Art in Advent


26 November – 30 December 2021



After a one-year break due to the lockdown, the format Art in Advent will take place for the third time this year. In the form of artistic interventions, the pre-Christmas season moves into the Fortress Franzensfeste and transforms the inner courtyards into places of pause and reflection.


This year's show features 11 artistic positions that have already been selected in autumn 2020. Interested artists were invited via an open competition in the summer of 2020 to question the Christmas season and its effects on consumer behaviour with a view to the changes caused by the pandemic and to take an artistic stance on it. A jury selected 12 project proposals from the 36 entries. However, due to the renewed lockdown and the resulting closure of the museums, these could no longer be realised and shown.

We are still in the time of the pandemic. The artistic positions have therefore retained their topicality. Even more so, they span an arc from the first year of the pandemic - which represents a caesura - to 2021. Which changes are tangible, which new priorities have been retained and which good intentions have long since been forgotten?


With: Michele Bernardi, Stefan Fabi, Ruth Gamper, Urban Grünfelder, Mirijam Heiler, Sissa Micheli, Petra Polli, Simon Rauter, Karin Schmuck, Matthias Schönweger, Lois Steger.