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Pictures narrate. Literary encounters with the collection of the Kunstmuseum Thun

2. September – 19. November 2017

Kunstmuseum

Everything starts with a cow. The collection exhibition tells stories, written by authors, youths and children. Thus varying points of view give a narrative guided tour through the... more

ALLER-RETOUR (RETURN TRIP). SWISS PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN WANDERLUST AND HOMELAND

20. May – 13. August 2017

Kunstmuseum

The summer exhibition in Kunstmuseum Thun moves between leaving and returning home. It shows the views of the world of Swiss photographers from different generations, who explore their... more

Green oasis in Transition. The Schadaupark in Thun

11. March – 26. November 2017

Thun-Panorama

Amidst the hectic city life, parks and gardens are green oases. The Schadaupark in Thun is also a popular place to meet and relax. Where once the lord of the castle strolled taking... more

THUN-PANORAMA
THE OLDEST CYCLORAMA OF THE WORLD

11. March – 26. November 2017

Thun-Panorama

The artist Marquard Wocher of Basel created the first panorama in Switzerland in 1814. Fascinated by the Bernese Oberland, he composed a cyclorama measuring 38 metres in length, depicting... more

360°
A PERMANENT EXHIBITION ON MARQUARD WOCHER‘S PANORAMA

11. March – 26. November 2017

Thun-Panorama

The permanent exhibition 360° imparts background information to the panorama in four sections: The “main protagonist” of the panorama, the artist Marquard Wocher, is... more

MIRROR IMAGES – Reflections in art and medicine

11. February – 30. April 2017

Kunstmuseum

Mirrors expand our sense of reality and allow us to observe our own bodies. While we can be seen by everyone directly, the only possible way of viewing ourselves is through mirrors,... more

OLFACTORY EXHIBITION #4. How does evil smell?

10. December 2016 – 22. January 2017

Kunstmuseum / Projektraum Enter

During the entire year, the question ‘How does art smell?’ was approached differently in the project room enter and presented in the experimental exhibition series Olfactory... more

CANTONALE BERNE JURA - AS DAY AND NIGHT

10. December 2016 – 22. January 2017

Kunstmuseum

The Cantonale Berne Jura was launched six years ago and is dedicated to inter-cantonal cooperation. Spread over different institutions, it offers to the artists an important and broad... more

OUR T[H]UN. INTERCULTURAL ENCOUNTERS IN THUN-PANORAMA

11. September – 27. November 2016

Thun-Panorama

In March 2016, on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the female residents of the Thun region were invited to the festive opening of OUR T[H]UN project in Thun-Panorama.... more

THE FORCES BEHIND THE FORMS.
Earth's history, matter, process in contemporary art

27. August – 20. November 2016

Kunstmuseum

The exhibition The forces behind the forms - a title that goes back to the artist and geologist Per Kirkeby - is dedicated to the exploration of matter and the forming processes in... more

Olfactory exhibition # 3
Collecting fragrances

27. August – 20. November 2016

Kunstmuseum / Projektraum Enter

In the series Olfactory exhibition, which deals with an experimental arrangement of scents and art, the third exhibition entitled Collecting fragrances focuses on personal olfactory... more

EDUARDO ARROYO. THE SWISS CHAPTERS

14. May – 7. August 2016

Kunstmuseum

The Swiss Chapters examine the work of the Spanish artist Eduardo Arroyo (born in Madrid in 1937, lives and works in Madrid and Paris) and his affinity to Switzerland. Whether as an... more

OLFACTORY EXHIBITION #2
In the open air

14. May – 7. August 2016

Projektraum Enter

The experimental series Olfactory exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Thun deals with the question, “How does art smell?” It consists of four parts and contains the works from... more

GREETINGS FROM THUN

12. March – 4. September 2016

Thun-Panorama

A greeting from afar with a customised view and handwritten message: Despite MMS and SMS the postcard has lost none of its appeal and still delights anyone who receives one. In the... more

I DON'T HAVE TO GO TO THE SEA

13. February – 24. April 2016

Kunstmuseum

Water is a highly versatile natural element, which mainly illustrates the alpine world. Here water and mountains form a symbiosis and manifest an eternal cycle. Basically amorphous,... more

OLFACTORY EXHIBITION #1
The Scent of the material

13. February – 24. April 2016

Projektraum Enter

Many things in our environment have a smell: the bouquet of flowers on the table, the co-passenger on the train, grandparents' flat, the dog of a neighbour, or the first snow of... more

Cantonale Berne Jura 2015

12. December 2015 – 24. January 2016

Kunstmuseum

The Cantonale Berne Jura is dedicated to inter-cantonal cooperation. It wants to strengthen the promotion and presentation of the artistic creation of the region. Five years ago, eight... more

