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Grenzenlos – Einblicke in eine unbekannte Privatsammlung

Die Sammlung des 84-jährigen Kunstliebhabers Heiner Hoerni, der in Zofingen lebt, ist nur wenigen bekannt, obwohl sie seit über 50 Jahren gewachsen ist. Seine Sammlung enthält Gemälde, Objekte und Skulpturen von Aargauer Künstler*innen wie Beat Zoderer, Mette Stausland, Rolf Winnewisser, Nesa Gschwend, Silvia Bächli, Ruth Maria Obrist, Mireille Gros, Willi Müller-Brittnau, Gillian White, Daniel Bracher oder Hugo Suter, aber auch andere wichtige Schweizer Künstler*innen wie Rolf Iseli, Michael Biberstein, Jean Pfaff, Martin Disler, Andrea Heller, Annelies Strba, Adrian Schiess, Albert Merz, Christine Streuli, Conrad Jon Godly, Reto Boller oder Franz Gertsch. Auch internationale Grössen wie Katharina Grosse, John Armleder, Dave Bopp oder Sam Francis sind vertreten.


No other artistic medium has experienced so many positive as well as negative attributions as painting. It is nonetheless continually being re-interpreted, thereby revealing its endless potential. Also in Switzerland a revival of the medium has become manifest over the last few years. The exhibition (Un)certain Ground is not an overview of Swiss painting, but focuses rather on painters practising in Switzerland whose work is right now negotiating new territory.

at Pasquart Art Museum, Biel (CH)


Special opening hours during Zurich Art Weekend:
Friday, June 10, 11–20
Saturday June 11, 11–20
Sunday June 12, 11–18

Solo mit Viel

at Villa Renata, Basel (CH)
Exhibition closing: 3.7.22, 1- 5 pm

Future Bodies from a Recent Past—Sculpture, Technology, and the Body since the 1950s

“Future Bodies from a Recent Past” brings to life a hitherto little-noticed phenomenon in art and sculpture in particular: the reciprocal interpenetration of body and technology. With works by around 60 artists—primarily from Europe, the USA and Japan—the exhibition is dedicated to the major technological changes since the post-war period and takes a look at their influence on our ideas of bodies. The exhibition is a journey through materials, forms, and modes of expression in sculpture, which has changed more in the last 70 years than probably ever before in its long history.
at Museum Brandhorst, Munich (D)

Art Walk West #1

Art after work on a Thursday evening? Yes, it works! Art Walk West proposes a meander through various art spaces in our neighbourhood, all of which are open until 8 pm, with admission free. There will be drinks and a short introduction at both Lullin + Ferrari, the starting point, and at Kunsthalle Zürich, to close.

Here is the route and the exhibitions showing:
Starting at Lullin + Ferrari, Second Spring Variation – Text!
​Galerie Mark Müller, Affinities, group show
Galerie Nicola von Senger, Miroslav Tichy, 69 Works
Awareness in Art, The Mouth is for Speaking, group show
Francesca Pia, Philippe Decrauzat, No Journey Ends
Hauser & Wirth, Seventy Years of The Second Sex, group show
Barbara Seiler, TIME LOCK (Zoom In), Gruppenausstellung
Hauser & Wirth, François Morellet, Neons
Luma Westbau, Sadaf H. Nava, Fabula’s Score
Kunsthalle Zürich, Igshaan Adams, Kicking Dust

Before · Between · Beyond – The collection in transition

The Collection — the cornerstone of the Aargauer Kunsthaus — is growing apace, and today consists of over 20,000 pieces of Swiss art dating from the 18th century to the present day. In recent years, notable donations and loans — such as those from the Ringier Collection, the Federal Collection of Contemporary Art, the Walter A. Bechtler Foundation, or from patrons of the Aargauische Kunstsammlung — have contributed enormously to the outstanding importance of the collection in the European art scene. These additions, including many works by contemporary artists, serve as a source of fresh inspiration and form surprising associations within the portfolios.
at Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau (CH)

Space for Imaginative Actions – New Presentation of the Collection

On the 30th anniversary of its presence along the Museum Mile, the Kunstmuseum Bonn is offering a comprehensive view of its collection of contemporary art, which is being freshly presented from new perspectives in twenty rooms. Even if the presentation shows the Kunstmuseum to be a special site for painting, fundamental roles in the argumentation are nonetheless played by installation, film and photography.

at Art Museum Bonn. (DE)

Dezember-Ausstellung Focus

The traditional December exhibition is the highly acclaimed platform for art production from the city and region of Winterthur. For a month, artists gather for an artistic rendezvous and mutual exchange. Biennially a large overview exhibition takes place at the Kunst Museum Winterthur in cooperation with the artists’ organization Künstlergruppe and the Kunsthalle Winterthur. The biennial exhibition alternates with an individual show at the Kunst Museum Winterthur, as will take place in 2018. This exhibition intends to offer new perspectives on the regional art scene, concomitantly investigating the work of selected artists. The curators work with the artists invited to create a concise group of works for the show. As a result, the December exhibition at the Kunst Museum Winterthur provides not only a sight onto the work of local artists, but also into it.

Art 35 Basel

Art 35 Basel Unlimited

Art 34 Basel

Art 33 Basel

Art 32 Basel

Art Cologne 2000

Art Cologne 1999

Art 30 Basel

Art Cologne 1998

Art 29 Basel

FIAC Paris 1997

Art 28 Basel

Art 27 Basel

Art Cologne 1995

Art 26 Basel

Art Cologne 1994

Art 25 Basel

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.