Alpineum Produzentengalerie

Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne, Switzerland

The Alpineum Produzentengalerie, which has been in operation since November 2007, was initiated by ten Central Swiss artists. The gallery contributes actively to Lucerne’s cultural life by offering discourses of debate concerning contemporary art and its practices. The Alpineum organises 9 exhibitions annually in which the artistic positions of the founding members as well as those of invited guest artists from Switzerland and abroad are shown (this guest progamme calls "Alpineum Inn"). Extra activities such as lectures, artist talks, video screenings and performances, often in collaboration with other artist–run initiatives, accompany the exhibitions. In addition, a limited edition of a magazine highlighting the art on view in an individual form is published with each exhibition. Monthly to bimonthly meetings provide the platform for its members to discuss the gallery’s program, its organization, its economic status and to reassess the gallery’s direction.

For Supermarket 2011 the Alpineum Produzentengalerie joins with 3 own artists and an invited guest from Sweden. This guest represents the "Alpineum Inn" as a real statement.

Together they create an onsite installation, with a pair of artwork each. Every couple has a strong visual correlation - kind like magnet fields that connect them.

Since March 2010 the Alpineum Produzentengalerie relocated its venue into the heart of the New Town of Lucerne.

See our reports from Supermarket 2011, blog in German:

Raphael Egli: "Blumenstrauss II (Vesime, Piemont, Italien)" (Bouquet of flowers II (Vesime, Piedmont, Italy)), oil on canvas, 100 cm x 70 cm, 2010
Jeroen Geel: "Aal" (Eel), mixed media on china paper on wood, 50 x 57 cm, 2010
Jeroen Geel: "Holy Moly", tanned mole skin, mugwort, wooden board, 17 x 25 x 7 cm, 2-parts, 2010
Andri Stadler: "Tusche auf Baumwollpapier / 12,5 cm x 18 cm" (Indian ink on cottonpaper / 12.5 cm x 18 cm), 2009
Andri Stadler: "Fotografie / Grösse & Materialität variabel" (Photography / dimensions and materials variable), 2009
Dorota Lukianska: "What about longin and loneliness?", photography, 30 x 40 cm, serial of 19 different variations of one object, 2010
Dorota Lukianska: "What about longin and loneliness?", 2011
Raphael Egli: "Portrait (Venedig, Italien)" ((Venice, Italy)), oil on canvas, 100 cm x 70 cm, 2010
Installation view, Alpineum Produzentengalerie at Supermarket 2011; left: oilpaintings by Raphael Egli; background: indian ink painting and photography by Andri Stadler; floor: installation by Dorota Lukianska; right: oil paintings by Raphael Egli, object and mixed media painting by Jeroen Geel. Photo: Andri Stadler