Robert Brambora and Jan Kiefer at Kunstverein Wiesen / Wiesen

Robert Brambora and Jan Kiefer
Forward to History

Kunstverein Wiesen
Schloss Wiesen
Wiesen, Spessart


30.07 - 30.09.2016

Images courtesy the artists and Kunstverein Wiesen

Kunstverein Wiesen is delighted to announce the duo exhibition with Robert
Brambora and Jan Kiefer “Forward to history“.Thematically juxtaposing
works by both artists that were partially developed specifically for the space,
opens up a dialogue about changing technology and turmoil, its
accompanying problems and the reflection thereof in todays society.
Starting with a mutual interest in materiality and traditional techniques both
artists aim at finding a mean of combining those, with contemporary topics
and concepts. By doing so, Robert Brambora and Jan Kiefer adapt to the
raw, unfinished and century old architecture of the exhibition space,
integrating it in their works and displays, both conceptually and formally.
Thereby, the visitors may become part of the artist`s own created, fictive
Throughout the exhibition, the works by Robert Brambora and Jan Kiefer
are displayed separately, functioning in a dialogue while at the same time
remaining individual artistic complexes. “Forward to history” is the first
personal encounter of Jan Kiefer and Robert Brambora. Despite different
production locations and vitae, the approach and interests of both artists
intertwine. Thus, the exhibition finally results in a complete installation out of
paintings, sculpture, video and ready made. Equally inspired by
advertisements - in form of commercials as well as professions - its
aesthetics, messages and effects , both artists use direct slogans and
subtle messages to deal with more extensive, often existential questions
that accompany us along the way.
The exhibition was kindly supported by the Swiss Art Institute, „Pro