Liechtenstein's First Presence at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia at Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi in Venice

The exhibition's starting point is Walter Benjamin's text, On The Concept of History, in which he describes the history of humanity as a "chain of events", events which retrospectively take on the appearance of a single catastrophe. His sombre view of the world is challenged by alternative views on events by young artists – events which have inspired them and have positively shaped their lives and the lives of those around them. A particular focus is the in influence of coming from or living in a small country.

The artists are on site for the duration of the ten-day Collateral Event and will present their artistic practice within a programme involving round tables, performances and other activities.


Participating Artists

LIECHTENSTEIN: Beate Frommelt, Anna Hilti

ICELAND: Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir, Anna Fríða Jónsdóttir

LUXEMBOURG: Karolina Markiewicz & Pascal Piron

MONTENEGRO: Adrijana Gvozdenović, Natalija Vujošević


Curated by

Kunstverein Schichtwechsel: Laura Hilti, Luis Hilti, Annett Höland, Flurina Seger


Project Management

Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein


Supported by

Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Education and Culture of the Principality of Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein Marketing

Liechtenstein Cultural Foundation

Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia (providing the exhibition space)