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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.

Vom Geschmack eines Apfels – Peac Museum, Freiburg

From the Taste of an Apple.
A collection presentation with guests

The starting point of the new exhibition “From the Taste of an Apple – A Collection Presentation with Guests” are the latest works by the American painter Joseph Marioni, which are being presented in Europe for the first time on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The physical palpability of colour and light in his large-scale paintings establish an intimate and sensual relationship between the work and the viewer. “From the Taste of an Apple” relates this to works from the Paul Ege Art Collection that expand the classical concept of the image: How can work, space and body be understood as parts of a comprehensive sensual experience – with the artistic media of video, sculpture and painting over a temporal horizon from the 1960s to today?

Studio Paintings 1988-2022, Kunstmuseum Bern

The Kunstmuseum Bern is showing a major exhibition devoted to Katharina Grosse. It is the first exhibition in Switzerland to focus on Grosse’s studio works. The largeformat, vibrantly coloured paintings from the 1980s until the present clearly show the importance of the works on canvas in the German artist’s oeuvre as a whole.

Colour is central to Grosse’s artistic practice: she experiments with its physical presence, its sensoryand political potentials and its ability to embody movement. The exhibition enables to take a close look at 42 canvases, from her earliest works in the late 1980s to her most recent works.

The exhibition is organised by the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum (Washington University in St. Louis, USA) in cooperation with the Kunstmuseum Bern. It is curated by Dr. Sabine Eckmann (William T. Kemper Director and Chief Curator). The presentation at the Kunstmuseum Bern is curated by Dr. Kathleen Bühler (Chief Curator).