10 February – 06 May 2012

Bojan Šarčević . A Curious Contortion in the Method of Progress

Bojan Šarčević, The Breath-Taker is the Breath-Giver, 2009Installation view Kunstmuseum LiechtensteinInstallation view Kunstmuseum LiechtensteinInstallation view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
In his oeuvre, Bojan Šarčević takes an uncommon approach to basic questions regarding structures of our society. The presentation at the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein is the artist’s first exhibition to be mounted in a museum.

Šarčević does not simply inquire into the impact of mediality and the physical immanence of art but specifically into the potential of art to contribute to contemporary society in the West. Thus, fundamental questions about communal, social, human and artistic structures inform his sensually Spartan works and make the elementary visible.

Šarčević’s exhibition will draw viewers into spaces of great atmospheric density, on the cusp between fullness and emptiness, materiality and immateriality, poetry and precision. Šarčević plays with unexpected opposites. He works on diverse levels of perception – intellectual, sensual and physical – creating works that rhythmically alternate between stillness and movement, presence and transience. The atmosphere that he conjures in his art makes existential questions rise to the surface of consciousness.

This exhibition is one of a series that introduces outstanding young artists to the public-at-large by giving them a large-scale museum exhibition. Previous artists include Rita McBride, Fabian Marcaccio, Monika Sosnowska and Matti Braun. For the first time in this extensive solo presentation, Bojan Šarčević has the opportunity to provide insight into the entire range of his artistic output.

The exhibition, a production of the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, is curated by Christiane Meyer-Stoll.

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Bojan Šarčević, The Breath-Taker is the Breath-Giver, 2009
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Installation view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
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Installation view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
Opening
 Thursday, 9 February 2012, 18 h  
Guided tour
 Thursday, 16 February 2012, 18 h with Christiane Meyer-Stoll 
 Thursday, 15 March 2012, 18 h with Denise Rigaud 
 Thursday, 29 March 2012, 18 h with Christina Jacoby 
 Thursday, 3 May 2012, 18 h with Christiane Meyer-Stoll 
Supporting events:
 Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 17 – 19 h   Schools and Museum

Bojan Šarčević: Introduction for Teachers of all levels   

mit Christina Jacoby, in Kooperation mit dem Schulamt Liechtenstein

 Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 15 – 17 h   Schools and Museum

Bojan Šarčević: Introduction for Teachers of all levels   

mit Christina Jacoby, in Kooperation mit dem Schulamt Liechtenstein

 Wednesday, 29 February 2012, 18 – 20 h   Schools and Museum

Bojan Šarčević: Introduction for Teachers from Austria   

with Christina Jacoby, in cooperation with the "PH Vorarlberg"
Regisration at the "PH Vorarlberg"

 Wednesday, 29 February 2012, 18 – 20 h   Schools and Museum

Bojan Šarčević: Introduction for Teachers from Austria   

with Christina Jacoby, in cooperation with the "PH Vorarlberg"
Regisration at the "PH Vorarlberg"

 Thursday, 1 March 2012, 14 – 16 h   "Art 60+"

Bojan Šarčević   

Continuing at the 15th and 29th of march, registration required

 Thursday, 8 March 2012, 18 h   Discussion

Engagement and Responsibility   

with Rachel Mader und Yvonne Volkart

 Friday, 16 March 2012, 15 – 17 h   Dialogical Discussion

Bojan Šarčević   

with hristiane Meyer-Stoll

 Thursday, 22 March 2012, 18 h   Speech

Let them Eat Cake   

by Zoë Gray

 Thursday, 29 March 2012, 12:30 – 13 h   Take Away

"Bojan Šarčević"   

short guided tour during the lunch break

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

Bojan Šarčević   

short guided tour during the lunch break

 Thursday, 26 April 2012, 18 h   Speech

UND oder der R-AUM „Dazwischen“   

by Eva Gold (in German)