Walk on the water 28 Jan 2021 - 27 Jun 2021


The mah as you’ve never seen it before. You thought you knew the MAH? That was before Jakob Lena Knebl was invited by MAH director Marc-Olivier Wahler as the first guest curator in a series of major “carte blanche” exhibitions designed to multiply the public’s relationship with the museum and interpretation of its collection. On this occasion, the Viennese artist and performer dove into the storerooms and studied the works on display and the spaces they inhabited. The resulting scenography promises to spark moments of awe and fascination. This exhibition’s title, Walk on the Water, is a nod both to Konrad Witz’s famous altarpiece “Miraculous Draught of Fishes”, which depicts Jesus walking on the water of Lake Geneva, and also to Deep Purple’s greatest hit. Jakob Lena Knebl encourages visitors to abandon their expectations and to live a new experience in this familiar museum. The public is invited to open themselves up to a new perspective and picture themselves walking on water.