Art in Switzerland

Louise Bourgeois – Maman (Spider), 1999, Long Museum (West Bund), Shanghai, 2018

Louise Bourgeois’s iconic spider Maman – Everything you need to know

Biography Introduction Louise Bourgeois’ art has always been inspired by her upbringing and childhood. As an artist, Bourgeois remained at the forefront of successive new developments for over six decades that she had been in the industry, and she always did so in her own powerful and inventively ingenious terms. In 1982, at the age …

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Giacometti / Bacon at Fondation Beyeler – The exhibition of the year?

Alberto Giacometti & Francis Bacon exhibition at Fondation Beyeler The Fondation Beyeler sheds light on the exciting relationship between Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon. Both artists have created impressive works, which are now among the most expensive artworks. How did they inspire each other? The age difference between the older Giacometti and Bacon is eight …

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Why does Lara Almarcegui create massive piles of rubble?

Introduction Spanish born Lara Almarcegui who currently lives in Rotterdam has always had a deep curiosity for examining processes of contemporary transformation that are brought about by the social, political and economic transformations in society. Since the early 1990s, Lara has examined urban areas that most artists choose not focus on such as rubble from …

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Beni Bischof’s cars – A vision for driving in the future?

Introduction Beni Bischof has created a series of art that he calls ‘Handicapped Cars’. Through these series, he has developed an uncanny ability to manipulate cool autos digitally. He’s proven quite adept at this sort of work. Consequently, he has earned rave reviews from all over the world. Through this series and others of a …

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Wilfredo Prieto’s Apolítico – Stripping iconic flags of their familiar color

About Apolítico Apolítico is an installation by Cuban Wilfredo Prieto (1978), first created in 2001 and now showing 45 iconic flags by countries recognized by the United Nations. However, the artist stripped the flags of their familiar colors, creating abstract and egalitarian versions. The work is shown at the Hardturm Stadium, formerly a site of …

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