16 December 2016 – 07 October 2018

Kirchner, Léger, Scully & more. Works from the Hilti Art Foundation

Fernand Léger, La Danseuse, 1929, Hilti Art Foundation © 2017, ProLitteris, ZürichExhibition view Hilti Art Foundation, photo: Eddy Risch © Hilti Art FoundationExhibition view Hilti Art Foundation, photo: Eddy Risch © Hilti Art FoundationExhibition view Hilti Art Foundation, photo: Eddy Risch © Hilti Art Foundation
Following the exhibition premičre in its own building annexed to Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, the Hilti Art Foundation is presenting its second show entitled "Kirchner, Léger, Scully & more".

On the three levels of the exhibition building, which opened in 2015 as an extension to Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, the Hilti Art Foundation is showing thirty-six selected paintings and sculptures from its internationally renowned private collection.

The exhibition starts on the lower ground level with a section devoted to an exploration of the human form, and more specifically the female form. The depictions of women by Lehmbruck, Hodler, Picasso, Léger and Laurens show life in full bloom and at its most beautiful. In contrast, Alberto Giacometti’s sculpture Quatre femmes sur socle (1950), for example, conveys a sense of tangible sensuality withdrawing into aloof immateriality.

Paintings by artists of classical modernism define the character of the first upper level. The works on display here include four paintings by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, the key representative of the artist group "Brücke"; they are from three distinct creative periods, during which the artist worked in Dresden, Berlin and Davos respectively. Further highlights in this section include paintings by Max Beckmann, such as Selbstbildnis mit Glaskugel (1936), which is now surrounded by other Beckmann works from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Works by Kandinsky, Klee, Dubuffet or Wols illustrate paths into abstraction.

The third upper level is devoted to paintings from 1980 to the present day. This section includes works by Imi Knoebel, Gotthard Graubner and Sean Scully, three artists who applied completely different approaches and techniques, but who all represent abstract art in its most mature form.

The exhibition "Kirchner, Léger, Scully & more" falls into line with the opening exhibition by presenting some of the artworks from the first show in a new context, thus giving visitors continued access to these seminal works. The exhibition was curated by Uwe Wieczorek, curator of the Hilti Art Foundation, and is accompanied by a catalogue with explanatory texts about all the artworks.
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Exhibition view Hilti Art Foundation, photo: Eddy Risch © Hilti Art Foundation
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Exhibition view Hilti Art Foundation, photo: Eddy Risch © Hilti Art Foundation
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Exhibition view Hilti Art Foundation, photo: Eddy Risch © Hilti Art Foundation
Opening
 Thursday, 15 December 2016, 18 h  
Guided tour
 Thursday, 12 January 2017, 18 h with Christina Jacoby 
 Thursday, 23 March 2017, 18 h with Uwe Wieczorek 
 Thursday, 14 September 2017, 18 h mit Uwe Wieczorek 
 Thursday, 14 December 2017, 18 h  
Supporting events:
 Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 17 – 19 h   Schools and Museum

Einführung für Lehrpersonen aller Schulstufen   

mit Christina Jacoby
in Kooperation mit dem Schulamt Liechtenstein
kostenlos, mit Anmeldung (für Lehrpersonen aus FL: über das Schulnetz FL; für alle anderen Lehrpersonen: direkt beim Kunstmuseum)

 Thursday, 26 January 2017, 12:30 – 13 h   Take Away

Kirchner, Léger, Scully & more. Works from the Hilti Art Foundation   

Short guided tour during the lunch break

 Sunday, 5 February 2017, 11 h   One Hour

Max Beckmann. Leben und Arbeiten im Exil   

with Uwe Wieczorek

 Thursday, 30 March 2017, 12:30 – 13 h   Take Away

Kirchner, Léger, Scully & more. Works from the Hilti Art Foundation   

Short guided tour during the lunch break

 Sunday, 2 April 2017, 11 h   One Hour

Rosso, Lehmbruck, Giacometti. Plastik zwischen Erscheinen und Verschwinden   

with Uwe Wieczorek

 Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 18 – 20 h   Schools and Museum

"Kirchner, Léger, Scully & more. Works from the Hilti Art Foundationr" - Introduction for teachers from Austria   

with Christina Jacoby

 Thursday, 28 September 2017, 12:30 – 13 h   Take Away

Kirchner, Léger, Scully & mehr Werke aus der Hilti Art Foundation   

Short guided tour during the lunch break

 Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 17 – 19 h   Schools and Museum

Einführung für Lehrpersonen aller Schulstufen zu «Kirchner, Léger, Scully & mehr. Werke aus der Hilti Art Foundation»   

mit Christina Jacoby und Sabina Studer
in Kooperation mit dem Schulamt Liechtenstein
kostenlos, mit Anmeldung (für Lehrpersonen aus FL: über das Schulnetz FL; für alle anderen Lehrpersonen: direkt beim Kunstmuseum)

 Thursday, 25 January 2018, 12:30 – 13 h   Take Away

Kirchner, Léger, Scully & mehr Werke aus der Hilti Art Foundation   

Short guided tour during the lunch break