19 February – 16 May 2016

TeleGen. Art and Television

Thomas Demand, Studio, 1997 (detail), Collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris © 2016, ProLitteris, ZürichExhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, photo: Ines Agostinelli © Kunstmuseum LiechtensteinExhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, photo: Ines Agostinelli © Kunstmuseum LiechtensteinExhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, photo: Ines Agostinelli © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
The exhibition examines the significance of television for the visual arts and how our visual culture has changed from the 1960s to the present.

The focus is on the artistic treatment of the contents and forms of image culture developed by the television medium. Following this approach, "TeleGen" reflects on the "Televisual" across various genres.

The starting point of the exhibition is the situation around 1963/64, by which time television had become a fully-fledged mass medium, proceeding to deal with the present-day plurality of TV formats and distribution channels. The historical part of the show presents artistic approaches from the 1960s that explore the television image or the television set as an object and which bear witness to the treatment of televisual aspects in painting, sculpture, installation, photography, film and action art even before the advent of video art. The second part of the exhibition, focusing on the present, is dedicated to the phenomena of dissolution of the once so monolithic television medium in the age of digitisation, hybridisation and media convergence to this day. The „television principle“ is seen in this context not only as a technical mass medium but as an instrument of world construction, as a space for thought, and as an apparatus for creating societal meaning. In this sense, the artistic examination of television becomes a mirror of changes in the medium.

"TeleGen" presents the upheavals in the relationship between television and visual culture based on their treatment by artists in a total of seven chapters, some interlinked.

With works of Tauba Auerbach, Angela Bulloch, John Cage, Yvon Chabrowski, Bruce Conner, Thomas Demand, Simon Denny, Harun Farocki, Melanie Gilligan, K. O. Götz, Dennis Hopper, Isidore Isou, Fabio Mauri, Nam June Paik, Tobias Rehberger, Christoph Schlingensief, Paul Thek, Günther Uecker and Tom Wesselmann amongst others.

The exhibition was conceived by Kunstmuseum Bonn in collaboration with Dieter Daniels, Leipzig. The show is accompanied by an extensive publication.
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein_TeleGen_IA1_web.jpg
Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, photo: Ines Agostinelli © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein_TeleGen_IA2_web.jpg
Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, photo: Ines Agostinelli © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein_TeleGen_IA7_web.jpg
Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, photo: Ines Agostinelli © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
Opening
 Thursday, 18 February 2016, 18 h  
Guided tour
 Thursday, 25 February 2016, 18 h with Fabian Flückiger 
 Thursday, 21 April 2016, 18 h with Christina Jacoby 
 Thursday, 12 May 2016, 18 h  
Supporting events:
 Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 15 – 17 h   Schools and Museum

TeleGen. Art and Television - Introduction for teachers of all levels   

with Christina Jacoby
In Kooperation mit dem Schulamt Liechtenstein
Kostenlos, mit Anmeldung - für Lehrpersonen aus FL: über das Schulnetz FL; für alle anderen Lehrpersonen direkt über die Museumshomepage

 Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 15 – 17 h   Schools and Museum

TeleGen. Art and Television - Introduction for teachers of all levels   

with Christina Jacoby
In Kooperation mit dem Schulamt Liechtenstein
Kostenlos, mit Anmeldung - für Lehrpersonen aus FL: über das Schulnetz FL; für alle anderen Lehrpersonen direkt über die Museumshomepage

 Sunday, 6 March 2016, 11 – 12 h   One Hour

TeleGen. Is Television Art?   

with Friedemann Malsch
60 minutes guided tour on each first sunday of the month at 11am

 Thursday, 10 March 2016, 18 h   Special Event

Talk & Walk: Telegenese – Das Werden einer Fernseh-Persönlichkeit    

Beni Thurnheer zu Gast bei Sebastian Frommelt

 Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 18 – 20 h   Schools and Museum

"TeleGen. Kunst und Fernsehen" - Introduction for teachers from Austria   

with Christina Jacoby
In Kooperation mit der PH Vorarlberg
Kostenlos, mit Anmeldung (bei der PH)

 Thursday, 31 March 2016, 12:30 – 13 h   Take Away

TeleGen. Art and Television   

Short guided tour during the lunch break

 Thursday, 28 April 2016, 12:30 – 13 h   Take Away

TeleGen. Art and Television   

Short guided tour during the lunch break

 Thursday, 28 April 2016, 18 h   Speech

Crossover der Gattungen der frühen Fernsehkunst   

von Dieter Daniels, Kurator der Ausstellung