13 February – 23 August 2015

Nice to See You! 160 Works from the Collection

Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, photo: Ines Agostinelli © Kunstmuseum LiechtensteinExhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, photo: Ines Agostinelli © Kunstmuseum LiechtensteinExhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, photo: Ines Agostinelli © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein will be fifteen years old in 2015. With an extensive themed exhibition, the museum therefore provides an in-depth insight into its own collection, its history, and new additions.

Founded on the collection holdings of the Liechtenstein State Art Collection, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein has over the past years worked incessantly on building a collection of 20th and 21st century art. Its profile is defined by three-dimensional artworks, i.e. sculptures, installations and objects. The paintings held in the collection also generally have a strong link to space. What is more, two major themes define the collection of art since 1900: on the one hand rational trends and anthropological methods on the other.

The collection is the treasure from which the museum draws in developing its activities in art research and education. Nice to See You! invites visitors to discover this treasure and to trace its history. The exhibition is the first opportunity to showcase several meanwhile quite substantial series of such artists as Absalon, Marcel Duchamp, François Morellet, Matt Mullican or Rosemarie Trockel. On show are also the large installation Raum 3 by Joseph Beuys, works by Arte Povera artists, along with works from the former Rolf Ricke collection – milestones in the development of the collection. In combination with other outstanding works of such international artists as Hans Arp, Otto Freundlich, Gloria Friedmann, Leiko Ikemura, Willem de Kooning, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Rita McBride or Meret Oppenheim, the show pans out a widely diversified, vibrant network of artistic positions from the past century to the present.

An exhibition catalogue of selected works from the collection is being published in May. In addition, a series of monographic booklets on individual artists and their works contained in the collection begins during the exhibition run, with regular additions so as to create a growing catalogue of the collection.

The exhibition is a production of Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, curated by Friedemann Malsch.
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Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, photo: Ines Agostinelli © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
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Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, photo: Ines Agostinelli © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
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Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, photo: Ines Agostinelli © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
Opening
 Thursday, 12 February 2015, 18 h  
Guided tour
 Thursday, 19 February 2015, 18 h with Friedemann Malsch 
 Thursday, 5 March 2015, 18 h with Barbara Redmann 
 Thursday, 23 April 2015, 18 h with Friedemann Malsch 
 Thursday, 7 May 2015, 18 h with Christina Jacoby 
Supporting events:
 Thursday, 26 February 2015, 12:30 – 13 h   Take Away

Schön, euch zu sehen! 160 Werke aus der Sammlung   

Short guided tour during the lunch break

 Sunday, 1 March 2015, 11 – 12 h   One Hour

Der Mensch und seine Welten   

Works by Absalon, Friedmann, Merz and others
with Christina Jacoby

 Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 14 – 16 h   "Art 60 plus"

Schön, euch zu sehen! 160 Werke aus der Sammlung   

with Barbara Redmann, without reservation

 Thursday, 12 March 2015, 18 h   Discussion

Favourite work   

Guests talk about artworks from the collection
This time: Melanie Cologna, Johanna Hermann, Annika Hilti und Larissa Rüegg

 Thursday, 26 March 2015, 12:30 – 13 h   Take Away

Schön, euch zu sehen! 160 Werke aus der Sammlung   

Short guided tour during the lunch break

 Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 18 – 20 h   Schools and Museum

Nice to See You! 160 Works from the Collection - Introduction for teachers from Austria   

with Christina Jacoby

 Thursday, 30 April 2015, 18 h   Discussion

Favourite work   

Guests talk about artworks from the collection
This time: Roland Büchel, Elisabeth Ender and Alicia Olmos Ochoa

 Sunday, 3 May 2015, 11 – 12 h   One Hour

Kunstwerke sind Picknickplätze   

Works by Knifer, Marxer, Morellet and others
with Christiane Meyer-Stoll

 Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 14 – 16 h   "Art 60 plus"

Schön, euch zu sehen! 160 Werke aus der Sammlung   

with Barbara Redmann, without reservation

 Sunday, 17 May 2015, 10 – 17 h   Special Event

International Museum Day   

in the center of Vaduz