Sylvie Fleury in “Um die Ecke denken” | Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich |

2 June 20164 September 2016

“Thinking Outside The Box”

The Museum Haus Konstruktiv Collection (1986–2016) and Guest Interventions

Curated by Sabine Schaschl and Evelyne Bucher

The year 2016 is an important one for Museum Haus Konstruktiv: we are celebrating our 30th anniversary. To mark this occasion, our constantly growing collection shall be acknowledged in the extensive group exhibition “Thinking Outside the Box”. In this exhibition, we deliberately avoid using external loaned items and concentrate on works from the collection. The selection was made from over 900 works, more than 100 of which have been added since the last major anniversary year, 2011. We intend to focus, in particular, on these new additions and on the historical legacy of several key figures in constructivist-concrete art.

In the “guest interventions”, we position the selected exhibits of the collection within the echo chamber of contemporary art. This includes various artistic strategies and media (video, performance, painting, sculpture and conceptual text/image works) that produce contextual shifts and breaking points, and which can be seen as humorous and subversive commentary.

The exhibits from the collection include works by artists such as:
Josef Albers, Ian Anüll, Hans Arp, Frank Badur, Andrew Bick, Jakob Bill, Max Bill, Erich Buchholz, Carlos Bunga, Andreas Christen, Attila Csörgő, Christoph Büchel, Walter Dexel, Rita Ernst, Franz Fedier, Karl Gerstner, Fritz Glarner, Hans Jörg Glattfelder, Eugen Gomringer, Daniel Göttin, Camille Graeser, Joanne Greenbaum, Raphael Hefti, Rodrigo Hernández, Marguerite Hersberger, Hans Hinterreiter, Gottfried Honegger, Ingrid Isermann, Pierre Keller, Heidi Künzler, Leo Leuppi, Verena Loewensberg, Richard Paul Lohse, Vera Molnar, Jill Magid, Thomas Moor, François Morellet, Olivier Mosset, Willy Müller-Brittnau, Aurélie Nemours, Jo Niemeyer, Charlotte Posenenske, Andrei Prolettski, Tobias Putrih, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Carissa Rodriguez, Natale Sapone, Manfred Schoch, Jürg Stäuble, Klaus Staudt, Paul Talman, Georges Vantongerloo, Victor Vasarely, Philippe Weber-Jahanguir, Beat Zoderer et al.

The artists invited for the guest interventions are:
Olaf Breuning, Claudia Comte, Martin Creed, Sylvie Fleury, Christian Jankowski, Yves Netzhammer, Nedko Solakov, Martin Walde and WBG AG – 30 years graphic design for Museum Haus Konstruktiv.

Following on from our first collection catalog “Ganz Konkret” (2011), a second collection catalog with articles by Bob Nickas, Burkhard Meltzer, Sabine Schaschl and Brandon Taylor, plus an interview with the museum’s first director, Margit Weinberg Staber, is being released to coincide with the exhibition.

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8001 Zürich

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