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ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF ARTISTS FROM GRAUBÜNDEN 2013
Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, December 8, 2013 to January 19, 2014
At the end of the exhibition programme 2013 the Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur presents the Annual Exhibition of Artists from Graubünden. The exhibition provides an overview of the current artwork in and from Graubünden. This year 40 artists have been invited to show their work. For this the entire Villa Planta has been made available.
Eligible for the annual exhibition are artists who are citizens of Graubünden or who grew up here, as well as all those who have been permanent residents in the canton for at least one year. The artists have applied for participation in the exhibition with documentation and an exhibition proposal for a maximum of three works. All the entries were juried, meaning they were either admitted to the show or rejected. The jury consists of one representative of the Bündner Kunstverein (Marco Obrist, Curator Kunsthaus Zug), two representatives of the artists from Graubünden (Menga Dolf, artist and Corina Menn, architect), one member elected by free choice (Christoph Rösch, artist and Director NAIRS) as well as of an external expert (Konrad Bitterli, Curator Kunstmuseum St. Gallen). Of the 115 applications the jury admitted 40 artists for the exhibition. For the chosen positions all the rooms of the Villa Planta have been made available this year.
The public opening of the exhibition is on Saturday, December 7, at 5 pm. On this occasion the new publication of Evelina Cajacob, who received the Kunstpreis of the Südostschweiz Media at the last Annual Exhibition, will be presented. During the exhibition there will be public tours as well as the Art Bar on Thursday evenings inviting those interested to exchange ideas with the artists. Besides, at the opening, as well as on December 13 and 20 there is a performance by Chris Hunter + Alexandra Meyer. The exhibition lasts to January 19, 2014.
This year the following artists are participating:
Remo Albert Alig, Elia Aubry, Mirko Baselgia, Corina Bezzola, Micha Bietenhader/Selina Frölicher, Notta Caflisch, Evelina Cajacob, Sandra Capaul, Livio Casanova, Robert Cavegn, Seraina Feuerstein, Corsin Fontana, Gabriela Gerber/Lukas Bardill, Conrad Jon Godly, Annatina Graf, Gian Häne, Chris Hunter + Alexandra Meyer, Monica Ursina Jäger, Lilly Keller, Agnieszka Kozlowska, Zilla Leutenegger, Catrin Lüthi K, Patrik Marcet, Gaspare Melcher, Julia Minnig, Ursula Palla, Paolo Pola, Ramona Proyer, Selina Reber, Daniel Rohner, Christoph Rütimann, Gaudenz Signorell/Gioni Signorell, Jules Spinatsch, Georg Tannò, Hannes Vogel, Ester Vonplon, Pascale Wiedemann/Daniel Mettler, Lydia Wilhelm, Dominik Zehnder, Thomas Zindel
Saturday, December 7, 5 pm
Exhibition opening at the Bündner Kunstmuseum
Performance by Chris Hunter + Alexandra Meyer
Address, apéritif and party with music by DJ D. Brun del Re in the Blauen Saal at the Hotel Drei Könige
Speakers are Martin Jäger, Regierungsrat, Stephan Kunz, Director Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur and Andrea Masüger, CEO Südostschweiz Medien
Thursdays at 6 pm on:
December 12, 2013
December 19, 2013
January 9, 2014
January 16, 2014
Thursdays, from 5 pm on:
December 12, 2013 with Notta Caflisch and Dominik Zehnder
December 19, 2013 with Robert Cavegn
January 2, 2014 with Menga Dolf
January 9, 2014 with Evelina Cajacob
January 16, 2014 with Gabriela Gerber/Lukas Bardill
Presentation of the 3rd Art Prize of the Südostschweiz Medien
Monday, January 13, 2014, 5.30 pm at the Bündner Kunstmuseum
Introduction for Teachers
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 5 pm
Bündner Kunstmuseum, June 22 to December 21, 2013
The exhibition Nationalpark is the final big tribute to the Sulserbau. For 60 years the building designed by the architect Walther Sulser served as “Naturhistorisches und Nationlparkmuseum”, then from 1989 onwards the Bündner Kunstmuseum has used it for temporary exhibitions. On this site the extension of the Bündner Kunstmuseum will be built 2014-2016. The installation of the artist duo Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger does not only bring to mind the original function of the building, it also makes room for the new: The park will constantly change, its plant and crystal world will grow and decay – from the longest to the shortest day of the year.
