curated by Sabine Schaschl, Evelyne Bucher and Eliza Lips
October 28, 2021 to January 16, 2022
Opening Day: October 28, 11 am – 8 pm
For the first time, Museum Haus Konstruktiv is opening an exhibition that exclusively presents works on paper from its own collection. Selected printed graphics and drawings will be used to demonstrate this medium’s key role in the work of constructivist-concrete and conceptual artists.
Alongside working in painting and sculpture, most representatives of constructivist-concrete art were also active as graphic designers. Max Bill, Richard Paul Lohse, Karl Gerstner and Gottfried Honegger all had a decisive influence on modern Swiss graphic design and helped it to achieve international renown. Up to now, this printed graphic work has rarely been brought into focus at Haus Konstruktiv. We would like to close this gap with a presentation of selected lithographs, etchings and screen prints by these and other artists, including contemporary ones. In addition, sheets by Ryan Gander and Wade Guyton reveal how, in contemporary art, this traditional medium is experimented with. Besides printed graphics, we present numerous sketches, drafts and drawings, which provide intimate insight into the work process and the artists’ conceptual world.
With works by: Getulio Alviani (1939–2018), Arman (1928–2005), Frank Badur (*1944), Horst Bartnig (*1936), Etienne Béothy (1897–1961), Max Bill (1908–1994), Walter Dexel (1890–1973), Norman Dilworth (*1931), Florian Dombois (*1966), Burhan Doğançay (1929–2013), Rita Ernst (*1956), Corsin Fontana (*1944), Ryan Gander (*1976), Ludwig Gebhard (1933–2007), Karl Gerstner (1930–2017), Hans Jörg Glattfelder (*1939), Jean Gorin (1899–1981), Camille Graeser (1892–1980), Wade Guyton (*1972), Marguerite Hersberger (*1943), Anthony Hill (1930–2020), Gottfried Honegger (1917–2016), Malcolm Hughes (1920–1997), Karin Ilse Käppeli-von Bülow (*1943), Sol LeWitt (1928–2007), Richard Paul Lohse (1902–1988), Verena Loewensberg (1912–1986), Peter Lowe (*1938), Elena Lux-Marx (*1944), Kenneth Martin (1905–1984), Thomas Moor (*1988), Jean Pfaff (*1945), Ruth Pfalzberger (*1949), Sam Porritt (*1979), Dieter Roth (1930–1998), Manfred Schoch (1932–2015), Maya Stange (*1926), Jeffrey Steele (1931–2021), Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889–1943), Georges Vantongerloo (1886–1965), Victor Vasarely (1906–1997), Markus Weggenmann (*1953), Gido Wiederkehr (*1941), Gillian Wise (1936–2020), Susan York (*1951), Shizuko Yoshikawa (1934–2019), Beat Zoderer (*1955)
Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Schematische Komposition, 1930 (1) / Sam Porritt, Figure Ground Problem Study, 2021 (2) / Ludwig Gebhard, Dimensionserweiterung [Dimension expansion], 1979 (3) / Ruth Pfalzberger, Ohne Titel [Untitled], 1971 (4) / Walter Dexel, Komposition mit grossem schwarzem L [Composition with large black L], 1964 (5) / Sammlung Museum Haus Konstruktiv