KUB IN VENICE // OTOBONG NKANGA and ANNA BOGHIGUIAN
April 20th - July 4th, 2022
KUB in Venice | Otobong Nkanga & Anna Boghiguian organised by Kunsthaus Bregenz
Location: Scuola di San Pasquale, Campo San Francesco, Castello 27862/A. Google maps link.
Opening hours: Wednesday to Monday, 1‒ 8 pm. Tuesday closed. Free admittance.
Press Conference: Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 2 pm
Participation upon reservation. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening: Wednesday, April 20, 2022, from 5 to 8 pm
Artist’s Talk | Otobong Nkanga & Peter Zumthor: Fri, April, 22, 6.30 pm
Artist’s Talk | Monira Al Qadiri: Sat, April, 23, 6.30 pm
Artist’s Talk | Dora Budor: Sun, April, 24, 6.30 pm
Directorsʼ Talk |
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev & Thomas D. Trummer: Mon, April, 25, 6.30 pm
No registration required
For more information:
Martina Feurstein, Head of Communication: M.Feurstein@kunsthaus-bregenz.at
Kunsthaus Bregenz is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an exhibition in Venice. Two artists, who can also be seen in Bregenz during 2022, in the form of major solo exhibitions, are being presented in the Scuola di San Pasquale on Campo San Francesco della Vigna. In their works both Otobong Nkanga and Anna Boghiguian address such current issues as our responsibilities as a society for life on Earth and its climate, exploitative abuses, and historical accountability. A unique space for the exhibition has been found in Scuola di San Pasquale. The cuboidal space and fall of light in this historic, 17th century building create an environment similar to the architecture of Peter Zumthor’s Kunsthaus Bregenz. In the glazed concrete building in Bregenz, daylight is able to atmospherically penetrate all the floors, while in the Scuola light enters the simple and elegant spaces through large windows. In Bregenz as in Venice, the artists fill the entire building, creating exhibitions that continue KUB’s spectacular history.
A newly created tapestry by Otobong Nkanga is situated on the ground floor of the Scuola, the fabric shimmering in vivid colors. Otobong Nkanga has also developed a sound work for this unique site. Employing her own voice, she addresses the life of plants and the exploitation of nature.
Anna Boghiguian, whose work is on display on the upper floor, has painted historical figures on cardboard, assembling them into an oversized chess game. It is a remarkable work in that all its protagonists are of Austrian origin – a bizarre panopticon of political ideas and conflicts. This new work by Anna Boghiguian will also be on view at Kunsthaus Bregenz in late fall 2022.