Rund-um-Blicke: Wir bauen die Zukunft

12. September – 29. November 2015

Thun-Panorama

Marquard Wocher painted his cyclorama around 200 years ago, not for the people of Thun, but for the curious onlookers in Basel who came from all over the world. Thus today fifth graders... more

Der Kontinent Morgenthaler. Eine Künstlerfamilie und ihr Freundeskreis

5. September – 22. November 2015

Kunstmuseum

The Morgenthaler family from the Canton of Bern lived in the early 20th century surrounded by a large network of relationships, where important artistic and intellectual currents of... more

Christian Andersson
Legende

13. June – 16. August 2015

Kunstmuseum

The Kunstmuseum Thun is presenting the first institutional solo exhibition of the Swedish artist Christian Andersson in Switzerland. The exhibition Legende is all about alternative... more

Heritage 4: (Un)tied to a particular land location

1. – 25. May 2015

Projektraum Enter

Manufactured living requirements become, since the 1950s, the neuralgic point of origin and arrival of modern diasporas. Drawing critical parallels between the seriality inherited from... more

Aeschlimann Corti Scholarship 2015

1. – 25. May 2015

Kunstmuseum

It is the third time that Kunstmuseum Thun is hosting the Louise Aeschlimann and Margarete-Corti Scholarship. The Aeschlimann-Corti Scholarship is awarded annually by the Bernische... more

Souvenirs. Eine interdisziplinäre Veranstaltungsreihe

28. March – 6. September 2015

Thun-Panorama

Ein fiktives Wohnzimmer-Konzert um 1806 oder Liebesgeschichten im Berner Oberland vor 200 Jahren. Das Rundbild von Marquard Wocher inspiriert zu zahlreichen Geschichten. Das detailreiche... more

Heritage 3: Nomadic Codes

14. February – 12. April 2015

Projektraum Enter

In collaboration with the Kunstmuseum Thun, the ECAV develops four different installations that revolve around cultural heritage, intangible cultural assets and cultural archive in... more

Bern Baby Bern
Bern as guest in the collection

14. February – 12. April 2015

Kunstmuseum

The exhibition 11 Berner Künstler took place in the Kunsthaus Zürich in 1940. International lending was impossible in times of war and one thought of Swiss art. It was an... more

Heritage 2: Collect Collections

13. December 2014 – 25. January 2015

Projektraum Enter

In collaboration with the Kunstmuseum Thun, the ECAV develops four different installations that revolve around cultural heritage, intangible cultural assets and cultural archive in... more

Cantonale Berne Jura 2014

13. December 2014 – 25. January 2015

Kunstmuseum

The Cantonale Berne Jura is dedicated to inter-cantonal cooperation. It wants to strengthen the promotion and presentation of the artistic creation of the region. Eight art galleries... more

Panoramen. Bauten und Projekte von Graber & Steiger Architekten

6. September – 21. December 2014

Thun-Panorama

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Heritage 1: Artists as Ethnographers

6. September – 23. November 2014

Projektraum Enter

Artists as Ethnographers, based on the research project Un patrimoine revisité (2011/12) in Leytron, shows the objects created and issues arising in the context of this project.... more

285 m2 Kleinmeister-Malerei – eine bewegte Restaurierungsgeschichte

6. September – 21. December 2014

Thun-Panorama

Das Thun-Panorama hat eine bewegte Restaurierungsgeschichte hinter sich. Dies zeigt eine Ausstellung im Erdgeschoss des Rundbaus aus den 1960er-Jahren und gibt ausserdem Einblicke in... more

Call and Response
A Dialogue with George Steinmann

6. September – 23. November 2014

Kunstmuseum

The exhibition Call and Response. A Dialogue with George Steinmann deals with the work of the artist and blues musician George Steinmann, a bridge-builder between art, science and society.... more

Marcel Dzama - Hollow Laughter
Augustin Rebetez - when our dreams trickle down your umbrella, the weather is nice
U5 - Parasite. Albrecht Dürer - Das Narrenschiff

17. May – 17. August 2014

Kunstmuseum

Parallel to the first institutional solo exhibition Hollow Laughter by the renowned Canadian artist Marcel Dzama in Switzerland, the young Swiss artist positions Augustin Rebetez and... more

We Fragment, Collect and Narrate
Works from the collections of the Kunstmuseum Thun and the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque

15. February – 27. April 2014

Kunstmuseum

A wide range of artistic works from the collections of the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais and the Kunstmuseum Thun constitute the basis for We Fragment, Collect and Narrate. The focus of the... more

