installation views, Weserburg, Museum für Moderne Kunst Bremen DE © Tobias Hübel
Curated by Eric Hattan and Janneke de Vries
The Swiss artist Hannah Villiger (1951-1997) was a trained sculptor who used the Polaroid camera to cartographically scan her own body and her immediate spatial surroundings, examining them for their sculptural qualities in large-scale image formats and expansive blocks. In her work, questioning of one’s own being by means of body, nature or urban architecture meets the experimental mixing of classical genres. Using these themes, her work formulates a clarity, a courage, and a poetry that are more relevant today than ever.