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Tue,
23.07.2024
10.30 – 11.30

Children at KiS: "Reading pictures"

A program for children of primary school age
Tue,
23.07.2024
14.30 – 15.30

Children at KiS: "Reading pictures"

A program for children of primary school age

Meeting place for art lovers

Music by Glass and Shostaktovich 

"A wonderful musical summer evening" - "This is beautiful" - "The performance was outstanding." These and similar were the reactions of the audience at the concert at KiS in early July 2024. The cedag quartet performed two string quartets no. 3: the one by Philip Glass, which is based on the music originally composed for the film "Mishima - A Life in Four Chapters". And the string quartet by Dmitri Shostakovich, composed in 1946, shortly after the war. The evening with Martin Yavryan and Clemens Gahl (violins), Ernst Theuerkauf (viola) and Peter Polzer (violoncello) was a thank you to the members of our KiS association. 

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The image of the flower. Flower pictures

Ross Bleckner did not personally travel from New York to Seefeld for the opening of his exhibition at the end of June 2024. However, he conveyed his thoughts as a text contribution for the catalog, which was published on the occasion of the exhibition. "any interest I have in flowers is an interest I actually have in pictures of flowers," he says, for example. For him, the pictures are placeholders for the light and the dark. They allow us to find beauty when it seems as if the world around us is falling apart. The flower paintings on display at KiS date from the years 1995 to 2022 and mark different stages in Bleckner's life, which he has realized artistically. 

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Pia Fries in conversation at the finissage

Pia Fries' exhibition came to an end in March 2024 with an exciting round of talks. Maria-Anna Meßner-Haidenthaler from the Tyrolean State Museum Ferdinandeum conducted the discussion with the artist and Rafael Jablonka. "Basically, I want to paint a good picture", Pia Fries summed up her working method in a simple way. She then went on to explain what is important to her when painting. Colors, lines, but also the support of the picture are essential elements of the creative process for Fries. The support, in this particular case the wood, also paints, "it has a say," says the artist. In our photo, she can be seen with her husband, the artist Hans Brändli, and Rafael Jablonka. 

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Reading with saxophone accompaniment

Every poem, even the shortest, can turn into a blossoming poem, it could probably even explode, for immeasurable stores of glory and cruelty are hidden everywhere, waiting patiently for our gaze ...

This is how "Erblühendes Poem" begins, a poem by Adam Zagajewski, which Alexandra Maria Jablonka (right) performed at a special evening for KiS members. The texts by Rainer Maria Rilke, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Louise Glück, Emily Dickinson and others were accompanied by Juliana Haider on the saxophone - sometimes with her own compositions.

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Opening with Friedhelm Mennekes

The advice of Friedhelm Mennekes, who introduced the works of Pia Fries at the opening of tausend : einerlei, referred to the question of the meaning of art. In his experience, it should be lived, "because when things are shaky and wobbly, art helps." Mennekes, a Jesuit and expert who advises the Vatican, among others, on contemporary art, was inspired by the colors of "schwarze blumen", the large-format work by Pia Fries. "She moves with the color". The guests at the opening evening were also enthusiastic about the works, including (in the photo from left) Melanie Wiener from Tyrol's Department of Culture, Innsbruck City Councillor Uschi Schwarzl and Wilfriede Hribar.

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We advertise dates

The Schaulager, where Rafael Jablonka exhibits important works of contemporary art, is always presenting itself in a new way. He has collected Eric Fischl's Krefeld Project, Mike Kelley's Kandor, works by Francesco Clemente, Nobuyoshi Araki, David LaChapelle and Andy Warhol in the course of his life as a gallery owner, exhibits them and always invites a small circle of art enthusiasts. We organize these guided tours for a maximum of 15 people and initially offer them exclusively to members of KiS - Verein zur Förderung zeitgenössischer Kunst in Seefeld (cost contribution for members: € 12.00 per person). If you are interested, please contact us.

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Evening with Siggi & Juliana Haider

Accordionist and composer Siggi Haider not only knew Werner Pirchner personally and recorded the 'Sonata vom rauhen Leben' with him in the recording studio, he also plays on the accordion that Pirchner, who died in 2001, had specially made for him. Together with daughter Juliana (saxophone and vocals), Siggi Haider interpreted works by Pirchner, such as excerpts from the "Kleine Messe um C", and by Bert Breit at a concert in October 2023. The audience was then allowed to choose a work from LaChapelle's Bible cycle, to which father and daughter performed a clever and much applauded improvisation.

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Jesuit priest holds introduction

Great interest at the opening of David LaChapelle's exhibition: Jesuit Father Friedhelm Mennekes (second from right) gave exciting insights into the biblical scenes from "Jesus is My Homeboy" from the perspective of the Church. Father Mennekes, who as an art expert advises the Vatican, among others, was enthusiastic about LaChapelle's photographic interpretations, which for him are among the "most grandiose of this genre." Among those who met at the opening night were (from left): Seefeld's mayor Markus Wackerle, Dr. Melanie Wiener from the Cultural Department of the Province of Tyrol and KiS sponsor Director Horst Mayr from Raiffeisenbank Seefeld.

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