International, diverse, inspiring
Courage to take risks, enjoyment of the unusual and the all-surpassing commitment to quality: with spectacular art events, large exhibitions and themed group exhibitions, the Bregenz galleries provide innovative splashes of colour in the local and international culture scene.
The Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis was built in 1848 and since 1953 it has been the headquarters of the Professional Union of Vorarlberg’s Fine Artists.
Monthly changing exhibitions, an international programme and summer exhibitions of the Bregenz Art Association within stylish walls of a villa from the period of promoterism characterise the artistic happenings in and around the Palais Thurn und Taxis. The villa is surrounded by the most beautiful park in the city, with an exotic and local tree population.
Seit der Eröffnung der Bregenz Galerie im Jahr 2013 hat Volkmar Dieth Teile seines Lebenswerkes an Bleistiftzeichnungen öffentlich zugänglich gemacht und sich dadurch einen Jugendtraum erfüllt. Auch 2 Jahre danach hält die Begeisterung an seiner Galerie bei den Besuchern aus dem In-und Ausland ungebrochen an und widerspiegeln sich im Gästebuch seiner Galerie.
Another permanent star in Bregenz’s “sky of gallery owners” is the K12 Gallery of artist Werner Marxx Bosch, founded in 2003, in the centre of Bregenz. It is also the headquarters of the K12 Bodensee Artclub, an art association that has devoted itself to the presentation and promotion of contemporary art, art theory, literature and philosophy. It is therefore no surprise that the K12 Gallery is able to impress with a particularly diverse range of exhibitions. Focuses include presentations of international avant-garde, young art, painting, sculpture, photography, as well as art philosophy and media art.
The “angewandt” Gallery, housed in the former Matt millinery since 2004, focuses on contemporary goldsmith’s art and innovative wood work. Hiltrud Greiner and Michael Beständig present jewellery, furniture, peppermills and art objects made of precious metals and local fine woods.
The Lisi Hämmerle Gallery was founded in 1989 as an exhibition venue for international and Austrian contemporary art. Lisi Hämmerle represents a refreshing stylistic mix, with the focus on new media, video installation, photography, paintings, sculpture, objects and multiples, where concerts and performances are even occasionally integrated.
The Arthouse Gallery is a classic among the galleries and when it comes to the art trade.
Herbert Alber, probably Vorarlberg’s longest-serving gallery owner, has already presented every artist in the country – and repeatedly surprises with international painters and sculptors. Thus, over time, a comprehensive collection has come into being that not only contains historical gems such as Angelika Kauffmann and Rudolf Wacker, but above all represents an incomparable cross-section of the modernity of the country.