Art in the Advent Season
30 November – 29 December 2019
Artists decorate the courtyards of Franzensfeste and take both a critical and a contemplative look at Christmas
With Hubert Kostner, Stefan Fabi, Verena Oberhollenzer, Johannes Kofler, Simon Rauter, Petra Polli and Mandarina Muttertier feat. Emma@Robin
Can we in all good conscience celebrate Christmas as a festival of peace and love in the face of the continuing decline of such values as solidarity, respect and tolerance? Can authentic and real images and feelings still be found for the much-vaunted “quiet” time of year, or has the Christmas season now been mercilessly sold out to kitsch and consumption?
Seven artists have accepted an invitation to decorate the inner courtyards of the fortress with works related to the Advent season and to present these to the public together with a short text. With a critical view of the increasing commercialisation of Christmas and an examination of the themes of peace-building, appearance and reality, expectation and arrival, wishing and shopping, Hubert Kostner, Stefan Fabi, Verena Oberhollenzer, Johannes Kofler, Simon Rauter, Petra Polli and Mandarina Muttertier feat. Emma@Robin will be transforming the courtyards of Franzensfeste into an artistic journey that ranges from the contemplative through to the unconventional and the cheerful.
This is the second time that the fortress of Franzensfeste is hosting this pre-Christmas art show with an accompanying supporting programme. Here are the dates:
Friday, 29 November 2019, 18:00:
Opening of the “Art in the Advent Season” exhibition in the presence of the artists
Sunday, 8 December. 16:00:
PanTaDam. A philosophical theatre production of figures and objects for four hands, drums, wood and spirit
With Eva Sotriffer, Jonathan Delazer and Manuel Canelles
Friday, 13 December, 14:00-19:00, Saturday, 14 and Sunday, 15 December, 10:00-19:00:
High-quality handicrafts and culinary treats
Saturday, 14 December, 19:00:
Christmas Chants. Exceptions Duo
With Massimiliano Girardi (saxophone) and Veronika Kopjova (piano)
For more information please call +39 0472 057209/12.