September 20, 2017 - Kunstmuseum Bern - The Show Must Go On
September 20, 2017

Kunstmuseum Bern

Pavel Büchler, Lou Reed Live, 2008. Sound installation, Akai 1721L tape recorder, microphone stand, microphone, cassette tape, Audio CD, 160 x 90 x 90 cm, Ed. 3/3. Kunstmuseum Bern, Stiftung Kunsthalle Bern. © the artist.

The Show Must Go On
From the Museum's Collection of Contemporary Art
September 22, 2017–January 21, 2018

Opening: September 21, 6:30pm

Kunstmuseum Bern
Hodlerstrasse 8–12
3000 Bern
Switzerland

www.kunstmuseumbern.ch
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The Show Must Go On
From the Museum's Collection of Contemporary Art
September 22, 2017–January 21, 2018

Opening: September 21, 6:30pm

Kunstmuseum Bern
Hodlerstrasse 8–12
3000 Bern
Switzerland

www.kunstmuseumbern.ch
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

This exhibition is continuing the themed presentations of the contemporary art collection at the Kunstmuseum Bern. Not without a touch of irony, the title alludes to the famous pop song by the British group Queen and underscores how very important performativity is in contemporary art.

Taking this aspect as its lens, the exhibition has put together photographs, videos, objects, paintings, and installations that address theater, film, performance, role play, staging and production. The exhibition is not only presenting documentation from performances but also the props and objects featured in them. It is likewise showing installations with texts and sound as well as strongly spatial, monumental paintings. These works engage with the multifaceted ways in which performativity has manifested itself in art objects and incite the public to perform too.

With works of John M. Armleder, Pavel Büchler, Leidy Churchman, Klodin Erb, Dora García, Franz Gertsch, Manon, Claes Oldenburg, Julian Opie, Anne-Julie Raccoursier, Dieter Roth, Vittorio Santoro, Denis Savary, Shimabuku, Kimsooja, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Silvie Zürcher

Curator: Dr. Kathleen Bühler

Press contact 
Maria-Teresa Cano, press@kunstmuseumbern.ch / T +41 31 359 01 89

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