EX SITU Altar, Holz, farbig gefasst, um 1740
mit einer Klanginstallation von Flo Kaufmann
kuratiert von Christine Zürcher und Reto Emch
EX SITU – altar, wood, color borders, ca. 1740
with a sound installation by Flo Kaufmann
curated by Christine Zürcher and Reto Emch
The Haus der Kunst St. Josef uses the former monastery church, built in 1652, as a space for art. With a site-specific installation entitled “ex situ altar, wood, color borders, ca. 1740”, Reto Emch from the Haus der Kunst St. Josef (St Josef’s House for Art) and Christine Zürcher from the Kantonale Denkmalpflege Solothurn (Cantonal Monument Preservation Authority of Solothurn) explore the interrelationships and shifts in the meaning of architecture and furnishing, space and object. The “bricoleur universel” from Solothurn, Flo Kaufmann, has been invited to create a sound installation for the exhibition space.
Supporting program for the exhibition:
A series of events illuminates different aspects of the art space and former church St Josef. An open round-table discussion with Max Doerfliger invites you to discover the history of the old monastery church and the art space, to review, remember and update it. During a guided tour, you can find out about the history and architectural past of selected sacred buildings in the town of Solothurn: about churches and chapels that will host contemporary art for a short time in the year 2020. The double bass player and sound designer Sebastian Rotzler explores the acoustic potential of the exhibition space with his sound performance. The event series closes on Thursday 05.04.2018 with a lecture by Christine Zürcher on the history and architectural past of the former monastery, Kloster St Josef.