curated by Sabine Schaschl
26 October 2017 to 14 January 2018
Opening: 25 October, 6 pm
Museum Haus Konstruktiv is devoting a solo exhibition to French artist Aurélie Nemours (1910–2005), which presents various periods in the oeuvre of this grande dame of geometric abstract art, thanks to loaned works from Swiss private collections.
In the very male-dominated domain of constructivist art, Aurélie Nemours, alongside Sonia Delaunay and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, is one of the female artists who, according to art critic Michel Seuphor, had a determining influence on the development of abstract art in France. It was not until after first studying art history at École du Louvre that Nemours started to train as an artist: initially in Paul Colin's studio, and later under André Lhote and Fernand Léger. She found a consistent geometric visual language in the 1950s and kept developing it further until her death in 2005.