Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Stilleben mit Orangen und Tulpen, 1909

& more

Since the May 2015 opening of its exhibition building adjoining Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, the Hilti Art Foundation has presented a changing selection of paintings, sculptures and objects from the holdings in its art collection, covering the period from classical modernism to the present. The current selection includes works by Gauguin, Picasso, Léger, Beckmann, Kirchner, Klee, Kandinsky, Dubuffet, Giacometti, Graubner, Knoebel, Morellet, Sonnier, Scully and others.

The exhibition is organized into themes and chronological eras corresponding to the building’s division into three levels:

The Mystery of Humankind
The exhibition begins on the lower ground level with an examination of the physical and psychological manifestations of humans as individuals from around 1890 to 1950. Featuring paintings and sculptures by such figures as Medardo Rosso, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti, this section highlights a major area of emphasis within the collection.

Experiment and Existence
On the first upper level, experimental and existential positions of art from approximately 1910 to 1960 are shown with a special focus on representative paintings by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Beckmann, Paul Klee, Jean Dubuffet and Wols. The holdings of classical modernist works form an especially prominent mainstay of Hilti Art Foundation exhibitions 

Immanence and Transcendence
The period of art from around 1960 to the present is displayed on the third upper level, featuring works by Gotthard Graubner, Imi Knoebel, Sean Scully and others that illustrate the fundamentally different forms of painterly expression from the last five decades. They not only point to the purely material aspects of painting, but also to the underlying possibility of crossing the boundary from the material to the spiritual solely with non-representational means.


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