28 October 2011 – 26 February 2012

The Mezzanin Collection. A Selection

Otto Zitko, untitled, 1990
For the first time, the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein is inviting the public-at-large to enjoy a selection of exemplary works from the Mezzanine Collection.


“Art is the mezzanine to heaven.”
Hanny Frick

Domiciled in Liechtenstein, the "Mezzanin Stiftung für Kunst" collection is devoted primarily to international, contemporary art. Bearing the stamp of the extreme care and personal commitment of collector Hanny Frick, it has grown continuously over the past few decades.

Hanny Frick relies on direct contact with artists and their works of art. Her approach has led, over the years, to a collection that places the collector on equal footing with the international art world. The holdings range from paintings, drawings, prints and photography to objects and a remarkable group of sculptures from Europe and Africa. In addition, the collection includes artefacts such as found pieces from nature, tools used by artists and a group of prehistoric rock drawings that have been transferred to paper.

The present selection on view at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein highlights paintings, specific drawings and a group of sculptures of African origin, clearly testifying to the importance Hanny Frick attaches to emotional values as well as transcendental and existential concerns.

Alongside anonymous sculptures from Africa, the exhibition includes works by the following artists: Erwin Bohatsch, Kwang-Young Chun, Martin Disler, Helmut Federle, Thomas Feuerstein, Angelo Filomeno, Eva Frommelt, Martin Frommelt, Ferdinand Gehr, Per Kirkeby, Evi Kliemand, Eugène Leroy, Joseph Marioni, Ferdinand Nigg, Stefan Sprenger, Rütjer Rühle, Michael Toenges, Peter Tollens, Cécile Wick and Otto Zitko.

The exhibition is produced by the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, curated by Friedemann Malsch.

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Hermaphroditic rider, Dogon culture, Mali
Eva Frommelt, Haifischträume, 1998_510x340.jpg
Eva Frommelt, Shark Dreams, 1998
Martin Disler, Eis, Fels und Fleisch, 1986_1366x768.jpg
Martin Disler, Ice, Rocks and Flesh, 1986
Mezzanin Stiftung für Kunst
Opening
 Thursday, 27 October 2011, 18 h  
Guided tour
 Thursday, 3 November 2011, 18 h with Friedemann Malsch 
 Thursday, 15 December 2011, 18 h with Christiane Meyer-Stoll 
 Thursday, 19 January 2012, 18 h with Friedemann Malsch 
 Thursday, 23 February 2012, 18 h with Denise Rigaud 
Supporting events:
 Sunday, 22 January 2012, 11 h   Concert

Trio with flute, harp & percussion

with Hieronymus Schädler, flute, Stephanie Beck, harp, and Eddy Hackett, percussion

 Thursday, 26 January 2012, 12:30 – 13 h   Take Away

Mezzanin Collection. A Selection

short guided tour during the lunch break

 Thursday, 26 January 2012, 18 h   In cooperation with the Art Society

Art is the mezzanin to heaven

Discussion with Hanny Frick, collector, and Friedemann Malsch, director Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein

 Thursday, 16 February 2012, 14 – 16 h   "Art 60+special"

"Sammlung Mezzanin"

with Hanny Frick, collector and Barbara Redmann, museum education officer

 Sunday, 26 February 2012, 15 h   Finissage

Christian Bourdon and Jean Jacques Mengou Tata

Two percussionists from Cameroon perform on a 360° drumset