Coverbild Swiss Made. Präzision und Wahnsinn
Swiss Made. Präzision und Wahnsinn
Positionen der Schweizer Kunst von Hodler bis Hirschhorn
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Edited by: Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Foreword: Markus Brüderlin
Texts by: Julia Wallner, Max Wechsler, Beat Wyss, Martin Heller, Michael Schindhelm, Michael Gamper
April 2007 , 180 Pages , 0 Ills.
317mm x 251mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-1962-9
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Under the title Swiss Made, internationally recognized as a sign of quality, outstanding Swiss artists can be discovered in this volume.
In Swiss Made there is finally a standard-setting publication that describes the movements and individual artists of twentieth-century Swiss art, and traces their development to the present day. Oscillating between precision and madness, works from »distinguished old« Swiss artists are compared with contemporary works from the past forty years—by artists such as Max Bill and John M Armleder, Ferdinand Hodler and Urs Lüthi, Alberto Giacometti and Rémy Zaugg, Louis Soutter and Martin Disler. Opposing the famous Swiss tendency toward precision and order is the view of the world— supported by the lack of space (Paul Nizon)—that tends toward obstinacy and chaos. The age of globalization adds new and different meaning to an examination of regional characteristics and the re-evaluation of the term “homeland.” Other Helvetic pairs engaged in a dialogue concerning the times are Robert Müller and Sylvie Fleury, Paul Klee and Silvia Bächli, Adolph Wölfli and Ugo Rondinone. (English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-1963-6) Exhibition schedule: Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Swiss Made I March 3–June 24, 2007, Swiss Made II July 7–October 21, 2007
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