Bertold Stallmach, Filmset. Der Laden, 2012, Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Martina Flury Witschi
Bertold Stallmach, Utopie II, Macht über die Mitmenschen, 2014, Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Martina Flury Witschi
Bertold Stallmach, Die Zukunft des imaginären Betrachters, 2014, Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Martina Flury Witschi
Bertold Stallmach, Die Begegnung von Utopie I und Utopie II, 2014, Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Martina Flury Witschi
Bertold Stallmach, Tauschen, 2014, Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Martina Flury Witschi
Bertold Stallmach, Zauderer und Trampeltier, 2014, Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Martina Flury Witschi
Bertold Stallmach, Der Rattenkönig, 2012/2013, Animationsfilm
Muriel Baumgartner, Abzug, 2014, Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Martina Flury Witschi
Muriel Baumgartner, Steigende Bedürfnisse, 2014, Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Martina Flury Witschi
Muriel Baumgartner, 2014, Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Martina Flury Witschi
Muriel Baumgartner, Erinnerungslücken, 2014, Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Martina Flury Witschi
Muriel Baumgartner, Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Martina Flury Witschi
Muriel Baumgartner, Spiegelgleichung, 2013, Video
Muriel Baumgartner, Entäusserung, 2011, Video

Bertold Stallmach. Der Ziele sind gar viele
Muriel Baumgartner. Hinterzimmer der Behaglichkeit

The animation videos and installations by Bertold Stallmach (*1984, lives in Zurich and Berlin) deal with issues of social interaction such as power and powerlessness or the collective and the individual. In Bertold Stallmach's world strange things happen as a matter of course. Decisions are delegated to a mole, someone replaces his face before visiting the psychiatrist, rats attack the unfortunates as the embodiment of misery. His videos are made in laborious work processes in elaborate model architectures. For the exhibition, Stallmach has developped an extensive new group of sculptural work and video.

www.bertoldstallmach.com

Time, memory and retrospection on the one hand, their decay and absence on the other hand, are recurring themes in the work of Muriel Baumgartner (* 1976, lives in Zurich). She creates subtle installative interventions with a fine sense for locations, their atmosphere and history. They often exude melancholy despite their absurd and humorous aspects. Muriel Baumgartner responds to the homely atmosphere of the Kunsthaus rooms with a series of new works. Uncanny, unpleasant elements break through the comfort and perhaps even provide a shudder.

www.murielbaumgartner.ch

There will be a monographic publication to both exhibitions with images from the exhibitions and texts in German and English.

Opening hours during exhibitions

Wednesday to Friday 2 pm – 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Holidays

Kunsthaus Langenthal
Marktgasse 13
CH-4900 Langenthal

+41 62 922 60 55

www.kunsthauslangenthal.ch