20 October 2006 – 21 January 2007


Jannis Kounellis, exhibition view, Kunstmusuem Liechtenstein, 2006Jannis Kounellis, untitled, 1991Jannis Kounellis, exhibition view, untitled, 2000Jannis Kounellis, exhibition view, untitled, 2000
The retrospective exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein shows Jannis Kounellis way from the early letter- and number pictures via his sculptural works created in the environment of Arte Povera, all the way to the late monumental, dramatic picture-productions.

Coal, fire, coffee, iron and sheep’s wool – organic and inorganic materials are basic elements in Jannis Kounellis’s work. He uses their aesthetic force to have his works appeal to all senses. At the same time he tries to put the static in motion. Metamorphosis and change run through his entire pictorial oeuvre which has grown over five decades. With his work he constructs fields of tension between nature and culture, between order and sensuousness, between the legacy of the past and the contradictions of the present. Elementary aspects of life and the spiritual as well as the tragic, mythology and history are interwoven in a po-etic and theatrical manner in his work.

The exhibition was developed in cooperation with the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Don-naregina in Naples (MADRE) and in close collaboration with the artist.
Jannis Kounellis, oT, 1991_150_100.jpg
Jannis Kounellis, untitled, 1991
Kounellis, oT_2000.jpg
Jannis Kounellis, exhibition view, untitled, 2000
Kounellis, Ausstellungsansicht 2 KML, 2006.jpg
Jannis Kounellis, exhibition view, untitled, 2000
 Thursday, 19 October 2006, 18 h  
Guided tour
 Thursday, 26 October 2006, 18 h with Christiane Meyer-Stoll 
 Sunday, 19 November 2006, 18 h with Christina Jacoby 
 Thursday, 23 November 2006, 18 h with Kristin Schmidt 
 Thursday, 18 January 2007, 18 h with Christiane Meyer-Stoll 
Supporting events:
 Thursday, 9 November 2006, 18 h   Film

Jannis Kounellis - fragments of a diary

by Heinz Peter Schwerfel, D 1996, 45'

 Sunday, 12 November 2006, 14 – 16 h   Families

family sunday

for children from 5 up to 10 years and their (grand)parents

 Thursday, 16 November 2006, 18 h   Reading

open worlds

an encounter with personal testimonials from Jannis Kounellis
with Fritz Hammel, actor, Vienna/Berlin/Planken

 Thursday, 30 November 2006, 18 h   Workshop

Senza titolo

materialworkshop for adults
with Barbara Redmann

 Thursday, 14 December 2006, 18 h   Film

Johannespassion by Johann Sebastian Bach

in cooperation with the musicschool liechtenstein

 Sunday, 14 January 2007, 14 – 16 h   Families

family sunday

for children from 5 up to 10 years and their (grand)parents

 Saturday, 20 January 2007, 11 – 16 h   Art on Suturday

deepening workshop with theoretical and pratical elements

with Anette Philp
in cooperation with the \"Erwachsenenbildung Stein Egerta\", Schaan