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Bündner Kunstmuseum
CH–7000 Chur
Tel. ++41 81 257 28 68
Fax ++41 81 257 21 72
E-mail: info(at)bkm.gr.ch



Plakatwand Bahnhof Chur

Januar bis Dezember 2015

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Rätisches Museum

9. Oktober 2015 bis 21. Februar 2016

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Rathaus Chur

13. November 2015 bis 27. November 2015

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Villa Garbald, Castasegna

5. Juli 2015 bis 31. Juli 2016

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Kunsthaus Zug

29. November 2015 bis 21. Februar 2016

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Alex Hanimann, Plakataktion November
Alex Hanimann, Plakataktion Oktober
Alex Hanimann, Plakataktion September
Alex Hanimann, Plakataktion August
Alex Hanimann, Plakataktion Juli
Alex Hanimann, Plakataktion Juni
Alex Hanimann, Plakataktion Mai
Alex Hanimann, Plakataktion April
Alex Hanimann, Plakataktion März
Alex Hanimann, Plakataktion Februar
Alex Hanimann, Plakataktion Januar

In 2015 the Bündner Kunstmuseum is present in the railway station in Chur with Alex Hanimann's GASTSPIEL, "Kunst plakativ. Tatsachen und Meinungen, Mutmassungen und Behauptungen," (Eye-catching Art. Facts and Opinions, Conjectures and Assertions).


January 2015 to December 2015

For years the Bündner Kunstmuseum has been prominently present with three billboards in the underpass of Chur's railway Station. This will remain so while the museum is closed due to reconstruction. During this time the artist Alex Hanimann from St. Gallen will be showing a new work there every month.

In the context of his "Gastspiel", Hanimann who with his graphic work is one of the most important Swiss contemporary artists is concerned with the topic "Museum" and "Art". Paramount for the twelve-piece poster series is language, which the concept artist uses as an independent aesthetic medium. His "Facts and Opinions, Conjectures and Assertions" composed sketchily in typewriter script and pencil presents itself in a variety of forms, which range from complex mind maps to extensive term definitions. At a time in which the Bündner Kunstmuseum is trying to develop new perspectives, Hanimann's varied texts animate the passers-by in the station underpass, to stop for a moment in order to reflect and question traditional notions on art and ist related functions within the museum.   

A "Gastspiel" of the Bündner Kunstmuseum at the Rätische Museum


innocent sinister. Sennentuntschi
Rätisches Museum, October 9, 2015 to February 21, 2016

In the collection of the Rätische Museum Chur there is a rag doll made by Alpine herdsmen from the Calanca valley, which in the relevant literature is mentioned as the only real existing "Sennentuntschi". The Bündner Kunstmuseum grants this mysterious object a small exhibition and, as part of their "Gastspiel", brings contemporary art works to the rooms of the Rätische Museum.

Again and again man creates more or less incarnate counterparts of himself. What has been frequently taken up in mythology and the world of legends is also a favourite subject in literature and fine art. And just as the theme of the "Sennentuntschi" found its way into the world of theatre and cinema, it also finds its reflection in contemporary art. Hence the two artists from Zürich Klodin Erb and Eliane Rutishauser take their cue from the legend of the "Sennentuntschi" and approache the topic with subversive vigour. A long way from any moral impetus the artists emphasise in their multimedial group of work "Baby" the anarchic side of the story and play a sinister and sensuous game with our wishes and fears. The Bündner Kunstmuseum acquited this multi-part work in 2014 and brings it as "Gastspiel" into direct proximity to the strange "Sennenpuppe" from the Rätisches Museum. Thereby the focus is directed on a single object from the historical museum and at the same time a new acquisition of the Kunstmuseum is introduced and presented. That a male fantasy thus comes face to face with a female perspective is not accidental but intentional. As a result the legendary reality of the innocent sinister "Sennentuntschi" can at least be experienced in all its complexity.

