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26 May 2020

Hubert Kostner

We like Hubert Kostner. A lot. The artist inspires us for his constant research which sways between conceptualism, architecture, and different materials; he walks tightrope between reality and the surreal, nature and the artificial. We like his perpetual motion, at times wonky, other times decisive, dry, provocative. His work is based on transforming and transcoding everyday objects and perceptions by placing them in a different context, changing the perspective – thus offering a vast gamut of interpretations. In occasion of the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Sassolungo by Paul Grohmann and two mountain guides, which took place on 13 August 1869, the milestone was celebrated with an artistic, musical, and performative event in a contemporary key. Smack dab in the middle of the rocky amphitheatre between the valley and the Vicenza Hut, at 2,500 m altitude: musicians, climbers, and performers all came together to do what they do best. And our Hubert? He decided to cover a huge rock with climbing ropes to highlight and symbolise the concept of being tied. Born in Bressanone, today Hubert lives in Castelrotto after having already lived in Monaco, Madrid, and Beijing.