29th September – 2nd December 2018
Opening: Friday, 28 September, 6 p.m.
Art Lunch: Thursday, 11 October, 12 noon
Guided Tour I / Introduction for Teachers: Tuesday, 23 October, 6 p.m.
Painting Afternoon: Wednesday, 7 November, 2 p.m.
Art Snack: Thursday, 15 November, 12.30 p.m.
Guided Tour II: Sunday, 2 December, 3 p.m.
In autumn 2018 Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen is presenting two solo projects by artists from different cultural contexts. Valentina Stieger (*1980) from St.Gallen is known for her installative and sculptural works which give rise to reinterpretations of the ordinary. The artist deals both with sculptural questions of post-minimalism and banal questions of taste in everyday life. Extraordinary forms and moments are created that manifest themselves in precise spatial installations that are full of tension. The work of Renato Leotta (*1982) is closely connected with Sicily, his place of origin. That is where he creates his works that are often literally taken from Sicilian nature. Whether volcanic sand, seawater, or the light of glow worms — Leotta uses nature as a starting point to create artworks that combine a minimalist vocabulary and poetry with ease.
The exhibition by Valentina Stieger is supported by: Arnold Billwiller Stiftung and Dr. Georg und Josi Guggenheim-Stiftung. The exhibition by Renato Leotta is supported by: philaneo and Q-International, a grant by Fondazione La Quadriennale di Roma.