Here you can find notes on current activities and exhibitions.
September 19, 2015 – November 15, 2015
- Exhibition: Collection V
Exhibition: Collection V / Adrian Schiess, Bernhard Schobinger, Annelies Štrba
The Gift of the Graber Collections
19. September bis 15. November, 2015
Once you’re on the road you often meet like-minded travellers. The same applies to the Kunsthaus Zug holdings, and just such a happy encounter of affinities took place with regard to the collections of Sonja Graber and Christian Graber. Usually, for example, a rigorous distinction is made between the visual and the applied arts. In the collection of the Kunsthaus Zug, which encompasses the Viennese workshops, no such line is drawn. What is more, they have already devoted exhibitions to Annelies Štrba and Bernhard Schobinger, both of whom are represented in their collection.
Sonja Graber and Christian Graber are long-time friends, neighbours and collectors of the photographer Annelies Štrba, the jewellery and object artist Bernhard Schobinger and the painter Adrian Schiess. Their paths cross in Richterswil. Far removed from considerations of prestige and/or profit-making, but on the basis of artistic and personal appreciation instead, the Grabers amassed one of the most extensive collections of the works of these three artists – all of whom today enjoy international recognition – with examples from all phases of their careers.
Kunsthaus Zug, Dorfstrasse 27, 6301 Zug, Switzerland.
September 18, 2015 – November 15, 2015
- Exhibition: Fotofestival Mannheim - Ludwigshafen - Heidelberg
The exhibition  Places  Precarious Fields installs, in  museums and art venues,  precarious fields of our society today and discusses them on the basis of chiefly contemporary photographic and video works.
In a blend of documentary and artistic works, of murals, projections, installations, showcase works, films and videos, a discursive climate that is also optically visible is to be generated, a climate that meets the requirements for dealing with these themes. The exhibition deals with uprooting, delocalization, alienation, with high-tech production and social control, with real and virtual migration; with aggrandized self-images, highly-strung psyches, inordinate rapacity, with narcissism and loss of self-control, and finally with violence, surveillance and punishment. And, of course, communication and control through photographic images will likewise be a central focus of the project.
Via the works of photographers and artists, the  exhibitions intend to look these real situations in the face. Even if every reflection on the real always contains something fictive at the same time: Photography (photographers and artists) has always dealt particularly intensively, in recent decades, with social and economic relationships in today's world. The crucial point of the exhibitions will be that it will not be classic photographic thinking that is brought to bear (pointing its finger, this thinking believes it can name the world's problems and, through naming, solve them), but contemporary and videographic positions that get to work in these critical, precarious fields, that work inside them – questioning, seeking, testing, formulating.
Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Berliner Straße 23, 67059 Ludwigshafen am Rhein.
Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Bismarckstraße 44–48, 67059 Ludwigshafen am Rhein.
Zephyr, C 4, 9, 68159 Mannheim.
Publications Jules Spinatsch:
August 29, 2015 – October 11, 2015
- Exhibition: die Welt retten / Arche
Exhibition: die Welt retten / Arche
August 29 until October 11, 2015
With works by:
Matthias Aeberli/ Viktor H. Bächer/ Dieter Hall/
Elisabeth Heller/ Jung- Yeun Jang/ Rahel Knöll/
Georgette Maag/ Josef Felix Müller/ Ute Richter/
Wilfried Riess/ Annelies Štrba/ Werner von Mutzenbecher
Kunsthalle Palazzo, Postfach 277, Bahnhofplatz, 4410 Liestal, Switzerland.
August 20, 2015 – October 18, 2015
- Exhibition: Paradiesgärten
May 29, 2015 – October 11, 2015
- Exhibition: DRAWING NOW: 2015
Exhibition: DRAWING NOW: 2015
May 29 until October 11, 2015
Forty years after Drawing Now, the legendary exhibition mounted jointly with the MoMA in New York, 2015 will see the Albertina once again attempt to take stock of what drawing means or can mean today. In the present showing, selected works by 36 international artists and artist groups turn the spotlight on relevant movements of the past ten years.
Participating artist: Silvia Bächli
Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria
April 18, 2015 – October 18, 2015
- Exhibition: Olafur Eliasson – Works from the Boros Collection 1994 - 2015
Exhibition: Olafuf Eliasson - Works from the Boros Collection 1994 - 2015
April 18 until October 18, 2015
The comprehensive selection of works by Olafur Eliasson in the Boros Collection has grown over the years due to the continuous interest in and engagement with the artist on the part of Christian and Karen Boros.
Langen Foundation, Raketenstation Hombroich 1, 41472 Neuss, Germany