Gedanken sammeln 3: Spitzen und Spitzen
Bewohner/-innen der Partnerstädte Gabrovo (Bulgarien) und Thun wählen Kunstwerke aus dem Depot des Kunstmuseum Thun

22. December 2013 – 26. January 2014

Projektraum Enter

In der dritten Ausstellung erarbeiten die Bewohner/-innen der beiden Partnerstädte ein gemeinsames Thema.Die dreiteilige Ausstellungsreihe knüpft an das erfolgreiche Projekt... more

Cantonale Berne Jura 2013

14. December 2013 – 26. January 2014

Kunstmuseum

The Cantonale Berne Jura is dedicated to inter-cantonal cooperation. It wants to strengthen the promotion and presentation of the artistic creation of the region. Eight art galleries... more

Chambres de luxe
Artists as hoteliers and guests

21. September – 24. November 2013

Kunstmuseum

The former Grand Hotel Thunerhof of the late 19th century has been the home of Kunstmuseum Thun since 1948. This forms the thematic background of the international group exhibition... more

Collection Thoughts 2: A journey from Thun to New York

20. September – 24. November 2013

Projektraum Enter

In the second exhibition, children with special support along with senior citizens will select a common theme to create an exhibition from the collection of Kunstmuseum Thun. The three-part... more

"Is is almost too beautiful here"… on Lake Thun
August Macke and Switzerland

25. May – 1. September 2013

Kunstmuseum

August Macke’s (1887–1914) oeuvre is one of the outstanding achievements of the early modern period in art of the 20th Century. The months in the idyllic and fascinating... more

Gedanken sammeln 1: Perspektiven
Patient/-innen der Psychiatrischen Dienste Thun und Führungskräfte des Lions Club Thunersee wählen Kunstwerke aus dem Depot des Kunstmuseum Thun

24. February – 28. April 2013

Projektraum Enter

The three-part exhibition series in the project room enter is linked to the successful project Collecting Glimpses of 2008/09, when groups who have nothing to do with art compiled seven... more

Subodh Gupta. Spirit Eaters

16. February – 28. April 2013

Kunstmuseum

In close collaboration with Subodh Gupta (*1964, lives and works in Delhi/India) Kunstmuseum Thun shows the artist’s first institutional solo exhibition in Switzerland. Besides... more

Cantonale Berne Jura 2012

16. December 2012 – 27. January 2013

Kunstmuseum

Eight art galleries and museums in the cantons of Bern and Jura launched their first joint Christmas exhibition Cantonale Berne Jura in 2011. The Cantonale Berne Jura 2012 offers the... more

This is a Women's World. Woman's Art Prize for 10 years

20. October – 25. November 2012

Kunstmuseum

The Stiftung Frauenkunstpreis (Women's Art Prize foundation) was established in 2001. Women artists working in the region of Bern and the surrounding cantons are honoured for their... more

We proudly present…
The Kunstmuseum Thun Collection

28. July – 30. September 2012

Kunstmuseum

The collection forms both the backbone and the soul of Kunstmuseum Thun. Annually we select gems from the stock of more than 7000 works and proudly present them in a separate exhibition... more

inter/act: New Social Sculptures
2: San Keller, Frühwerk 1974 – 1991

30. June – 8. July 2012

Projektraum Enter

In the series inter/act: New social sculptures, the exhibition by San Keller was opened on 29 June. By the presentation of his "early work" created between 1974 and 1991, the artist... more

Los Carpinteros
Silence Your Eyes

28. April – 8. July 2012

Kunstmuseum

After graduating from the Art Academy in Havana, the members of the Cuban artists group Los Carpinteros work together and divide their time between Cuba and Madrid. The difficult living... more

inter/act: New Social Sculptures
1: Szuper Gallery (Susanne Clausen, Pavlo Kerestey)

31. March – 9. April 2012

Projektraum Enter

In the series inter/act: New Social Sculptures, the first art project by Szuper Gallery will be opened on 30 March. Szuper Gallery is an artist duo from London, who perceives the context... more

GRR 49: rundherundherundherum
Ingo Giezendanner im Thun Panorama

21. March 2012 – 9. June 2013

Thun-Panorama

The Schadaupark in Thun is home to the oldest surviving panorama of the world, the Thun-Panorama. It was painted from 1809 to 1814 by Marquard Wocher and shows the everyday life in... more

inter/act: New Social Sculptures
0: Archive of Shared Interests

12. February – 25. March 2012

Projektraum Enter

The Archive of Shared Interests is a collection and exploration of contemporary works on the topic provisional community. It includes material from the practice (catalogues, articles,... more