The artist duo Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger has transformed the Sulserbau of the Bündner Kunstmuseum into a “National Park” the likes of which has never been seen before. The building is redesigned from the basement up to the gables: The fixtures are torn out and used to build a mountain landscape, the roof water is diverted and used to form streams, museum windows are opened to bring sun, wind and rain into the house, an array of crops is planted and attracts all kinds of animals. Collections and accumulations are presented, in which the boundaries between the artistic, the artificial and the natural are blurred. With their installation Nationalpark Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger not only remind us of the original function of the building, they also create space for the new: In the course of the six months the installation will constantly change. The plant and crystal world will grow and decay, flower and fade. In the Nationalpark garden tableaus, fields of thought and sources of knowledge are created, which give rise to new ideas and conceptions of what nature and the museum could be. The exhibition is a seedbed for invention, a hothouse of fantasy, an observation space for art and an ecosystem of unexpected activities.
In 2014 the Swiss National Park celebrates its 100-year jubilee, for which the exhibition at the Bündner Kunstmuseum is the artistic kick-off.
Gerda Steiner (1967) & Jörg Lenzlinger (1964) have been working together since 1997. They have made a name for themselves nationally and internationally with large, expansive installations, which they developed for the respective locations, for instance for the Swiss National Exposition, the Expo.02 (Heimatmaschine), for the Venice Biennale/church San Staë (Giardino calante, 2003), for the Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen (Seelenwärmer, 2005), at the ACCA Melbourne (water hole, 2009), at the Arp Museum, Rolandseck (Hochwasser, 2011), at the Art Tower Mito, Japan (power sources, 2012).
Friday, June 21, at 6 pm
Welcome and introduction: Stefan Kunz, Director Bündner Kunstmuseum, with the participation of the Bündner Wanderchor. Subsequently aperitif and Serge’s Buffet
Thursdays, at 6 pm: June 27, July 11, July 18, August 29, September 5, November 7, November 28
Sundays, at 11 am: June 30, August 11, September 1, September 8, September 29, October 20, November 3, November 24
Garden of the Senses: In addition to the normal events art education is organising musical walks through the exhibition with the musician Riccarda Caflisch.
Information/registration/contact: alexa.giger(at)bkm.gr.ch or 081 257 28 72.
Introduction for Teachers
Wednesday, August 28 from 5 pm to 7 pm, registration required
Registration by phone 081 257 28 72 or alexa.giger(at)bkm.gr.ch
Thursday, August 1, from 5 pm to 11 pm
BUNTESFEIER at the “Nationalpark” as part of the exhibition of Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger, with DJ Pult, Alex Gloor, Marc Lardon und Person as well as food and drinks
Thursday, September 12, at 7 pm
Wildnis schaffen – zur Ideenwelt der “Nationalparkgründer”
Lecture by Patrick Kupper, Historian, Lecturer for History at the ETH Zürich. Subsequently discussion with guests, moderation: Andrea Hämmerle
Thursday, September 19, at 7 pm
Feigen flüstern, Weiden wispern
Lecture by Florianne Koechlin, Biologist, Author
Saturday, September 21, at 8 pm
Sonnen. Concert Ensemble ö!
With works by Maurice Ravel, Kaija Saarjaho, Junghae Lee, Albert Roussel, Camille Saint Saens, Claude Debussy, Oliver Messiaen
Thursday, October 17, at 7 pm
Atlas des Schweizerischen Nationalparks. Die ersten 100 Jahre.
In collaboration with the Swiss National Park and the Bündner Naturmuseum
Thursday, October 24, at 7 pm
With the authors Bodo Hell and Leo Tuor as well as the musician Hans Hassler
Saturday, October 26, at 8 pm
Secret Gardens. Concert by the Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden
With works by Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Charles Ives, Paul Hindemith, Dieter Schnebel and Jürg Baur
Saturday, November 16, from 12 am to 12 pm
Oriental Night at the Villa Planta
Thursday, November 21, at 7 pm
Brüggers Bastarde. Umstrittene Forschung in Chur
Lecture by Tobias Scheidegger, Institut für Populäre Kulturen, Universität Zürich
Saturday, December 21, at 5 pm
Finissage of the exhibition Nationalpark of Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger and farewell party for the Sulserbau. With Arno Camenisch (Author) and Lucas Niggli (drums)