07 | 10 | 2019 – 06 | 01 | 2020
The billboards located on Seestraße, the main thoroughfare in Bregenz, are an integral part of Kunsthaus Bregenz program, extending each Kub exhibition into public space.
For her KUB billboards, Raphaela Vogel has chosen enlargements of a Christmas present which she designed in 1997, as a nine-year-old girl, for her mother: a small booklet containing texts and drawings. She describes in it how, after the failure of the originally planned presents, it was ultimately writing about the failure and the subsequent re-planning that became the actual “Christmas present.” These private writings and drawings are now being reproduced in Bregenz as a public wall newspaper, enlarged to three by three meters. The childish ingenuity that emerges, the creative solution to emerging problems that turn out well could be regarded as an analogy for the work of the artist.