Hubert Kostner, *Bressanone, 1971
lives and works in Castelrotto
mixed media, 118 x 201 x 62 cm
Montage, 2015 - 17
mixed media, 100 x 100 x 9 cm
Selected Exhibitions Hosting the Dolomites Appropriation of space 7/7, Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow, Russia, 2016; Nature, Arte ed Ecologia, Galleria Civica, Trento, Italy, 2016; CUTS, Nuova Galleria Morone, Milano, Italy, 2015; III Biennale Gherdëina, Ortisei, Italy, 2012; 54. Venice Biennale Padiglione Italia, Trentino Alto Adige-Südtirol, Trento, Italy, 2011; Greenhouse, Atelierhaus Museion Bolzano, Italy, 2009.
Of all the artists on show, Hubert Kostner is the one least rooted in the sculptural tradition of the Val Gardena. Nonetheless, his sculptures, objects and installations, whose basic themes are often the landscape and tourism, do interface ironically with it. At this exhibition, Kostner presents panels bearing plays on words round the names of the days of the week and an old sideboard made of yellow wood boards and reinvented as a bar.