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
Angela Glajcar – paper
Thomas Röthel – steel
30.09.17 - 25.02.18
Angela Glajcar – paper / Thomas Röthel – steel
30.09.17 until 25.02.18
Our current exhibition presents Angela Galjcar’s works of paper and Thomas Röthel’s steel sculptures and outlines the oeuvres of two internationally renowned contemporary artists who both work with apparently divergent materials.
The title of the exhibition not only alludes to the synthesis of two artistic positions, at the same time it refers to the exhibited artworks themselves.
At first glance, Angela Glajcar’s artworks made out of apparently light materials, such as paper, glass and plastic, contradictory juxtapose Thomas Röthel’s solid steal sculptures. Subtle similarities can only be recognised by taking a closer look at their artworks. Both artists likewise question the notion of heaviness and lightness, light and shade, spatial expansion and overall view. Furthermore, both artists' artworks must not be considered as figurative, but on the contrary, as self-referential oeuvres.
Glajcar’s works of paper hold an oxymoron, as they appear to be fragile and light, but due to their wide expansion, they inherently suggest heaviness. A similar contrast can be identified within Röthels sculptures; he transforms solid steal into delicate, seemingly fragile plastics.
All of their artworks vary according to the perspective they are perceived from, therefore they are constantly subtly influenced by different lights and spatial perception. Some of the artworks were deliberately created for this exhibition at bromer kunst.
Collector's Choice: German expressionism
30.09.17 bis 25.02.18
In addition to our current „Synthesis“ show, bromer kunst is exhibiting few artworks from our art collection from September 30th until February 25th.
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.
On the occasion of the anticipated closing event, the 476 page artist monograph about Rudolf Häsler, which has been launched by bromer edition was presented for the first time. The book «Rudolf Häsler – Ein Weltbürger» can be acquired on request.
Moreover, the summer party initiated the process of an annex building, that is going to be build on the upper floor of the gallery and will provide further 160 square meter exhibition space.
Cuban Soiree on April 8th 2017
«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.
„Nature Photography by Roland Fürst“: The title already reveals that the exhibition, which took place at Bromer Experimental Space did 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 showed Fürst’s pictures for the first time from Mai 12th to July 16th 2017.
On the Vernissage, the 12th of May, National Council Stefan Müller-Altermatt gave a laudatory speech. Roland Fürst was present at the opening.
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.