Jun 3, 2020 · 6:18 PM

All sorts of things

Saturday, 23 May

It is the largest exhibition of the Austrian light artist Brigitte Kowanz in Switzerland to date, the comprehensive show at Haus Konstruktiv. The audience gets a wonderful insight into a dematerialized art universe.
Kunstbulletin, April 2020, Patricia Grzonka

Brigitte Kowanz
Lost under the Surface
curated by Sabine Schaschl
Re-opening on 2 June

We are very pleased that Museum Haus Konstruktiv will be open to the public again from 2 June - of course with all the necessary safety precautions.

Photo: Felix Rüsch

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

With the artist group ZERO, Otto Piene heralded the "zero hour" of art and conquered the spheres of the sky with spectacular light sculptures. Gigantic, breathing stars in red, orange, yellow, green, indigo and blue welcome the audience in the entrance hall of Museum Haus Konstruktiv.
Kunstbulletin, April 2020, Dominique von Burg
(Quote has been translated into English)

Otto Piene
The Proliferation of the Sun
Reopening on 2 June 2020

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Press reviews >>>

Mondrian Tetris

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Do you also remember the catchy Tetris tune by just looking at this picture?

A work by the artist Shasuku Takaoka

Jürg Stäuble, 2017

Monday, 11 May 2020

Let's have a look at some moments shared by you, our visitors! Thank you for your great shots!

Jürg Stäuble
Being More Than a System, 2017
Photo by Philipp Heer

Show us your favorite moments, artworks and exhibitions using #hauskonstruktiv!

Eugen Gomringer

Friday, 1 May 2020

ich bin überzeugt, dass sich mit der konkreten dichtung die idee einer universalen gemeinschaftsdichtung zu verwirklichen beginnt.
– Eugen Gomringer, 1956

Eugen Gomringer (1925, Bolivien), Begründer der konkreten Poesie im deutschsprachigen Raum, führt in seinen Gedichten weg vom bedeutungsträchtigen Vers hin zu Konstellationen einzelner Sätze, Wörter oder Buchstaben. Die Konstellation oder das Ideogramm sind für den Sprachkünstler die einfachsten Gestaltungsprinzipien der Dichtung. Nicht zuletzt können diese Prinzipien auch als eine Antwort auf die Reduktion von Sprache in einer von beschleunigter Kommunikation geprägten Zeit verstanden werden.

Hier geht's zum Video >>>

Gerhard Rühm - atemgedicht

Thursday, 23 April 2020

In Concrete Poetry, language represents itself. Letters, words and sentences become visual and phonetic carriers of form. An acoustic and visual image is created.

The minimalism of Gerhard Rühm captures in the atmgedicht only the sound of breathing as letter (h).

Gerhard Rühm
atemgedicht, 1954

Karl Gerstner - Synchromie

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Karl Gerstner (1930-2017, Basel) is one of the foremost Swiss graphic designers. As an artist, he developed a systematic language of colors and forms and pleaded for a correlation between art and everyday life and a functional and aesthetic design of the environment.

Gerstner stud­ied design at All­ge­meine Gewerb­schule in Basel under Emil Ruder. In 1959, he and Markus Kutter founded the agency Gerstner + Kutter, which then became GGK with the addition of Paul Gredinger. Before long, the agency had become one of the largest advertising agencies of international renown in Switzerland. Gerstner left the agency in 1970 to focus on his art.

Karl Gerstner
Synchromie, 2003
Serigraphy, 53 x 72 cm, Edition 400
CHF 450.00 / Sustaining Member CHF 390.00

For further information and to view any of our editions please contact:
Martina Künzler,

More editions >>>

Saturday, 18. April 2020

Motif papers are unbeatable for card design or for various craft projects. Create beautiful garlands, fold little mythical creatures, hold on to memories - everything is possible! This is not only a lot of fun, but also encourages fine motor skills and imagination in a playful way.

What are you waiting for? Start your own project now!

Paper by Rico Design is available in our shop >>>

Buzz Cut - Shishalica Hair

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Hair salon closed?

"The few millimetres short Buzz Cut is making the rounds across social networks. Bored soccer stars have started with the self-shaved hairstyles," writes Anne Feldkamp in Der Standard.

We also have a suggestion...

Photo: Shishalica Hair, Belgrad

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