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Exhibition & Events

National and international exhibitions

bromer kunst presents within its spacious premises thematic exhibitions. When conceiving the exhibitions, the gallery claims to correspond with museum standards. In doing so, bromer kunst does not merely exhibit works from the incorporated Bromer Art Collection, but also other national and international artistic positions. In addition, cultural events, such as lectures, readings, book launches and panel discussions about art are organized at the gallery and in alternating international locations. Furthermore, bromer kunst engages with ist clientele on a more personal basis and invites several times a year to the bromer kunstsalon. On the occasion of the bromer kunstsalon artists, curators, collectors and critics are invited to argue about past, contemporary and prospective art, surrounded by outstanding artworks within the impressive rooms of bromer kunst. The exclusive, periodical events are each consecrated to a specific art theme and offer a platform for exchange to expert people interested in art, culture, politics and society.

 

In November 2016 with the opening of the most extensive retrospective exhibition so far that has ever been dedicated to the Swiss artist Rudolf Häsler, bromer kunst highly valued an artist who has not been considered attentively till now. Prominence from Switzerland and abroad visited the extraordinary opening. In future prospects, bromer kunst will carry out once a year an exhibition maintaining this level, always with the aim of adding something substantial to the art world

 


Current

Rudolf Häsler - Retrospective: Exhibition prolonged until 16th of July 2017

Rudolf Häsler - Retrospective

 

prolonged until 16th of July 2017

 

Rudolf Häsler (1927-1999) was born in Interlaken and can be considered as one of the most autonomous Swiss artists of the 20th century. As part of the Cuban Revolutionary Government the painter was appointed national director of arts and crafts. Succeeding Che Guevara he held the second highest position as a foreigner within the government. Towards the end oft he 60s the painting, design and graphic artist withdrew from Cuba. Together with his family he left for Spain, from where he travelled around the world. In the 70s, Häsler developed a meticulous Realism, which is likely to be assigned to the Hyperrealistic genre of painting. His nonpareil artistic oeuvre allows parallels to be made to Franz Gertsch, Ralph Goings or Antonio López Garcia.

 

Rudolf Häsler’s beginning in painting, his first works as an independent painter during his journeys to northern Africa, his works under the influence of the Caribbean sun, his incomparable prints and, of course, his extensive photorealistic oeuvre: The retrospective exhibition follows the various stages of Rudolf Häsler’s life. bromer kunst intended to present Häsler’s biography connected to his artistic output. Therefor, the thoughts written down by Häsler during his entire lifetime guide the visitors through the exhibition and comment his works. Selected works by Rudolf Häsler, which can be purchased. 

 

The documentary about Rudolf Häsler entitled «Coca-Castro» is the highlight of the exhibition and a résumé of the investigations that lasted for the last two years. The film was shot in Switzerland, Cuba and Spain. The voice oft he Bernese actor Marcus Signer («Der Goali bin ig») describes the historical background of the Cuban Revolution, using Rudolf Häsler’s own texts. Furthermore, prominent personalities contextualize Häsler’s life: The photographer Luc Chessex, Häsler’s family members, his artist-colleague Alfredo Sosabravo and other contemporary witnesses from northern Africa, Cuba and Barcelona give an account of his vita.

  

Look at our exhibition magazine

 

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«Coca-Castro»

 

The documentary about Rudolf Häsler (1927-1999) entitled «Coca-Castro» portrays the artist's eventful life and his nonpareil artistic oeuvre. Directed by Christian Herren and Daniel Bleuer. During the retrospective-exhibition about Rudolf Häsler, the documentary «Coca-Castro» is screened in full length in the auditorium of bromer kunst until the 16th of July.

 

 

 

In Blockhaus Experimental Space:

Naturfotografien von Roland Fürst

 

12.05.17 bis 16.07.17

 

„Nature Photography by Roland Fürst“: The title already reveals that the exhibition taking place at Blockhaus Experimental Space does not highlight Roland Fürst’s political sphere as a federal councillor from Solothurn, but his artistic side. 

 

Nature photography refers to a wide range of photography taken outdoors and devotedhttp://www.bromer-kunst.ch/de/exhibitions-and-events/bromer-experimental-space to displaying natural elements such as landscapes. Nature photography tends to put a stronger emphasis on the aesthetic value of the photo than other photography genres, such as photojournalism and documentary photography. Roland Fürst’s photography is characterised by bright, saturated colours, field depth and precision. His work juxtaposes photography as an accurate reproduction of reality and photography as a highly expressive art form.

