Reflection and self-awareness: Günther Wizemann’s impressive Black Garden series.
With essays by Giorgia von Albertini and Florian Vetsch
1st edition, 2017, Text English and German, Hardback, 158 pages,
75 color and 1 b/w illustrations, 20 x 27 cm, ISBN 978-3-85881-550-7
Günther Wizemann’s series The Black Garden comprises forty-three paintings created between 2003 and 2017. Strongly influenced by the Russian modernists Kazimir Malevich and Aleksander Rodchenko, Wizemann has long mulled the question of what one could possibly paint in the aftermath of the modernists. Italian artist Mario Merz’s statement-making installation, Che Fare?, which sought to push the boundaries of art beyond traditional painting and sculpture, has been equally influential on Wizemann’s practice. The Black Garden was created as a possible response to these questions.
Price: CHF 49.–
The catalogue can be purchased at Scheidegger & Spiess, Zurich,or at Galerie Mark Müller.