Books, Bridges, Images – An Archival Exhibition in the Art Library

August 18, 2012 to November 04, 2012

In an allusion to the exhibition «Landschaft und Kunstbauten» in the neighboring Kraftwerk Kubel (August 18 to October 20, 2012), the Sitterwerk has brought together a selection of books and images on the subject of bridges. The books are mostly part of the inventory of the Art Library in the Sitterwerk. Katalin Deér, an artist with a studio in the Sitterwerk, has compiled a selection of images of bridges including both photographs that she has taken as well as found images. Marina Schütz, who is responsible for the Art Library, has supplemented the presentation with found postcard-treasures on the subject of bridges. She was also able to borrow historical black/white images of the Sitterbrücken from the Archiv der Denkmalpflege of the Canton of St.Gallen.

In addition, the Sitterwerk has invited Vaclav Pozarek to participate with selected books from his collection as well as with his own artworks. In the spring of this year, the artist provided a fascinating look into his artistic work and archive with the exhibition «Library of Sculpture» at the Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur. 

«Books, Bridges, Images» is an exhibition based on items from the Sitterwerk’s own archive and supplemented with artistic or bibliophilic commentaries by friends of the Sitterwerk.

The archival exhibition sees itself as a subjective and associative reflection on the exhibition in the neighboring Kraftwerk Kubel.

October 23, 2012, 6.30 pm:
presentation from Vaclav Pozarek at Sitterwerk