Golden Days. Francis Baudevin, Dominik Stauch featuring Daan Van Golden

12. February – 9. April 2012

Kunstmuseum

Golden Days displays works of the two artists Francis Baudevin (born 1964 in Bulle, lives and works in Lausanne) and Dominik Stauch (born 1962 in London, lives and works in Thun). The... more

Cantonale Berne Jura

11. December 2011 – 23. January 2012

Kunstmuseum

The Kunstmuseum Thun annually presents an overview of the artistic creation in the region. So far this was done in the framework of the exhibition Hofstettenstrasse. The Hofstettenstrasse... more

labor 5: Ulrich Görlich / Meret Wandeler
Archiv des Ortes. Sammelstrategien für ein fotografisches Archiv zur Raumentwicklung

10. December – 22. January 2011

Projektraum Enter

Unsere Landschaften und Siedlungsgebiete befinden sich in einem konstanten Veränderungsprozess. Dörflich geprägte Gemeinden entwickeln sich zu reinen Agglomerationen von benachbarten... more

Davide Cascio and Peter Stämpfli: James Bond & Pin-Ups

24. September – 20. November 2011

Kunstmuseum

With the exhibition Davide Cascio and Peter Stämpfli: James Bond & Pin-Ups the Kunstmuseum Thun connects two artists from different generations who are both committed in their own way... more

labor 4: Jorg Köppl: I hear your voice in my head

24. September – 20. November 2011

Projektraum Enter

Jörg Köppl’s work specifically created for the Laboratory 4 exhibition revolves around the observation made by Johann Gottfried Herder that vowels were missing in the Hebrew script,... more

labor 3: Hannes Rickli. Art with Experimental Systems

11. June – 4. September 2011

Projektraum Enter

The basis for Hannes Rickli's Videogramme is the audio-visual material that is generated in biological laboratories in behavioural experiments with fish and insects by means of... more

Hans Op de Beeck: Sea of Tranquillity & Staging Views

11. June – 4. September 2011

Kunstmuseum

Hans Op de Beeck (born 1969 in Turnhout) uses a wide variety of media in his oeuvre – he paints, draws, photographs, films and develops sculptures and monumental installations. He also... more

laboratory 2: Indirect experiences. A project from the Journal für Kunst, Sex und Mathematik

21. April – 22. May 2011

Projektraum Enter

With the project Indirect experiences, the focus in laboratory 2 is on an ongoing research situation (project duration: August 2010-11). In contrast to conventional projects, the research... more

Aeschlimann Corti-Stipendium 2011

21. April – 22. May 2011

Kunstmuseum

This year Kunstmuseum Thun is hosting the Louise Aeschlimann and Margarete Corti grant again. The Aeschlimann-Corti grant is awarded annually by the Bernische Kunstgesellschaft (Bern... more

labor 1: Linda Herzog

12. February – 3. April 2011

Projektraum Enter

The project room enter at the Kunstmuseum Thun becomes a laboratory for a year and is involved in the research conducted by artists: What could artistic research be? How do artists... more

Profession: Farmer

12. February – 3. April 2011

Kunstmuseum

Urbanisation and globalisation are a popular topic in art these days. With Profession: Farmer. A collection exhibition with guests Kunstmuseum Thun switches the perspective and highlights... more

online 5: Johanna Dombois Ring-Studie 01 | Rheingold, Vorspiel

19. December 2010 – 23. January 2011

Projektraum Enter

In the fifth and the last exhibition of the series online, the director Johanna Dombois presents her work Ring-Studie 01 | Rheingold, Vorspiel. Johanna Dombois works at the interface... more

Hofstettenstrasse 2010

19. December 2010 – 23. January 2011

Kunstmuseum

The aim of the exhibition "Hofstettenstrasse" is to provide a survey of current art from the region and offer a platform for the most varied of positions. The exhibition is an important... more

online 4: Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud

25. September – 28. November 2010

Projektraum Enter

In the forth exhibition of the series online, Christoph Wachter and Mathias Jud present their work New Nations.... more

John Wood and Paul Harrison: No Beginning - No Middle - No End

25. September – 28. November 2010

Kunstmuseum

The two british artists John Wood (*1969) and Paul Harrison (*1966) have been working together since 1993. The interaction of the two - either in a supportive or antagonistic manner... more

online 3: Esther Hunziger DUMP

17. July – 5. September 2010

Projektraum Enter

In the third exhibition of the online series, Esther Hunziker presents her work DUMP.... more

Utopia and everyday life: Caught between art and education

17. July – 5. September 2010

Kunstmuseum

In the summer exhibition, the overall question -– what role artists can play in the educational process inside and outside of institutions -– will be investigated. With art projects... more

online 2: norbert möslang + markus steiner > bot_ppm

1. May – 27. June 2010

Projektraum Enter

In the second exhibition of the series online, Norbert Möslang and Markus Steiner present their work bot_ppm. The word 'bot' is derived from 'robot' and denotes a computer programme... more

