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Zürich; art gallery weekend:Löwenbrau Art Complex bldg galleries; Hauser & Wirth; Eva Presenhuber ;Grieder Contemporary ; Maag Areal galleries:Peter Kilchmann et more and the furniture designers INCH

A 24 hour trip to Zürich with my wonderful friend, art advisor /Munich, Martina Tauber to attend the gallery weekend fall opening  art scene.

We started with a wonderful exhibition at Bolte Lang gallery with the exhibition “Dirt Club” with  Henning Strassburger. A wonderful walk thru with  Chaja Lang.


Bolte Lang gallery, Henning Straussburger, exhibition view, photo@VK

Moving to Maag Areal to Peter Kilchmann for Fernanda Gomes; first solo show at the gallery; a beautiful and poetic exhibition. On display, there are new works made out of basic materials, such as wood, plexiglass, paper, threads and metal. Gomes transformed these objects in a subtle way, to create unusual, suggestive connections between the various materials.




Fernanda Gomes at Peter Kilchmann, photos by VK by permission

Next stop at Eva Presenhuber Gallery for Martin Boyce exhibition “Inside rooms drift in and out of sleep While on the roof An Alphabet of aerials Search for a language”

The works of Martin Boyce speak of other spaces.

Of spaces that seem near to us yet remain strange. Of spaces in which the familiarity of the objects collides with the abstractness of their forms, and an echo of history reverberates in the presence of their physicality. Of spaces in which the organic appears in architectural form, the outworn in the untouched, and the everyday in the exemplary. And of spaces that open and shut, that fold the inner outward and the outer inward, of spaces that become passageways in which the expanse of landscape continues to breathe in the seclusion of the interior. (gallery press)


Martin Boyce, “While on the Roof”, 2015, jesmonite,steel and aluminum


Martin Boyce, “Dead Star”(yellow), 2015, painted & blackened steel, photo@VK


Martin Boyce “Dead Star (metal palms0”, 2015, painted steel, brass, cast and painted bronze, 2-parts chandelier,  photo@VK

Next  stop at Grieder Contemporary “Abstract Horizons” with  Shara Hughes, Rebecca Morris, Caragh Thuring curated by Melli Ink. Lovely talk with Melli Ink also about her own  lovely ceramic work; Thank you Melli for your lovely book gift.

Sarah Hughes, Rebecca Morris and Caragh Thuring represent a new generation of painters who have discovered working methods and forms of expression enabling   each of them to develop a wholly personal and independent visual idiom. All three take great pleasure in the act of painting, in experimenting and in consciously opting for the myriad of possibilities offered by painting as a genre. 


Caragh Thuring at Grieder Contemporary


Rebecca Morris at Grieder Contemporary

Continue to Löwenbrau Art Complex  galleries bldg at Limmatstrasse ;  Martin Creed and Josephsohn at Hauser & Wirth ; Followed by the Season Opening Summer Party
Performance by Martin Creed and his Band

Words and sound play an essential role in Martin Creed’s work. He considers his work as a musician and composer as inseparable from his work as a visual artist. Indeed, his paintings and sculptures can be thought of very much like pieces of music, in which each interpretation is different and in which rhythm and colour plays an important role…(gallery press) 





Martin Creed at Hauser & Wirth, photo@VK
We continued to Eva Presenhuber for the Franz West/Möbelskulpturen_Furniture Works  and Josh Smith.  Thank you Christian Schmidt for walking us thru those lovely exhibitions.




 Josh Smith exhibition at Eva Presenhuber gallery, photos@VK
Taking a look at the Pool Project “A Blind Man in His Garden” 
The exhibition is curated by de Appel alumni Kris Dittel (b. 1983, Slovakia) and Emma Panza (b. 1985, Italy) and mentored by Lorenzo Benedetti, Director at de Appel arts center, Amsterdam. (on view till sept 27, 2015)

A Blind Man in His Garden is an exhibition that emphasizes subjective narratives, and puts forward a reading of an artwork, or exhibition, based on personal associations, previous knowledge and encounters. The title of the exhibition also refers to Joel Sternfeld’s photograph, A Blind Man in His Garden, Homer, Alaska, which suggests that there is a potential of artworks to trigger single or multiple narratives. By shifting the attention away from the visual experience of a lush rural landscape towards the imagination of vivid sensations, probably felt by the depicted man, the artwork encompasses numerous possibilities to experience it beyond its visual qualities. (curators’ note)


Jorge Pardo, Laverriere Janette,Peter Fischli/David Weiss,Mark Bradhford,Monica Bonvicini


Danai Anesiadou, “L’Adolescente”, 2010


Seth Price, “Untitled”,1985/1996, silkscreen print on metal,114.3x 57.2 cm


Next day, Martina and myself, upon her insistence,  we visited the studio of the furniture designers INCH, whom we have seen in Basel in 2013, at the Unlimited restaurant. Inch furniture has stood for teak furniture since the founding year 2004. The founders Thomas Wüthrich and Yves Raschle got to know the woodworking school PIKA during a longer non-profit making work stay in Indonesia.  The available knowhow and the exemplary running of the school impressed and inspired the two. The idea for a co-operation with PIKA was born which was a lovely coincidence.


