30 September 2011 – 15 January 2012

EXAMPLE: SWITZERLAND. Unbounding and Crossing Over as Art

Max Bill, Höhensonne, 1951Exhibition view, Example Switzerland, 2011Caspar Wolf, Lauteraargletscher, 1776Exhibition view, Example Switzerland, 2011
The exhibition ‚Example Switzerland’ presents selected works of space-oriented art from Switzerland, including installations, paintings, drawings, photographs and objects, arranged in an open parcours.

The works in the exhibition have been selected and arranged with a view to highlighting the important role that spatial concepts play in contemporary and emerging Swiss art. They re-veal the many diverse forms in which the conceptualisation and deconstruction of the artwork are expressed. What began with artists expanding the concept of art and exploring notions of time and space in the early years of the twentieth century is still an ongoing process today. Many contemporary works, especially installations, create spatial situations that are not in-tended to be viewed, in the way that paintings or sculptures are, but directly experienced instead.

Blurred boundaries and passages belong to contemporary art in a twofold sense, for these works do not merely initiate processes that involve experiences of space, but are often themselves the result of visual processes in which the concept of art has been tried and test-ed for its changeability. In so doing, the dissolution of boundaries affects the general concept of artwork as well as the specific aesthetic experience of an individual work and its formative properties.

The exhibition provides a geographically specific narrative within this wider international his-tory of art, addressing the ways in which artists perceive, reflect on and construct both time and space. It shows just how open Switzerland is, as indeed it has been for a very long time, to this dynamic and boundary-defying discourse in the world of art.

An exhibition catalogue by Roman Kurzmeyer and Friedemann Malsch will be published by Hatje Cantz Verlag in mid October 2011. It will include texts by Jacqueline Burckhardt, Hel-mut Federle, Christian Kerez, Thomas Hirschhorn, Mai-Thu Perret, Peter Suter and Adam Szymczyk. In addition, limited art editions by Latifa Echakhch, Bruno Jakob, Vaclav Pozarek, Pamela Rosenkranz and Erik Steinbrecher are available.

Artists included are:
John M Armleder (*1948)
Silvia Bächli (*1956)
Bruno Bertozzi (1945 –2000)
Max Bill (1908 –1994)
Miriam Cahn (*1949)
Valentin Carron (*1977)
Andreas Christen (1936 –2006)
Latifa Echakhch (*1974)
Hans Emmenegger (1866  –1940)
Helmut Federle (*1944)
Fischli/Weiss (David Weiss *1946, Peter Fischli *1952)
Sylvie Fleury (*1961)
Clara Friedrich (1894 –1969)
Alberto Giacometti (1901 –1966)
Camille Graeser (1892 –1980)
Thomas Hirschhorn (*1957)
Karin Hueber (*1977)
Bruno Jakob (*1954)
Emma Kunz (1892 –1963)
Verena Loewensberg (1912 –1986)
Richard Paul Lohse (1902 –1988)
Christian Marclay (*1955)
Mario Merz (1925 –2003)
Karim Noureldin (*1967)
Mai-Thu Perret (*1976)
Vaclav Pozarek (*1940)
René Pulfer (*1949)
Pamela Rosenkranz (*1979)
Dieter Roth (1930 –1998)
Adrian Schiess (*1959)
Shirana Shahbazi (*1974)
Roman Signer (*1938)
Erik Steinbrecher (*1963)
Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889 –1943)
André Thomkins (1930 –1985)
Niele Toroni (*1937)
Felice Varini (*1952)
Ben Vautier (*1935)
Hannah Villiger (1951 –1997)
Aldo Walker (1938 –2000)
Caspar Wolf (1735 –1783)

'Example Switzerland' is a production of Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, curated by Roman Kurzmeyer and Friedemann Malsch.

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Exhibition view, Example Switzerland, 2011
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Caspar Wolf, Lauteraargletscher, 1776
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Exhibition view, Example Switzerland, 2011
 Thursday, 29 September 2011, 18 h  
Guided tour
 Thursday, 6 October 2011, 18 h with Denise Rigaud 
 Thursday, 20 October 2011, 18 h with Roman Kurzmeyer 
 Thursday, 17 November 2011, 18 h with Denise Rigaud 
 Thursday, 1 December 2011, 18 h with Christina Jacoby 
 Thursday, 12 January 2012, 18 h with Friedemann Malsch 
Supporting events:
 Thursday, 20 October 2011, 20 h   Museum Filmclub


Der Geringste Widerstand
Der Rechte Weg

 Tuesday, 25 October 2011, 17 – 19 h   Schools and Museum

Beispiel Schweiz: Introduction for Teachers of all levels

mit Christina Jacoby, in Kooperation mit dem Schulamt Liechtenstein

 Wednesday, 26 October 2011, 15 – 17 h   Schools and Museum

Beispiel Schweiz: Introduction for Teachers of all levels

mit Christina Jacoby, in Kooperation mit dem Schulamt Liechtenstein

 Thursday, 27 October 2011, 12:30 – 13 h   Take Away

Example Switzerland

short guided tour during the lunch break

 Thursday, 27 October 2011, 14 – 16 h   "Art 60 plus"

The exhibition "Example: Switzerland

with Barbara Redmann, museum education officer

 Thursday, 10 November 2011, 18 h   Artist Talk

René Pulfer, artist, curator and professor

with Friedemann Malsch, director

 Thursday, 10 November 2011, 20 h   Museum Filmclub

"Swiss Videos" from the collection of René Pulfer

presented by René Pulfer, artist, curator and professor, head of the Art Institute at the "Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz"

 Thursday, 24 November 2011, 12:30 – 13 h   Take Away

Example Switzerland

short guided tour during the lunch break

 Thursday, 24 November 2011, 18 h   In cooperation with the Art Society

Tour through the exhbition "Example Switzerland"

with Beat Wismer, director 'Museum Kunstpalast' in Düsseldorf, and Roman Kurzmeyer, curator

 Thursday, 1 December 2011, 20:20 h   Special Event

Pecha Kucha Night, Vaduz

The pecha kucha night is back at the Museum, for this edition with the theme "Switzerland"

 Thursday, 12 January 2012, 20 h   Museum Filmclub

Videoart by Aleksandra Signer

presented by Aleksandra Signer

 Sunday, 15 January 2012, 14 – 17 h   Finissage

Artis talks and family-afternoon

with Silvia Bächli, Karin Hueber, Karim Noureldin, Vaclav Pozarek, Adrian Schiess a.o.