Swiss Contemporary Exhibition
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Participating Artists
September 24th - October 30th, 1998
Sungkok Art Museum
The Arts Council of Switzerland, The Embassy of Switzerland, Sungkok Art Foundation
Sungkok Art Museum , Fabian Walter Gallery , Laurence Geoffrey's, Ltd.
Pro Helvetia, Jacky Maeder, Nestle, SGS, Warburg Dillon Read, ABB, Clariant, Ricola, Roche, The Swiss Grand Hotel, Transpack
John M. Armleder, Daniel Berset, Daniele Buetti, Balthasar Burkhard, Maurice Ducret, Sylvie Fleury, Christian Floquet, Arnold Helbling, Elisabeth Heller, Ueli Michel, Rist Pipilotti, Annelies Strba, Andreas Straub, Anna B. Wiesendanger, Uwe Wittwer
Highlights
John M. Armleder
Installation-view
1998
Daniel Berset
Assiboucouche
1991
Daniele Buetti
Superstar Come Home
1997
Balthasar Burkhard
Wave
1995
Maurice Ducret
Dolphin
1998
Sylvie Fleury
Spring Summer
1996
Christian Floquet
Untilteld
1992
Arnold Helbling
Jumpin
1998
Elisabeth Heller
Dunker Grund
1995
Ueli Michel
Violett
1995
Rist Pipilotti
Pickelporno
1992
Annelies Strba
Shades of Time
Andreas Straub
Die Demontage eines Pferdes
1989
Anna B. Wiesendanger
Drawing 0596
1996
Uwe Wittwer
Wolke
1996
This exhibition is aimed at providing an insight into the realities of modern Swiss art on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Swiss Constitution.

At this exhibition, fifteen artists who have greatly contributed to Swiss contemporary art in the 1980's and the 1990's will be introduced. There are eight artists exhibiting paintings and drawing works; Maurice Ducret, Christian Floquet, Arnold Helbling, Elisabeth Hellder, Ueli Michel, Andreas Straub, Anna B. Wiesendanger and Uwe Wittwer. They depict the modern formative art with their well-organized structures and outstanding sense of colors through a variety of styles and materials as well as traditional plane forms of expression. There are six artists who work with pictures, picture installation, and image works; they are John Armleder, Balthasar Burkhard, Daniele Buetti, Sylvie Fleury, Pipilotti Rist and Annelies Strba. They have a very wide range of thinking, which is well demonstrated in their works that focuses on the different way of viewing things by completely reorganizing the situation. In addition, Daniel Berset shows a creative and formative world by taking and subjective view on things pursuing secession from daily life in his sculpture.

We hope this exhibition provides a unique opportunity to review the recent past and understand the present and future directions of Swiss art through the diverse works displayed here. Hopefully, it will also serve as a momentum for both Korea and Switzerland to continue with cultural exchanges in the future.
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