KUB Collection Showcase
26 | 06 – 29 | 08 | 2021
Thomas König and Erika Lebschik collected original prints by international artists for forty years. The focus of their collection is on international and contemporary Austrian art, including such well-known names as Jean Arp, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Gunter Damisch, VALIE EXPORT, Bruno Gironcoli, Martha Jungwirth, Maria Lassnig, Joan Miró, Arnulf Rainer, Daniel Spoerri, Antoni Tàpies, and Franz West. The König-Lebschik Collection comprising around 3,000 objects was presented as a gift to Kunsthaus Bregenz in 2020. It is being exhibited, in the form of a representative selection, for the first time in the summer of 2021 at the KUB Collection Showcase in Bregenz’s former post office building.
Within the three spaces of the KUB Collection Showcase, the exhibition is presenting the range of printmaking in its entirety, from woodcuts, screen printing, etching, and lithography via portfolios of prints to posters and books of original prints. The collection centers around works by female artists, Austrian art, prints from the printing press of the Erker Galerie, St. Gallen, as well as a selection of issues of and original prints from the art magazine Derrière le miroir (1946–1982). One section of the exhibition is dedicated to the techniques behind the art of printmaking. During live demonstrations at the KUB Collection Showcase, visitors can learn from the artist Hans Sturn how a print is created – directly on an original printing press. A public talk with collector Thomas König and curator Rudolf Sagmeister, guided tours, and children's workshops will complete the accompanying program.