Miriam Cahn: I As Human

22 February–16 June 2019

Exhibition Overview

Miriam Cahn, meredith grey (gestern im TV gesehen), 15.7.15, 2015. Oil on canvas, 26 x 28 cm.

In a comprehensive survey of her oeuvre that represents the key phases of her artistic career, Swiss artist Miriam Cahn shows vibrant works on paper, oil paintings in bewitching colours, monumental sculptures, performative videos, and sketchbooks. The latter have never been on view to the general public before and have been assembled in a unique chronology and in a thematically expansive installation. In it the artist reinterprets the classical museum building as a sensual, conceptual construction while illustrating the artist‘s principles in regard to meaning, motifs, and aesthetics. Many works have been created especially for the exhibition or are key works in the possession of the artist.

Miriam Cahn is a leading figure in the art of her generation. Above all, her very convincing presentations in conjunction with documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel strongly underscore the overwhelming relevance of her work for today’s world. This is reason enough to again recall, for a broad audience, her diverse oeuvre and her resolute, radical artistic approach. A number of museums will be paying tribute to her artistic legacy in 2019: after the large solo exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Bern, four further solo exhibitions will be mounted – at Kunsthaus Bregenz, Reina Sofia in Madrid, Haus der Kunst in Munich and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.

(© Miriam Cahn, Photo by Markus Tretter.)

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