Hannah Villiger. I am the sculpture

1. July - 8.Oct. 2023, Weserburg, Museum für Moderne Kunst Bremen DE

Hannah Villiger, Block XXX, 1993/94, Jacques Herzog und Pierre de Meuron Kabinett, Basel © Foundation THE ESTATE OF HANNAH VILLIGER


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.  Link Weserburg




Hannah Villiger: Amaze Me

4. Jan. - 2. July 2023, Muzeum Susch CH

Installation views of ‘Hannah Villiger: Amaze Me’ at Muzeum Susch. Courtesy: © Muzeum Susch / Art Stations Foundation; photograph: Federico Sette


Curated by Madeleine Schuppli & Yasmin Afschar
in collaboration with the Foundation THE ESTATE OF HANNAH VILLIGER

The exhibition Hannah Villiger: Amaze Me offers new perspectives on the work of this important Swiss artist. Hannah Villiger’s (1951–1997) large-format works based on Polaroid photographs make a lasting contribution to the genre of the self-image within art history. At the same time, her explorations of the body can be discussed against the background of numerous contemporary themes. The exhibition spans her oeuvre, from the drawings she made in the 1970s to the black-and-white photographs and works with the Polaroid camera that she created from the 1980s onwards. These fragmentary close-ups of her own body, greatly enlarged via an internegative and mounted on aluminium, are presented individually or assembled into space-related ensembles. The results are unlimited possibilities of at times spectacular views of the body. On display are vintage prints, existing though often still unknown individual works, as well as so-called blocks, large-format assemblages of up to fifteen square picture panels. Some of these will be shown for the first time in the exhibition in Susch. (...)
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