Basel, 2013,  Art Unlimited restaurant, run by HILTL vegetarian catering.


one of my favorites at INCH, “Enam”,  Solid teak, oiled



A glimpse into the production site of the woodworking school PIKA. The carpentry enterprise was founded in 1953 and in 1971, complemented with a school. Beside manufacturing high-quality furniture, PIKA has also made a name for themselves countrywide as an exemplary education institution.


In the distinctive bridge arches of Zurich’s “im Viadukt”, the showroom Westflügel.


Zürich; fall opening art scene; Bolte Lang gallery;Kunsthalle Zürich and Löwenbrau Art Complex bldg galleries; Eva Presenhuber ; Bob van Orsouw;Grieder Contemporary

A 24 hour trip to Zürich with my wonderful friend, art advisor /Munich, Martina Tauber to attend the fall opening art scene.

We started with a wonderful exhibition at Bolte Lang gallery with the exhibition “like a virgin” by Athene Galiciadis. A wonderful walk thru with Anna Bolte and Chaja Lang.

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…..The title, resulting from the works as “écriture automatique”, not only describes the working process, but more concretely conveys the subject matter of Galiciadis’ empty, untainted vases, with their form, colour and haptic reminding the viewer of the young, female shape……
Like a virgin
Touched for the very first time
Like a virgin
When your heart beats next to mine

more here http://www.boltelang.com/exhibitions/current/

a stop at Grieder  Contemporary  for Ross Chisholm “The Cratylists”. A wonderful walk thru the exhibition with Melanie Dankbar/director of the gallery



photo credit@Grieder Contemporary

The Cratylists (an allusion to Plato’s famous Cratylus dialogue)

“…The points of orientation for this new body of work have been the 18th century society portraits by Thomas Gainsborough, George Romney and most of all by Joshua Reynolds. The latter developed in his famous “Discourses on Art” an influential art theory based on classical and contemporary philosophical and art theoretical writings…” (gallery press release)

more here at gallery  http://www.grieder-contemporary.com

next , to Eva Presenhuber’s gallery  at MAAG Areal. Sam Falls, Los Angeles based artist  (exhibition  sold out  before the opening)


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Sam Falls at Presenhuber, photo by permission@Martina Tauber

“….I took plants as the common subject matter for this body of work not only for their legacy in art history, but their reference to place. The works here were made from west to east, from the palm fronds in my backyard in Venice, California, to the abounding ferns bordering my mom’s hayfield where I grew up in Vermont, to the trees around the grounds of a recent residency in Sarvisalo, Finland. Beyond the native vegetation delineating geography, these “paintings” represent duration and environment, visible in the scattered heavy rains of Southern California, to the light spring mist in Vermont, to the consistent light drizzle of the Scandinavian archipelago…”  (Sam Falls on the gallery press release )


photo credit @published at Presenhuber gallery

more here http://www.presenhuber.com/en/exhibitions/2014/Sam-Falls.html

then to the Löwenbrau Art Complex:

at Bob van Orsouw’s gallery for  Nedko Solakov (Mixed Media-in at least four directions and one center)


Nedko Solakov, The Has-Beens Creator, 2014, oil on canvas

“…Nedko Solakov is a highly gifted storyteller. His drawings talk about everyday occurrences, but also turn out to be caustic commentaries on human existence, while, at the same time, shedding light on its absurdity…”(gallery press release)

and enjoying as always Bob van Orsouw’s  lovely office with  great pieces, this was my favorite above his desk

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photo by permission @Vk

more here van Orsouw gallery http://www.bobvanorsouw.ch/artists/nedko-solakov

at Eva Presenhuber‘s for Wyatt Kahn  (New York based artist)

…..Kahn presents a new body of work which focuses on a concept of representation of an object through all its aspects: visual, sensational and conceptual. For these works, the shaped stretchers come together to create the shape of the actual object, the motifs used to cover the first layer of the stretchers are the epitome of the representation of that object, drawn by hand in an almost automatic way…..

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Martina Tauber at  the Wyatt Kahn show,  photo@VK

more here www.presenhuber.com/en/exhibitions/2014/Wyatt-Kahn.html

and Steven Shearer (Canadian artist) also at Eva Presenhuber gallery

Steven Shearer’s practice encompasses many different medias, from found photography, drawing, and painting to collage and focuses on a melancholic vision of youth, tinted by strong references to the iconography of extreme metal cuture. His world is one of alienation and repulsion towards the everyday, a world whose heroes are death-metal rockers, 1970s prefab boy bands and teen stars, amature glam-rockers and guitar-wielding teenaged suburban dreamers

and  Kunsthalle Zurich 


Kunsthalle Zürich opened  an extensive solo exhibition of the artist group Slavs and Tatars. Focusing on the “area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China”, the artistic and discursive work of Slavs and Tatars engages transcultural as well as transdisciplinary questions of history, politics, religion, and language.

Slavs and Tatars «Mirrors for Princes» (30.08. – 09.11.14)

more here http://kunsthallezurich.ch/index.php?id=5&L=1

a wonderful dinner followed at Times restaurant, invited by Eva Presenhuber gallery 



Followed by Löwenbräukunst summer party at the courtyard with music by Nifty’s, Aliev Bleh-Orkestar und Goran Potkonjak.





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