Markus Rischgasser is a director at Galerie Eva Presenhuber. He has been with the gallery since 2002. He has a Masters Degree in Art History from the University of Basel.
photocredit: Doug Aitken, Marina del Rey, CA
Ugo Rondinone Becoming Soil*
Carré d'Art - Musée d'art contemporain de Nîmes
By invitation of director and curator Jean-Marc Prévost, Ugo Rondinone created an atmospheric assemblage of different series of his works such as the landscape drawings, the cloud and star painting, the earth landscapes and the bronze sculptures of birds (primitive), horses (primal) and fish (primordial). The show becomes scenery for both the mind and the senses, in which time stands still. Amazing.
Alexander Calder & Fischli/Weiss
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen Basel, Switzerland
The exhibition is curated by Theodora Vischer, Senior Curator at the Fondation Beyeler, and developed in close cooperation with the Calder Foundation in New York and the artist Peter Fischli. Stunning, surprising and very carefully installed, a real highlight.
Also, seeing the beautiful survey of Nasreen Mohamedi’s drawings and photos was a new discovery.
GVA ← → JFK
Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland
French-speaking Switzerland art scenes from the 1980s and 1990s. Lionel Bovier presents a carefully installed overview of the collection of Mamco with later additions such as a great sculpture by Valentin Carron or loans from the art community around Geneva such as an early rubber piece by Fischli/Weiss. Refreshing and concentrated.
Gerwald Rockenschaub Blueberry fields (Orphaned Selec + 1)
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland
Minimal turns pop, precise and refreshing.
Artist and chief curator of Manifesta 11 Christian Jankowski put together an ambitious programme. The eleventh edition focuses on different fields of work that exist in Zürich and their relation to art. The main part will take place in the Zürich institutions Kunsthalle Zürich, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst and Luma Westbau / Pool. One example of a collaboration: in their work, Torbjørn Rødland and Danielle Heller Fontana are both concerned with the aesthetics of the human body. While Zürich’s highly regarded dentist aspires to create perfect smiles through precision and technical expertise, Rødland’s project is occupied with uncanny associations with teeth. His access to dental examinations and implant production resulted in the photographs now on display both in the host's office and in Löwenbräukunst. The title of Manifesta 11: What people do for money. Check it out!
Messeplatz, Basel, Switzerland
For the duration of Art Basel, ‘Zome Alloy’, a new structure by Los Angeles-based artist Oscar Tuazon, will be installed on Messeplatz in Basel. An adaptation of Steve Baer's ‘Zome House’ (1972), the architectural structure will house a series of events throughout the week – a second version of the 'Alloy Conference' that was held in 1969. Not to miss.
A Change of Heart, curated by Chris Sharp
Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles
A Change of Heart is an exhibition all about flowers. A selection of almost 50 artists such as Ann Craven, Sam Falls Camille Henrot, Wolfgang Tilmans, Robert Mapplethorpe among many others turns the space of Hannah Hoffman into a vibrating, intimate cabinet of flower still lives. Well worth seeing!
Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Halley examines in his geometrical abstract painting and site-specific installations the spatial as well as communications and organisational structures that dominate everyday life. Absolutely convincing.
Francis Picabia A Retrospective
Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland
This ground-breaking exhibition is part of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the Dada movement, which came into being in Zürich. The retrospective explores the historical sweep of Picabia’s (1879 –1953) provocative career – from his early successes as an Impressionist painter and his essential contribution to Dada, via his controversial pin-up girls and through to his abstract works created after the Second World War. If you miss it in Zürich, it will be on display at MoMA New York from November 2016.
Sculpture on the Move
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Another new presentation of the collection in the new extension of the Kunstmuseum including the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Mendes Bürgi gives us a stunning insight into one of the most interesting museum collections in Europe. Great pieces by Franz West, Alberto Giacometti, Oscar Tuazon among all the other great positions.