A LONG WAY IN A SHORT TIME. Tomas Kratky and his present

Trois Femmes, 1988, colored etching on paper, 39 x 31cm. © Leiko Ikemura and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2024.

Opening: Saturday, January 27, 5-8 p.m.

Tomas Kratky enjoyed early success as a figurative painter in the 1980s. His work was exhibited at the Kunsthalle Bern, the Kunstmuseum Bern and the Kunsthaus Zug. He died of cancer in 1988 at the age of just 27.

The heavy themes of his initially dark paintings became lighter in later works. In clear colors, he created blurred metaphors of human life in the face of its finiteness.

His estate was handed over to the ART-Nachlassstiftung für Kunstschaffende Bern (The ART Estate Foundation for Artists Bern) in 2023.

The exhibition aims to examine Tomas Kratky's work in the context of his time and highlight its significance for the present day.

Curator: Filip Haag
Co-curator: Sebastian Winkle

Artists: Vesna Bechstein, Miriam Cahn, Christian Denzler, Martin Gerber, Marietta Gullotti, Filip Haag, Andreas Hofer, Leiko Ikemura, Tomas Kratky, Alois Lichtsteiner, Andrea Muheim, Dorothee Sauter, Albrecht Schnider, Werner Theiler, Franz Wanner, Wölf Zät

Opening hours: Thursday and Friday 2-5 p.m., Saturday 0-4 p.m.

The exhibition will be on display in an expanded form at the Villa Renata in Basel from March 23 to April 28, 2024.
See also: A LONG WAY IN A SHORT TIME. Tomas Kratky and his present


Source: Kunstraum Bern Bümplitz, Invitation Card



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