Susan Hefuna - Bharti Kher - Fred Tomaselli: Beween the Worlds

1. May – 27. June 2010

Kunstmuseum

With the main exhibition Susan Hefuna – Bharti Kher – Fred Tomaselli: Between the Worlds, Kunstmuseum Thun combines the works of three artists who draw repeatedly on cultural,... more

online 1: !Mediengruppe Bitnik

6. February – 11. April 2010

Projektraum Enter

The rapid development of computer and Internet technology has decisively shaped the society in recent decades. Artists too take advantage of the new technologies. They use it for their... more

Shifting landscapes
Works from the collection

6. February – 11. April 2010

Kunstmuseum

The urban sprawl of the Swiss landscape incessantly forges ahead and stretches up to the Alpine valleys and the Jura mountains. The “urban penetration” makes itself noticeable in the... more

Hofstettenstrasse 2009

13. December 2009 – 17. January 2010

Kunstmuseum

Every year, the Kunstmuseum Thun presents an overview of the artistic creations in the region. The artists apply with documentations of their works and make concrete proposals of how... more

Collecting glimpses 7
People with mental impairment select art works from the collection

19. September – 22. November 2009

Projektraum Enter

With the project Collecting Glimpses, the Kunstmuseum Thun has travelled new paths. Based primarily on the idea that the collection of the museum belongs to the people of the region,... more

Sladjan Nedeljkovic: Konstellationen

19. September – 22. November 2009

Projektraum Enter

Sladjan Nedeljkovic is interested in the emotional and narrative content of pictures. With his exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Thun, he reveals a snippet from his extensive archive comprising... more

Pièce de résistance: Forms of resistance in contemporary art

19. September – 22. November 2009

Kunstmuseum

A new generation of artists have appeared in recent years that have come up against power structures in the broadest sense in their creative work and consider their work as a form of... more

Collecting glimpses 6
A neighborhood chooses art works from the collection of the Art Museum

25. July – 30. August 2009

Projektraum Enter

With the project Collecting Glimpses, the Kunstmuseum Thun has travelled new paths. Based primarily on the idea that the collection of the museum belongs to the people of the region,... more

Under 30 Vll / Kiefer Hablitzel Scholarship

25. July – 30. August 2009

Kunstmuseum

The Kunstmuseum Thun for the first time presents the holders of the Kiefer Hablitzel Scholarship in its premises. The Kiefer Hablitzel Foundation is one of the significant Swiss endowments... more

Collecting glimpses 5
Visually impaired and blind people choose works from the collection

1. May – 5. July 2009

Projektraum Enter

For one year the Kunstmuseum Thun opens the depot for the new project Blicke sammeln (collecting glances) in the Project room enter. Different groups from the region have the possibility... more

Your shirt on my chair
Claudio Moser staged by Harry Gugger

1. May – 5. July 2009

Kunstmuseum

“Your shirt on my chair” – words from the song, “Bright Red”, by Laurie Anderson which so aptly describe the mood emanating from the photographs and video works of Claudio Moser (*1959... more

Collecting glimpses 4
Migrants choose art works from the collection

7. February – 13. April 2009

Projektraum Enter

Russia, Thailand, Turkey, Ethiopia and India come to the Thun Kunstmuseum. The fourth group of the experiment, Collecting glimpses, selects works from the collection for the project... more

Tidy rooms
Sculptures from the collection with interventions from Delphine Coindet, Yves Mettler and René Zäch

7. February – 13. April 2009

Kunstmuseum

Juxtaposed to the current positions of Delphine Coindet (F, 1969), Yves Mettler (CH, 1976) and René Zäch (CH, 1946), Kunstmuseum Thun presents works from its own collection.... more

Collecting glimpses 3
Girls from the group "Mädchenarbeit Thun" choose art works from the collection

13. December 2008 – 11. January 2009

Projektraum Enter

For one year the Kunstmuseum Thun opens the depot for the new project Blicke sammeln (collecting glances) in the Project room enter. Different groups from the region have the possibility... more

Hofstettenstrasse 2008
Annual exhibition of regional artists

13. December 2008 – 11. January 2009

Kunstmuseum

Every year, the Kunstmuseum Thun presents an overview of the artistic creations in the region. The artists apply with documentations of their works and make concrete proposals of how... more

Collecting glimpses 2
Child psychiatrists select art works from the Kunstmuseum depot

