From December 2018 to January 2019, the Cantonale Berne Jura will be showing refreshing, uncompromising, magnificent, brilliantly simple and exhilaratingly complex works by artists from the cantons of Berne and Jura. The exhibitions in nine art institutions form a meaningful platform for contemporary art of supra-regional significance. The aim of the Cantonale is to present a broad spectrum of artistic positions and to strive for the best possible quality of the respective exhibitions. All professional artists who either live or work in the Canton of Berne or the Canton of Jura or belong to one of the two art scenes are eligible to participate. For this year's edition of the Cantonale, the expert juries of the institutions in a two-day 181 positions from 393 submitted dossiers.
The Cantonale is a collaboration between Kunstverein Biel and Kunsthaus Pasquart and shows this year 53 positions using the whole exhibition space. In media such as painting, drawing, video, sculpture, photography or installation, the regional artists question current themes and challenge our viewing habits. Showing art here means creating relationships and building bridges. Works by the prizewinners of the Prix Kunstverein and the Prix Anderfuhren will also be presented at the Cantonale Berne Jura.
Jury Biel: Jacqueline Baum, artist, teacher Kunst und Vermittlung HKB BFH, Biel, Bern; Damian Jurt, associate curator, Kunsthaus Pasquart; Monika Stalder, artist
As part of the Cantonale Berne Jura 2018 you have the opportunity to see Brigitte Lustenberger's 'Mandarin Still Life' in the Saal Poma in the Kunsthaus Pasquart in Biel.
Other presented artists:
Linus Baumeler, Amedeo Baumgartner, Zora Berweger, Karin Borer, Tashi Brauen, Julian Burkhard, Nicolle Bussien, Raffaella Chiara, Céline Ducrot, Marco Eberle, Carina Emery, Remy Erismann, F&D Cartier, Beat Feller, Fernando F. Fonseca, Petra Frey, Marcel Freymond, Laura Grubenmann, Niklaus Manuel Güdel, Stefan Guggisberg, Béatrice Gysin, Ronny Hardliz, Monika Loeffel, Maya Hottarek/Joelle Neuenschwander, Tamara Janes, Alexander Jaquemet, Anna Malina Jaun, Flo Kaufmann, Manuel Köchli, Lea Krebs, Jérôme Lanon, Selina Lutz, Renée Magaña, Anna Neurohr, Christina Niederberger, Pat Noser, Philip Ortelli, Laurent Perret-Gentil, Fiona Rafferty, Andrea Rickhaus, Christoph Rihs, Nora Schmidt, Julia Steiner, Reto Steiner, Strotter Inst.allation, Jonas Studer, Miriam Sturzenegger, Vera Trachsel, Matthias Wyss, Sinae Yoo, Wolfgang Zät, Zukunft_Schoch