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2015 PM Wo das Gras gruener ist_e
Press Release
The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side
A Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein exhibition
curated by Kunstverein Schichtwechsel
3 July – 22 November 2015
37 artists from Liechtenstein, Iceland, Luxembourg and Montenegro focus on the reality of small
European states and how they are perceived by others.
The world is on the move, driven by the idea that things are better elsewhere. Some people
leave their homes in search of education, work or a better life. Others travel out of interest, a
thirst for adventure or to do their bit for a better world.
At the exhibition The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side, 37 artists aged between 25
and 45 inquire how a small state presents itself, whether it can play a model role, and what
effects migration and tourism have. The aim of the show is to draw a critical comparison
between the small states and, at the same time, to try to find inspiring unique features.
As of 29 August, the artworks will be joined by the kuska exhibition on development
cooperation. To improve the conditions of life in „developing countries“, people, money and
goods move around the globe. But how does development cooperation function? What
happens with donations? Have we really reduced global poverty when every eighth person is
still starving today?
The exhibition is a production of Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, curated by Laura Hilti, Luis Hilti,
Annett Höland and Flurina Seger, Kunstverein Schichtwechsel.
It is supported by: ArsRhenia – Stiftung zur überregionalen Förderung von Kunst und Kultur,
RHW Stiftung, EU Erasmus+ YOUTH IN ACTION programme, MariaMarina Foundation, Karl
Mayer Stiftung, LED Liechtensteinischer Entwicklungsdienst. Kunstverein Schichtwechsel is
supported by Kulturstiftung Liechtenstein.
Admission to the exhibition is free of charge.
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
Städtle 32
Postfach 370
FL-9490 Vaduz
Telefon +423 235 03 00
Telefax +423 235 03 29
[email protected]
www.kunstmuseum.li
ARTISTS
LIECHTENSTEIN: Susana Beiro & Florian Bücking, Alex Braubach, Beate Frommelt & Karin
Ospelt, Anna Hilti, Simon Kindle & Amayi Wittmer, Meikel Mathias, Manfred Naescher
ICELAND: Arnar Ásgeirsson, Ásmundur Ásmundsson, Bryndís Björnsdóttir, Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir, Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir,
Danny Holcroft & Ragnar Jónasson, Kolbeinn Hugi, Eva Isleifsdóttir, Anna Fríða Jónsdóttir,
Rebekka Erin Moran, Una B. Sigurðardóttir & Vincent Wood, Sigurður Atli Sigurðsson & Ásta
Fanney Sigurðardóttir, Björk Viggósdóttir
LUXEMBOURG: 2001, Serge Ecker, Karolina Markiewicz & Pascal Piron
MONTENEGRO: Adrijana Gvozdenović, Milena Jovićević & Nenad Šoškić, Jelena Tomasevic,
Natalija Vujošević
Opening
Thursday, 2 July 2015, from 6pm
Guided tours with the curators
Thursday, 27 August 2015, 6pm
Thursday, 19 November 2015, 6pm
Take Away
Short guided tour during the lunch break
Thursday, 24 September 2015, 12.30pm
Side programme
Saturday, 4 July 2015, 3pm
Small States Symposium
with representatives of cultural institutions in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Montenegro
Saturday, 4 July 2015, from 6pm
Salon Liz presents
An evening with performances and music by CCO, Kejeblos, Tender Bar and other exhibiting
artists
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Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
Städtle 32
Postfach 370
FL-9490 Vaduz
Telefon +423 235 03 00
Telefax +423 235 03 29
[email protected]
www.kunstmuseum.li
Sunday, 5 July 2015, from 4pm
An afternoon with … by Tender Bar
Artistic programme with guests from small states
Friday, 24 July, 7 August, 11 September, 25 September and 9 October 2015, from 6.30pm
Discussions or short presentations on selected topics, followed by an evening
programme
Thursday, 27 August 2015, 7pm
Transit – exercise on borders
Dance by Susana Beiro and Florian Bücking
Friday, 28 August 2015, 9pm (admission from 8pm)
The Beauty of Gemina meets Iceland
Exclusive acoustic concert with guest musicians from Iceland and a film projection by the
Icelandic artist Gabríela Friðriksdóttir
Tickets are available at www.ticketino.com
Saturday, 29 August 2015, from 6pm
Opening of the kuska exhibition on development cooperation
Saturday, 3 October 2015, 6pm–1am
ORF Lange Nacht der Museen
Evening programme
Saturday, 14 November 2015, 3pm
kuska – Development Cooperation Symposium
Saturday, 21 November 2015, from 6pm
Finissage
Press contact:
Franziska Hilbe, Communications and Marketing
[email protected], phone 00423 235 03 17
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Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
Städtle 32
Postfach 370
FL-9490 Vaduz
Telefon +423 235 03 00
Telefax +423 235 03 29
[email protected]
www.kunstmuseum.li

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