KUB Billboards 2020
18 | 01 – 13 | 04 | 2020
The billboards located on Seestraße, the main thoroughfare in Bregenz, are an integral part of Kunsthaus Bregenz’s program, extending each KUB exhibition into public space.
In her exhibition at KUB, Bunny Rogers addresses public forms of mourning, making the subject accessible to an even wider public on the KUB Billboards on Bregenz’s Seestraße. She cites images of public mourning accompanying the deaths of famous figures or victims of assassination, which have become branded into the collective memory. The large quantities of flowers, candles, pictures, toys and their cellophane wrappers, which ultimately turn into garbage – scenes, such as those outside Kensington Palace in London after Princess Diana’s death in a car accident 1997 in Paris, remain unforgettable. At the time, a small purple “Princess Diana Beanie Baby” teddy bear was produced in millions in memory of the “Queen of Hearts,” the proceeds from sales flowing into the princess’ charity foundation. Much subsequent a hype developed around the teddy bear as a collectable and object of financial speculation that is now traded online at high prices or as cheap fakes – and which can also be found on Rogers’ KUB billboards.