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Per Kirkeby - Bricks: Sculpture and Architecture
Per Kirkeby (*1938 in Copenhagen) is internationally the most important representative of contemporary Scandinavian art. The exhibition will display the large-format preparatory drawings in ink and red chalk for Per Kirkeby’s brick sculptures along with small-scale sketches, sketchbooks, and photographs. Furthermore over a hundred of Per Kirkeby’s books will be on show which Kunsthaus Bregenz also received as a gift.
The women’s museum in Hittisau is the only one of its kind in Austria and makes artistic creation by women and their living environments visible in changing exhibitions. The museum is accommodated in a modern timber building in the village centre. For a long time, mountaineering was a male domain. The exhibition showcases pioneering female alpinists of the 19th and 20th centuries. At the same time, it directs attention to women who have always lived and worked in the mountains: high-alpine farming women, herdswomen, female poachers, smugglers and mountain guides.
On weekends in August, artists from different nations play classics, jazz, baroque and authentic folk music at special venues such as churches, mountain restaurants and a reservoir.
In the Angelika-Kauffmann hall, with its lovely panoramic views into the surrounding nature, star-studded artists will perform chamber music, lieder evenings, piano recitals, readings and hold master courses.
The Montafon Folk Music Days have long since become an international meeting place for musicians and fans of folk music. For three days – always on the last weekend in August – the valley is given over to down-to-earth folk music. The music groups come from Austria and the surrounding countries. They play and sing in guest houses, hotels and some mountain stations of the Montafon cableways, sometimes without keeping an eye on the time.
Contemporary history as a drama with unexpected encounters, set in nature: With a commemorative walk entitled “Crossing borders and seeking refuge” teatro caprile invites spectators to watch an unusual play in combination with a hike at 10 and 11 July and from 28-30 August. Gargellen, a small village in idyllic surroundings in the Montafon, borders Switzerland. Time and again, the question of cultural and national identities has been asked here, by the first freight haulers, the settlers from the Montafon and the Swiss Prättigau, by those who emigrated in search of work, and in particular those who were persecuted by the Nazi regime. In 2015, this acclaimed theatre walk is staged for the third time.
For the period 1-30 September, the Montafon museums have composed a colourful programme of events and guided visits dealing with past and contemporary times, focusing on the regional architectural heritage and the cultural and natural landscape of the Montafon.