Kunsthaus Bregenz presents KUB Arena: On the Move: European Kunsthalle at the KUB Arena

. May 6, 2013

Kunsthaus Bregenz presents KUB Arena: On the Move: European Kunsthalle at the KUB Arena on view through 30 June 2013.

Founded in 2005 as a discursive platform without any fixed premises, the European Kunsthalle has developed its own forms of institutional action. As a contemporary art institution that combines a wide range of artistic procedures and interventions in current art and cultural debates, it exists wherever its projects take place.

In the exhibition at the KUB Arena it is precisely these aspects of performativity, of the appearance and disappearance of temporary artistic and institutional spaces, that are being focused on. Drawing on elements of past European Kunsthalle activities, on staging strategies and general questions around cultural, social, and institutional spaces, the participating artists developed a wealth of ways of looking at the principle of “eventfulness” and its implications.

After examining archive materials, Yane Calovski suggests a subjective reading of European Kunsthalle history in the drawings he has developed for the exhibition, while David Maljkovic focuses on engaging abstractly with exhibitory presentational forms. Stephen Willats transfers his ideas to the exhibition space in a version of the work specially conceived for the KUB Arena. The starting point of Johannes Wohnseifer’s work is his invitation to Mark Gonzales in 1998 to use specially created sculptures as ramps for a performance in the exhibition rooms of the Städtisches Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, with a view to probing the boundaries between public and museum space. Additionally, both Nick Mauss and Charlotte Moth have developed new works for the Bregenz exhibition.

The exhibition architecture was designed by Dorit Margreiter together with the architect duo Luciano Parodi and Lina Streeruwitz.

Following the cooperation with the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven in 2011, the KUB Arena’s present invitation is the second to an institution whose modes of work and program display many parallels with those of the KUB Arena itself.

Curated by Vanessa J. Müller & Astrid Wege (European Kunsthalle) and Eva Birkenstock & Yilmaz Dziewior (Kunsthaus Bregenz).

Kunsthaus Bregenz
Karl-Tizian-Platz
6900 Bregenz
Austria
www.kunsthaus-bregenz.at.

Category: Fine Art

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