Category Archives: Shows

La Biennale de Lyon

Grenzenlos – Einblicke in eine unbekannte Privatsammlung

Die Sammlung des 84-jährigen Kunstliebhabers Heiner Hoerni, der in Zofingen lebt, ist nur wenigen bekannt, obwohl sie seit über 50 Jahren gewachsen ist. Seine Sammlung enthält Gemälde, Objekte und Skulpturen von Aargauer Künstler*innen wie Beat Zoderer, Mette Stausland, Rolf Winnewisser, Nesa Gschwend, Silvia Bächli, Ruth Maria Obrist, Mireille Gros, Willi Müller-Brittnau, Gillian White, Daniel Bracher oder Hugo Suter, aber auch andere wichtige Schweizer Künstler*innen wie Rolf Iseli, Michael Biberstein, Jean Pfaff, Martin Disler, Andrea Heller, Annelies Strba, Adrian Schiess, Albert Merz, Christine Streuli, Conrad Jon Godly, Reto Boller oder Franz Gertsch. Auch internationale Grössen wie Katharina Grosse, John Armleder, Dave Bopp oder Sam Francis sind vertreten.

(UN)CERTAIN GROUND

No other artistic medium has experienced so many positive as well as negative attributions as painting. It is nonetheless continually being re-interpreted, thereby revealing its endless potential. Also in Switzerland a revival of the medium has become manifest over the last few years. The exhibition (Un)certain Ground is not an overview of Swiss painting, but focuses rather on painters practising in Switzerland whose work is right now negotiating new territory.

at Pasquart Art Museum, Biel (CH)

ovras

Die Ausstellung zeigt Werke und Porträts von Personen mit einer Beziehung zu Vals und zur Lumnezia. Sie malen, zeichnen, fotografieren, formen in Ton, Metall und Holz, schneiden Papier, weben, nähen, filmen, singen, sticken, filzen, häkeln und bauen Objekte. Viele machen das eigentlich nur für sich, andere sind professionelle Künstler:innen und Handwerker:innen. Gemeinsam sind sie Teil von ovras, einer Ausstellung mit Workshops und Veranstaltungen zum kreativen Schaffen im Tal. 

Casa d’Angel, Lumnezia (CH)

Pedestal Stories

A Collection Exhibition on the Topic Sculpture

In the exhibition “Pedestal Stories” the Art Museum Graubünden makes sculpture the issue. The show with works from the collection documents how flexible and wide the term sculpture is today. Sculptures placed on a high pedestal are history. With the programmatic dismantling of the pedestal and the inclusion of the viewer sculpture has democratized and socialized itself. The exhibition “Pedestal Stories” shows works, which were created in the last 80 years or so and which exemplify this development. Each room is dedicated to a theme: diversity, habitation, era, and painting sculpture.

at Kunstmuseum Chur (CH)

Alpenfliessen

Die Ausstellung nimmt den durch die steigenden Temperaturen beschleunigten Wandel der alpinen Naturräume zum Ausgangspunkt. Werke zeitgenössischer Kunst, Exponate aus historischen Sammlungen und Gedanken einheimischer Menschen thematisieren die Zerbrechlichkeit der Natur, selbst gewaltiger Massen wie Berge und Gletscher, und erinnern uns an unsere Verantwortung unserem Planeten und zukünftigen Generationen gegenüber.

Future Bodies from a Recent Past—Sculpture, Technology, and the Body since the 1950s

“Future Bodies from a Recent Past” brings to life a hitherto little-noticed phenomenon in art and sculpture in particular: the reciprocal interpenetration of body and technology. With works by around 60 artists—primarily from Europe, the USA and Japan—the exhibition is dedicated to the major technological changes since the post-war period and takes a look at their influence on our ideas of bodies. The exhibition is a journey through materials, forms, and modes of expression in sculpture, which has changed more in the last 70 years than probably ever before in its long history.
at Museum Brandhorst, Munich (D)

Before · Between · Beyond – The collection in transition

The Collection — the cornerstone of the Aargauer Kunsthaus — is growing apace, and today consists of over 20,000 pieces of Swiss art dating from the 18th century to the present day. In recent years, notable donations and loans — such as those from the Ringier Collection, the Federal Collection of Contemporary Art, the Walter A. Bechtler Foundation, or from patrons of the Aargauische Kunstsammlung — have contributed enormously to the outstanding importance of the collection in the European art scene. These additions, including many works by contemporary artists, serve as a source of fresh inspiration and form surprising associations within the portfolios.
at Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau (CH)

Space for Imaginative Actions – New Presentation of the Collection

On the 30th anniversary of its presence along the Museum Mile, the Kunstmuseum Bonn is offering a comprehensive view of its collection of contemporary art, which is being freshly presented from new perspectives in twenty rooms. Even if the presentation shows the Kunstmuseum to be a special site for painting, fundamental roles in the argumentation are nonetheless played by installation, film and photography.

at Art Museum Bonn. (DE)