There’s no question there’s an art to collecting. To be a pioneer of collecting such a new, innovative, constantly evolving media as time based art, or moving image art, takes even more discernment. The Kramlich Collection is recognised as one of the most significant and pioneering collections of media art in the world. With over 200 film, video and media installation works, the Collection offers a unique survey of the importance of the moving image and audio-visual media over the last fifty years.
Pamela and Richard Kramlich established themselves as early collectors of artists central to the field of media art and its ongoing development. In November 1997, the Kramlichs engaged the Swiss architects Herzog and De Meuron to design a residence in Napa Valley as both a home and a collection. A network of underground and light filled spaces, the unprecedented design advances the presentation of media art, establishing an intimate architectural dialogue between their collection and the way they live.
Dara Birnbaum, Tiananmen Square: Break-In Transmission ©1992, Collection of Pamela and C. Richard Kramlich.
In partnership with Fondation Beyeler, hear from collector Pamela Kramlich in conversation with Chief Curator, Fondation Beyeler Theodora Vischer, where she shares her journey that started over 30 years ago.