Fri, 17 | 01 | 2020 , 7 pm
Opening of the exhibition »Bunny Rogers – Kind Kingdom«
18 | 01 – 13 | 04 | 2020
You and your friends are cordially invited to attend the opening of the exhibition on Friday, January 17, 2019, at 7 pm.
Bunny Rogers will be present.
For its first exhibition in 2020 Kunsthaus Bregenz is presenting the US-American artist Bunny Rogers. The architecture and unadorned concrete of Peter Zumthor’s building provide an ideal setting for Rogers’ work, since she frequently invites her viewers into gloomy mise-en-scènes. The mood of her work is somber and doleful. Her installations, which frequently incorporate music and poetry, are inspired by figures from the Internet, television series, and video games. The symbolism of the world of consumer goods and the entertainment industry, customarily presented as one that is both safe and profit-oriented, is inverted, becoming equivocal, profound, and melancholic.
Memory and sensitivity, friendship and imagination are the subject matters addressed in the work. Rogers plays with identities in making a series of portraits of herself that are ultimately 3D models of television characters. She does not present herself as a winner in such works, but rather as vulnerable, capable of suffering, and abandoned.
Bunny Rogers is planning expansive installations across all four floors of Kunsthaus Bregenz, the various scenarios and prevailing atmosphere being inspired by American funerals.
Bunny Rogers (born 1990 in Houston, Texas, USA) graduated in 2012 from Parsons School of Design in New York with a BA in visual arts. In 2017 she completed her Master of Fine Arts at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Bunny Rogers produces sculptures, installations, videos, and photographs. She has also become known for her poetry, which she presents online and at readings. She has exhibited at, amongst others, Hamburger Bahnhof, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, as well as being part of Ulrich Obrist’s project 89plus.