VADUZ.- The triennial Heimspiel art competition open to the public is organised by the cantons Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, St. Gallen, Thurgau, the Principality of Liechtenstein, and the Province of Vorarlberg. For the first time, the Heimspiel exhibition is taking place not only in St. Gallen, but also in Vaduz.
The international Heimspiel art show promotes current artistic work, bringing together artists and the public, cantons and countries. Each new iteration of this triennial show is a major event in the region. And now it is bigger than ever.
The names of the artists selected by an international panel of judges based on work proposals are eagerly awaited every time. They give a highly diverse insight into current artistic endeavours, but also reflect the interests of the judges, consisting this time around of Eva Birkenstock (Curator KUB-Arena Kunsthaus Bregenz), Raffael Dörig (Director Kunsthaus Langenthal) and Andrea Thal (Artistic Director Contemporary Image Collective Cairo). In a two-stage procedure they selected works by 76 artists or artist groups from a total of some 450 entries. The age range goes from 26 to 92.
The fact that Heimspiel is now billing at four instead of two venues makes the allocation game all the more complex, but also makes for greater variety. The curators at the various participating institutions tackle the demanding task of mounting an atmospheric exhibition of the wide range of themes and media selected by the panel of judges and presenting the works to best effect.
All documentations submitted and presented to the jury can be viewed at Projektraum Nextex in St. Gallen from 11 December 2015 to 21 February 2016, thus allowing the public to get their own impression of the full range of entries and of those on display at the various shows.
Works or performances by the following individuals are on show for ten weeks in Vaduz or St. Gallen: Roland Adlassnigg, Albert Allgaier, Maria Anwander, Ruben Aubrecht, Helena Becker, David Berweger, Zora Berweger, Bildstein/Glatz, Beni Bischof, Michael Bodenmann, Ernst Bonda, Peter Clemens Brand, Barbara Brülisauer, Urs Burger, Domingo Chaves, Andrea Giuseppe Corciulo, Theo Cowley, Katalin Deer, De La Fuente Oscar De Franco, Marco Eberle, Katharina Fitz, H.R. Fricker, Beate Frommelt, Gabriele Fulterer, Georg Gatsas, Christoph und Markus Getzner, Roswitha Gobbo, Florian Graf, Rolf Graf, Pascale Grau, Co Gründler, Andy Guhl, Alexander Hahn, Dieter Hall, Alex Hanimann, Pascal Häusermann, Anna Hilti, Thomas Hoor, Sarah Hugentobler, Stefan Inauen, Tamara Janes, Peter Kamm, Jeannice Keller, Simon Kindle, Christoph Luger, William Lutz, Lutz&Guggisberg, Manon, Vera Marke, Maria Mäser, Norbert Möslang, Josef Felix Müller, Reto Müller, Sarah Elena Müller, Manfred Naescher, Caro Niederer, Marianne Rinderknecht, Hanna Roeckle, Ilona Ruegg, Kilian Rüthemann, Christoph Rütimann, Katja Schenker, Salome Schmuki, Fridolin Schoch, Karin Schwarzbek, Tom Senn, Francisco Sierra, Barbara Signer, Loredana Sperini, Felix Stickel, Valentina Stieger, Thomas Stüssi, Bernard Tagwerker, Christian Vetter, Martin Walch, Jiajia Zhang.