Have you visited the Paul Gaugin Exhibition at the Kunsthaus Zurich? Running until the 20th January 2013 it explores the small but diverse and innovative repertoire of graphic works, most of them woodcuts that Gaugin created. Paul Gauguin (1848 – 1903) is universally celebrated as one of the founding fathers of modern painting but it is in woodcuts that he found the ideal expressive medium for his non-illusionistic style.
The exhibition presents almost the whole of Gauguin’s graphic work, with some 60 plates of supreme quality and the utmost rarity. For more information click here.
You can also buy some of the prints as posters at the Kunsthaus Shop if you are looking for a souvenir!
With the International Art Festival starting in Zurich next Friday and the art theme in mind, you might be interested to know that British artist Helen Marten has an exhibition at the Kunshthalle Zurich entitled “Almost the Exact Shape of Florida” which runs until the 4th November. Marten has created a group of works interweaving diverse forms of media – from sculptures to wall pieces and floor works – all in a comprehensive exhibition. Marten pokes fun at the idea of ownership and dishonesty in materials, the relationship of object to artefact and of package to product.
TUE/WE/FRI 12–6 PM, THUR 12–8 PM, SAT/SUN 11 AM–5 PM, MO CLOSED Further information and images available on request by telephone 0041 44 272 15 15 or e-mail email@example.comAnd at the Helmhaus exhibition in Zurich entitled X-Malerei there are 150 works encompassing various aspects of Zurich painting. Some pieces are old, some new, some familiar and others forgotten. The X in the title represents the power of seeing things from different perspectives. The exhibition features the work of the following artists:
Tina Braegger, Florian Bühler, Prafull Davé, El Frauenfelder, Clare Goodwin, Bettina Graf, Dieter Hall, Christoph Hänsli, Valentin Hauri, Jahanguir, Vera Ida Müller, Ann Nelson, Giampaolo Russo. For more information (in German) click here. Helmhaus is situated at Limmatquai 31, 8001 Zurich and the exhibition is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10am – 6pm and on Thursday from 10am till 8pm. Closed on Mondays. Entrance free.
Vanessa is one of the sculptures making up part of the “Art and the City” exhibition in Zurich www.artandthecity.ch/which runs till 23rd September. The conceptual artist Alex Hanimann from St. Gallen provides one of the most eye-catching works of the exhibition with this monumental sculpture made of chrome steel. Vanessa was originally intended for the inner courtyard of a high school in Heerbrugg, but since the building has not yet been completed, the sculpture is temporarily located at the Steinfelsplatz.