An exhibition of historical dimensions is set to take place at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein to mark the “300 Years of the Principality of Liechtenstein” anniversary in 2019.

Masterpieces from the 15th to 19th century from the major collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein will enter into a dialogue with artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries from the collection of Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, accompanied by loans from the Hilti Art Foundation Collection and the Batliner Collection.

The Princely Collections contain superb works of European art, paintings and sculptures from the early Renaissance to Austrian Romanticism. The collection of Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein is devoted to modernist art and particularly to contemporary art, with the holdings of the Hilti Art Foundation and the Batliner Collection featuring masterpieces from classical modernism to contemporary art. The aim of this meeting of collections is to attempt something new. For the first time, the collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein will appear in a dialogue-based presentation together with works of art from the 20th and 21st centuries, bringing the past and present together in a vivid manner.

In this way, the exhibition Liechtenstein. On the Future of the Past pursues a special narrative. Juxtaposing works from different eras, the show opens up a dialogue and allows visitors to experience the continuity of fundamental questions concerning the history of humankind: against this backdrop, the criteria for selecting the exhibits are based on content. The four rooms on the upper floor are each devoted to a particular theme: from "Earth" to "Portrait" and "Human" and finally "Art". Each of these chapters is designed to enable visitors to experience a fruitful meeting of the past and present that gives cause for confidence for the future.

In this respect, the exhibition makes a substantial and worthy contribution to the anniversary programme.

Curated by Johann Kräftner, Director of LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz–Vienna, Friedemann Malsch, Director of Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, and Christiane Meyer-Stoll, curator and member of the Executive Board of Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein. The main sponsor of the exhibition is LGT Bank AG, Vaduz.

More pictures to this exhibition

  • Liechtenstein. On the Future of the Past
    Exhibition view, photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zurich
  • Liechtenstein. On the Future of the Past
    Exhibition view, photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zurich
  • Liechtenstein. On the Future of the Past
    Exhibition view, photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zurich
  • Liechtenstein. On the Future of the Past
    Exhibition view, photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zurich
  • Liechtenstein. On the Future of the Past
    Exhibition view, photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zurich
  • Opening
  • Thu, 19.9.2019
    18.00
  • Guided tours
  • Thu, 26.9.2019
    18.00
  • Thu, 12.12.2019
    18.00
  • Thu, 9.1.2020
    18.00
  • Thu, 23.1.2020
    18.00
  • Thu 19.9.

    Opening

    Liechtenstein
    On the Future of the Past
    A Dialogue Between Collections
  • Thu 26.9.

    Take Away

    Liechtenstein.
    On the Future of the Past.
    A Dialogue between Collections
    Short guided tour during the lunch break
  • Thu 26.9.

    Guided tour

    Liechtenstein.
    On the Future of the Past.
    A Dialogue between Collections
    with Johann Kräftner, Director of LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz–Vienna, and Friedemann Malsch
  • Sun 6.10.

    Art Talk

    Liechtenstein.
    On the Future of the Past.
    A Dialogue between Collections
    Information about the artworks and snap guided tours
  • Wed 23.10.

    Introduction for Teachers

    Liechtenstein
    Von der Zukunft der Vergangenheit
    Ein Dialog der Sammlungen
    mit Doris Defranceschi und Sabina Studer, für Lehrpersonen aus Österreich, mit Anmeldung
    In Kooperation mit der PH Vorarlberg.
  • Wed 30.10.

    Introduction for Teachers

    Liechtenstein
    Von der Zukunft der Vergangenheit
    A Dialogue between Collections
    mit Christina Jacoby und Sabina Studer, für Lehrpersonen aus FL, A, CH, mit Anmeldung
    In Kooperation mit dem Schulamt Liechtenstein.
  • Thu 31.10.

    Take Away

    Liechtenstein
    On the Future of the Past
    A Dialogue between Collections
    Short guided tour during the lunch break
  • Sun 3.11.

    Art Talk

    Liechtenstein
    On the Future of the Past
    A Dialogue between Collections
    Information about the artworks and snap guided tours
  • Sun 10.11.

    Special Event

    Birthday Brunch
    “300 Years of the Principality of Liechtenstein”
    Breakfast buffet, guided tour and painting workshop for children, registration required
    – FULLY BOOKED –
  • Thu 14.11.

    Reading

    Die Odyssee (ein modernes Epos).
    Prolog und Erster Gesang
    Staged reading with Siemen Rühaak and Georg Rootering based on an epic by Nikos Kazantzakis
  • Thu 28.11.

    Take Away

    Liechtenstein.
    On the Future of the Past.
    A Dialogue Between Collections
    Short guided tour during the lunch break
  • Sun 1.12.

    Concert

    Concert on the occasion of “300 Years of the Principality of Liechtenstein”
    with Anja Lechner (cello) and Pablo Márquez (guitar)
    An event of Liechtensteinische Kunstgesellschaft in cooperation with Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein.
  • Sun 1.12.

    Art Talk

    Liechtenstein.
    On the Future of the Past.
    A Dialogue between Collections
    Information about the artworks and snap guided tours
  • Thu 12.12.

    Guided tour

    Liechtenstein.
    On the Future of the Past.
    A Dialogue Between Collections
    with Hans-Jörg Rheinberger and Christiane Meyer-Stoll
    In cooperation with Liechtensteinische Kunstgesellschaft.
  • Sun 5.1.

    Art Talk

    Liechtenstein
    On the Future of the Past
    A Dialogue between Collections
    Informationen rund um die Kunst und spontane Kurzführungen
  • Thu 9.1.

    Guided tour

    Liechtenstein.
    On the Future of the Past.
    A Dialogue Between Collections
    with Uwe Wieczorek, curator of the Hilti Art Foundation, and Christiane Meyer-Stoll
  • Thu 23.1.

    Guided tour

    Liechtenstein
    On the Future of the Past
    A Dialogue Between Collections
    mit Johann Kräftner, Direktor LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz–Vienna, und
    Christiane Meyer-Stoll
    In Kooperation mit der Liechtensteinischen Kunstgesellschaft.
  • Sun 26.1.

    Art Talk

    Liechtenstein
    On the Future of the Past
    A Dialogue between Collections
    Informationen rund um die Kunst und spontane Kurzführungen