27. September – 23. November 2008

Projektraum Enter

In the “Projektraum enter”, lay people are organising exhibitions with works from the collection. After the See Club Thun, it is the turn of child psychiatrists and psychologists... more

Renée Levi

27. September – 23. November 2008

Kunstmuseum

The last solo exhibition of the internationally reputed Swiss artist Renée Levi took place in 2000 in the “Musée d’art moderne et contemporain” (MAMCO) in Geneva. She will conceive... more

Collecting glimpses 1
Rowers from the See Club Thun choose art works from the collection

5. July – 7. September 2008

Projektraum Enter

For one year the Kunstmuseum Thun opens the depot for the new project Blicke sammeln (collecting glances) in the Project room enter. Different groups from the region have the possibility... more

In Silent
Conversation with Ingmar Bergman

5. July – 7. September 2008

Kunstmuseum

Ingmar Bergman is one of the best known personalities in film history. His impressive repertoire and expressive imagery have not only shaped several generations of film directors, but... more

Marquard Wocher

8. May – 16. October 2008

Thun-Panorama

Art works, documents and photographies show the life and work of Marquard Wocher (1760-1830), the development and history of the panorama painting of Thun.... more

Thun-Panorama von Marquard Wocher – Erweiterungsbau
Ausstellung zum Studienwettbewerb

8. May – 26. October 2008

Thun-Panorama

Seit 1961 wird das Thun-Panorama in einer Rotunde im Thuner Schadaupark präsentiert. Nach über 40 Jahren entsprechen die Infrastruktur der Rotunde und des Eingangsbereichs... more

Monica Ursina Jäger

19. April – 15. June 2008

Projektraum Enter

Monica Ursina Jäger’s (*1974) condensed graphical and installative language radiate an apocalyptic mood: Flocks of birds threateningly circle over architectural forms, the... more

Simone Aaberg Kærn

19. April – 15. June 2008

Kunstmuseum

First solo exhibition of the Danish artist and pilot Simone Aaberg Kærn in Switzerland The Kunstmuseum Thun presents a solo exhibition of the Danish artist and pilot Simone Aaberg... more

Saskia Edens

9. February – 30. March 2008

Projektraum Enter

Saskia Edens (*1975) combines painting, photography and video in her “Portrait anachronique” and makes their various features distinct. The “outmoded portrait” is displayed in the form... more

Koexistenzen (Coexistence)

9. February – 30. March 2008

Kunstmuseum

Every year, Kunstmuseum Thun presents an exhibition from its collection with alternating focuses. This year the focus is on the art of portraiture of the late 19th and early 20th century.... more

Christian Helmle
White Elephants

8. December 2007 – 13. January 2008

Projektraum Enter

„Weisse Elefanten“ – so nannte man im postkolonialen Afrika mit internationaler Unterstützung errichtete, aber nie in Funktion genommene Bauten. Auch in Europa... more

Hofstettenstrasse 2007

7. December 2007 – 13. January 2008

Kunstmuseum

Annual exhibition with regional artists selected by a jury.... more

Pablo Müller

18. October – 18. November 2007

Projektraum Enter

In its Projektraum enter, the Kunstmuseum Thun is showing an installation work by Pablo Müller (*1979) which he produced specially for the exhibition at the Thunerhof. Since he first... more

Stefan Burger

7. September – 14. October 2007

Projektraum Enter

Stefan Burger questions and expands the medium of photography consistently and yet experimentally. The result are fragile installations which are imbued with humour and irony and extend... more

Mark Grotjahn

7. September – 18. November 2007

Kunstmuseum

The Kunstmuseum Thun is the first institution in Europe to mount an extensive solo exhibition of works by American artist Mark Grotjahn (*1968, Pasadena, California). Grotjahn studied... more

Pamela Rosenkranz

3. June – 19. August 2007

Projektraum Enter

Pamela Rosenkranz' works seem unspectacular at first sight. They involve precise interventions that operate with shifts in perception. Yet despite being pointedly conceptual, the... more

Simon Dybroe Møller – Like Origami Gone Wrong

3. June – 19. August 2007

Kunstmuseum

The works of Simon Dybbroe Møller (born 1976 in Denmark) deal with destruction, decay, and disappearance. Møller's installation oscillates back and forth between constructed and genuine... more

Egle Vido
"présent"

27. April – 20. May 2007

Projektraum Enter

In October 2006, Egle Vido (*1980) was invited to an event in the series "ZOOM" by the Förderverein Kunstmuseum Thun. The guests at the event were asked to present flowers... more

Aeschlimann Corti Scholarship

27. April – 20. May 2007

Kunstmuseum

The Bernische Kunstgesellschaft will again be presenting the Louise Aeschlimann and Margareta Corti Scholarship in 2007. This is one of the most important scholarships on offer for... more

