Renoir unplugged More
What do impressionist paintings look like without frames? Is it even allowed to show them like that? And how do they look in other frames, in silver, black or contemporary ones? The exhibition shows the unexpected extent to which frames shape perception and perceptual habits. A surprising presentation of the Langmatt's largest group of Impressionists.
Fond Greetings More
13 contemporary artists, all of whom have previously exhibited at the Museum Langmatt, send greetings to the Langmatt in digital form. These postcard-sized greetings will be printed out, to appear boldly among the Impressionist works in the collection. As the exhibition continues, they will be joined by further “greetings”, resulting in a continuing state of change. Members of the public will also have the opportunity to send their greetings to the Langmatt, and a selection of these will also be presented.
Birgit Kempker More
Birgit Kempker (* 1956 in Wuppertal, lives in Basel) is one of Switzerland’s most mysterious and most inventive authors. In the Langmatt, she appears for the first time as a fearless graphical artist. In her sketches, language and images find a common wavelength; they pose major existential questions in a fully forceful way, but also with a delicate and vulnerable quality. In these artworks, humour and desperation are revealed in a paradoxical and magical symbiosis, with an inescapable suggestive impact.
Display Window Archive – Historic Postcards Greetings More
In 2021, for the first time, the «Display Window Archive» (Schaufenster Archiv) received its own presentation room on the first floor. Since 2019, the format has presented selected archival items from the extensive holdings of the museum archive on a theme that changes twice a year. In 2022, the focus will be on the historic postcard greetings and the Langmatt as a musical meeting place.
Raumfahrt VI – Badel/Sarbach, Val Minnig, Joaquim Cantor Miranda More
In the cellar of the Langmatt, young Swiss artists are once again given a platform for their current work. For the sixth time, «Raumfahrt» (Space Travel) takes the pulse of the young generation and provides surprising insights into new developments. At first glance, museums and insects would not appear to have a great deal in common. Spiders and woodlice are frequent but unwelcome guests in (in particular) the Langmatt’s cellar spaces, where exhibitions in the «Raumfahrt» series take place. The next instalment of «Raumfahrt» will take a look at these uninvited guests from an artistic perspective. We generally do not anthropomorphise insects, spiders and lice or show them affection, instead reacting to them with distaste and revulsion.
Mark Wallinger More
Mark Wallinger (* 1959 in Chigwell, lives in London) is considered one of the most significant present-day British artists. In the 1990s, he was one of the “Young British Artists” (with Tracy Emin, Damien Hirst, and others) who shattered conventions with wild stunts, rejuvenation the concept of art. The Museum Langmatt exhibition will be the first time that Mark Wallinger’s large-format Action Painting-like artworks: gestural images reduced to black-and-white.