Regina Hübner - time and person             MMKK Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten

Regina Huebner

 time and person

MMKK Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten Kunstraum Burgkapelle

Carinthian Museum of Modern Art

April 21 to September 4, 2016


Regina Hübner shows time and person at MMKK the Carinthian Museum of Modern Art, Artspace Burgkapelle in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee. It is the first solo exhibition in Austria by the artist, established abroad and especially in Italy.

The text regina hübner / zeit by Arnulf Rohsmann accompanies the show.

The exhibition is curated by Christine Wetzlinger-Grundnig, director of MMKK Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten.


time and person is an installation with two large-format video projections on suspended screens and the specifically combined music by composer Luca Lombardi.


regina hübner‘s ironic impetus is based on the overt reference to the reversal of a process as represented in the chosen medium of video. the system of reference changes from the philosophy of time to the level of communication. the transformation of a process – in this case dripping- from a physical to an electronic medium breaks open the closed system which is one of the conditions of entropy. Arnulf Rohsmann regina hübner / zeit (¹ 2005, Change + Partner 2001 – 2005, Rome, Italy and ² 2016, MMKK Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria). Translation by F. Mered.


In time and person, oversized drops of milk are continuously falling down until the certain moment of the extended lactic lake. Then, the direction will be reversed and the drops will rise, representing the infinitely ongoing of time.

In relation to this image there is the moving and dancing figure of a child. The long, never shortened hair of this little person reflects the sense of the desired freedom and symbolize human existence.


The compositions by Luca Lombardi, which can be heard recorded throughout the duration of the exhibition, has been compiled for time and person in a special combination with repeats and pauses by Lombardi himself. The pieces of music, for cello and flute, are in a close connection with the visual form and the conceptual idea, but they retain their independence as musical compositions.


Zeit (time) and Person (person) were exhibited in different versions in Italy:

EXPO Milano 2015, Pavillon Corriere della Sera, 2015, Milan (video wall); Cinecittà Studios, 2006, Rome (spatial installation); Polish Institute Palazzo Blumenstihl, 2005, Rome (video installation) and Change + Partner Contemporary Art, 2005, Rome (performance and spatial installation with object).

In 2005 regina hübner / zeit by Arnulf Rohsmann was published in Change + Partner Contemporary Art 2001 - 2005, Rome.

This text will accompany also the exhibition time and person at the Kunstraum Burgkapelle of MMKK Carinthian Museum of Modern Art.

Video clip time on YouTube:

Video clip person on YouTube:




Video-clip of time

Video-clip of person

regina spricht, Arnulf Rohsmann, Regina Huebner, MMKK Museum Modern Art Carinthia
regina spricht, Arnulf Rohsmann and Regina Huebner, MMKK, 2016

Video-clip of Die Floete und das Bild, MMKK, 2016

stay connected, MMKK, 2016

Events accompanying the exhibition time and person

regina spricht - May 19, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Arnulf Rohsmann conducts a dialogue with Regina Hübner

The art historian and science writer Arnulf Rohsmann discusses the artist's work under aspects of time on art-historical and philosophical level in particular reference to time and person and other selected works, in a conversation with Regina Hübner.


Topics of enigmatisation of the image, deceleration / acceleration and divergence of complex levels of action are discussed based on works from the recent creative period of the artist. The simulated reversibility in closed systems, which manifests itself in works such as happen and unhappen and other comparative examples, theorized and brought in context with the visualized static and moving time in those submitted artworks.
Examples of works and excerpts from video works by Regina Hübner will be shown.
A compilation of discussed the works in their original length will be on display during the exhibition.


Arnulf Rohsmann has written for Zeit (time), which was exhibited at the experimental art-space Change + Partner Contemporary Art and at the Polish Institute, Palazzo Blumenstihl, in Rome, the text regina hübner / zeit. This essay, first published in Rome in 2005 in the exhibition catalogue Change + Partner Contemporary Art 2001 - 2005, accompanies the exhibition time and person in the Artspace Burgkapelle of MMKK Carinthian Museum of Modern Art.

