Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen

Valentina Minnig / Gernot Wieland

29 Aug - 08 Nov 2020

Gernot Wieland, Thievery and Songs, 2016
29 August – 8 November 2020

The double exhibition brings together works by artists from two different generations. The installative works by Valentina Minnig (*1991 in Chur/CH, lives and works in Zurich/CH) use simple materials, some of which were found on the street, to realize space-filling interventions. These not only create a state of fragility, but often reflect the immediate surroundings of a place. At the same time they question signs and forms designed by humans as well as our relationship to nature. The artistic practice of Gernot Wieland (*1968 in Horn/AT, lives and works in Berlin/DE) is based on the deconstruction of narrations. His works humorously hover between the fictional and the documentary, illustrating the absurdities of everyday life, the incongruities of neuroses - both in humans and animals. Scientific and para-academic research is the foundation of these works, which are concretised in the exhibition space as diagrams, but also as lecture performances or 16mm films.

The exhibition by Valentina Minnig is supported by Dr. Georg und Josi Guggenheim-Stiftung, Stiftung Erna und Curt Burgauer and SWISSLOS/Kulturförderung, Kanton Graubünden.

The exhibition by Gernot Wieland is supported by Österreichisches Kulturforum Bern.

Tags: Valentina Minnig, Gernot Wieland