Swiss Sculpture since 1945

Memento Mori I, 2012, glazed terracotta, 30 x 130 x 40,5 cm © Leiko Ikemura and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn.

Bronze figures by Alberto Giacometti, kinetic constructions by Jean Tinguely, video objects by Pipilotti Rist – the sculptural work of the past 75 years in Switzerland has been incredibly diverse. The themes, materials and techniques change over the decades, even redefining what sculpture means.

This comprehensive exhibition inside and outside the Kunsthaus offers the public their first overview of an exciting chapter in Swiss art history. It shows 200 works by 140 artists from all linguistic regions of the country, including famous names such as Hans Arp, Germaine Richier, Max Bill and Meret Oppenheim, through to Fischli/Weiss, Leiko Ikemura, Roman Signer, Sylvie Fleury and Ugo Rondinone. The younger generations are represented as well, by artists such as Mai-Thu Perret, Claudia Comte and Latifa Echakhch, who was selected for the Swiss Pavilion at the 2021 Venice Biennale. The exhibition contains much that is familiar, but also creates the possibility of new discoveries and re-discoveries.

Source: Aargauer Kunsthaus

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