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Kunsthalle Bern

Works: 2,104 works in 5,092 publications in 6 languages and 17,723 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogues raisonnés  Interviews  Periodicals 
Roles: Editor, Other, Organizer of meeting, Publisher, his, sht, isb
Classifications: N6853.C86, 709.04062074094945
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Most widely held works by Kunsthalle Bern
Tabu Dada : Jean Crotti & Suzanne Duchamp, 1915-1922 : Kunsthalle Bern, 22. Januar-27. Februar 1983 ... by Kunsthalle Bern( Book )

14 editions published in 1983 in 4 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William N. Copley : Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 26 novembre 1980-11 janvier 1981 by William Nelson Copley( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in French and English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Gober : Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 13/5-1/7/90, Kunsthalle Bern, 1/9-14/10/90 by Robert Gober( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monografie van de Amerikaanse beeldhouwer (1954)
Voids : a retrospective( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quite exceptional event, "Vides" (Voids) is a retrospective of empty exhibitions since that of Yves Klein in 1958. In almost a dozen rooms of the National Museum of Modern Art, it assembles in a totally original manner exhibitions that showed absolutely nothing, leaving empty the space for which they were designed. The idea of exhibiting emptiness is a recurring notion in the history of art over the past fifty or so years, almost to the point of becoming a clich ̌in the practice of contemporary art. Since the exhibition by Yves Klein ₆ "The Specialization of Sensibility in the Raw Material State of Stabilized Pictorial Sensibility" in Paris in 1958, totally empty exhibitions have been the statement of different conceptions of vacuums. While for Yves Klein it was a way to point out the sensitive state, by contrast it represents the peak of conceptual and minimal art for Robert Barry with "Some places to which we can come, and for a while 'be free to think about what we are going to do' (Marcuse)" (1970). It may also result from the desire to fudge the understanding of exhibition spaces, as in the work "The Air-Conditioning Show" from Art & Language (1966-1967), or to empty an institution to modify our experience, as in the work by Stanley Brouwn. It also reflects the will to create the experience of the qualities of an exhibition venue, as with Robert Irwin and his exhibition at the ACE Gallery in 1970, or with Maria Nordman at her exhibition in Krefeld in 1984. Emptiness also represents a form of radicalness, like that created by Laurie Parsons in 1990 at the Lorence-Monk gallery, which announced his renouncement of all artistic practice. For Bethan Huws and his work "Haus Esters Piece" (1993), emptiness means being able to celebrate the museum's architecture, signifying that art is already there on site and there is no need to add works of art. Emptiness assumes almost a sense of economic demand for Maria Eichhorn who, in leaving her exhibition empty at the Kunsthalle Bern in 2001, helped to devote the budget to the building's renovation. With "More Silent than Ever" (2006), Roman Ondak, for his part, had the onlooker believing that there is more than what is just left there to be seen
Carl Andre : sculpture 1958-1974 : [exhibition] Kunsthalle Bern, April 24th-June 8th, 1975 : [catalogue = Katalog] by Carl Andre( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sol Lewitt, wall drawings 1984-1988 by Sol LeWitt( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in 4 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arcs, from corners & sides, circles, & grids and all their combinations by Sol LeWitt( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brice Marden : paintings 1985-1993 by Brice Marden( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sol Lewitt wall drawings, 1984-1992 by Sol LeWitt( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and German and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Paul Lohse by Richard Paul Lohse( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in German and Germanic and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond Pettibon : Kunsthalle Bern [January 28-March 12, 1995] by Raymond Pettibon( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Cragg : Kunsthalle Bern, 30. April-5. Juni 1983 by Tony Cragg( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in 4 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Schütte : [Ausstellung] Kunsthalle Bern, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven by Thomas Schütte( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in German and French and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Bill. Malerei und Plastik 1928-1968 by Max Bill( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in German and Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yves Klein. [Katalog: Bernd Carow und Manfred de la Motte] by Yves Klein( Book )

12 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Kawara : 1973, Produktion eines Jahres - one year's production : [Ausstellung] Kunsthalle Bern, 31. August-6. Oktober 1974 by On Kawara( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and German and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Asher by Michael Asher( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blues and the abstract truth by David Hammons( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chamberlain : [Ausstellung], Kunsthalle Bern, 12. Oktober-18. November, 1979, [Van Abbe-Museum, Eindhoven, April/Mei, 1980] by John Chamberlain( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in German and English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bridget Riley; paintings and drawings 1951-71. [Catalogue of an exhibition held at] The Hayward Gallery, 20 July--5 September, 1971 by Bridget Riley( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in German and Germanic and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expanded version of the exhibition originally held in Hannover, Bern, Dusseldorf, and Turin during 1970-1971
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Voids : a retrospective
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Bern Kunsthalle

Bern (Switzerland) Kunsthalle


Kunsthalle Bern

Kunsthalle Berne