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Kesselhaus Josephsohn
Galerie Felix Lehner AG
Kesselhaus Josephsohn
Galerie Felix Lehner AG

Kesselhaus Josephsohn – New Rooms

Since the beginning of November 2010, the expanded rooms in the old annex building of the Kesselhaus have also been opened up for the work of Josephsohn as exhibition and storage space and made accessible to the public.

In recent years, it has been possible to view Josephsohn's work with him in the studio and to safeguard and process it in various storage spaces in Zurich. Many works have been brought to St.Gallen, where they are restored and some of them realized in metal. The plaster originals are retained and presented in part in the Kesselhaus. Already since the beginnings of the Kesselhaus Josephsohn, an extensive collection of Josephsohn's early work had been stored provisionally in the cellar. A great need for additional exhibition and storage space for Josephsohn's work thus developed.

Now the old annex building of the Kesselhaus has been remodeled with precise architectural interventions in such a way that it fulfills the new function in an optimal manner and simultaneously remains clearly perceptible as a former industrial building. The expansion of the Kesselhaus Josephsohn was financed by the Galerie Felix Lehner and realized by Flury + Furrer Architekten from Zurich. Lukas Furrer and Christoph Flury have already accomplished various building conversions for the Kunstgiesserei and the Sitterwerk in recent years.

At the opening on November 7, addresses were given by Udo Kittelmann, Director of the Nationalgalerie Berlin, and Annette Spiro, Professor for Architecture at the ETH Zurich.