16 May – 31 August 2014

Lens-Based Sculpture. The Transformation of Sculpture through Photography

Duane Hanson, Man with Camera, 1991, exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein Photo: Ines Agostinelli © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein Photo: Ines Agostinelli © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein Photo: Ines Agostinelli © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein Photo: Ines Agostinelli © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
The exhibition "Lens-Based Sculpture" shows the relation between sculpture and photography for the first time from the perspective of the history of sculpture.

The two hundred works by more than seventy international artists show how modern sculpture detached itself from the millennia-old principle of statuary sculpture and evolved into a new artistic praxis in which the whole of reality with its diverse tactile, spatial, and media-related phenomena is sculptural material. The camera serves as sculpture’s primary tool, as a sketchbook and facilitator for spatial and structural representation in mass and form.

Along with works by Umberto Boccioni, Marcel Duchamp, and Raymond Duchamp-Villon that mark the point of departure for "Lens-Based Sculpture", works created since the 1960s form the core of the exhibition. The exhibits range from hyperrealistic to immaterial sculpture, from sculptural spatial installations to fictitious sculpture, from performative sculpture to preserving traces and to photomedia investigations in the form of sculptural apparatus. Works by John Chamberlain, Tony Cragg, Valie Export, Gilbert & George, Duane Hanson, Rebecca Horn, Joan Jonas, Edmund Kuppel, Ron Mueck, Bruce Nauman, Giuseppe Penone, Roman Signer, Kiki Smith, and other artists show the degree to which photography and film have expanded sculptural work in the direction of new experimental and social contexts.

In "Lens-Based Sculpture", curated by Bogomir Ecker, Raimund Kummer, Friedemann Malsch, and Herbert Molderings, artists and art scholars jointly develop unaccustomed forms of presentation. Thus, Marcel Duchamp’s Porte Gradiva (1937) is shown in its original form – as a traversable doorway. The sculptors Bogomir Ecker and Raimund Kummer also integrate two conceptual spaces: like an archive, densely and multimedially stocked, they open up additional insights into the complex artistic research on the phenomena of "Lens-Based Sculpture".

A German-English catalogue will be published with texts by Michel Frizot, Ursula Frohne, Friedemann Malsch, Herbert Molderings, Dietmar Rübel, and Annette Tietenberg, with a pictorial essay by Bogomir Ecker and Raimund Kummer.

The exhibition is a cooperation of Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein and Akademie der Künste, Berlin.
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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, 15 May 2014, 18 h The change of sculpture trough photography 
Guided tour
 Thursday, 22 May 2014, 18 h Guided tour with Friedemann Malsch
 
 Thursday, 21 August 2014, 18 h Guided tour
 
 Thursday, 28 August 2014, 18 h Guided tour
 
Supporting events:
 Sunday, 1 June 2014, 11 – 12 h   One Hour

Lens-Based Sculpture   

Von der Wissenschaft zur Kunst. Bewegungsfotografie und futuristische Skulptur. Eine Stunde. Mit Friedemann Malsch

 Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 14 – 16 h   "Art 60+"

Die Veränderung der Skulptur durch die Fotografie   

with Barbara Redmann, without reservation

 Thursday, 12 June 2014, 18 h   Speech

«Home for my bird» – Aus dem Alltag einer Kunstgiesserei   

von Annina Zimmermann

 Thursday, 26 June 2014, 12:30 – 13 h   Take Away

Die Veränderung der Skulptur durch die Fotografie   

Short guided tour during the lunch break

 Thursday, 26 June 2014, 18 h   Speech

Transformationen des Skulpturbegriffs seit Erfahrung der Fotografie   

von Ursula Frohne
In Kooperation mit der Liechtensteinischen Kunstgesellschaft

 Thursday, 3 July 2014, 18 h   Speech

Die Maschine Mensch   

von Herbert Molderings
In Kooperation mit der Liechtensteinischen Kunstgesellschaft

 Sunday, 6 July 2014, 10 – 17 h   Families

Reiseziel: Museum!   

Kunstmuseum Spezial

 Sunday, 3 August 2014, 10 – 17 h   Families

Reiseziel: Museum!   

Kunstmuseum Spezial

 Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 14 – 16 h   "Art 60+"

Die Veränderung der Skulptur durch die Fotografie   

with Barbara Redmann, without reservation

 Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:30 – 13 h   Take Away

Die Veränderung der Skulptur durch die Fotografie   

Short guided tour during the lunch break

 Sunday, 31 August 2014, 18 h   Finissage

Die Veränderung der Skulptur durch die Fotografie   

Dialogführung mit Bogomir Ecker und Friedemann Malsch