LIGHT Werkraumschau



21 October 2017 — 26 May 2018




In keeping with a quote from the famous architect Le Corbusier stating that light and shade reveal the form, this year’s Werkraumschau is presenting products from various workshops of the Werkraum Bregenzerwald in a scenario of spotlights. The Werkraumhaus, designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor as a multi-functional building, becomes the stage and the handicrafts the actors in a continually changing play of daylight and artificial light. Stage floodlights generate an immaterial and atmospheric architecture of light, mount the objects in the space, infuse life into their surfaces and forms, and trace a graphical shadowplay on the floor of the building.


We cannot imagine everyday life without light but devote little attention to its phenomena and qualities. Good lighting design makes an essential contribution to our feeling of well-being and can sculpt spaces and furnishings. Visitors are invited to sharpen their own perception at entertaining interactive stations, to test qualities of light and acquire practical knowledge for themselves: how is light output evaluated? What effects does the light temperature have? How can we make things disappear with coloured light?


The Werkraumschau is the annual exhibition platform for Werkraum members. The renowned graphics and communication bureau Atelier Gassner based in Vorarlberg was invited to design a thematic and scenographic presentation of the collectively established “shop window” that extends throughout the Bregenz Forest.


For our English-speaking visitors translated exhibition texts are available at the reception.



Leitung / Director Werkraum Bregenzerwald

Thomas Geisler

Ausstellungskonzept und Gestaltung / Exhibition concept and design

Reinhard Gassner, Andrea Gassner / Atelier Gassner


Ausstellungsorganisation / Exhibition organisation

Susanne Schedler, Hilda Simma



Ausstellungsbau / Exhibition construction

Georg Bechter Licht, Langenegg

Elektro Willi, Alberschwende

Felder Metall, Andelsbuch

Kongresskultur Bregenz

Tischlerei Feuerstein, Egg

Werbe Erath, Bizau

Werkraum Bregenzerwald



Texte / Texts

Reinhard Gassner, Thomas Geisler



Lektorat / Copy editing

Fanny Esterházy



Übersetzung / Translation

Abigail Prohaska



Vermittlungsprogramm / Educational programme

Verena Dünser



Mit besonderem Dank für die lichttechnische und architektonische Beratung / With special thanks to the lighting and architectural consultants: Georg Bechter / Georg Bechter Licht, Carina Buchholz / Zumtobel Lighting, Reinhold Müller / Kongresskultur Bregenz, Anna Claudia Strolz / Strolz Leuchten, Ersin Yilmaz, Neulicht



Eine Ausstellung des Werkraum Bregenzerwald in Kooperation mit Kongresskultur Bregenz und dem Medienpartner Vorarlberger Nachrichten. / An exhibition of Werkraum Bregenzerwald in cooperation with Kongresskultur Bregenz and the media partner Vorarlberger Nachrichten.