Under the heading Zeit verstreichen. Moment und Dauer in der Gegenwartskunst(Time Passages. Transience and Permanence in Contemporary Art) Kunstmuseum Solothurn is showing a highly topical thematic exhibition. In addition to its focus on Swiss art, it highlights important international positions that reflect on the phenomenon of time in all manner of media – installation, video, sculpture, painting, drawing and photography. The accompanying publication oscillates between the poles of the momentary and the permanent. It addresses the tension between the necessary transience and longed-for perpetuation, explores the incessant flow of time and the desire to be able to hold on to it. Museums are places where you can slow down and focus, and often time seems to take on a different dimension there. As places where things get collected, preserved and remembered, museums work with time. Thus as a time capsule, the museum represents an ideal place to explore time. The publication focuses on thematic and existential aspects of time; the creative process associated with it is not at the forefront.
With Giro Annen, Julian Charrière, David Claerbout, Peter Dreher, Luca Frei, Alexander Hahn, On Kawara, Claudia Kübler, Alicja Kwade, Ursula Müller, Roman Signer, René Zäch, Anna-Sabina Zürrer