Opening: Thursday, October 8, 2015, at 6 pm

Welcome: Andrea Kauer, Director Rätisches Museum 
Introduction: Silvia Conzett, Project Manager Rätisches Museum, Stephan Kunz, Director Bündner Kunstmuseum

Unschuldig unheimlich. Das Sennentuntschi. Mit Werken von Klodin Erb und Eliane Rutishauser, ed. Stephan Kunz and Silvia Conzett, CHF 23.-

Public Tours
13 October, 12.15 pm; 10 November, 6 pm; 15 December, 6 pm; 26 January, 12.15 pm; 16 February, 6 pm

For Schools
On the trail of a sinister legendary figure. Workshop for "Oberstufe" and "Mittelschule". Info and registration at www.rm.gr.ch

Happy Birthday, Mr. Giger 

A "Gastspiel" of the Bündner Kunstmuseum at the Rathaus Chur


In 2015 HR Giger would have been able to celebrate his 75th birthday. The Bündner Kunstmuseum takes this opportunity to dedicate an exhibition at the Rathaus to the world-famous son of the city of Chur.

As one of the most important representatives of so-called Fantastic Figuration HR Giger (1940-2014) created a sensational and multifaceted oeuvre. Trained as both interior and industrial designer he understood how to transalte current fears and topics artistically as the return of the repressed, and thanks to this he holds an independent position. After the native of Chur in 1980 received an Oscar for the décor of the science fiction horror film Alien in the category of "Best Visual Effects" he became world-famous.

In the Rathaus the Bündner Kunstmuseum presents works by HR Giger from its own collection, the collection of the city of Chur as well as selected loans. The artistic spectrum ranges from early ink drawings to the nightmarish passages and the biomechanical figurations. In addition there is a selection of record covers, which Giger created for different international music bands such as Emerson, Lake & Palmer or the singer Debbie Harry of Blondie, all of which have in the meantime become rock-graphic classics. Furthermore, integrated in the exhibition is the documentation Passagen by the Swiss film-maker Fredi M. Murer of 1972 which offers personal and revealing insights into the life and work of the artist. On the occasion of the "Langen Samstag" the art museum also features a special programme within the exhibition.

Exhibition: November 13 to November 27, 2015

Exhibition Venue: Rathaus Chur, Poststrasse 33, 7000 Chur

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 12 am, 1.30 pm to 5 pm

Opening: Thursday, November 12, 2015, at 6 pm

Welcoming address: Doris Caviezel-Hidber, City Councillor Chur

Introduction: Stephan Kunz, Director Kunstmuseum Chur

With subsequent Aperitif

"Langer Samstag", November 14: Open 12 am - 24 pm

Tours through the exhibition, starting times: at 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 pm

Who are you, Mr. Giger? Giger Laboratory of the educational department, 12 am - 12 pm

HR Giger in music - the Swiss artist Ian Anüll plays records by rock bands, for which among others Giger was the illustrator, 6 / 8 / 10 pm

KinoCenter Chur, Dark Star - HR Giger's World, 2014, 95 min, 3.30 pm


Tours for School Classes

Information and registration: 081 257 28 72 or alexa.giger(at)bkm.gr.ch, www.buendner-kunstmuseum.ch/kunstvermittlung/Veranstaltungen/schulen  

The Bündner Kunstmuseum as Guest in the Villa Garbald

Florio Puenter
Art Installation Villa Garbald, Castasegna, July 5, 2015 to July 31, 2016

The Fondazione Garbald in Castasegna runs a «Denklabor» (think lab) and carries the openminded spirit of the family Garbald into the future. For this the Villa, planned by Gottfried Semper, and the new tower by the architects Miller&Maranta stand available. For the past 10 years the Bündner Kunstmuseum has collaborated by bringing special impulses to this location through annually changing presentations. In doing so the Bündner Kunstmuseum strives particularly to preserve the legacy of the photographer and artist Andrea Garbald and to keep alive the art of photography in this house. Following this principle the artist Florio Puenter from St. Moritz has been invited. He has made a specific selection of his work and with the medium of photography and its history, has laid a unique trail of controversy throughout the rooms of the Villa. The presentation also affords deeper insights into this work, which is documented in the accompanying publication as well.

