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MONOTYPES Edition VFO – Kunsthalle Zürich

In der Kunsthalle Zürich haben wir über die Jahre immer wieder geistesverwandte Institutionen und Organisationen zu Gast gehabt. Es war und ist uns wichtig, ihrem Engagement für zeitgenössische Kunst eine Plattform zu geben und einem breiten Publikum zugänglich zu machen. 1999 war es der Eidgenössische Wettbewerb für Bildende Kunst, 2003 die Stiftung Binz39, 2021 die F+F Schule für Kunst und Design (für ihr 50-jähriges Jubiläum), nun ist es die Edition VFO (Verein für Originalgraphik), die ihren 75 Geburtstag feiert.

yours truly – Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen

From the perspective of the artwork, the viewer is a counterpart. Presence occurs in the here and now between an I and a you, also between the artwork and the viewer. Because of its openness, an artistic work has the ability – unlike a personally addressed letter – to address all those who look at it in a very individual way. This direct address can take place in very different ways and depends on the respective counterpart. To what extent are the viewers willing to be touched aesthetically, moved emotionally, inspired spiritually or irritated in their understanding of themselves and the world?


With works by James Bantone, Heike Kati Barath, Michaël Borremans, Cihan Çakmak, Vajiko Chachkhiani, Rineke Dijkstra, Joëlle Dubois, Lucio Fontana, Katsura Funakoshi, Alex van Gelder, Gotthard Graubner, Thomas Grünfeld, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Ernst Hermanns, Edgar Hofschen, Jean Ipoustéguy, Elizabeth Jaeger, Tarik Kiswanson, Yves Klein, Imi Knoebel, Maria Lassnig, Simon Lehner, Francesco Lo Savio, Horst Münch, Juan Muñoz, Bruce Nauman,Grace Ndiritu, Tony Oursler, Arnulf Rainer, Pamela Rosenkranz, Thomas Schütte, Kiki Smith, Manabu Yamanaka, Franz Erhard Walther, Remy Zaugg

LIKE IT! – Kunstmuseum Singen

From the Höri artists to contemporary art.

Quite a few people think that work at the museums rested during the pandemic. The Kunstmuseum Singen has used this difficult time to increase its own holdings and to secure and process its own collection in terms of conservation. The result is presented by the Kunstmuseum Singen in its large-scale summer exhibition with the inviting title: “LIKE IT!”. The subtitle: “From the Höri Artists to Contemporary Art.” indicates that not only is a broad arc spanned over nine decades of art history – from classical modernism to contemporary art – but that the two main focal points of the collection are deliberately brought to the fore.

Intuitiv. Zwei Sammlungen begegnen sich – Kunst(Zeug)Haus Rapperswil

Like a bubble in water, it rises to the surface and makes a judgement within seconds: when we meet a person for the first time, enter an unfamiliar room or struggle to find the right words in a conversation. Like an inner compass, intuition shows us the direction, even though we are not always aware of the reason.

The exhibition explores this inward look and brings together for the first time two collections of Swiss contemporary art: the collection of Elisabeth and Peter Bosshard and that of the architect and gallery owner Bob Gysin and his wife Kathrin Gysin. Both couples accompanied the work of selected artists for decades, were on friendly terms with them and also relied on their intuition when collecting.

With works by Klaus Born, Matthias Bosshart, Christoph Brünggel, Stéphane Brunner, Martin Disler, Urs Frei, Dominique Lämmli, Bessie Nager, Flavio Paolucci, Carmen Perrin, Eva-Maria Pfaffen, Adrian Schiess, Cécile Wick, Andrea Wolfensberger.

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Four Honest Outlaws – Sala Ray Marioni Gordon

published by Michael Fried for the Yale University Press
In this strongly argued and characteristically original book, Michael Fried considers the work of four contemporary artists: video artist and photographer Anri Sala, sculptor Charles Ray, painter Joseph Marioni, and video artist and intervener in movies Douglas Gordon.
«Four Honest Outlaws» takes its title from a line in a Bob Dylan song, «To live outside the law you must be honest», meaning in this case that each of the four artists has found his own unsanctioned path to extraordinary accomplishment, in part by defying the ordinary norms and expectations of the contemporary art world.
Michael Fried will moderate a symposium «PAINTING NOW: A discussion taking off from the work of Joseph Marioni»,
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC (USA), December 10, 2011

The Archive in the Worm

Verlag für Moderne Kunst, with essays by Andrés Duprat, Carl Friedrich Schröer and Raimund Stecker.
Published on the occasion of the eightpart transcontinental exhibition in Argentina, Germany and Switzerland.
«Martín Mele lives in a foreign land, it’s uncertain how foreign, how distant or familiar it is. For he has lived abroad for some time, actually forever. …»


published by modo Verlag on the occasion of the exhibition at Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil-Jona from April 7 until June 19, 2011.
with essays by Invar-Torre Hollhaus and Daniela Hardmeier.