Migros Museum for Contemporary Art
Through a processual lightness the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst sets itself apart from its larger, more venerable colleagues. The museum focuses more on large-scale productions in close cooperation with the artists and less on that which is already tried and tested. In this manner the term contemporary art is understood as having a dynamic temporal purpose, of which the permanent exploration of peering forwards and backwards in time is inherent. Simultaneously the term embedment in a societal context and participation in a process of exchange and production of art is implied. The exhibitions at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst formulate art history as a moving process, which is open to investigations, corrections and variations. The integration of the collection into a lively environment contiguous and supporting contemporary art production directed at an open-minded public is a further concern of the museum.
The museum financed patron-like by the largest Swiss retailer Migros is a part of the Migros-Kulturprozent. Since 1957 purely voluntary commitment of a fixed amount of its turnover for the use of social and cultural purposes has been anchored Migros statutes.