Rohsmann knows the artistic work and the operation of Regina Hübner since her project Anonymus dedicated to Vally, which was shown from 2002 at the MLAC Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of Rome and other institutions and has written essays for symposia at the Austrian Cultural Forums in Rome and Milan.
In June 2016, he will speak about the artist’s project
temps – durée. Zeit, Dauer und Stillstand. Il tempo come distanza, il tempo come permanenza. at the Italian Cultural Institute in Vienna, in which a video installation by Regina Hübner will be shown with the music by Luca Lombardi.


Arnulf Rohsmann is, in addition to other numerous publications, the author of Zeit in der bildenden Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, Olms and of Zeit / Los Zur Kunstgeschichte der Zeit, Kunst Halle Krems, Dumont.

Arnulf Rohsmann is an art historian and science writer and is considered an expert of the phenomenon "time" on international level.


stay connected - June 17, 2016, 3 p.m.

Workshop with Regina Hübner about the person and the universal flow of time in connection with today's means of communication that allow physically unlimited simultaneity.


Die Floete und das Bild - Roberto Fabbriciani – Huebner-Lombardi, June 19, 2016 10 a.m.

The flutist Roberto Fabbriciani plays in a musical performance to time and person works of composer Luca Lombardi.
Introduction by Luca Lombardi and Regina Hübner.

Roberto Fabbriciani will perform the compositions
Essay 3 (Steiner), Gruß, Flatus, Schattenspiel, Nel vento, con Ariel and other works by Luca Lombardi interacting with the spatial installation time and person under common direction together with Lombardi and Hübner.
The result will be a spatial and temporal music experience, in dialogue and connection with the visual events.
Fabbriciani’s performance to time and person in the MMKK Artspace Burgkapelle will be a first-time performance in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee.

The unique flute technique which Fabbriciani has developed, expanded the sound possibilities of this musical instrument. He is a soloist at the highest level and internationally recognized and appreciated.


Informations about Luca Lombardi, Roberto Fabbriciani, MMKK Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten


Luca Lombardi, born in 1945, is one of the most important contemporary composers. He studied composition in Rome, Vienna, Cologne and Berlin (among others with K. Stockhausen, B.A. Zimmermann, P. Dessau).

Lombardi has composed more than 160 works, including 4 operas (Faust. Un travestimento, 1991; Dmitri oder der Künstler und die Macht, 2000; Prospero, 2006; Il Re nudo, 2009), 3 symphonies, as well as numerous orchestral works and chamber music with or without voices.

He got commissions from institutions like Ircam (Paris), several German Radios, the Swiss Radio, the Italian Radio, Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), The Opera Houses of Basel, Leipzig, Nuremberg, Rome, Milan (La Scala).

He was a professor of composition at the Conservatories of Pesaro and Milan and he is author of several scientific essays. A selection of his writings was published under the title Construction of Freedom.

He is a member of the Academy of Arts in Berlin and of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts (Munich). In 2015 he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz) from the President of Germany. Conferences in Europe, Japan, United States and Latin America.

Lives at Lake Albano (Rome) and in Tel Aviv.

Website Luca Lombardi:    


Roberto Fabbriciani has innovated flute technique, multiplying through his personal research the instrument's sonorous possibilities.

He has played as soloist with conductors as Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Riccardo Muti, Giuseppe Sinopoli, and many others and with orchestras as, among others, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, London Sinfonietta, Münchner und Berliner Philharmoniker, Carnegie Hall in New York.

He has collaborated with some of the major composers of our time, among others, with Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Eliott Carter, Aldo Clementi, Luis de Pablo, Franco Donatoni, Olivier Messiaen, Ennio Morricone, Luca Lombardi, Luigi Nono, Goffredo Petrassi, Henri Pousseur, Wolfgang Rihm, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Toru Takemitsu. Many of whom have dedicated numerous and important works that he performed at their premiers.

He has participated in festivals like the Venice Biennale, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Ravenna, London, Edinburgh, Paris, Salzburg, Wien, Lockenhaus, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Tokyo and many others.

Lives in Florence, Italy.

Website Roberto Fabbriciani:


MMKK Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten

The Carinthian Museum of Modern Art, with an exhibition area of some 1000 m², holds solo and theme shows of works by young as well as established regional, national and international artists. The "Burgkapelle" art space, with baroque frescoes by Josef Ferdinand Fromiller, is used for projects by contemporary artists. 

MMKK Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten

Burggasse 8, A - 9021 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria



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