Julia Steiner

15. March – 9. April 2007

Projektraum Enter

Julia Steiner (*1982) studies visual design at the Hochschule der Künste in Berne. In the medium of drawing – and in terms both of technique and of content – she has... more

Christian Andersen

11. February – 11. March 2007

Projektraum Enter

"Colonisation", a larger than life tree-figure, is the focal point of the exhibition of works by Christian Andersen (*1974). This plant hovers between the natural-organic and the artificial-geometric,... more

Gegenlicht

11. February – 9. April 2007

Kunstmuseum

Works from the Collection of the Kunstmuseum Thun, plus new works by Adrian Schiess, Alex Silber and Erik Steinbrecher For several years now, the Kunstmuseum Thun has been presenting... more

Hofstettenstrasse 2006

9. December 2006 – 14. January 2007

Kunstmuseum

Annual Jury Exhibition of works by artists from the region The annual exhibition "Hofstettenstrasse" takes place between Christmas and New Year's. The aim of the exhibition... more

Tom Huber – Impressions from the South

19. October – 19. November 2006

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The young Zurich artist Tom Huber (*1976) brings together the most varied of elements in his works. With a telling wink, he combines photographs, matchstick men and texts that often... more

Mauel Burgener – Gesehen die Dinge, sie hat sie schon gesehen

15. September – 15. October 2006

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Manuel Burgener will present his mental images in analogue photographs which show the everyday in a new light so that a constant movement is created between internal and external images.... more

Choosing my Religion

15. September – 19. November 2006

Kunstmuseum

International Group Exhibition Religion is an extremely topical social issue and one that is also extremely ambivalent. In certain cultural circles, religious convictions have become... more

David Chieppo

2. July – 27. August 2006

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The main focus of David Chieppo's work is a highly-individual figurative painting. The small panel paintings seem to have been produced swiftly, with a broad brush and a flowing ductus;... more

Swiss Pop

2. July – 27. August 2006

Kunstmuseum

This summer, under the heading "Swiss Pop", the Kunstmuseum Thun will be focusing on a chapter in Swiss art history which has received very little attention to date. Since the 1980... more

Markus Müller - Concrete

4. May – 19. October 2006

Thun-Panorama

Markus Müller creates sculptures using simple materials which he then paints. As a result, his usually very large objects made of chipboard, roof slats or plywood are transformed... more

Vidya Gastaldon

15. April – 18. June 2006

Kunstmuseum

The Kunstmuseum Thun is presenting the first comprehensive solo exhibition of works by French artist Vidya Gastaldon (*1974), providing insight into her highly individual drawings and... more

Musée CoCo

15. April – 14. May 2006

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Musée CoCo – Museum of Accomplices and Collaborators is an exhibition mounted in the tradition of the Cabinet of Curiosities, curated and presented by Les Complices*, the exhibition... more

NB: Anna Amadio / Vittorio Santoro

5. February – 19. March 2006

Kunstmuseum

The abbreviation NB stands for the exhibition series of the same name first mounted by the Bundesamt für Kultur in 1997 based on the two Swiss studio grants to New York and Berlin.... more

Hofstettenstrasse 2005

18. December 2005 – 22. January 2006

Kunstmuseum

Annual Jury Exhibition of works by artists from the region The annual exhibition "Hofstettenstrasse" takes place between Christmas and New Year's. The aim of the exhibition... more

Anne-Julie Raccoursier

3. November – 4. December 2005

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Effaroucheur is the French word for scarecrow, something which frightens off birds and other harmful animals. The sirens are small practical scarecrows that give off a digital sound... more

(Hi)story

2. October – 4. December 2005

Kunstmuseum

"(Hi)story" presents the work of four international artists who explore, research and deconstruct ideas around the theme of collective memory and personal recollection. It avoids generalisations... more

Körner Union – We do wie du

1. – 30. October 2005

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In 1999 the three young western Swiss artists Sami Benhadj, Tarik Haywar and Guy Meldem – at the time still students at the Ecole cantonale d'art in Lausanne – formed... more

Matteo Terzaghi & Marco Zürcher

10. July – 18. September 2005

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The two young artists from Ticino have a particular weakness for books and illustrations, which may have to do with their professional experiences in visual design and publishing. They... more

Hoch hinaus

10. July – 18. September 2005

Kunstmuseum

An exhibition of the Kunstmuseum Thun as the 23rd Art Exhibition of the Swiss Alpine Club Mid-summer: Crampons, ropes and picks are all in the rucksack, the snow has melted, ambitious... more

