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.

More pictures to this exhibition

  • Example: Switzerland
    Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zürich © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
  • Example: Switzerland
    Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zürich © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
  • Example: Switzerland
    Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zürich © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
  • Example: Switzerland
    Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zürich © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
  • Example: Switzerland
    Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zürich © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
  • Example: Switzerland
    Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zürich © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
  • Opening
  • Thu, 29.9.2011
    18.00
  • Guided tours
  • Thu, 6.10.2011
    18.00
  • Thu, 20.10.2011
    18.00
  • Thu, 17.11.2011
    18.00
  • Thu, 1.12.2011
    18.00
  • Thu, 12.1.2012
    18.00
  • Thu 29.9.

    Opening

    Example Switzerland
  • Thu 6.10.

    Guided tour

    Example Switzerland
    with Denise Rigaud
  • Thu 20.10.

    Guided tour

    Example Switzerland
    with Roman Kurzmeyer
  • Thu 20.10.

    Movie

    Fischli/Weiss
    Der Geringste Widerstand
    Der Rechte Weg
  • Tue 25.10.

    Introduction for Teachers

    Beispiel Schweiz: Introduction for Teachers of all levels
    mit Christina Jacoby, in Kooperation mit dem Schulamt Liechtenstein
  • Wed 26.10.

    Introduction for Teachers

    Beispiel Schweiz: Introduction for Teachers of all levels
    mit Christina Jacoby, in Kooperation mit dem Schulamt Liechtenstein
  • Thu 27.10.

    Take Away

    Example Switzerland
    short guided tour during the lunch break
  • Thu 27.10.

    "Art 60 plus"

    The exhibition "Example: Switzerland
    with Barbara Redmann, museum education officer
  • Thu 10.11.

    Artist Talk

    René Pulfer, artist, curator and professor
    with Friedemann Malsch, director
  • Thu 10.11.

    Movie

    "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"
  • Thu 17.11.

    Guided tour

    Example Switzerland
    with Denise Rigaud
  • Thu 24.11.

    Take Away

    Example Switzerland
    short guided tour during the lunch break
  • Thu 24.11.

    In cooperation with the Art Society

    Tour through the exhbition "Example Switzerland"
    with Beat Wismer, director 'Museum Kunstpalast' in Düsseldorf, and Roman Kurzmeyer, curator
  • Thu 1.12.

    Guided tour

    Example Switzerland
    with Christina Jacoby
  • Thu 1.12.

    Special Event

    Pecha Kucha Night, Vaduz
    The pecha kucha night is back at the Museum, for this edition with the theme "Switzerland"
  • Thu 12.1.

    Guided tour

    Example Switzerland
    with Friedemann Malsch
  • Thu 12.1.

    Movie

    Videoart by Aleksandra Signer
    presented by Aleksandra Signer
  • Sun 15.1.

    Finissage

    Artis talks and family-afternoon
    with Silvia Bächli, Karin Hueber, Karim Noureldin, Vaclav Pozarek, Adrian Schiess a.o.