The LOK, the second «venue» of the Kunstmuseum, serves as a culture lab for contemporary art. It is part of the Lokremise cultural center in St. Gallen, which was opened in 2010 by the Canton of St. Gallen. The immediate proximity to cinema and dance/theater opens fascinating synergies, while the raw character of the interior space enables process-oriented exhibitions.
The Lokremise St.Gallen (1903–1911) was a pioneering structure in Swiss rail infrastructure. The building, designed by Carl Moser, originally served for the maintenance of the steam locomotives. The building, which forms a unique ensemble together with the bath house (1902) and the water tower (1906) by Robert Maillart, is currently considered an industrial monument of national significance. From 1999 to 2004, the Lokremise was used by the Galerie Hauser & Wirth as an exhibition space for the eponymous collection, and became well known in the national and international art scene. In 2008, the voters in St. Gallen approved the purchase of the Lokremise and its use as a cultural center.
Since 2010, the Kunstmuseum St.Gallen has operated the LOK, which was opened with the spectacular exhibition, John M Armelder leuchtet ein. In addition, the Lokremise’s bath house, which accommodates office and storage spaces, as well as an apartment for artists, was gently renovated. The exterior of the water tower by the concrete pioneer Robert Maillart from 1906, which contains a spatial installation by the Swiss artist Christoph Büchel, was renovated.
Further information can be found at: www.lokremise.ch
Information about our exhibitions in the LOKcan be found here.
Opening hours and admission
Monday to Saturday 1–8 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
|Combination ticket with free same-day admission to the Kunstmuseum
|Combination ticket with group entry (8 people or more)
Members of the Kunstverein St.Gallen and the Gesellschaft der Freunde bildender Kunst
Children and youth under sixteen accompanied by an adult
Active agents and personnel of the Lokremise Foundation and Kunstmuseum
People accompanying guests in wheelchairs, etc.
Newcomers with a special coupon
Journalists with press pass
City guides for the City of St. Gallen
Public schools in the City and Canton of St. Gallen
PHSG and University of St. Gallen with docents
City-funded daycare centers
School groups with teachers from the public schools in Canton AR
Active municipal teaching staff at public schools, with ID
Further information about free admissions can be requested at our information desk during opening hours.
Address and Directions
T +41 71 277 88 40
You can reach the Lokremise via the Autobahn exit «St.Gallen Kreuzbleiche», in the tunnel, follow the direction «Zentrum St.Gallen» After exiting the tunnel, change to the left lane. After ca. 350 meters, follow the signs for the entry «Lokremise» or «Fachhochschule St.Gallen» Closest parking is in the Parkhaus Bahnhof (1-minute walk to LOK).