Dec 10, 2019 · 10:17 PM

Exhibitions in 2020*

Museum Haus Konstruktiv begins its 2020 annual program with two comprehensive solo exhibitions. The retrospective show on Brigitte Kowanz (b. 1957) demonstrates how this Austrian artist has been using the medium of light since the late 1980s, to create objects that enable an experience of light as both a stand-alone phenomenon and (in the form of characters and codes) an information carrier. Light also plays a central role in the oeuvre of German artist Otto Piene (1928–2014), as do the elements fire and air. Alongside early smoke and fire paintings, Haus Konstruktiv is exhibiting light installations and so-called air sculptures, which this co-founder of the international ZERO movement began to experiment with in the late 1960s.

In summer, Mira Schendel (1919–1988) and Oscar Tuazon (b. 1975) each have an exhibition dedicated to them. Schendel, who emigrated from Europe to Brazil in the late 1940s, was one of the most significant Latin American artists of the 20th century. This presentation focuses on her painted and drawn work, into which she incorporated aspects of concrete poetry, semiotics, phenomenology, Zen Buddhism etc. Oscar Tuazon comes from the USA and now lives in Paris. With his innovative artwork, he operates at the interface between art, architecture and ecology. His solo show combines a selection of sculptural works from the past decade.

In the final quarter, we present London-based Argentine artist Amalia Pica (b. 1978) as the thirteenth winner of the renowned Zurich Art Prize. Engagement with historical and contemporary communication models is central to her multimedia oeuvre. In parallel, we host the first institutional solo exhibition on Belgian artist Léon Wuidar (b. 1938), who addresses not only the heritage of constructivist-concrete art, but also brutalist architecture in his paintings.

Brigitte Kowanz

6 February to 10 May 2020
Opening: 5 February, 6 pm

Otto Piene

6 February to 10 May 2020
Opening: 5 February, 6 pm

Mira Schendel - 4.6.-6.9.2020

Mira Schendel

4 June to 6 September 2020
Opening: 3 June, 6 pm

Oscar Tuazon GEP

Oscar Tuazon

4 June to 6 September 2020
Opening: 3 June, 6 pm


Amalia Pica

Zurich Art Prize 2020
22 October to 10 January 2021
Opening: 21 October, 6 pm

Léon Wuidar - 22.10.2020 bis 10.1.2021

Léon Wuidar

22 October to 10 January 2021
Opening: 21 October, 6 pm

* Subject to change without notice


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