How does contemporary art handle the constructivist, concrete and conceptual art of the 20th century? What is its stance on that art’s ideas, accomplishments and sometimes utopian projects? Does it merely use its repertoire of forms and colors, or does it also access the concepts behind them?
Taking the question of the extent to which contemporary art production latches onto our art-historical heritage as a starting point, Museum Haus Konstruktiv presents a large-scale group exhibition that has the nature of a statement.
Artworks by 34 artists from Switzerland and abroad are to be seen on all four floors. Set out as a route, on which strands from art history are incorporated, combined and extended, the exhibition Concrete Contemporary offers a multifaceted and lively snapshot of today’s constructivist-concrete and conceptual work.
With works by: Sâadane Afif, Otto Berchem, Otto Berchem & Amalia Pica, Andrew Bick, Vanessa Billy, Stefan Burger, Valentin Carron, Chris Cornish, Jose Dávila, Philippe Decrauzat, Svenja Deininger, Lara Favaretto, Fernanda Gomes, Clare Goodwin, Diango Hernández, Herbert Hinteregger, Wyatt Kahn, Jan Kiefer, Alicja Kwade, Haroon Mirza, Timo Nasseri, Walid Raad, David Renggli, Bernd Ribbeck, Michael Riedel, Karin Schwarzbek, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Martin Soto Climent, Esther Stocker, Katja Strunz, SUPERFLEX, Sofie Thorsen, Thomas Vinson, Werner von Mutzenbecher
This exhibition is accompanied by a catalog with texts by Max Glauner, Adam Jasper, Sabine Schaschl, Sabine Maria Schmidt, Wolfgang Ullrich and Margit Weinberg Staber, as well as reproductions of works, and views of the exhibition.