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Chambres de luxe
Artists as hoteliers and guests

Exhibition view Chambre de Luxe 2013, photo: Dominique Uldry

Exhibition view Chambre de Luxe 2013, photo: Dominique Uldry

Exhitibion view Chambre de Luxe 2013, photo: Dominique Uldry

Exhibition view Chambre de Luxe 2013, photo: Dominique Uldry

Exhibition view Chambre de Luxe 2013, photo: Dominique Uldry

21. September – 24. November 2013

Kunstmuseum

The former Grand Hotel Thunerhof of the late 19th century has been the home of Kunstmuseum Thun since 1948. This forms the thematic background of the international group exhibition Chambres de luxe. Artists who deal with social and cultural aspects of the hotel room, or examine it as a place of self-discovery in their work are invited to this exhibition. The hotel (room) is a space or site of production for a while and a place of retreat. For artists, a brief or regular visit to a hotel can be a stimulant for a spontaneous realisation of their ideas, such as diary-like documents or sketches. Starting their own hotels has also become an artistic practice. Whereas struggling artists often used to stay in simple hotels in earlier times, the contemporary nomadic artistic community explores this state of in-between to be artistically productive.

A publication (Ger/Eng) will be released at the exhibition in February 2014, published by Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg and Kunstmuseum Thun (ISBN 978-3-86984-476-3).
If you are interested in this publication, you are welcome to already order it: kunstmuseum@thun.notexisting@nodomain.comch

Participating artists:
Mladen Bizumić, Alighiero Boetti, El Frauenfelder, Mario Garcia Torres, Martin Kippenberger, Lang/Baumann, Fabian Marti, Chantal Michel, Cristina Ohlmer, Florian Slotawa, Jules Spinatsch, Daniel Spoerri, Monica Studer/Christoph van den Berg, Till Velten, Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud