Kunstmuseum Luzern
museum

The Kunstmuseum Luzern draws its self-image both from its acknowledged, historically developed position as the leading institution of visual art in Central Switzerland, and from its location in the internationally respected architecture of Jean Nouvel’s Culture and Congress Centre Lucerne (KKL). From this comes not only the responsibilities assumed by the institution, but also the standard of quality required for its work and its content.

In the national museum landscape, Kunstmuseum Luzern has established itself above all with an internationally regarded exhibition program focusing on contemporary art, comparable to similarly-sized institutions.

The purposes of the Museum’s exhibitions is to show important attitudes and examples of contemporary art in a committed and consistent way. A deliberate interplay takes place between regional and national or international art, and in a way that involves already established positions. The collection is to be given as permanent a presence as possible, in changing forms, within the exhibition program, and thus to act as a complement, contrast or historic backdrop to the other exhibits as the occasion demands. At the same time the Kunstmuseum is also a place of contemplation, regeneration and enjoyment, and a meeting-place. The engagement with the original and with current discourse about art, as well as encounters with other people, are an integral component of the exhibition activity.

The Kunstmuseum plays an important part in the cultural life of the region. It contributes to its cultural identity, adopts a position on current issues and establishes connections with other institutions and partners. Consequently Kunstmuseum Luzern performs an important service in the public interest.

Anton Egloff
Kunstmuseum Luzern
museum

The Kunstmuseum Luzern draws its self-image both from its acknowledged, historically developed position as the leading institution of visual art in Central Switzerland, and from its location in the internationally respected architecture of Jean Nouvel’s Culture and Congress Centre Lucerne (KKL). From this comes not only the responsibilities assumed by the institution, but also the standard of quality required for its work and its content.

In the national museum landscape, Kunstmuseum Luzern has established itself above all with an internationally regarded exhibition program focusing on contemporary art, comparable to similarly-sized institutions.

The purposes of the Museum’s exhibitions is to show important attitudes and examples of contemporary art in a committed and consistent way. A deliberate interplay takes place between regional and national or international art, and in a way that involves already established positions. The collection is to be given as permanent a presence as possible, in changing forms, within the exhibition program, and thus to act as a complement, contrast or historic backdrop to the other exhibits as the occasion demands. At the same time the Kunstmuseum is also a place of contemplation, regeneration and enjoyment, and a meeting-place. The engagement with the original and with current discourse about art, as well as encounters with other people, are an integral component of the exhibition activity.

The Kunstmuseum plays an important part in the cultural life of the region. It contributes to its cultural identity, adopts a position on current issues and establishes connections with other institutions and partners. Consequently Kunstmuseum Luzern performs an important service in the public interest.

Anton Egloff
  • Anu Põder: Space for My Body
    Jan 3 – Jun 30, 2024
    Muzeum Susch
    Susch, Switzerland
    Anu Põder (1947-2013) is one of Estonia’s most revelatory voices of the last five decades. Her work has stood out since the 1970s as uniquely crafted, originally conceived, and deeply personal. Yet, because it was somehow out of sync with the then established art landscape in Estonia, it has been overlooked for many years. Põder is known for exploring the human body, highlighting the fragility, impermanence, and ephemerality of life (more…)
  • Berlinde De Bruyckere: No Life Lost
    Feb 3 – May 26, 2024
    Artipelag
    Gustavsberg, Sweden
    Belgian artist Berlinde De Bruyckere’s large-scale sculptures and installations of wax, wood, textile, metal and horse hide are executed in an unmistakable artistic style. Grappling with the existential human condition, De Bruyckere’s work addresses human vulnerability and fragility, desire and suffering, resilience and transformation. Opening on February 3, the comprehensive exhibition No Life Lost is the first presentation of the work of De Bruyckere in Sweden. (more…)
  • Karla Hiraldo Voleau: Another Love Story
    Publication
    Mörel
    International
    A year. That’s how long it’s been since Karla Hiraldo Voleau’s exhibition Another Love Story first opened at the MEP in Paris in 2022. A year is also the timeframe of the story chronicled in that project – a love story personal to KHV, which shifts abruptly from its climax to its end when she discovers that X, her lover, is leading a double life – a revelation that prompts the artist to question her certainties. (more…)
  • Maggie Lee: Magazine
    Feb 10 – May 20, 2024
    Kunsthalle Zürich
    Zürich, Switzerland
    The exhibition Magazine was born out of the artist’s long-held desire to publish her own magazine – a very personal magazine that would nonetheless circulate further than just her own circle of friends. Maggie Lee’s passion for this medium of distribution was inspired by her work in copy stores, and above all by creating zines since her teenage years in New Jersey. There is a special appeal to the creative self-realisation in self-publishing (more…)