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EVERY YEAR...

 

24 November 2017 - 7 January 2018

Every year, the Advent and Christmas season invites us to look attentively at the Christmas story and the festivities during this time. Paintings and sculptures bring these events closer to visitors as part of a special exhibition.

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UNIQUE. SCULPTURES BY MARGOT STOECKL

 

12 August 2017 - 31 October 2017

 

In her sculptural work, Margot Stoeckl has placed a conspicuous amount of attention on, as she herself puts it, "head work". In the diversity and variety of her types, she demonstrates great talent and flair for approaching expressive positions. In her motivically divergent reproaches, she combines technical precision (mostly metal casting in bronze and aluminium) with seriousness, fantasy and also with wit.

Margot Stoeckl lives and works in the Zillertal. She attended the "Höhere Technische Lehranstalt für Kunsthandwerk und Holzverarbeitung" in Innsbruck. After working in the hospitality industry for several years, she now devotes herself entirely to her art.

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RENAISSANCE IN THE MOUNTAINS. 

THE PAINTER BARTLME DILL RIEMENSCHNEIDER AND HIS TIME

 

27 May 2017 - 31 October 2017 

In the first half of the 16th century, Renaissance forms and themes found their way into South Tyrol via the southern German art centres.

The Reformation of Martin Luther was reflected in sacred panel painting, as was the relationship between Christians and Muslims. As the setting for the 'invention' of the tiled stove painted in blue and white faience, the so-called 'Land im Gebirge' emerged as a region of German-Italian art exchange.

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VELVET AND SILK IN HISTORIC TYROL

 

2 May 2017 - 29 October 2017

The cathedral treasury of Bressanone houses an extraordinarily rich collection of historical textiles and High Medieval ceremonial vestments. The so-called eagle chasuble of St. Albuin from around 1000 with its imperial Byzantine silk fabric is one of the most valuable medieval textiles in Europe.

The vestments of the blessed Bishop Hartmann from the 12th century are also of special significance. After a very costly restoration, the so-called Vigilius chasuble (around 1100) is on display for the first time. A pluvial (around 1470) from Bressanone Cathedral is also on display at the Hofburg on the occasion of the exhibition.

 

The exhibition is a project of the European Textile Academy and extends over several exhibition venues in Tyrol, South Tyrol and Trentino. Further information can be found here: www.velvetandsilk.eu

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BRIGITTE SCHALHAAS. DANCE OF DEATH

 

8 April 2017 - 7 May 2017 

The theme of the dance of death has been part of Western culture since the Middle Ages. It is based on the "memento mori", the thought of death, which awaits us all without distinction of rank or age. We have only one certainty in life, that of death, and no one knows when we will die.

 

The Austrian artist Brigitte Schalhaas (* 1947), who lives in Innsbruck, has created an extensive dance of death cycle in large-format drawings of great emotional and suggestive power via relevant medieval texts, via music and not least via her own life experience.

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