The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side A Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
03 July – 22 November 2015
The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side. A Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein exhibition curated by Kunstverein Schichtwechsel
36 artists from Liechtenstein, Iceland, Luxembourg and Montenegro focus on the reality of small European states and how they are perceived by others.
The world is on the move, driven by the idea that things are better elsewhere. Some people leave their homes in search of education, work or a better life. Others travel out of interest, a thirst for adventure or to do their bit for a better world.At the exhibition “The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side”, 36 artists aged between 25 and 45 inquire how a small state presents itself, whether it can play a model role, and what effects migration and tourism have. The aim of the show is to draw a critical comparison between the small states and, at the same time, to try to find inspiring unique features.As of 29 August, the artworks will be joined by the “kuska” exhibition on development cooperation. To improve the conditions of life in “developing countries”, people, money and goods move around the globe. But how does development cooperation function? What happens with donations? Have we really reduced global poverty when every eighth person is still starving today?
LIECHTENSTEIN: Susana Beiro & Florian Bücking, Alex Braubach, Beate Frommelt & Karin Ospelt, Anna Hilti, Simon Kindle & Amayi Wittmer, Meikel Mathias, Manfred NaescherICELAND: Arnar Ásgeirsson, Ásmundur Ásmundsson, Bryndís Björnsdóttir, Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir, Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir, Danny Holcroft & Ragnar Jónasson, Eva Isleifsdóttir, Anna Fríða Jónsdóttir, Rebekka Erin Moran, Una B. Sigurðardóttir & Vincent Wood, Sigurður Atli Sigurðsson & Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, Björk ViggósdóttirLUXEMBOURG: 2001, Serge Ecker, Karolina Markiewicz & Pascal PironMONTENEGRO: Adrijana Gvozdenović, Milena Jovićević & Nenad Šoškić, Jelena Tomasevic, Natalija Vujošević
Laura Hilti, Luis Hilti, Annett Höland, Flurina Seger
ArsRhenia – Stiftung zur überregionalen Förderung von Kunst und Kultur
EU Erasmus+ YOUTH IN ACTION programme
Stiftung Fürstl. Kommerzienrat Guido Feger
Karl Mayer Stiftung
LED Liechtensteinischer Entwicklungsdienst
Kunstverein Schichtwechsel is supported by Kulturstiftung Liechtenstein.