Jakob Lena Knebl & Ashley Hans Scheirl
12 | 12 | 2020 – 14 | 03 | 2021
The artists’ Jakob Lena Knebls and Ashley Hans Scheirls approach is playful, shrill, and lascivious. The duo is representing Austria at the Venice Biennale in 2022. Beforehand at Kunsthaus Bregenz, they are transforming the building into stages that can be entered, creating unique spatial experiences.
16 | 01 – 14 | 03 | 2021
He was in actual fact a draftsman of finely detailed landscapes, but in the 1940s Marcel Bascoulard began photographing himself in women’s clothes. They are mute self-portraits marked by loneliness and sorrow. In KUB’s basement space, a selection of this extraordinary work is being presented in Austria for the first time.
27 | 03 – 04 | 07 | 2021
Pamela Rosenkranz addresses the biological and chemical foundations of objects and commodities. She works with scents, earth and light, bacteria and parasites. Rosenkranz formulates her artistic research as indelible but tranquil zones. These are spatially extensive, yet intimate experiences that are ideally suited to Kunsthaus Bregenz. The exhibition at KUB is Pamela Rosenkranz’s first solo exhibition in Austria.
17 | 04 – 04 | 07 | 2021
A new acquisition by Lois Weinberger is being presented as an addendum to the main exhibition Pamela Rosenkranz in the basement at KUB: In 1971 a large Swiss pharmaceutical concern published the portfolio Unkrautgemeinschaften Europas that that advertised the chemical eradicants produced by the company. Lois Weinberger exhibited the portfolio as a readymade. In view of calls for “ecological art” and public expectations of the pharmaceutical industry, Weinberger’s work remains highly topical.
17 | 07 – 10 | 10 | 2021
Anri Sala is involved in the interplay between sound and moving image, between hearing and seeing. Several works from recent years are being shown in Bregenz, including If and only If (2018), a filmed elegy by Igor Stravinsky, depicting a violist with a snail crawling along his bow. Kunsthaus Bregenz with its auratic presence and special acoustics offers the perfect space for Anri Sala’s art.
23 | 10 | 2021 – 09 | 01 | 2022
Otobong Nkanga addresses the complex and shifting relationship between humans, land, and corresponding structures of repair. By weaving together various mediums such as installation, tapestry, and storytelling, Nkanga’s work spans the temporality and subterranean effects of regimes acting on living beings. Especially in a time of climate urgencies and crises, such an exhibition is of great importance.
KUB Collection Showcase
KUB Collection Showcase 2021
26 | 06 – 29 | 08 | 2021
Thomas König, born in Vorarlberg, and his deceased wife Erika Lebschik collected original prints by international artists for more than forty years. The König-Lebschik Collection is being exhibited in the summer of 2021 in the KUB Collection Showcase in the Post Office building in Bregenz for the first time.
KUB Project 2021
Installation am Bielbach
Bielerhöhe, Montafon, from June 2021
An elegant wit and humorous, playful twists inform the artistic experiments of Roman Signer. For Bielerhöhe in Montafon, the Swiss artist has developed a work for the south side of the reservoir. Installation am Bielbach is a joint project between Kunsthaus Bregenz and illwerke vkw AG.
KUB Summer Open Air
The KUB Summer Open Air has become an integral part of public life in Bregenz and will continue in 2021! Let yourself become immersed in the inspiring cinematic worlds of Jakob Lena Knebl, Ashley Hans Scheirl, Pamela Rosenkranz, Anri Sala, and Otobong Nkanga, when the KUB square declares: let the film roll!