The Kulturhaus Obere Stube in Stein am Rhein is a new cultural institution of the Jakob and Emma Windler Foundation. Contemporary national and international art in particular can be seen in the Kulturhaus Obere Stube.
The front part of the historic building in the old town of Stein am Rhein is characterised by the guild hall and guild room. Permanent and semi-permanent exhibitions on historical subjects are shown here. The opening exhibitions are “In the mirror of time. Stein am Rhein in the 17th century”, curated by Helga Sandl, the cultural director of the Jakob and Emma Windler Foundation and “Guild stories”, put together by curator Markus Brühlmeier.
In the rear part of the building, current topics are presented in special exhibitions where diversity plays a major role. The grand opening also features the sound and spatial art of the Bernese artist Zimoun, marking the start of an exhibition series that provides a forum for experimental art forms and contemporary installation formats. Another key area is “Vision design and sustainability”, which will be expanded into a discussion platform. The “Timeless” format confronts or pairs classical works with the unexpected.
The floating rock fields entitled “Stone in Three Phases 2022” by Jamie North are an expression of meticulous restraint and purist abundance. This is the first time that the Australian artist is exhibiting any of his work in Switzerland.
Children and family program, workshops and guided tours are organised alongside the exhibitions.