Stefan Guggisberg – Drawings

26. May – 19. June 2005

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Stefan Guggisberg (*1980) will present a new group of works specially created for the exhibition at the Projektraum enter. The large drawings each show a dancing figure: women and men... more

Mirjam Helfenberger

29. April – 22. May 2005

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The focal point of the exhibition is a large image with countless red lanterns hanging on trees against the dark night sky. A gust of wind would seem to have passed through the brilliant... more

Pierre Bismuth - Tout ce qui n'est pas interdit est obligatoire

21. April – 19. June 2005

Kunstmuseum

The Kunstmuseum Thun presents the first extensive solo exhibition by Pierre Bismuth (*1963). The French artist has been showing his work on the international scene since the mid-nineties.... more

Collection

4. February – 3. April 2005

Kunstmuseum

Following on "Ver-sammlung", the "Liaisons-Collections" I and II, and "Gesammelte Landschaften", in the exhibition "Sammlung" the museum presented a varied cross-section through its... more

Reanimation - Hermann Gerber

24. September – 21. November 2004

Kunstmuseum

The point of departure for the "Reanimation" exhibition is the oeuvre of the Swiss artist Hermann Gerber (1902-1979), which remained unknown during his lifetime. Gerber produced... more

Olaf Nicolai
"Odds and Ends" - Edition Room

24. September – 24. October 2004

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This is the first time an internationally famous artist is exhibiting works in the Projektraum enter. Given the unpretentious format in which Olaf Nicolai's presents his "Odds... more

Christian Marclay

13. June – 5. September 2004

Kunstmuseum

The Kunstmuseum Thun presents with the exhibition "Christian Marclay" the first in-depth retrospective of the innovative artist and experimental music performer. The exhibition comprises... more

Jérémie Gindre – Magnus bachae misterium

26. March – 25. April 2004

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Jérémie Gindre (*1978) would actually be a great story-teller, only that his narratives get embroiled in inconsistencies. The contradictory nature of his reconstructions provides an... more

Claudia & Julia Müller

26. March – 23. May 2004

Kunstmuseum

The Kunstmuseum Thun is showing the first comprehensive solo exhibition of the works of Claudia and Julia Müller (*1964/*1965). These Basel artists rank among the most important... more

Collected Landscapes

30. January – 7. March 2004

Kunstmuseum

The environs of the Kunstmuseum Thun -- the Bernese Oberland with its natural peculiarities – has certainly left its mark on the museum's collection. That collection embraces a large... more

Hofstettenstrasse 2003

6. December 2003 – 11. January 2004

Kunstmuseum

Artists in the exhibition: L’art pour l’aar, Marianne Baumann (CH *1937), Alain Blank (1961), Erik Dettwiler (SF *1970), Alexander Egger (CH *1946), Heinrich Gartentor (CH... more

Loredana Sperini

3. July – 17. August 2003

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Loredana Sperini works with needle and thread, embroidering strange images on starched snow-white fabrics, such as serviettes or cushion covers. She uses side-tables as presentation... more

Florian Slotawa

22. June – 17. August 2003

Kunstmuseum

Florian Slotawa uses rooms and objects in an unforeseen way, creates free spaces where none were planned, and succeeds in appropriating even anonymous situations. He completely re-arranges... more

Liaisons-collections ll

9. May – 1. June 2003

Kunstmuseum

Public and private collections have very different prerequisites and geneses. A museum collection is in the interests of a broad public and is influenced by a variety of people, donors... more

Anne und Patrick Poirier

1. May – 26. October 2003

Thun-Panorama

On the ground floor of the panorama building, the French artist-couple Anne and Patrick Poirier presented models and buildings made out of children's toys or parts of industrial machinery.... more

Karim Noureldin – Vibeke Tandberg

16. June – 27. August 2000

Kunstmuseum

Karim Noureldin Over a period of more than two years Karim Noureldin (born 1967) created a large number of small wooden objects, which replicate the winding passages of New York subway... more

Ingo Giezendanner – GRRRR: Zürich

8. June – 2. July 2000

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Streets, run-down backyards, tram tracks, paving stones or building-site barriers: Ingo Giezendanner, a 25-year old artist who lives in Zurich, is interested in anonymous unspectacular... more

Rébecca Sauvin

6. June – 3. September 2000

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Rébecca Sauvin (*1975) graduated from the Ecole Superieure d'Art Visual de Geneva and is this year's winner of the Kiefer-Hablitzel scholarship. Her artistic media are... more

xcult.ch

4. – 28. May 2000

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xcult.ch is a virtual culture forum that focuses on the Swiss art scene, but with international participation. xcult.ch is a web magazine, shopping mall, and a laboratory for an artistic... more