7 February to 5 May 2019 / Opening: 6 February 2019, 6 pm
curated by Sabine Schaschl
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. Under the title Concrete Contemporary – Now is always also a little of yesterday and today on all four floors of Museum Haus Konstruktiv, works by over 30 artists from Switzerland and abroad are on display. Set out as a route, on which threads from art history are incorporated, combined and extended, Concrete Contemporary is to be seen as a snapshot of constructivist-concrete and conceptual work with a currency that is asserting itself today in an extremely multifaceted and lively way.
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, Michael Riedel, Walid Raad, Bernd Ribbeck, Karin Schwarzbek, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, David Renggli, Martin Soto Climent, Esther Stocker, Katja Strunz, Superflex, Sofie Thorsen, Thomas Vinson, Werner von Mutzenbecher