Coverbild Miriam Cahn
Miriam Cahn
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Graphic Design: Ludovic Balland
Translations: Richard Humphrey
Texts by: Miriam Cahn
Edited by: Miriam Cahn
Institution: Haus der Kunst München, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Kunstmuseum Bern, Museum of Modern Art in Warschau, Reina Sofia Madrid
Artist: Miriam Cahn
March 2019 , 296 Pages
242mm x 162mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-4491-1
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An Independent Spirit
The Swiss artist Miriam Cahn deals with political and social themes in oil paintings; charcoal, chalk, and colored and lead pencil drawings; and in photographs, films, and installations. Strong color is characteristic of her work, forming a stark contrast to the recurring motifs of violence, tenderness, war, destruction, and physical infirmity. Her habit of commenting upon her work in writing is a golden thread running throughout Cahn’s career. She illuminates her own art, commenting in the process on art and world events, and she sets up the texts opposite her artworks in exhibitions and publications.
DAS ZORNIGE SCHREIBEN is the first compilation of her writing by itself, and includes essays, journal entries, and correspondence with friends, foes, family members, and gallerists. The book provides very personal insights into Cahn’s life, her family, and the art market, introducing the reader to a disputatious, independent spirit.

This book is also available in English and French.

MIRIAM CAHN (*1949, Basel) is considered one of the most acclaimed contemporary artists. For over four decades, she has been creating work based on an uncompromising resistance to discrimination in all forms. Influenced by performance art and the feminist movement of the 1960s and 1970s, her rich oeuvre includes painting, works on paper, performance, text and film. She lives and works in Stampa, Switzerland.
Kunstmuseum Bern
22.2.– 6.6.2019

Kunsthaus Bregenz

Reina Sofia Madrid

Haus der Kunst München

Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
»Miriam Cahn’s Alluring, Angry Art -  If some of Cahn’s images are unexpected or unsettling, it is because, quite simply, they are the expressions of a very self-aware woman’s unapologetic point of view.«
Edward M. Gómez
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