Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur
Museum d’art dal Grischun Cuira
Museo d’arte dei Grigioni Coira

2016

SOLO WALKS
Eine Galerie des Gehens
25.06. – 06.11.2016


Alberto Giacometti, L'Homme qui marche I, 1960, Succession Alberto Giacometti/2016, Pro Litteris, Zurich/ Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris/Esther Grether Familiensammlung
Bruce Nauman, Slow Angle Walk (Beckett Walk), 1968, Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix, New York
Francis Alÿs, Paradox of Praxis I, Video, 1997, Courtesy beim Künstler und Galerie Peter Kilchmann

Leitmotif of the opening exhibition is Alberto Giacometti’s sculpture «L’homme qui marche».The work by this outstanding artist from Graubünden is the starting point for a special preoccupation with the topic “Walking”. It ranges from the physiological aspects of movement, via the measuring of space, to the related shift in perception. Walking is here understood not only as advancement in an outward direction but likewise as inner motion and emotion, which ultimately allows human beings to step outside of themselves. SOLO WALKS conveys walking as an individual experience and shows insight into the inner worlds of resolute walkers.

The exhibition is curated by Stephan Kunz, Juri Steiner and Stefan Zweifel. On a tour responding to the architecture the new museum shows the works of 40 international artists. In this way the exhibition charts a trail through different rooms, which can be read as a grand narrative about walking. In addition to works of the 20th century, works from art and art history are placed specifically to emphasize the special aspects of the topic, among them also manuscripts by Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Robert Walser.

ARTISTS

Marina Abramovic
Francis Alÿs
Carl Andre
Samuel Beckett
Joseph Beuys
Jacques André Boittard             
Louise Bourgeois
Stanley Brouwn
Günter Brus
André Cadare
Gaston Chaissac
Guy Debord
VALIE EXPORT
Franz Gertsch
Alberto Giacometti
Ferdinand Hodler
Hamish Fulton
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Paul Klee
Louise Lawler

Richard Long
Eli Lotar
Henri Michaux
Eadweard Muybridge
Bruce Nauman
Markus Raetz
Ugo Rondinone
Mark Rothko
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Christoph Rütimann
Giovanni Segantini
Roman Signer
Louis Soutter
Sturtevant
André Thomkins
Cy Twombly
Robert Walser
Marianne Werefkin
Adolf Wölfli 


Curators: Stephan Kunz, Juri Steiner, Stefan Z
weifel

PUBLICATION
SOLO WALKS. Eine Galerie des Gehens
Verlag Scheidegger & Spiess, Zürich 2016
Hrsg. Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, Stephan Kunz, Juri Steiner, Stefan Zweifel
264 Seiten, farbig
Mit einer Einleitung der Herausgeber und einer Textcollage von Stefan Zweifel
zahlreiche Abbildungen

SUPPORTED BY
Swisslos, Kulturförderung Kanton Graubünden
Graubündner Kantonalbank
Remo Stoffel
Boner Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur
Jubiläumsstiftung der Schweizerischen Mobiliar Genossenschaft
Kulturförderung, Stadt Chur
Ars Rhenia Stiftung
Minerva Kunststiftung
Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung
Paul Schiller Stiftung
Stiftung Stavros S. Niarchos, Chur

 


 

 

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