 

bromer kunst’s Blockhaus gallery is showing Fürst’s picture for the first time from Mai 12th to July 16th 2017. 


Past Events

Past events

In Blockhaus Experimental Space:

 

Retrospective - Urs Burki 

"Chaos and order. Works from 1973 to 2017"

 

 01.04.17 until 30.04.17

 

Urs Burki (*1945) artistic commitment initiated in the 1970ties when he did his doctor’s degree and made his first sculptures, paintings and performances. By then Urs Burki formed part of the young art scene around Urs Lüthi, Luciano Castelli and Jean-Christoph Ammann. Henceforth the artist appeared before the public only as a plastic surgeon and gained attention by doing «open-air»-operations. The retrospective exhibition in Bromer Kunst’s spacious Blockhaus Experimental Space gave an insight into Urs Burki’s artistic oeuvre. 

 

Artist monograph Urs Burki

 

Parallel to the exhibition a 560-page artist monograph was launched. It is the first occasion in which Urs Burki’s broad artistic output is gathered within one publication. 

 

Further information: ursburki.ch

 

 

 

Cuban Soiree on April 8th 2017

Book launch/lecture/music

 

«Kuba – Freiheit oder Terror: Ein Maler erlebt die Revolution»

by Rudolf Häsler (1927 – 1999)

 

 

The art historian Dr. Friedhelm Häring read from the book «Kuba – Freiheit oder Terror» written by Swiss artist Rudolf Häsler. The author impressively describes the period from 1957 to 1969, when he lived and worked in the socialist insular state. Within the autobiographical book he vividly depicts the Cuban Revolution, his position as a director at the national department of arts and crafts, his relation to Ernesto «Che» Guevara and Fidel Castro and in the end his fall from grace with the regime.

 

bromer edition reprinted the book, which was released in 1972 for the first time, in a new edition in German and Spanish. The lecture took place on the occasion of the exhibition «Rudolf Häsler – Retrospective». The book «Kuba – Freiheit oder Terror» can be bought for 26.50 CHF plus. shipping.

 

Rudolf Häsler (1927-1999) can be considered as one of the most autonomous Swiss artists of the 20th century. As part of the Cuban Revolutionary Government the painter was appointed national director of arts and crafts. Succeeding Che Guevara he held the second highest position as a foreigner within the Cuban government. 

 

 

Opening & Premiere «Coca-Castro»  on November 12th 2016

 

bromer kunst, the Häsler family and all the parties involved were proud to receive more than 400 national and international guests of cultural and political prominence on the day of the opening and premiere of the documentary «Coca-Castro». Roc Greisler’s catering team was inspired by Rudolf Häsler’s different travel destinations. Beans and rice, which typically dominate Cuban cuisine, Swiss cheese and butter bread or Japanese Dim Sum; in addition to the culinary interpretation, Rudolf Häsler’s multicultural existence was also taken into consideration. In order to screen the documentary, the main hall of the Bromer Kunst facility was turned into a cinema. A popcorn trolley from the 1960’s completed the authentic cinema atmosphere. Häsler’s own daughter concluded the evening in a perfect way. Ana Häsler’s voice, accompanied by the pianist Arta Arnicane, filled the 1500 m2 building with her arias.

 

 

 

Artistic Dialogue - Rudolf Urech-Seon and Roland Bugnon

 

11.08.16 until 30.10.16

 

The exhibition juxtaposed the artistic oevre of two Swiss artists, who both attained, though by different means, an abstract expression in their paintings: Rudolf Urech-Seon (1876-1959) reduces his painting to simple, geometric forms, while refusing any kind of figuration. On the other hand, Roland Bugnon (*1939) reaches abstraction by devoting his artistic output to Surrealism. 

 


Blockhaus Experimental Space

Bromer Blockhaus a platform for events

Nature photography by Roland Fürst

 

12.05.17 until 16.07.17

 

„Nature Photography by Roland Fürst“: The title already reveals that the exhibition taking place at Bromer Experimental Space does not highlight Roland Fürst’s political sphere as a federal councillor from Solothurn, but his artistic side. 

Nature photography refers to a wide range of photography taken outdoors and devoted to displaying natural elements such as landscapes. Nature photography tends to put a stronger emphasis on the aesthetic value of the photo than other photography genres, such as photojournalism and documentary photography. Roland Fürst’s photography is characterised by bright, saturated colours, field depth and precision. His work juxtaposes photography as an accurate reproduction of reality and photography as a highly expressive art form.

bromer kunst’s Blockhaus gallery is showing Fürst’s picture for the first time from Mai 12th to July 16th 2017.