▷ Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein: Director Letizia Ragaglia presents on taking office …


27.01.2022 – 15:14

Liechtenstein Art Museum

Vaduz (ots)

Lively engagement with the museum collection as a common thread through the exhibition year – inaugural show “C4” shows three contemporary artists and an artist couple who are dedicated to storytelling – free admission to the museum every Wednesday from April 2022

In today’s inaugural press conference, the new director of the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein in Vaduz, Letizia Ragaglia, presented her vision for the museum as a meeting place and presented the new exhibitions from April. The 2022 program envisages a lively, if possible physical examination of the museum collection, which runs as a common thread through the entire exhibition year.

“The constant dialogue with the collection from new or unusual perspectives, its sustainability and liveliness are topics that are important to me. I believe that works can always tell new stories. This also reflects the idea of ​​a past that is always linked anew to the present. I look forward to the exciting stories that will emerge from my encounters with our visitors.” Letizia Ragaglia

C4 is the title of Letizia Ragaglia’s first exhibition, for which she invited three artists and an artist couple to encounter at least one work from the museum collection in their individual presentations and to “strengthen” it. “In the sense of a productive ‘unlearning’, they get carte blanche for their personal view of the inventory of the house and allow new, surprising ‘contaminations’ to emerge,” says Ragaglia.

In order to give as many people as possible access to art, from April 2022, visitors will have free admission to the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein with the Hilti Art Foundation every Wednesday for a whole year. With the focus on inclusion in art education, the Seitenlichtsaal in the house also plays an important role: In the spring, a number of new and experimental projects will start, which are created in close cooperation with external partners and institutions.

Kurzbiografie Letizia Ragaglia

On July 1, 2021, Letizia Ragaglia took up her post as director of the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein in Vaduz. After studying Italian literature, philosophy, art history and museology, the South Tyrolean (*1969 in Montebelluna, Italy) initially worked as a freelance curator, then from 2002-2008 chief curator at the Museion – Museum for modern and contemporary art in Bozen. She then took over its management until May 2020, where she was responsible for numerous monographic exhibitions by Isa Genzken, VALIE EXPORT, Carl Andre, Rosemarie Trockel, Danh Vo and various exhibitions with the museum’s collection.

New exhibitions 2022

In the context of the collection:

Matthew Frick. Store cold in cold countries for warm countries

1. April – 7. August 2022

Since the late 1970s, Matthias Frick (1964 Zurich – 2017 Eschen, Liechtenstein) has been developing a complex world edifice with his works: a personal cosmology whose profundity conceals a sensitive sense of humour. Frick himself placed his work in the context of “Art Brut”. With the help of drawings and works on paper, his self-image as an “outsider” is groundbreaking for a new understanding of art for other works in the collection.

C4 Nazgol Ansarinia I Mercedes Azpilicueta I Invernomuto I Diamond Stingily

20. Mai – 4. September 2022

C4 consists of 4 solo exhibitions by artists who were invited to also engage with the museum’s collection. What they have in common is a special kind of storytelling: the reactivation of memories, the mixing of facts and reconstructions, the questioning of images and events open up a new perspective on historical time. In addition, the idea of ​​a flowing museum should be reflected, in which the temporary exhibition activity continuously gives fresh impetus to the existing holdings. The exhibition is characterized by an interdisciplinary character and also includes performative and sound aspects.

In the context of the collection:

Brian O’Doherty. Artists, art critics and writers

September 2, 2022 – January 8, 2023

The exhibition focuses on the work of the Irish-American artist, art critic and writer Brian O’Doherty, who was born in 1928 and lives in New York, in the context of the collection of the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein. The show presents a complex, fascinating and very current artistic position.

Candida Hofer. Liechtenstein

In dialogue with the collections of the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein and the Hilti Art Foundation

30. September 2022 – 10. April 2023

For the first time, the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein and the Hilti Art Foundation will show a jointly conceived exhibition. The focus is on photographs by the renowned artist Candida Höfer (*1944 in Eberswalde, lives and works in Cologne), who belongs to the Düsseldorf “Becher School”, which she took especially for this exhibition. She mainly photographed her subjects with a digital large-format camera at locations in Liechtenstein: interior and exterior views of museum architecture, libraries or depot rooms, which serve cultural purposes in the narrower and broader sense. In this way they join the group of motifs for which Höfer is known.

Text and image material for the inaugural press conference can be found on our website: www.kunstmuseum.li

Press contact:

Franziska Hilbe, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
+423 235 03 17 · [email protected]

Barbara Wagner, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
+41 78 236 34 84 · [email protected]

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