Um die Ecke denken. Die Sammlung Museum Haus Konstruktiv (1986–2016) und Gastinterventionen
02 Jun 2016 – 04 Sep 2016
Museum Haus Konstruktiv
The museum Haus Konstruktiv is the leading institution for constructive, concrete and conceptual art in Switzerland and enjoys a high international reputation. Influenced by the achievements of the Zurich concrete to Max Bill, Richard Paul Lohse, Camille Graeser and Verena Loewensberg in the 1930s to the 50s, this art form is now an integral part of the map of modernity. We have made it our mission to keep this artistic heritage alive and to combine it with the art of the present.
Its uniqueness within the cultural landscape owes the Museum Haus Konstruktiv its annual six to nine temporary exhibitions that are designed always to clear programmatic aspects: Then aligned to show the connecting lines between the pioneers of the constructive-concrete and conceptual art on the one hand and the international contemporary art on the other hand, bring it renowned and new and rediscovered historical positions with today settlements contemporary artists into dialogue.
The art historical background form of Russian Constructivism, the constructive-concrete impulses of the 1920s and 30s in Western Europe, including the Bauhaus, but also the kinetic art, Op art and American Minimal Art of the 1960s and the - from the common to them all tendency the reduction resulting - conceptual art of the 60s.
The main concern of our exhibitions is the continuation of this heritage into the present and also the reflection of contemporary art concepts in the historical predecessors. the dialogue is actual fighting usually in two to three concurrent solo or group exhibitions, in which the mental or formal affinities and differences between generations of artists are vividly.