Rooms are shells, they are skins. Peel off one skin after the other, discard it: the repressed, the neglected, the wasted, the lost, the sunken, the flattened, the desolate, the reversed, the diluted, the forgotten, the persecuted, the wounded.
Haus der Kunst presents Metamorphoses, a solo retrospective by Heidi Bucher (b. Winterthur, 1926, d. Brunnen, 1993). Bucher was an important and widely overlooked artist of the international neo-avant-gardes, whose latex works explore the constraints and liberation processes of human forms of existence. The retrospective presents all the artist’s central groups of works to the public for the first time, from their beginnings in her home country of Switzerland, to her experimental period in Los Angeles, through to her major architectural skinnings and the later work created in Lanzarote.
The retrospective features over 150 exhibits as well as previously unseen film and archival footage that illustrates the powerful performative quality of the artist’s work.
Curated by Jana Baumann
Curatorial assistance: Luisa Seipp
An exhibition by Haus der Kunst in cooperation with Kunstmuseum Bern und dem Muzeum Susch.