October 8, 2015 - Liechtenstein at the Venice Biennale - The Silver Lining
October 8, 2015

Liechtenstein at the Venice Biennale

The Silver Lining
Contemporary Art from Liechtenstein and other Microstates
October 24–November 1, 2015

Opening: October 23, 6–11pm, RSVP by October 11 to events@liechtenstein.li
Closing event: October 31, 6–11pm


Liechtenstein’s first presence at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia at Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi in Venice, open 10am–6pm daily.

The artists and curators are on site during the exhibition. Daily programme to be announced on:

Participating artists

Beate Frommelt
Anna Hilti

Gabríela Friðriksdóttir
Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir
Anna Fríða Jónsdóttir

Karolina Markiewicz & Pascal Piron

Adrijana Gvozdenović
Natalija Vujošević

The Liechtenstein art association Kunstverein Schichtwechsel is inviting young artists from the European microstates Iceland, Luxembourg, Montenegro and Liechtenstein to engage in dialogue and work together. Within the framework of the Collateral Event The Silver Lining they will focus on past events and question how these events have shaped their current living situations.

The exhibition’s starting point is Walter Benjamin’s text On The Concept of History, in which he describes the history of humanity as a “chain of events," events which retrospectively take on the appearance of a single catastrophe.

His sombre view of the world is challenged by alternative views on events by young artists—events which have inspired them and have positively shaped their lives and the lives of those around them. A particular focus is the influence of coming from or living in a small country.

The artists are on site for the duration of the ten-day Collateral Event and will present their artistic practice within a programme involving round tables discussions, performances and other activities.

The exhibition The Silver Lining, curated by the art association Kunstverein Schichtwechsel, will be housed in the Palazzo Trevisan courtesy of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, also home to the Salon Suisse.

Curated by
Kunstverein Schichtwechsel:
Laura Hilti, Luis Hilti, Annett Höland, Flurina Seger

Project Management
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein:
Friedemann Malsch, Thomas Soraperra

Supported by
Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Education and Culture of the Principality of Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein Marketing
Liechtenstein Cultural Foundation
Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia (providing the exhibition space)

Press contact
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
pr [​at​] kunstmuseum.li / T +423 235 03 17 / www.kunstmuseum.li

Liechtenstein at the Venice Biennale
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