Silvia Bächli: Dass eins zum andern wurde. Welches welches ist?

Cat. Kunst Museum Winterthur

Exhibition catalogue, edited by Konrad Bitterli
text (German/English) by Konrad Bitterli and with a poem by Elizabeth Bishop
320 x 240 mm, sewn book block with loosely wrapped dustjacket

ISBN 978-3-86442-436-6

29,80 €

They’ve Turned into Each Other. Which is which?

Silvia Bächli (*1956) has developed her drawing oeuvre since the late 1970s in a manner that is both cautious and consistent. Her expressive approach to physicality developed over time to an almost introspective view of reality. Everyday perception forms the starting point of Siliva Bächli’s artistic process during which she appropriates things to give them an autonomous form in drawing. Starting in 1984, she began combining small-format drawings into ensembles, multipart wall compositions. Since 2001 she created large-format paper works with overlapping, filigree lineaments; in recent years she has become more prudent about the relationship between the areas of color and the background. Silvia Bächli’s quiet work is now appreciated all over the world and has been exhibited in Centre Pompidou in Paris (2007), the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung in Munich (2014), the Museum Weserburg in Bremen (2022), and the Centro Botin in Santander (2024). In 2009 she represented Switzerland at the 53rd Venice Biennale. The exhibition at Kunst Museum Winterthur is entitled »They’ve Turned into Each Other. Which Is Which?« after a line in a poem by American poet Elizabeth Bishop. The picture book conceived by Silvia Bächli offers a comprehensive overview of her multifaceted oeuvre, with a series of small sculptures that she is presenting in Switzerland for the first time. »My work entails approaching something that I don’t know well and finding out about it by doing«, she said.

Kunst Museum Winterthur, 25/5 – 18/8/2024
Centro BotÍn, Santander 11/5 – 20/10/2024