03 July – 22 November 2015

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

Anna Fríða Jónsdóttir (Iceland), Wandering vibrations, 2015Anna Hilti (Liechtenstein), In search of the promised land, 2015Natalija Vujošević (Montenegro), Destinytion, 2015
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.


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


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


ArsRhenia – 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.
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Anna Fríða Jónsdóttir (Iceland), Wandering vibrations, 2015
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Anna Hilti (Liechtenstein), In search of the promised land, 2015
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Natalija Vujošević (Montenegro), Destinytion, 2015
 Thursday, 2 July 2015, 18 h  
Guided tour
 Thursday, 27 August 2015, 18 h with the Kunstverein Schichtwechsel 
 Thursday, 19 November 2015, 18 h with the Kunstverein Schichtwechsel 
Supporting events:
 Saturday, 4 July 2015, 15 h   "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum

Small States Symposium   

with members of art institutions of Iceland, Luxembourg, Montenegro and Liechtenstein

 Saturday, 4 July 2015, 18 h   "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum

Salon Liz presents   

An evening with performances and music by CCO, Kejeblos, Tender Bar and other exhibiting artists

 Sunday, 5 July 2015, 16 h   "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum

An afternoon with ... by Tender Bar   

Artistic programme with guests from small states

 Friday, 24 July 2015, 18:30 h   "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum

Träume verändern die Wirklichkeit   

Diskussionsrunde zu ausgewählten Texten, anschliessend (ab 19:30 Uhr) Abendprogramm

 Friday, 7 August 2015, 17:30 h   "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum

Moving causes   

Guided tour, short presentations and music by DREW (Andreas Foser)

 Thursday, 27 August 2015, 19 h   "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum

In Transit - exercise on borders   

Dance by Susana Beiro and Florian Bücking

 Friday, 28 August 2015, 21 h   "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

 Saturday, 29 August 2015, 18 h   "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

 Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 15 – 17 h   Schools and Museum

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:

 Friday, 4 September 2015, 17:30 h   "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum

A network for development cooperation?   

Kuratorenführung und Diskussionsrunde für liechtensteinische Entwicklungs-NGOs

 Friday, 11 September 2015, 17:30 h   "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum


Kuratorenführung, Diskussionsrunde und Abendprogramm

 Thursday, 24 September 2015, 12:30 – 13 h   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

 Friday, 25 September 2015, 17:30 h   "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum

Modellstaat Liechtenstein? Möglichkeiten und Unmöglichkeiten in einem kleinen Land   

Kuratorenführung, Kurzvorträge und Abendprogramm

 Friday, 9 October 2015, 17:30 h   "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum


Kuratorenführung, Diskussionsrunde und Abendprogramm

 Friday, 16 October 2015, 18 h   "Schichtwechsel" at the Kunstmuseum

Public guided tour of the "kuska" exhibition on development cooperation   

with Kunstverein Schichtwechsel