36 artists from Liechtenstein, Iceland, Luxembourg and Montenegro focus on the reality of small European states and how they are perceived by others.

The world is on the move, driven by the idea that things are better elsewhere. Some people leave their homes in search of education, work or a better life. Others travel out of interest, a thirst for adventure or to do their bit for a better world.

At the exhibition "The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side", 36 artists aged between 25 and 45 inquire how a small state presents itself, whether it can play a model role, and what effects migration and tourism have. The aim of the show is to draw a critical comparison between the small states and, at the same time, to try to find inspiring unique features.

As of 29 August, the artworks will be joined by the "kuska" exhibition on development cooperation. To improve the conditions of life in "developing countries", people, money and goods move around the globe. But how does development cooperation function? What happens with donations? Have we really reduced global poverty when every eighth person is still starving today?

Admission to the exhibition is free of charge.

 

ARTISTS

LIECHTENSTEIN: Susana Beiro & Florian Bücking, Alex Braubach, Beate Frommelt & Karin Ospelt, Anna Hilti, Simon Kindle & Amayi Wittmer, Meikel Mathias, Manfred Naescher

ICELAND: Arnar Ásgeirsson, Ásmundur Ásmundsson, Bryndís Björnsdóttir, Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir, Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir, Danny Holcroft & Ragnar Jónasson, Eva Isleifsdóttir, Anna Fríða Jónsdóttir, Rebekka Erin Moran, Una B. Sigurðardóttir & Vincent Wood, Sigurður Atli Sigurðsson & Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, Björk Viggósdóttir

LUXEMBOURG: 2001, Serge Ecker, Karolina Markiewicz & Pascal Piron

MONTENEGRO: Adrijana Gvozdenović, Milena Jovićević & Nenad Šoškić, Jelena Tomasevic, Natalija Vujošević

 

CURATORS

Laura Hilti, Luis Hilti, Annett Höland, Flurina Seger - Kunstverein Schichtwechsel

 

SUPPORTED BY

Ars Rhenia – Stiftung zur überregionalen Förderung von Kunst und Kultur, RHW Stiftung, EU Erasmus+ YOUTH IN ACTION programme, Stiftung Fürstl. Kommerzienrat Guido Feger, MariaMarina Foundation, Karl Mayer Stiftung, LED Liechtensteinischer Entwicklungsdienst

Kunstverein Schichtwechsel is supported by Kulturstiftung Liechtenstein.

More pictures to this exhibition

  • The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side
    Anna Fríða Jónsdóttir (Island), Wandering vibrations, 2015
  • The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side
    Anna Hilti (Liechtenstein), In search of the promised land, 2015
  • The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side
    Natalija Vujoševi? (Montenegro), Destinytion, 2015
  • Opening
  • Thu, 2.7.2015
    18.00
  • Guided tours
  • Thu, 27.8.2015
    18.00
  • Thu, 19.11.2015
    18.00
  • Thu 2.7.

    Opening

    The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side. A Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein exhibition curated by Kunstverein Schichtwechsel
  • Sat 4.7.

    "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum

    Small States Symposium
    with members of art institutions of Iceland, Luxembourg, Montenegro and Liechtenstein
  • Sat 4.7.

    "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum

    Salon Liz presents
    An evening with performances and music by CCO, Kejeblos, Tender Bar and other exhibiting artists
  • Sun 5.7.

    "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum

    An afternoon with ... by Tender Bar
    Artistic programme with guests from small states
  • Fri 24.7.

    "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum

    Träume verändern die Wirklichkeit
    Diskussionsrunde zu ausgewählten Texten, anschliessend (ab 19:30 Uhr) Abendprogramm
  • Fri 7.8.

    "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum

    Moving causes
    Guided tour, short presentations and music by DREW (Andreas Foser)
  • Thu 27.8.

    Guided tour

    The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side. A Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein exhibition curated by Kunstverein Schichtwechsel
    with the Kunstverein Schichtwechsel
  • Thu 27.8.

    "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum

    In Transit - exercise on borders
    Dance by Susana Beiro and Florian Bücking
  • Fri 28.8.

    "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum

    The Beauty of Gemina meets Iceland
    Exclusive acoustic concert with guest musicians from Iceland and a film projection by the Icelandic artist Gabríela Friðriksdóttir
  • Sat 29.8.

    "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum

    Vernissage: kuska - Ausstellung über Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
    Mit einer Einführung in die Ausstellung, einer Ansprache zum 10-jährigen Jubiläum des Vereins Kipu und Musik
  • Wed 2.9.

    Introduction for Teachers

    Introduction for teachers of all levels to the exhibition "The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side. A Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein exhibition curated by Kunstverein Schichtwechsel"
    with Laura Hilti, Kunstverein Schichtwechsel, and Christina Jacoby
    In Kooperation mit dem Schulamt Liechtenstein
    Kostenlos, mit Anmeldung - für Lehrpersonen aus FL: über das Schulnetz FL; für alle anderen Lehrpersonen direkt hier:
  • Fri 4.9.

    "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum

    A network for development cooperation?
    Kuratorenführung und Diskussionsrunde für liechtensteinische Entwicklungs-NGOs
  • Fri 11.9.

    "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum

    Grenzziehungen
    Kuratorenführung, Diskussionsrunde und Abendprogramm
  • Thu 24.9.

    Take Away

    The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side. A Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein exhibition curated by Kunstverein Schichtwechsel
    Short guided tour during the lunch break
  • Fri 25.9.

    "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum

    Modellstaat Liechtenstein? Möglichkeiten und Unmöglichkeiten in einem kleinen Land
    Kuratorenführung, Kurzvorträge und Abendprogramm
  • Fri 9.10.

    "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum

    Heimat(los)
    Kuratorenführung, Diskussionsrunde und Abendprogramm
  • Fri 16.10.

    "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum

    Public guided tour of the "kuska" exhibition on development cooperation
    with Kunstverein Schichtwechsel
  • Thu 19.11.

    Guided tour

    The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side. A Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein exhibition curated by Kunstverein Schichtwechsel
    with the Kunstverein Schichtwechsel
  • Sat 21.11.

    Finissage

    The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side. A Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein exhibition curated by Kunstverein Schichtwechsel