“25 years after her death this publication gives an overview of Bucher’s innovative sculptures and films documenting performances from the 1970s to the 1990s”
To coincide with its comprehensive survey exhibition devoted to the later works of Swiss artist Heidi Bucher (1926-1993). Showing for the first time in a UK public institution 25 years after her death, this exhibition brings together a significant body of her enigmatic latex works made during the last two decades of her artistic life and includes screenings of films that document her at work.
The visceral qualities of Heidi Bucher’s intriguing works bear testimony to her deep sensitivity and suggest numerous associative meanings. Well known for her latex casts of room interiors, objects, clothing and the human body, which she herself referred to as Häutungen (skinnings), Bucher’s process invariably preserved a haunting imprint of an architectural surface or an object which was simultaneously both a physical encapsulation of and a liberation from the memories they held for her.
The publication gives an overview of Bucher’s innovative sculptures and films documenting her various performances from the 1970s to the 1990s. Includes insightful essays by New York based poet and critic John Yau, who was awarded the 2018 Jackson Prize in Poetry; Mark Godfrey, Senior Curator, International Art (Europe and Americas) at Tate Modern; and Ziba Ardalan, Founder/Director of Parasol unit.