Opening: Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 5 pm

Villa Garbald
Welcoming Address: Vreni Müller-Hemmi, President Fondazione Garbald
Introduction: Stephan Kunz, Director Bündner Kunstmuseum

Public tours are every Saturday (summer) and on Thursdays (winter) at 3 pm. Reservation by phone 081 838 15 15 or www.garbald.ch (events calendar)


The Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur as Guest at the Kunsthaus Zug 

November 29, 2015 - February 21, 2016

Opening: Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 5 pm, Kunsthaus Zug

The exhibition Charaktere brings together a large group of important works from the distinguished collections of the Bündner Kunstmuseum and the Kunstmuseum Zug and directs the focus on selected highlights from both collections. The presentation is one of several collaborations, which the Kunsthaus Zug has organised in the last few years, It can be seen as an exemplary working relationship between two Swiss art museums and extends beyond the borders of a confined region in order to activate the potential of two public collections with historical backgrounds in order to show contrasts and similarities between the two.

A defining characteristic of the Bündner Kunstmuseum collection, which has grown over a period of more than one hundred years, is ist concern with landscape. Giovanni Segantini and the expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner searched for and found in Graubünden - from the perspective of city dwellers - an unspoilt countryside. The resulting works shape our image of the Alps to this day. Segantini's oeuvre influenced the young Giovanni Giacometti, and because of Kirchner, Herman Sherer and Albert Müller from Basel came to Davos. Kirchner's expressive art works and Egon Schiele's from Zug respond to the profound, sophisticated group of works from Chur. Equally affected by the Graubünden landscape were Alberto and Diego Giacometti, although both moved in Parisian avant-garde circles. An important theme of the exhibition will be sculpture beginning with Alberto Giacometti and the Austrian sculptor Fritz Wotruba who plays a prominent role in the Zug collection.  

Also shown are contemporary artists from Graubünden, first and foremost the photographers Hans Danuser, Gaudenz Signorell, Guido Baselgia and Ester Vonplon who are confronted with current positions from the art museum Zug.

Beyond the dialogue between two collections the exhibition Charaktere also gives us the opportunity to think about the handling of historically developed public collections and how they, together with the buildings in which they are housed, establish identiy and define the cultural individuality of a place and of a region. And last but not least it can be seen as a kind of sneak preview to arouse the curiosity of the public concerning the new, larger Bündner Kunstmuseum.  


Wege der Sammlung I

Saturday, November 28, at 5 pm, in the Auditorium of the Pädagogische Hochschule Zug, Zugerbergstrasse 3, 6301 Zug

Address: Dr. Matthias Haldemann, Director Kunsthaus Zug, Barbara Gabrielli, Head of Department of Culture, Canton Grisons, Stephan Kunz, Director Bündner Kunstmuseum, Dr. Marco Obrist, Collections Curator Kunsthaus Zug


Tours 10.30 am - 12.00 noon respectively

Sunday, November 29   With Matthias Haldemann

Sunday, December 13    With Stephan Kunz and Marco Obrist

Sunday, January 24       With Nicole Seeberger, Research Assistant, Bündner Kunstmuseum

Sunday, January 31       Tour of the Exhibition in English with Marco Obrist

Art at Midday 12.00 am - 12.30 respectively

Tuesday, December 15    Jean-Fréderic Schnyder, "Sonnenaufgang am Zugersee", 1996, with Matthias Haldemann

Tuesday, January 12      Ernst Ludwig Kirchner und Lise Gujer: Bildteppiche, with Marco Obrist

Tuesday, January 26      Contemporary Art from Graubünden, with Nicole Seeberger

Tuesday, February 2      Augusto Giacometti and Gustav Klimt, "Blumenbilder", with Sandra Winiger, Head Art Education

Tuesday, February 9      Photography: Guido Baselgia, Gaudenz Signorell, Hans Danuser, with Marco Obrist

Contact & Opening Times:

Kunsthaus Zug

Dorfstrasse 27

6301 Zug

041 725 33 44


Opening Times: Tuesday to Friday 12 noon to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.00 am to 5 pm, closed Monday

Public Holidays:

Christmas Eve, 24th, Christmas Day, 25th December and New Year, closed January 1

Boxing Day, 26th, New Year's Eve, December 31st and January 2nd open from 10.00 am - 5 pm respectively

Admissions: CHF 12.-/10.- reduced, events are included in the admission fee