Katarzyna Kozyra. Following their move to Berlin, the Hoffmanns found themselves increasingly interested in video and spatial installations by artists including Yael Bartana, Monica Bonvicini, Katharina Grosse, Ernesto Neto, Pipilotti Rist, and Julian Rosefeldt & Piero Steinle.