Friday, June 5, 2020, 3 pm – 8 pm
Opening Hours from June 6
Thursday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
Helen Cammock | William Kentridge’s The Centre for the Less Good Idea | Annette Messager | Rabih Mroué | Markus Schinwald | Marianna Simnett | Ania Soliman
05 | 06 – 30 | 08 | 2020
For its reopening on June 5, Kunsthaus Bregenz is preparing a surprise. For the special exhibition Unprecedented Times, Thomas D. Trummer is gathering together six significant artists: Helen Cammock, Annette Messager, Rabih Mroué, Markus Schinwald, Marianna Simnett and Ania Soliman are exhibiting works that were created during the corona crisis or beforehand, anticipating the event. The display of works at Kunsthaus Bregenz is a reflection of these unforeseeable and unprecedented times. William Kentridge is completing the group of internationally renowned artists, together with the collective The Centre for the Less Good Idea.
These are works of art that could not be more current. During the summer weeks, Kunsthaus Bregenz is showing Unprecedented Times, a special exhibition that responds pointedly to current circumstances. KUB director Thomas D. Trummer has succeeded, with British Turner Prize winner Helen Cammock, French artist Annette Messager (Winner of the Golden Lion, Venice Biennale 2005), Libanese artist and film maker Rabih Mroué, Austrian artist Markus Schinwald (already exhibited in 2009 at KUB and in 2011 at the Venice Biennale), London-based Marianna Simnett and New York-based Egyptian artist Ania Soliman in assembling six of today’s most significant international artists. They will all be presenting works that reflect the oppressive sense of life since the beginning of the corona crisis. The poetic works were created either during lockdown or in anticipation of present events.
“The exhibition in this specific form is only possible at this specific moment. Sensitive insights into currently existing in isolation and under continual threat await our visitors. We are proud to be able to show this exhibition now – as a reflection of these unprecedented times,” stated Thomas D. Trummer.
In order to be able to comply with all the prescribed hygiene and safety measures, there will be no opening event. Instead, Kunsthaus Bregenz invites the public to visit with free admission on June 5 from 3 pm to 6 pm. Further details on the exhibition and the artists will be released in the coming days.
The originally planned exhibition Collection König-Lebschik (June 27 to August 31, 2020) in the KUB Collection Showcase will be postponed to summer 2021.