Exhibitions 23.09.2016 – 08.01.2017

“What Remains”. The World of Cesare Lucchini

The Ticinese painter Cesare Lucchini (*1941) has made an internationally acknowledged contribution to abstract-expressionist art since the 1960s. The compositions he invents depend on enigmatic signs and characters, phantomlike manifestations, and color as sensitive agents for touching the emotions. At a practical level, Lucchini views painting as an experimental test arrangement. Between the layers of paint he concretizes his confrontation with Self and his personal investigation of reality. This artist’s oeuvre presents a world packed with pressing issues and is frangibly poetic. The exhibition discusses Lucchini’s work in the context of existential art and, with this in mind, integrates sculptures by artists such as Alberto Giacometti, Robert Müller, and Hans Josephsohn.

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Exhibitions 03.06.2016 – 23.10.2016

Without Restraint. Works by Mexican Women Artists from the Daros Latinamerica Collection

Challenging the traditional roles assigned to women within Mexican society, for the first time works of the following contemporary Mexican women artists are being exhibited together in Switzerland: Teresa Serrano (*1936), Ximena Cuevas (*1963), Betsabeé Romero (*1963), Teresa Margolles (*1963), Claudia Fernández (*1965), Melanie Smith (*1965), and Maruch Sántiz Gómez (*1975). Their photos, videos, objects and installations, all of which are on loan from the Daros Latinamerica Collection (Zurich), cast a subversive light on the dominant hierarchies of power and the different manifestations of national identity in Mexico.

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Exhibitions 19.08.2016 – 01.10.2016

Kunstmuseum Bern @ PROGR Kathrin Affentranger

Fenster zur Gegenwart - Werke aus der Sammlung

Kathrin Affentranger arbeitet vorwiegend mit den Medien Zeichnung, Skulptur und Installation. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit erlangte die Künstlerin mit Skulpturen, welche aus einfachen, meist roh belassenen Materialien wie Holz, Metall oder Papier geometrisch anmutende Formen in den Raum zeichneten. Charakteristisch ist für diese früheren Arbeiten das Moment des Temporären und Prekären: Die Skulpturen ruhen in sich selbst, häufig nur durch das Eigengewicht der aneinander gelehnten Bestandteile stabilisiert oder durch minimale verstrebende Eingriffe fixiert. Je nach Perspektive wirken die Skulpturen zudem immer wieder anders im Raum, die Arbeiten sind somit nie "fertig" und entbehren inhaltlich wie physisch an Beständigkeit.

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Exhibitions 01.01.2016 – 31.12.2017

Collection

Monet, Hodler, Picasso, Giacometti, Rothko, Dalí ...

The Museum of Fine Arts Bern is the oldest art museum in Switzerland with a permanent collection.

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“What Remains”. The World of Cesare Lucchini

Cesare Lucchini created an outstanding painting oeuvre in which he unites abstract-expressionist painting with the present. On the occasion of his 75th birthday, the Kunstmuseum Bern is paying tribute to the ticinese artist with a retrospective. The exhibition "What Remains": The World of Cesare Lucchini will be the first-ever survey of his entire oeuvre. By mounting this show, the Kunstmuseum Bern is continuing on with a highly acclaimed series of monographic exhibitions dedicated to Swiss artists of our more recent past.

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