Der Eilige Geist kommt zur Ruhe (The Urgent Spirit Comes to Rest)

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This year’s exhibition at Schönthal Monastery promises to be different. With the large-scale installation project “Der eilige Geist kommt zur Ruhe” (The Urgent Spirit Comes to Rest) by renowned Swiss artist couple Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger, Schönthal Monastery and its surroundings will once again be transformed into a unique place of artistic pilgrimage from 27 April to 3 November 2024. A pilgrimage festival and a large dough procession are the prelude to their newly created site-specific installations, which will line the path from Langenbruck to Schönthal Monastery until the beginning of November and converge on the grounds of the monastery building complex with a main installation in the church.

To achieve this, Gerda Steiner (b. 1967) and Jörg Lenzlinger (b. 1964) work together with everything that was and is related to Schönthal Monastery. This ranges from the eventful history of the monastery, the architectural complex with the Romanesque church building (1145), the monastery’s own foundation with its sculptures embedded in the surrounding Jura landscape, and the farms and people of the nearby village of Langenbruck. For the duration of the project, the monastery building complex will be connected with the well-known “Way of St James” pilgrimage route. With a digital pilgrimage map created for the project, the artist couple invites visitors to consciously discover the path to Schönthal and its installations on foot.

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Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger

Programme and special projects

Saturday, 27 April 2024, 12 noon to midnight, dough procession. Meeting point: In front of the municipal administration building, Kräheggweg 1, CH-4438 Langenbruck. Followed by a pilgrimage festival at Schönthal Monastery.

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