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Kunsthalle Zürich : Löwenbräu Art Complex
New Building, Switzerland – design by GigonGuyer Architekten
21 Aug 2012
Kunsthalle Zürich Opening
Design: GigonGuyer Architekten
Opening of Kunsthalle Zürich 21 AUGUST 2012
KUNSTHALLE ZÜRICH REOPENS ITS EXTENDED AND RENOVATED PREMISES AT THE LÖWENBRÄUKUNST
On Friday 31 August 2012, the Kunsthalle Zürich, one of the world’s leading contemporary art institutions, will officially open its doors to the public in its new permanent home in the Löwenbräukunst complex in Zürich. To mark the reopening, the Kunsthalle Zürich presents two solo exhibitions by Wolfgang Tillmans and Helen Marten. A launch press conference will be held on Friday 31 August at 11 am. The official opening of the exhibitions at the Löwenbräukunst will be held between 6–9 pm that evening, followed by a summer party in the courtyard.
The first exhibition, of the work of Wolfgang Tillmans, is a reunion with an artist who presented his first institutional exhibition at the Kunsthalle Zürich in 1995. Since then, Wolfgang Tillmans (born in Remscheid, Germany in 1968, lives and works in Berlin and London) has tested and expanded the possibilities of photography in varied ways through his photographic and video works. Along with his latest abstract pieces, the exhibition «Neue Welt» («New World») presents photographs from the artist’s new group of works of the same name which were created over the course of numerous journeys. They are here collected for the first time in a comprehensive show.
The second solo exhibition to launch the Kunsthalle Zurich is dedicated to the work of British artist Helen Marten (born in 1985 in Macclesfield, lives and works in London). In her first institutional exhibition, entitled «Almost the exact shape of Florida», Marten has created a new group of works which interweave the diversity of her oeuvre in terms of media – from sculptures to wall pieces and floor works – in an expansive installation.
The exhibitions have been curated by the Kunsthalle Zurich’s Director, Beatrix Ruf, who has confirmed the institution as a key force for emerging artists and established names.
The space occupied by the Kunsthalle Zürich at the Löwenbräukunst complex has been completely restructured. An intermediate floor has been added to two of the existing exhibition spaces to provide space for a public library, offices, meeting rooms, an archive and workshops. A white cube on top of the building creates a supplementary floor and provides a marker to draw attention to the Kunsthalle Zürich’s presence in the complex.
The Löwenbräukunst, which also houses the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst and a number of international leading galleries, has undergone a major renovation and redevelopment. The architects of the project are Gigon/Guyer Architects and Atelier ww. Gigon/Guyer is best known for the Kirchner Museum, Davos (1992), the Sports Centre, Davos (1996), the Museum Liner, Appenzell (1996) and the recently completed Prime Tower in Zurich (2011).
With a new space fit for its role as a litmus test for contemporary art, the Kunsthalle Zürich now has the opportunity to present important new artists to their best advantage. Beatrix Ruf, Director of the Kunsthalle Zürich, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we will be opening our new space in the Löwenbräukunst by 31 August It promises to give the Kunsthalle Zürich an exciting future and will enable us to extend our programme and improve our facilities for the benefit of our visitors.”
Kunsthalle Zürich Exhibiiton Programme 2012
31 Aug: Official reopening of Kunsthalle Zürich and Löwenbräukunst complex
1 Sep – 4 Nov: Wolfgang Tillmans «Neue Welt» and Helen Marten «Almost the exact shape of Florida»
16 Nov: Opening: Sturtevant «Image over Image»
17 Nov – 20 Jan 2013: Sturtevant «Image over Image»
The exhibition is produced by Moderna Museet Stockholm in collaboration with Kunsthalle
Zürich. Curators: Fredrik Liew and Beatrix Ruf.
27 Jan 2012
Design: GigonGuyer Architekten
KUNSTHALLE ZÜRICH ANNOUNCES OPENING DATE
The Kunsthalle Zürich will re-open to the public in its new permanent home in the Löwenbräu art complex in Zurich on 10 June 2012 with the special exhibition, Looking Back for the Future.
Since it was founded in 1985, the Kunsthalle Zürich has established itself as one of Europe’s most influential art institutions, helping to define the direction of contemporary art. Having moved to a series of different venues in its early years, the Kunsthalle has been based in the Löwenbräu art complex since 1996.
The complex, which also houses the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst and a number of international galleries, has undergone a major renovation and redevelopment. The architects of the project are Gigon/Guyer Architekten, best known for the Kirchner Museum, Davos (1992), the Sports Centre, Davos (1996) and the Museum Liner, Appenzell (1996).
The space occupied by the Kunsthalle Zürich has been completely redeveloped. An intermediate floor has been added to two of the existing exhibition galleries to provide space for a public library, offices, meeting rooms, an archive and workshops. A white cube on top of the building creates a supplementary floor and provides a marker to draw attention to the Kunsthalle Zürich’s presence in the complex.
The Stiftung Kunsthalle Zürich was established in 1993 following a generous endowment by Annette Bühler. The current President of the foundation board, Maja Hoffmann, has greatly extended the significance and scope of the Stiftung Kunsthalle Zürich internationally.
Beatrix Ruf, Director of the Kunsthalle Zürich, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we will be opening our new space in Löwenbräu art complex in June. It promises to give the Kunsthalle Zürich an exciting future and will enable us to extend our programme and improve our facilities for the benefit of our visitors.”
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