Works from 1995 to 2022

"I've been painting flowers for a long time, but I don't see them as flowers." Ross Bleckner's paintings on this theme deal with time and transience, with light and darkness and, in recent years, increasingly with age, as the artist himself says. At KiS, Rafael Jablonka is showing works by Bleckner from 1995 to 2022, years in which the artist reacted artistically to the threat of AIDS, the death of his father or the illness of his sister. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog with texts by Bleckner himself, Eric Fischl and Rafael Jablonka. 


Our current projects 

July offers two events as part of Ross Bleckner's exhibition. On July 23, we invite children (of primary school age) to KiS. Juliana Haider (photo @Kulowska), who has a lot of experience in children's theater, will organize an exciting hour with two groups on the topic of "Reading Pictures". And at the beginning of the month, we hosted the renowned cedag quartett at the Alte Feuerwehrhalle. This concert with works by Philip Glass and Dmitri Shostakovich was an exclusive thank you for the members of our KiS association for the promotion of contemporary art in Seefeld. 


Vernissage with flowers and words

In his speech, Rafael Jablonka described his friend Ross Bleckner's flower paintings as a declaration of love for painting. Numerous guests and admirers of the painter from near and far attended the opening of the exhibition in Seefeld's old fire station. For example (in our photo) Pam Korten, US curator and art historian, who traveled from Zurich because she loves Ross Bleckner's work and appreciates KiS. Lui Wienerroither (W&K Wienerroither - Kohlbacher) came to Seefeld from Vienna to congratulate Rafael Jablonka (center photo) on his latest exhibition. 


Exhibition catalogs & art posters

Exhibitions, talks with artists, concerts, readings ... The Alte Feuerwehrhalle in Seefeld has become a meeting place for contemporary art of all genres since the start of exhibition activities in 2021. Recently, you can also purchase exhibition and artist catalogs as well as art posters from us. Interested? Then find out more about our offer. If you are interested contact us after all. 


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10.30 – 11.30

Children at KiS: "Reading pictures"

A program for children of primary school age
14.30 – 15.30

Children at KiS: "Reading pictures"

A program for children of primary school age

Since 2021: Art in the center of Seefeld

An idea gets a home

A cooperation between the municipality of Seefeld and the gallery owner and art collector Rafael Jablonka leads to the first exhibition in the Old Fire Station in Seefeld's center in 2021. Since then, changing art presentations have been held twice a year at this unusual location with free admission.

Ausstellung David LaChapelle in Seefeld

International level

KiS stands for Art in Seefeld - and at the same time for the presentation of works of art that can also be seen in the great museums and galleries of this world.
Zeitgenössische Kunst in Seefeld

Contemporary art

Contemporary art is the focus of the twice-yearly changing exhibitions in the Old Fire Station in Seefeld: names such as David LaChapelle, Andy Warhol or Miquel Barceló vouch for this.
Schülerführung anlässlich Andy Warhol-Ausstellung, Kunstvermittlung in KiS

Art Education

Free access to our exhibitions should keep the inhibition threshold low and awaken the desire to experience contemporary art in as many visitors as possible. Cooperation with schools and universities is also important to us.
Veranstaltung Kunst in Seefeld

Meeting place for art lovers

Artistic encounters in the context of vernissages, concerts or artist talks: KiS - Kunst in Seefeld has made a name for itself as a meeting place for art lovers from near and far.


Pia Fries tausend : einerlei

Works on paper and large formats

16.12.2023 – 17.03.2024

The current exhibition at KiS is dedicated to one of today's internationally renowned female artists. Pia Fries, born in Switzerland, lives and works in Düsseldorf. We are showing her series of works on paper tausend : einerlei and large-format works such as the four-part "schwarze blumen" - an expressive work in oil inspired by Maria Sibylla Merian's "Raupenbuch". 

Schaulager Jablonka Collection by Rafael Jablonka

Jablonka Collection in Seefeld

Exclusive experience for KiS members

Collector and initiator of KiS - Art in Seefeld Rafael Jablonka invites visitors to his Schaulager (picture store) for guided tours of his collection of important works of contemporary art. These include works by Eric Fischl, Sherrie Levine, Mike Kelley, Jasper Johns and Richard Avedon (see photo). The premises are not open to the public and the guided tours are currently organized exclusively for members of KiS - Verein zur Förderung zeitgenössischer Kunst in Seefeld.

Pia Fries, Ausstellung tausend : einerlei; 12/23 - 03/24; Ausschnitt

We invite you to a conversation with Pia Fries

Finissage on March 23 

The aim of our KiS association, founded in 2022, is to "promote contemporary art in Seefeld". We want to do justice to this not only with our exhibitions, but also with various events. KiS initiator Rafael Jablonka and Florian Waldvogel, Head of the Art History Collections from 1900 onwards at the Tyrolean Provincial Museum, will be talking to the artist of the current exhibition, Pia Fries, at a finissage. The exhibition tausend : einerlei runs until Sunday, March 17, and we invite you to the finissage on March 23 at 5 pm. We look forward to your registration.

Art meeting point in Seefeld

Vernissage of the current exhibition

After the opening of the sixth KiS - Art in Seefeld exhibition, we can say that Seefeld is making a name for itself among art lovers. Around 80 guests from near and far came to meet the Swiss artist Pia Fries (2nd from right) and see her works, which Friedhelm Mennekes (right) described in vivid detail in his introduction. Teresa and Rafael Jablonka made this initiative possible with their art and commitment. We welcomed 113 visitors to the exhibition during the extended "Christmas Opening" from 28.12.2023 to New Year's Sunday alone.