September 10 - December 31, 2022
Throughout 2023, the Kunsthaus will dedicate an entire floor to its collection, presenting regular changes to its display. The collection, which consists of almost 2500 items stored in the basement of the building, has revealed itself as a heterogeneous and unusual heritage of the city of Biel/Bienne. This collection is a peculiarity in a way since a Kunsthaus doesn’t collect works, as this is usually the museum’s role.
For this first selection, the Kunsthaus has invited the artist duo Linus Bill and Adrien Horni to select a series of artworks and to devise, alongside Paul Bernard, director of the Kunsthaus Pasquart, the way they are presented. The idea is not necessarily to showcase the collection’s treasures as a series of trophies, but rather to reflect upon what can be expected from a contemporary art collection. For this first chapter, Bill and Horni have been inspired by the particular atmosphere that characterises the train station’s exit in Biel/Bienne.
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